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About Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

Finch & Fork is a Modern American Bar and Grill centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Chef James Siao draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. His Cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.

31 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner Monday thru Sunday 5:30 pm thru 10:00 pm
Bar Sunday to Thursday closes at 11:00pm
Bar Friday to Saturday closes at 12:00am
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 am thru 2:30 pm
Breakfast Monday thru Friday 7:00 am thru 10 30 am

Cross Street:
Chapala

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 879-9100

Website:
http://www.finchandforkrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Patrick Bryant at our website.

Parking Details:
Valet/Public Parking Lot
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

Public Transit:
Main Bus Terminal

Executive Chef:
James Siao

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call restaurant directly.

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Details
Sun 12:30PM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Private Dining

Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef James Siao designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent vegetarian option. Custom made with freshest ingredients. Almost a smorgasbord of vegetarian flavored. Fantastic. Excellent by-the-glass wine options.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dinner with friends. We were all very pleased with our meals. I had the pork chop and it was fabulous!! Hope to be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here because we couldn't get into The Lark, and it was suggested. It's a beautiful restaurant -- very busy. Our waiter didn't seem too interested in us because we were only ordering appetizers. We asked his help staff twice for some olive oil because my husband can't eat butter. Never saw the olive oil. I told the waiter at the end of our meal just for his information. Just kind of a half apology. If he would have offered a free dessert or something, that would have made me want to go back. They boast they have homemade desserts, and there were only three offerings and not that exciting. Meh. I must say that the man seating everyone was top notch. Remembered names and very friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Could not save enough. It was fantastic!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

every single item on the menu was delicious. The photos do not so it justice. I am definitely coming back again! Be sure to make a reservation!
Park in the hotel lot. They do not pay for parking in the parking structure next door.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We’re regulars and it’s one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Divine steak salad!
Fantastic street fish tacos!
Superb potato soup!
Delicious fig-infused whiskey cocktail!
Monica at the bar is wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had been there before for our daughter’s graduation. Was good then and that’s why we went back. This time the service was lousy. Waitress wasn’t attentive. They only had 1 vegan dish which was drenched in oil. My daughter ate hers, trying to wipe off most of the oil. Gross! I couldn’t make myself to eat mine. When ł told the waitress, she just looked at my dish, didn’t offer to bring it back to the kitchen nor another option. She never apologized and she charged me for it. Below is a photo of my daughters dish drenched in oil. Definitely not worth the money.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoy this restaurant when we come to Santa Barbara to visit our son in school. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is classy and comfortable but still fun. Service is always friendly and skilled. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was impeccable! The food and drink outstandingly delectable from the presentation to every flavorful bite. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great! The chicken burger had flavors that I didn’t know exist.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch at Finch and Fork. The ambiance open and airy and fun. Beautifully appointed decor. The food is creative and delicious. Be sure to try their take on Eggs Benedict, with mild chipotle hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs. I had them leave off the pork belly but they substituted avocado. The whole dish was delicious and a nice change of pace. Their burgers look amazing, though we didn't order them. Next time!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went there before the Joe Bannamassa concert and Finch and Fork was a perfect bar/eating place for us.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really liked the feel of the restaurant, the food was very good. The Manager warmly greeted all the guests and seemed like there were a few regulars which is nice to see. My only criticism was our server. He took a long time to greet us and was not very attentive. I had to ask a couple of other people for things since he was not around. It was not busy so I am not sure what he was doing or where he was. Regardless, the Duck and Trout were spectacular.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were on vacation visiting family on the area- looked at the menus up and down State St and chose to eat right at our hotel! Excellent service, great wine and dinner was amazing.... Brussels sprouts were so good!!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really delicious food with top-notch service. Server had great knowledge of the menu and the wine list and made fantastic recommendations. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great for a quick lunch. The garlic fries and the ahi Banh Mi were both delicious. Good and friendly service. We would return for just those two dishes.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Duck was amazing

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Jeanine behind the bar was great. Service, food and people were fun. Great casual place

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We really like this restaurant. It has a comfortable but rich ambience. Bar scene is quite popular but can sometimes be crowded and noisy. Menu doesn't vary much but the food is always well prepared. Has the best sea scallops in town. Wine and food is on the expensive side, all a la carte. Menu could have a little more variety. You get free valet parking with stamped ticket from restaurant. Is convenient to downtown Santa Barbara.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our waiter was a professional. Attentive but not intrusive. The pork chop was outstanding. We also had a great time tasting the cheese platter with yummy condiments. You have to save room for the vanilla banana milkshake. Milkshake choice felt odd but all 4 of us were lickin our spoons. We really enjoyed the evening. We will be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food. Brett was awesome! Management and hostess were super pleasant and helpful. I needed some food modifications and they made it all easy. Everyone loved the food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything was amazing! Our server was awesome and our food was DELICIOUS! We went back a second time during our vacation to try more of their drinks. So many good cocktails to choose from!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Waiter was attentative, food was great. We were celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service. We had an 18-month old and the staff were happy to cater to our needs even going so far as to give him a sippy cup of milk. There’s so many restaurants these days that don’t have tolerance for guests with kids that to find one that has incredible food AND is accepting and helpful to parents is wonderful. We will definitely return and will recommend to our friends (both with kids and without).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The absolute best price rib sandwich I have had in my life and I'm not a young kid:) It was their Monday lunch special and it was fantastic. Our waiter Forrest was great too and my other guests loved their food as well! We hope to go back when we are in Santa Barbara.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As always, great food and attentive service. It tends to get loud (high ceilings, hard surfaces and adjacent bar) so we were glad to be seated in a corner booth against a wall.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful as always and enjoyed by all!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food options. Overall a great experience. I’d go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really nice place, limited menu options, but we lived the food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Heard everyone raving about this place and wasn’t disappointed. We started with a delicious cheese board. My friend has the chicken and I had the kale salad. Both were tasty and a good portion. The service was spectacular. Everyone was friendly and our waiter was just superb.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Finch n Fork remains a favorite. The scallops were outstanding as always and the warm olives with our aperitif....wow!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Searched for a "romantic, great food" restaurant. The website was impressive so booked a table and what an awesome choice. Everything the site said it was. If in the area, GO !! Servers know the food and helped us make this an amazing evening !

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great spot!

Similar to farm to table style dining with a skilled wait staff that can answer any question.

Would go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I LOVE this place in Santa Barbara! We came here first on our honeymoon & we were blown away by the pork chop AND the butternut squash soup! We definitely recommend the pork chop! At our most recent visit, the waiter remembered us from 8 months ago! Talk about great customer service! He knew the menu well and he was also able to recommend new options for us to try-we loved every single thing we ate that night! We already can't wait to return for another special occasion! Food, service, and atmosphere are definitely worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was disappointed in the service. I made reservations and was excited to eat there. When we arrived the hostess had a sour look on her face and asked sternly "Can I help you with anything?" in a less than friendly tone. Our server repeated my order, but wrote down the wrong order and I waited for them to cook my meal while everyone else ate. I wanted a spoon to try my friend's soup and when I asked the waiter to stop and said "excuse me," he stopped, looked right at me, and then and kept walking away. My friend asked for a spoon and he brought one and the spoon had food on it! My other friend was inspecting it and he snatched it out of her hand while she was looking it. I was grossed out and was afraid to eat after that.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Noise level ruined an enjoyable evening. Too many kids not under control by parents and inherent acoustic problems with dining area just didn't work. Be selective when you choose to go here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary. The food was delicious, our waiter provided his input on drinks that would compliment our main dishes and they were paired so perfectly! I'd say we will definitely be making this restaurant part of our date night places!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

They've created a lovely environment with good light from outside and then artificial lighting when it gets dark. The food was very creative and delicious and the servers were capable and friendly. Good wine-by-the-glass list!! Price for 2 with 3 glasses of wine was not bad!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Incrdible food, service and ambiance. I had heard it was great but it even was better than I had expected.

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