Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

4.2
1454 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We're open on Thanksgiving from 3:30pm-7:30pm. For reservations, please call us at 805.879.9100.

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. Our Chef 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. The 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.


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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Staff temperature check required
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AGeorge
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here several times. Always solid for everything: food, service, setting. We’ll no doubt be back. Thanks, Team F&F!

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Jaycee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food! First time and will coming back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food on dishes was tasty separately but did not seem to complement each other.

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TimM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved the food! Everybody in our party was very happy with their food and experience. Mimosa refills were a bit slow but we understand the bar was a bit backed up. Overall we will come again!

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vipMichaelK
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambiance at Finch & Fork was great, and the staff was friendly. The preparation of the food was sub par however. I orders a NY strip steak Medium Rare an it came out just past medium, and my wife ordered a pork chop that came out dry. My expectation certainly were higher than the execution.

The manager did comp us for the pork chop, which was great, but I would have rather had well prepared food to begin with.

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RandiM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In my opinion Finch & Fork is possibly the most under-rated, under-attended restaurant in SB. The food is always outstanding and last night was no exception. We had the tater tots, cesar salad, shishito peppers, the pork and the chicken. Churros for dessert. I consider myself a foodie, and I’d say all the dishes were excellent and I’d order each of them each again. Hibiscus margarita is always delicious. Service was good once we were seated. It’s generally pretty easy to get a reservation there, which always surprises me because their food is always outstanding.

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vipSusanB
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Very good food. Setting is tired and not welcoming.

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Kbez
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family brunch. All 6 of us enjoyed the food and the attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service at the host stand and slow table service. Incredibly loud ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We we a party of 3 and we were sat in a poorly lit (as in bad lighting, not dark with candles) room which looked to be overflow from the main quaint dining room. Drinks were expensive ($19/ glass wine, $18 martini) as was the food but that’s to be expected as it’s part of the Kimpton Canary Hotel. We have 2 apps (tuna tartar, not enough chips & buffalo Cauliflower, AWESOME). We all had the catch of the day (Halibut), it was just so-so, nothing special.

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Happyjack
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under extraordinary circumstances Finch and Fork delivered. Many thanks to the entire team staff who filled in wherever they were needed.

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SallyY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best scallops ever, incredible steak w mushrooms. Great fun atmosphere fir our daughters 40th birthdays. Only disappointment was glass my cosmo came in, we all chuckled, it was petite. Great server who thoroughly described menu and wines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Went because the drinks sounded amazing and they have a decent selection of veggie and fish dishes. Drinks left a lot to be desired and too an exceptional amount of time (was not busy at all) "Snacks" we're awesome, mains were decent. Overall meh, for the price we expected a little more attention to detail.

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MelindaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! We will definitely be back! A wonderful place!

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MikeZ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We had the special and though there was a small problem with the special (undercooked Risotto) they were accommodating, polite, and quickly resolved the issue.

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vipConcordian
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a good steak.

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AnnaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not bad, limited menu but pretty tasty, we closed the place out at 10 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I love(d) this restaurant and think of it as a go to for special occasions in Santa Barbara, but our last experience was terrible. As an example, we Ordered the black Caesar salad and I’ve had better salads out of a bag. The croutons weren’t fresh, nor made in house, the lettuce was wilted, and the Parmesan wasn’t freshly grated a, it was that flavorless pre shredded Parmasan that you buy in bulk. Also ordered the prosciutto melon salad and the melon wasn’t the freshest and the goat cheese with it was terrible. The poke was alright but not great. The halibut was underseasoned and overcooked. The cocktail list which used to be extensive and creative was paired down dramatically and the server didn’t even know the list. NOT worth it!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had a reservation, nobody was at the host stand when I arrived, and when I got her attention she seemed annoyed I was there. I ordered sparkling water and waited so long for it I left and couldn’t even find the server to inform them I was leaving so they weren’t confused if they returned to the table with the water. I tried telling the host on my way out but she never looked up from her cell phone while I spoke. Disappointing experience…unnecessarily disappointing considering the food might be amazing. I’ll never know.

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vipTWILS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was third time back at restaurant. The last two times I had an amazingly delicious pork chop. My last visit the pork chop was was somewhat dry though not overcooked. It didn’t have much flavor. The previous thin sliced apple was present but it and another accompaniment but everything was set in a somewhat bland cream sauce. Seemed like recipe had changed from last two visits.

Service was slightly above mediocre but for price point I may not be going back soon. What I had considered one of the best pork chop dinners seems to be no longer the case.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good food, service could have been better

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vipladyd
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Santa Barbara for a raucous brunch! Amazing service in a fantastic Spanish revival space. Great bloody mary's. very comfortable indoors during covid.

I'd recommend the shrimp + polenta. a great take on shrimp + grits.

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JulieJ
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was not great. The food was cold when it arrived and we waited for several things we asked for like salt and pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Fresh ingredients and delicious. Thanks

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vipDanLev
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant is at the Kimpton hotel downtown, entering through the lobby. Booths are well separated for social distancing. Menu is quite short, with just a few options each for starters, appetizers, cocktails and entrees. Food was very tasty. Pork chops were excellent and the halibut with the corn was outstanding. Service was quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was enjoyable, but we were not blown away. Had the olives— delicious — the jidori chicken was perfectly cooked and delicious, came with braised carrots, which were luscious. The black garlic Cesar was solid, too. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

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CarlaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! & will definitely be back again! Thank you!

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vipAlbert
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to have a tasty food inside the Kimpton Canary Hotel

JM
JohnM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our waiter really loved his job and the restaurant. I found the menu to be very limited, however the food was good, portions and quality.
On the negative side, they charged $12 for a bottle of San Peligrino water (about twice what we usually pay). The hostess/helper was under dressed and looked out of place. Out bill without alcohol, appetizers, dessert or tip was $120.
Overall not a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The ambiance was very nice. However, the service was sub par. Our server did not engage much with us at all. Our drink orders took more than 15 minutes and my husband's drink was incorrect. Followed with a significant delay in our appetizers and entrees. Although the food was quite tasty, the lack of service would not get me to come back anytime soon. I really wanted to enjoy this place, as the setting seemed great. The service and delays could've been communicated better and I would've been understanding.

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LyndaG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food (once it came) was hot and very good. Our waiter was very attentive. We had a res at 6:15(early) because that's all we could get through open table. We arrived at about 5:45 had a cocktail at the bar first. Then decided to sit at our table at 6:15. There was no one there! The waiter said that people book a res then don't show. He said they had about 50 no-shows. We sat is a rather dark and sparce space. Ambiance not good. When you're in SB, you want to at least see and maybe feel the beatiful outdoors in the summer. This restaurant makes sense to eat in if you are staying at the hotel and need a quick bite. Otherwise, there are more pleasant options is beautiful SB.

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DollyY
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service is great. The food is a little disappointing. Porkchop is nice. However, the rest is not so impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The dinner menu is PATHETIC. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I will not go there anymore until they have a decent dinner menu.

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vipBottomline
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience... better than Knife Pleat, Marche Modern, according to my wife.

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vipkamshane
Birmingham
52 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AWFUL MANAGEMENT! They can't even set up their reservation system correctly. We drove 1.5 hrs for a bday dinner to this location after making reservations at this location through Open Table only to find out they are closed on Sundays for dinner even though the restaurant kept letting reservations be made. If you can't manage your reservation system maybe you are in the wrong business. This comes from a person working in the restaurant industry for almost 40 years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The menu is short, but the food was amazing. My partner had the halibut and I had the pork chop….wow! An SB gem for sure!

JB
vipJonathanB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was happy to be back, but the night let me down. They seemed understaffed (a chronic problem these days), so it took a long time to get someone to the table. Appetizers were very good. I ordered the catch of the day, which was halibut. It arrived Luke warm and dry, and we had to order the wine when the food arrived. My friend had the chicken, which she very much enjoyed. The place is not really inexpensive, so I am disappointed. The staff was very nice and seemed to be trying. Everything was just off. Ce la vie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipAdmin
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was just mediocre and with so many other great restaurants in Santa Barbara I would recommend looking at other options for brunch.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett took great care of us!

FAQs

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 879-9100.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails is rated 4.2 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.