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Permanently Closed - Julienne

416 reviews
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$30 and under
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San Marino, California has been home to Julienne Restaurant since 1985. The quaint restaurant is located on Mission Street, which is in close proximity to local shopping and neighborhoods making it popular with both locals and tourists. The combination of friendly service and the cozy feel of the restaurant make every patron feel right at home at Julienne.

Julienne serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary rosemary currant bread is offered at each meal. The menu offers options such as Crème Brulee French toast, roasted lamb sandwich, grilled salmon salad or vegetable soup. A market is located right next door where customers can bring home items including jams, pastries, prepared foods and cooking utensils.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, French, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin West
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Cross street
Santa Barbara
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Parking details
Street parking is free after 6:00pm. There is also a pay lot behind located one block away
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Justin, the owner and chef, leads Julianne with a creative hand. The menu runs from classic, to Southern to "Justin". All ingredients Farm to Table - fresh, fresh, fresh and each dish more beautifully presented than the next! Once again, We had a very special meal on their closing evening !!! We will look to sampling Justin's artistry at Wildwood, as Julienne closes it's doors. Thank you Justin!

vipAZFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

So sad this restaurant is closing. It's been one of our favorites. Glad we got one last chance to enjoy.

Schoneys (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

So sorry Julienne is closing. We will miss it! There is nothing like it in Santa Barbara.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

It's too bad this restaurant closed this weekend.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

My favorite spot in SB! Sad they're closing.

StJames (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Chef Justin remains one of our very favorite SB chefs. His use of fresh local ingredients for his menu creations are uniquely creative to his own personal style of cooking. Hurry in to Restaurant Julienne for a great meal by Chef Justin, before they sadly close their doors on November 12.

Thanks Justin, for all the great meals and memorable times at Restaurant Julienne.

vipGulp (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

Unforntualy after a great 8 year run,they are closing. Santa Barbara looses one its best restaurants.

jp912e (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

Julienne never fails! Some of the most eclectic flavors you will find, beautifully plated and served.

Secilis (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

I sent my sister in law and her husband on their first day since they had the baby. They came came home with full bellies and filled with lush happiness. Thank you for another great experience for our family.

vipPiacere (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

Our food was excellent. The fish was wild, the mussels were delicious and so were the salads and desserts. First let me say, I enjoy fine dining and have high expectations. The hostess was terrific but our waitress was not knowledgeable about the food at all. I had called the previous day b/c I have food allergies and was told they could accommodate me. They didn't, really. Although she tried, she clearly needed to be better trained as a waitress. We were interrupted, she kept pouring wine when I didn't want any, etc. They were trying to hurry us in anticipation of the Lobero crowd, which to my surprise, she Told me and my guests. A wait person can really make a difference with the dining experience, as we all know. I'd go back but not for a special occasion, just a mid-week dinner out perhaps, because the food was very good.

jmac (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

Wonderful, creative menu. Loved every bite. And the bill!! Marvelous

vipSOLAddict (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

We had heard a lot about Julienne and finally gave it a try. Our meal was delicious. Who would have thought a cauliflower salad could be so tasty!!! My salmon was probably one of the best I have had in a restaurant. My husband had the beef cheeks and they were very tender in a perfect broth. We look forward to coming back and trying more items!

vipBJRSB (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

The tasting menu with wine pairing is excellent. Love the seasonal changes and interesting use of ingredients. Stone fruit salad so good.

vipJohnSD (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It was selected based on mostly good reviews and walking distance from our hotel. My wife and I chose 3 course tasting menu for each of us. We selected different items so we can share and taste each others food.
My wife selected:
1. Lamb Meatballs, Pine Nuts, Dried Cherries, Olives, Chickpea Puree, Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce
2. Steamed Mussels, Bok Choy, Turnips, Radishes, XO Broth, Crispy Wonton
3. Duck Leg for the tasting menu for both of us as explained by our server. A la carte menu states "Duck Duo, Duck Breast, Boneless Duck Confit, Puffed Rice, Peanuts, Shaved Cabbage, Vietnam Vin"

I selected:
1. Roots Farms’ Lettuces, Ojai Valley Sprouts, Hard Cooked Egg, Shallot, Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
2. Ramen Noodles, Pork Belly, Hard Egg, Kimchi, Radishes, Green Onion, Ramen Broth
3. Duck from above

We also shared a bottle of local Chardonnay with our meal.

We both like the Lamb Meatballs. Salad was OK. The lettuces was not as fresh as I like (i.e. brown ends). Steamed mussles were really bad and not fresh tasting. Ramen was OK but not a good value for what we paid. We both liked the duck. It was really good. Service was good but not great. Sorry but I cannot recommend this place based on our experience. We would not come back again.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

Original inventive food, beautifully presented with just the right wines. Would have liked a decaf espresso at the end but no place is perfect. Very interesting food in just the right size portions. Bravo!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2016

Great food, great ingredients. Love this place. Their stone fruit salad was excellent, as is the country Pate.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

We always enjoy Julienne, the well thought of food and ambiance

vipOpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

This may be the best restaurant in Santa Barbara, seriously. It is fantastic! The menu is inventive and fresh. While there are others that are also good, Julienne's menu is by far the most creative, and with the ability to create your own tasting menu, you can try almost all of it with your companion.

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

Everything was perfect it was just a little warm in the restaurant

vipTobie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

We are sad to see our favorite Santa Barbara restaurant closed. But there new spot, Wildwood Kitchen is great...