Outpost at the Goodland

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Inspired by the diversity of Southern California and the bounty of the coast, the menu strikes a balance between the land and the sea. Approachable, yet trend-forward, dinner lends itself to social interaction, equally suited to happy hours and late night noshing as to sit-down dinner. The cultural melting pot is most evident in a section titled “Pick 3...”, a collection of bao buns, sliders, street tacos and empanadas. Raw plates, salads and entrees round out the menu with nods to healthfulness, familiarity and cool California comfort.
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AK
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time here. Once again, our group had fun focusing on the small shared plates, without the entree offerings. Everything was great.

L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch place. Beautiful patio design, nice ambiance and casual vibe. Food is very good and service excellent. We go there regularly when visiting our UCSB student.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted right after sitting down. Someone was always around to fill our glass of water. I enjoyed the wine and my friend liked the cocktails. The sauce on the brussel sprouts was so delicious! The fish was cooked very well and the skin was perfectly crispy. My friend really liked the sweet potatoes. I will definitely go back. Service was great.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere especially on the patio. Service was excellent from start to finish as was our food.

RM
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The staff was excellent. Ambiance is warm and personable. But the food was bad.

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience and loved the decor and atmosphere. We had fun trying different things off the small plate menu. The fish tacos were delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We made a 9:15 reservation and the restaurant closed @ 9:30 and we felt rushed

NY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful location, food and service were fantastic

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

They really fell flat on there face! We got seated right away and very welcoming, we sat for over 10 min. For a drink order or water brought to the table we had to ask for water. She finally took the drink order. We ordered our food after that food started coming out before the drinks came and came out separate and far apart. I went for salt and pepper and we only had pepper on table it was empty this was the am??? Had to chase her down for that then she brought only salt and no pepper had to ask for that. Finally got salt and pepper and then the chicken sausage never showed up had to ask 2 times for that. Then the bill came and there was drinks that was not ours and they never even took the meal off that was wrong and took forever. Service was very disappointing and unorganized

IH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

But pricy. Chilaquiles were delish... the French toast was not

MM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was interesting and delicious. Our waiter Adam was excellent. The patio has such a nice atmosphere. Hidden gem in Santa Barbara

6
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little spot tucked behind the parking lot of this Kimpton Hotel. The food was good as was the service. We'd visit again if we were in the area.

CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had incredible dinner service, food and ambiance. My wife had ramen on a Sunday night and I was jealous! Must go too and seating on patio was great.

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu and drink selection are exciting so we couldn't wait to try several items. The waitstaff are accommodating and attentive. There was a minor incident that was immediately rectified so we were very grateful for their hospitality and attention. We would love to come back and try other dishes.

k
Las Vegas
114 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fried cauliflower and aioli was great and enough for 4. Seabass lettuce wraps were tasty but messy

PC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, great environment and the food was amazing! Was pleasantly surprised with their burratta. Just wow!

HM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this “little jewel” in Goleta! Our forth visit, as usual everything was just lovely. The food was great, specialty cocktails innovative and fun, service absolutely awesome. Special kudos to our Sever, Adam, who made the evening extra-delightful.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice relaxing dinner at the Outpost. Food was served quickly, presented beautifully, and was exactly as ordered. Outside seating was comfy too.

D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Outpost, and it won’t be the last!
Fantastic food and cocktail menu, we had a blast.
Luis was a delight... Extremely attentive to details and very personable yet not intrusive, he made our experience memorable.

Keep up the good job and we’ll see you soon on our next visit to SB!

AO
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for dinner before a show at Campbell Hall. Kimpton Properties are always fun. We enjoyed dinner on the patio at the Goodland. Creative cocktails and delicious food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was horrible.

OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant patio dining with good service and good kale salad w. salmon as well as terrific burger.

CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! Really nice flavors, and not too expensive. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Main dishes are great, but desserts except for ice cream are poor.

w
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service in a wonderful restaurant. Food and Service was quick and very helpful. this is a place that I would highly recommend.

JN
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good solid dining experience from cocktails thru meal. Steak tartar is daughters favorite plate to share. have never been here when its really been crowded...so, hard to imagine it not being a pleasant experience or not being able to speak in a normal voice. Service is good.

N
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good service

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Santa Barbara and this is the first restaurant we tried. We did not realize it was inside a hotel. It appears to be a good spot for meeting after work. The menu had a good mix of “bar food” and dinner menu, American, Asian, Italian. We started with the Brussels sprouts. The roasted garlic aioli took the edge off the bitterness os the sprouts. I opted for the pork bao bun and paired it with one of their cocktails. The bun was nice and soft as it should. My daughter had the special, braised veal with polenta (silky texture, yum), and hubby had the pork chops. All were very tasty but somewhat heavy handed on the salt (request to lighten up on the salt). We also tried the fried carrot cake with white chocolate and cream cheese and ice cream. Should have left the carrot cake un-fried. Paired dessert with the Zinfandel port. Overall, had a good time. We will consider going back when in town again.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and drinks were excellent. Room was cold and a bit noisy though.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely flavors and super cool server. I keep coming back.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance of this place is adorable! We sat outside, where there were fire pits and cute lighting. We loved the vibe of the place!

LA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was terrific. We ordered mostly small bites from the app menu and while delicious, many of the dishes were very spicy and I like spice. We ate outside, and as the evening chilled they turned on the gas heaters and it was lovely.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was wonderful and creative. Service was pretty okay. Nice enough server but delivered to us someone else’s order. Simple enough mistake. Only real complaint was that there was a gentleman smoking on the patio which was most unpleasant. We spoke to our server who then mentioned it to the manager who happened to be at the next table. As far as we could tell, nothing was said to the gentleman as he finished his cigarette and returned to his table.

NC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected pleasure. Excellent, imaginative California/fusion menu.

We went to dinner and came back the hot day for lunch.

Terrific flavorful vegi appetizers, just right fish tacos, moist and flaky, not needing heavy sauce Asian inspired sea bass lettuce wraps with herbs, ridiculously good pork chop.

I am not into distressed look, but this place does the beach shack retro vibe so well that I bought in.

Thumbs up

M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday and so much fun! Our waiter was the best!

A
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just ok- very limited menu
No specials- no soup
Probably won’t return

RS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough GOOD things about the service and attention we received! The food was amazing and the menu presented easily for us to "just keep on trying great new things".

This visit was for a group dine of 10 ... I look forward to coming back for an intimate dinner for 2 next time.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I want to love this place but the slowness of the service and food always becomes a problem. I’m not sure why either. Servers don’t seem happy. But also don’t seem to be too attentive. Consistently happens over and over. And there has been no guarantee the food will not be burnt or prepared wrong when it shows up. I am taking a break from it for a few months.

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So retro and vibrant. Very comfortable and inviting. I noticed they're dog friendly too!

DK
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find in Goleta. Lots of vegetarian options. Delicious.

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