Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Steakhouse
Angel Oak is the signature restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Santa Barbara Bacara. The diverse menu includes traditional steakhouse dishes under a certified Kobe and dry-aged beef program, as well as locally-sourced fare such as Santa Barbara’s famous uni.

Accompanying the cuisine is an ambiance of pure scenic beauty, with floor-to-ceiling ocean views and a striking 25-seat bar topped with vibrant blue Amazonite quartz. Seating on the outdoor patio is also offered, showcasing some of the most captivating sunsets over the Pacific.

Complementing the Angel Oak dining experience is a premier cocktail program and exclusive wine cellar that houses the restaurant's 12,000-bottle collection.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. The wine sommelier
Nannette was fantastic.
Alex Guarachi

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vipLynnM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food is delicious. Cocktails and wine were overpriced.

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vipJacob
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We approached it a bit skeptically, as we’ve been a bit burned out on steakhouses lately, but this place has a lot of really excellent dishes and super attentive service. The bone marrow appetizer was one of the best bone marrow dishes I’ve ever had. Their Brussels sprouts were done with bleu cheese and Ras al Hanout (a very unintuitive combination) were really good. Of course it has some great views of the ocean too, but the food and service really shine.

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vipCardinal
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Friendly greeting. We were initially seated in the bar, which was loud and with a lot of traffic. We asked for another seat and were relocated to the patio, under two heaters, which worked for us. We had the steak which was ok, but nothing special. Overall, not the best value for the quality of the food. The service was excellent, however.

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vipLori
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant great wine selections.
Food is good not great especially for the price. Scallops were amazing, salmon over done. Steaks are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing service. Asked for good seating by calling ahead of time, and the restaurant made no effort to provide that. Not worth it.

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vipTasteBuds
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a pleasure trip in Santa Barbara and enjoyed two excellent dinners complete with spectacular sunsets,
Wonderful food - the pork bellies appetizer was amazing as was the Abalone and the wines were excellent.
The service was exceptional from start to finish!
A five star experience.

Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best, the team at Angel Oak

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The overall ambiance and service was generally good. However, the food was not up to par for the price paid. The fish and Brussels sprouts were overloaded with sauce and overwhelmed the meal.

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StevenT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Food was good

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AlfredR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at the Angel Oak and we were celebrating our 47th Anniversary. The service was excellent, the food outstanding and the special treat to help us celebrate made for a really special evening. While it is a bit pricey, for a special occasion, well worth the price. We will go back again.

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vipBennyA
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fine dinning at the Bacara Ritz. You will certainly enjoy the pace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service. Nice wine list. Good food. Overpriced.

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vipSaddllp
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
309 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Friendly hostess, good food but please fix the ambience (way too bright). All in all a hotel restaurant. Dylan the manager was fantastic and accommodating. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a while, and we love food. Service was great, wine list amazing, perfect baked Alaska to finish the meal.

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vipNiveetN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Was delightful meal with great service.

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vipLynp
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by J Michael and I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is outstanding and the entire staff make it a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The Christmas decorations were beautiful.

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CherylB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entry is spectacular. Once inside the service and food did not disappoint. We ordered the crab cake as an appetizer. It was so fresh as if we were in Maryland, and came with avocado garnish - I love avocado! The wine list is amazing. I had my heart set on a bottle of Goldeneye or Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, of course they offered both, as well as many of my favorites. We dined on Salmon and Scallops, both were amazing. The night ended with a recommended dessert wine. Our server, Cary was on top of our experience from start to finish. Will definitely return.

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vipmadison1223
Seattle
141 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It’s good not great at pricing that exceeds Mastros but delivers less. Not bad and service is however excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, wonderful place for special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The birthday card was a nice gesture. However, long wait for the food and the steak was overcooked.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
489 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service, but the food needs some improvements...

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vipAlexis
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! If the beet salad is available on the special GET IT! You will not be disappointed!

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AliciaT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was outstanding started with the valet, then I had a drink at the bar in the lobby and had a lovely young lady (Aysia) that was fantastic. Dinner was wonderful good food and lovely atmosphere

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DH777
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service but way overpriced and food was ok. Very rich and heavily sauced and the portions are out of control. Very disappointed but glad we tried it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the amazing experience

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ShaneT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christy was our server and she did an amazing job. We will definitely be back!

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vipHungryBob
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine good food good service great atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipst21
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived an hour before my reservation time. There wasn't a table ready, so I decided to eat at the bar, where the full menu is served. Kim, the bartender, took care of me. She was very attentive even though it was a busy Saturday night.

The wine list was superb and extensive. Unfortunately (and disappointingly), the first two bottles that I ordered were out of stock. Nanette, the sommelier offered some alternate suggestions. I was super impressed with her knowledge of wine. She had visited several of the Chablis producers on the list, and her recommendation enhanced my meal.

The food was excellent. Some of the best crab cakes I've ever had; and my steak was cooked perfectly.

The decor is classy and elegant. It was fairly expensive, but if you are willing to pay for quality, I'd say it's not overpriced. Outstanding customer service! I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Angel Oak at the Bacarra is a delightful dining experience. Our waitress was extremely friendly and cordial and the restaurant has a sleek and comfortable atmosphere. Our food was served promptly and was cooked to perfection. The presentation was spectacular as well. The Angel Oak has a great variety of dishes and everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the Angel Oak restaurant for special occasions and business meetings.

Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded on February 14, 2020

We appreciate you sharing your experience! We will definitely pass along your kind words and praise to the kitchen. We hope you will return soon to try out more of our menu! Best, the team at Angel Oak

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vipTiff
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nanette, the sommelier, was spectacular. We truly enjoyed her ability to listen to the type of champagne we typically like and suggest something new for us to try that had those same characteristics.

She made our evening very special through her warm and caring customer service.
The food was outstanding and the service was very attentive and anticipatory.
Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Awful food

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a celebration!! Everyone signed a Happy Anniversary card and everyone that came to our table was aware of our special occasion!! The rose petals all over our table was a nice touch! The view was amazing!! Have the Mac and Cheese!!

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vipElizabethC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Angel Oak has an amazing sunset ocean view! Service and ambience is notably refined and popular with guest at the Ritz. Angel Oak offers an expansive wine selection, tasty appetizers and delicious entrees.

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vipMargaretP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant accommodated sharing of our dishes without any reservations. The French onion soups were done individually, Caesar and cauliflower were family style and steak was divided up beautifully!!! So glad that we were able to do that .... portions are very generous!!

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vipAnneS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous meal and a very special setting. The service was also outstanding. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the evening was perfect.
Top service with full attention to detail

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Service could have been improved for this level of a restaurant. booth table was only ok and was far from window/view restricted

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Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is rated 4.6 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

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