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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Angel Oak will be featuring a Prix Fixe Menu hand crafted by our head chef Alexander Bollinger. The menu price is $139 Per Person.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for your interest in Angel Oak for such a special dinner. We will be featuring a Prix Fixe Menu hand crafted by our head chef Alexander Bollinger (price TBD).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for your interest in Angel Oak for such a special dinner. We will be featuring a Prix Fixe Menu hand crafted by our head chef Alexander Bollinger (price TBD).

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for your interest in Angel Oak for such a special dinner. We will be featuring a Prix Fixe Menu hand crafted by our head chef Alexander Bollinger (price TBD).

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 414 People Are Saying
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Denver
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very lovely venue; service great except for wine not brought in time to drink with dinner....
Otherwise, perfect!

OT
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

While food and service were quite good, wife's doggie bag only had her veggies and not the half of her bison ribeye she was expecting to have the next day. Very pricey oversight ☹️

AM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Fresh, local, and an imaginative menu. Great service from a knowledgable staff, and a inviting ambience. We’ll be back for sure.

n
San Francisco
154 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Below average steakhouse, and for the price, way below average. Sommelier-recommended wine was outmatched by the food. Excellent wine in any other setting.... Sides were mundane. Everything was under- or un-seasoned. Steak had no salt. For the price, this was very disappointing dinner. Would not recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, great presentation and amazing flavor. Only downside was that there was a work conference or some company event going on at the hotel and we had a bunch of drunk and loud shoe salespeople in the restaurant, so the ambiance suffered a bit. Otherwise great experience!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They staff made my sin’s birthday a truly special experience.

MZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere is very cool and it’s a beautiful restaurant. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. Our steaks were cooked as ordered and all of the sides were delicious. Wasn’t crazy about the creamed spinach. Dessert and coffee were fresh and delicious. Would definitely go backs again

T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world, and this dining experience competes with them all. I am blown away by the incredible flavor of my filet. It was easily one of the top 5 steaks I have ever had - which means a lot. The som recommended 2 perfect bottles of wine. Outside of what we consumed, I cannot day enough about the service. Make sure to request Jen as your server. She provided the most incredible dining experience. She was genuine, helpful, and non-obtrusive. She knew all of the right questions to ask to ensure our dining experience was perfect. I’m so happy with the entire experience and cannot wait to diner here again.

DR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite local restaurant! Great or any and all celebratory events. Everything is stellar. Highly recommended.

ME
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Beautiful setting!! Extremely disappointed in the service and taste. Expect more from a restaurant at a Ritz Carlton and at this price point. Waitress said she would start the “bread service”. Wine finally came. Then appetizer and salads. Still no bread. Had to ask for it. No bread plates. Two of us had scallops. Scallops were barely warm, not sure they were cooked. Texture seemed raw. Pretty but flavorless dish. When we asked for two of our dinners to be boxed to go the bus boy stacked another plate completely across one of the dishes to be boxed. He put another’s utensils into my dish to be boxed. He continued stacking dirty dishes with our dishes to go. Bone in ribeye nothing special. Filet with bernaise was best dish at our table, but had to be sent back to reach medium rare.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, a true Ritz-Carlton experience. Claire was our server, and absolutely wonderful!!

KF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - cook on the steak was perfect and I am super picky about that. French onion soup also a standout and the sides were terrific. We had a great bottle of wine - prices on wine are slightly high but not out of whack for this area. Great overall experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Our server, Jen, was amazing as well. It was a wonderful way to spend our 20th wedding anniversary.

FF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stunning views from patio dining. Bar and interior dining has wonderful lighting and warm atmosphere. Food is quite good. Would have liked a few more options but what was offered was excellent. Had a wonderful waitress and staff.

A
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent and provided good service throughout the evening. The food was good but nothing exceptional. Sitting outside under the stars and seeing the sunset was wonderful.

J
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Magnificent setting but a very disappointing meal. Expensive and the food was only average.

OS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent staff and excellent food.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely evening, loved the view, the drinks were really good and the waiters very friendly. The only thing was that our steaks were not cooked properly and we had to give them back. Second time they served the Steaks it was ok, but for that price ( one was $70.-!!!) I would have expected that the Steaks get cooked properly.
It also was my Birthday-dinner and I would have expected that we would get a special dessert or get offerd something special.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was very accommodating, but the sommelier, Nanette and the head mixologist, Sean we’re particularly pleasant and helpful with beverage and wine selections.

N
Portland
72 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like Angel Oak. They do a great job preparing an outstanding meal. Overall, the staff was a bit pretentious, but the dining experience was very good. They have a nice menu and outstanding wine list.

CG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine food, perfectly prepared and presented. Service was perfect blend of casual and attentive w/out being hovering.

Kudos to Dylan, Cary (Bar) Nanette and Cali (Kayley(?)

Worth a visit even if not staying at the resort

MM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The A5 Wagyu was by far best steak ever passing my lips, at $30/oz it was worth every penny. Service was spot on, ambiance warm and inviting, everything you’d expect Ritz.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a excellent dinner. Must try the aged NY strip and the halibut. Our server gave us great recommendations.

DA
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This resort restaurant was top shelf! Both me and my husband hope to go back again. Food wise it is just as delicious and creative as any celebrity restaurant out there. And the service gets only high scores, everything you would want at this level of culinary delight,

MA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

beautiful location, wonderful food and an excellent sommelier.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurants with amazing views and great food! We loved Ange Oak.

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

Our server was outstanding...attentive, authentic, knowledgeable, and professional

A
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated wedding anniversary the RC Bacara. It was my experience at Angel Oak that made it special. The Sommelier was extra attentive and the food was amazing. Would come back many times!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. We had the bone marrow as a starter and it was the bomb. We had Shalom and Julia as our server and helper. Both did an excellent job. Manager was very “robot-y” and kind of creepy. Overly nice and didn’t seem human. Didn’t know the name but it was the dude in the suit. Overall, 5 stars.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing experience. Incredible food, wonderful service. Beautiful views. Highly recommended!!

AC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our anniversary dinner and they made it fabulous! The food is always impeccable and my husband's vegetarian entree made it to his "best in a lifetime" meal. We special ordered a cake and it was delicious too. I highly recommend Angel Oak. Dillon and his team do a great job!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing worth the price.

J
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

Absolutely a waste of dining experience, robotic server, soulless environment.
A breakfast setting.
Will never return
Needs a European manager to understand what a dining experience is.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We were thoroughly disappointed. Having had a wonderful dinner last summer, we book again. They were wonderful about getting us seated. Unfortunately, they kept getting our drink orders wrong, our side dishes didn’t come out until after we had all finished our entre portion of meat. We kept having to follow up and ask for our drinks and they’d still arrive incorrect. Not nearly the same caliber or food or service from last summer. For spending as much as we did, we would not recommend.

E
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The good: beautiful decor, nice lighting, many tables with ocean view, friendly staff, food quality very good, several staff already aware that this was a special occasion (24th anniversary)

The bad: First table was right next to a boisterous party of 12 and we couldn't hear each other even at a yell. Had to ask to be reseated. Second table was in a quiet corner but the main view was a plain wall of the neighboring building - so much for the romantic ocean view. We ordered champagne, but it had not arrived by the time the food came. Had to ask for it. It finally arrived by the time we were half finished with dinner (no apology) - so much for the romantic anniversary toast. My $52 steak was overcooked and arrived on a cold plate without even one tiny piece of garnish. Just the meat plopped in the middle of a big white plate (chef must have slept through the presentation class at Cordon Bleu). Needless to say the mood had slipped from high expectations to "what's next?". We decided to not give them the chance to ruin our dessert, so we paid up ($$$$$$$$) and left. Hoping for better luck on our 25th anniversary - you can be sure it won't be at the Angel Oak.

MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the bone marrow, to the caprese salad and the aged rib eye was incredible! The view was amazing as well! Can't wait to come back here.

CL
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent! Roman was the star for us. (Assistant waiter). He took care of all night - never running out of any drink and ran down every request we had. Ocean views - a nicely architected restaurant. Drinks were a little overpriced but the real estate is prime!

After dinner we walked outside for a little astronomy lesson. We were able to see Saturn with its rings in an optical telescope.

It was a good anniversary dinner.

C
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ridiculous for the second time !! This chef brought us a raw steak twice !!! This restaurant feels like an all inclusive in Mexico

MM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night of our vacation I didn’t really want to travel out so I made reservations at Angel Oak. The menu had something for everyone especially me! I ordered the abalone and it was fabulous. I haven’t had it in such a long time since most restaurants don’t prepare it. It was divine! The filet mignon was excellent also,as were the donuts for dessert. Service was fabulous. We had a lovely table with an ocean view to watch the sunset. Perfect evening.

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