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Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

188 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Angel Oak is a modern steak and seafood restaurant showcasing the culinary knowledge and classical training of Parisian Executive Chef Vincent Lesage. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Phone number
(855) 270-5110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alexander Bollinger
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Private party facilities
Angel Oak offers six private and semi-private dining spaces to create the perfect balance of privacy and openness. Accompanied by elevated finishes and unique design elements, spaces can accommodate up to 250 people for parties or special functions.
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Private party contact
Maureen Bell: (888) 705-7403
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Cross street
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Parking details
Resort Valet Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 188 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplexi (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated an Anniversary and had a lovely weekend staying at the Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara. We wanted to dine at Angel Oak so we didn't have to drive anywhere and were accommodated with great food and great service. We really liked that our server seemed to have a server/partner who gave us as much attention as our server, carrying on light conversation, making sure our waters and bread were always filled, and our plates removed promptly before the next course. We were given 2 complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate and were addressed by our last name, which is always the types of touches we appreciate when we are visiting a high end resort. A few things I will note is that I did ask for a table with a view and instead was seated in a side room at the front of the restaurant, so we didn't get to see the entire restaurant, which would have been nice. However, I could have asked for a different table, but I didn't. Also, when our entree's were delivered everything came out separately, which we thought was odd. Meaning our steaks were delivered, then they went back and came back with the sides, then they went back and came back with the sauces. It would have been preferred to have everything served at once, so we didn't have to wait while our steaks were getting cold. Just constructive criticism. These things did not take away from a wonderful evening. We highly recommend Angel Oak.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Just a delicious an delightful restaurant to visit everyone very polite an helpful

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We enjoyed a quiet dinner on the evening of Super Bowl Sunday. The staff were attentive and friendly, service was prompt. The parmesan bread with pepper/honey butter was different but tasty. My husband had the bone in ribeye and I ordered salmon, complemented by sides of asparagus and twice baked potatoes. All the food was delicious, though my husband didn’t think his steak justified a $70 a la carte price. We were too full to try anything from the dessert menu. Overall a nice evening.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My partner and I had an outstanding experience at the Angel Oak Restaurant at the Bacara. It was my first experience and my partner’s first time back in many years. We live in Santa Barbara and to be honest we don’t think of the Bacara when we are considering eating.

Well, the Angel Oak was recently recommended and we were able to get a reservation on very short notice so we booked a table. To say it exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The dining experience was one of the best we’ve had in a long time...and we’ve eaten at some very fine restaurants. We shared the Bison Rib Eye and it was absolutely delicious, juicy, tasty and cooked to perfection (med rare). We ordered the peppercorn sauce which enhanced the taste of the bison without overpowering it. The carrots were cooked in a special way and were also very tasty. We had the lemon tart for dessert which was creatively deconstructed and likewise delicious. Our serve team, headed by Elsa, was clearly professionally trained and competent and displayed a very warm and ‘anxious to please’ attitude. The serving team that supported Elsa, was well informed and very attentive without hovering. The Angel Oak restaurant had a warm and attractive atmosphere which was very quiet and we didn’t have to share our space or attention with slobbering personal dogs sitting 'too close' begging for food. Bottom line: the Angel Oak Restaurant far exceeded our expectations and after tonight’s experience, it will go to the top of our our ‘special occasion’ restaurant list. Thank you!

vipReiff (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Food is good, but not up to Ritz Carlton Standards.
Had group of 10 which they accomodated well. Excellent drinks

vipCVHS (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner. We came for our anniversary, and we wish we could come every time we had a date night. It is a lovely atmosphere, the service is excellent and the food is delicious. And yes it’s a little costly but worth every penny. Every person in the staff treated us is that we were the only people in the dining room.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Chef Trevor is masterful. Super attentive and professional staff. A lovely evening

HottieWithABody (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food! I definitely will be coming back again and trying out other cocktails with my friends.

vipSteaklover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Great New York Strip Steak
Be sure and ask for reserve wine list

vipSierra (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Food overall was tasteless...........specifically the filet, asparagus and halibut.......not worth the “fancy” prices!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Elsa is a great server

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Celebrated my 62nd birthday with my wife. We enjoyed our meal and experience and will visit again.

Delila (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner was okay. Hangar steak was excellent, as was the asparagus salad. The tater tots were underwhelming (needed to be just a tad crispy to be worthy). The California Lookout was disappointing after hearing how fabulous the mixologist is supposed to be. The apple cobbler was presented to us in a rather unenthusiastic way. The restaurant was very noisy after a large party was seated next to us. Would recommend Angel Oak, but would note that it's not five stars.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

The hostesses were very welcoming and attentive. We were able to get a table although we were early. The ambiance is very serene, and the noise level low. The only issue we had was that they were out of the wine we chose, but did have an extensive list so finding another was not a problem.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

We had the best time. Great food and great service. It was our first time at Angel Oak and we’ll definitely come back.