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About Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Resort Valet Parking
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.
Private Party Contact:
Maureen Bell: (888) 705-7403
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
We were greeted by very friendly staff. Hostess and the wait staff was kind and provided awesome service. Food was amazing. We had seafood tower, split a arugula salad, split a New York steak and molten cake desert. It was for my birthday and they brought us complementary glass of champagne. Very nice touch. Well worth the price.
Fantastic setting overlooking the ocean, especially at sunset. Service was very attentive and they took note of our anniversary. Not inexpensive however the Hotel is now a Ritz Carlton. We are locals and not hotel guests. The restaurant decor features dark wood and hip contemporary design. Can’t beat the location. Excellent dining experience.
Waited 25 minutes after meals were finished to See waiter again. Went for wife’s birthday, other than the hostess the server never knowledged. Even out 10 and 12 year old daughters commented on the slowness of the service and the disappointment in how the evening ended.
The restaurant is located at the Bacara hotel. It is very large and well decorated. The service was great and the staff was very attentive.
We ordered the Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail and French onion soup as starters. The soup and shrimp cocktail were very good. Not being a steak house (without high temp searing oven), the bone in ribeye was well seasoned and very flavorful. The abalone dish was just okay. For dessert we had the bake Alaska and the banana split. We highly recommend the bake Alaska. The presentation and the taste were both excellent.
I haven't had abalone for years. It was always breaded and fried. The meal I got was very good. The abalone was sweet and tender (and not breaded fried). The portion was just right. The pasta and sauces complimented the main course. The desert was excellent. Unless you aren't full after dinner split the desert. It would have been a lot for one person. I will definitely go back.
This place is amazing, amazing, amazing! The food is wonderful, the service is excellent and the drinks are great. We had such a great time here. Everyone was accommodating and really made the night special. This place could break the bank if you're not prepared so you've been warned ahead of time. But well worth every single penny.
This is NOT as it is advertised. A dinner for 12 turned out to be 2 and a half hours long. The ambiance and scenery is top notch, but that's all.
Food wise, we were unimpressed... especially for this Michelin star chef. The French Onion Soup is the sweetest I've ever tasted. It was terrible. The steaks weren't cooked even close to requested temperature. My filet which was supposed to be medium was rare. My sister's bone in filet was well done (supposed to be medium). My grandfather's carrots were destroyed (black and burned). No top notch restaurant should struggle with temperature... and no top notch hotel should allow this to happen. Further, even the drinks were bad. My husband ordered a mixed drink to be prepared table side. They were "out" of what was required to make it.
All in all, there is NO excuse for the nonsense that is Angel Oak or the resort that allows it to happen.
Ordered an $80 18 oz. steak for two medium rare, and it was well done, inedible. Took quite a while for a replacement steak. Overall the steak was not up to par for a top steak house. Service was very good and servers were very apologetic for the error.
A lovely, modern steak house with a view of the sunset over the ocean! The food was great, particularlay the crab cakes appetizer, the asparagus with lemon vinaigrette side dish, and the halibut main course. Other dishes were disappointing. The macaroni and cheese side was fine, but not special and the baked Alaska dessert, other than the flaming presentation, was a disappointment. The flames did not properly caramelize the marshmallows, and the ice cream center was hard as ice, as if bought at a drugstore. But all in all the food was great. The service, though was disappointing. Perfectly capable, but not as good or gracious as other restaurants at the Bacara. I would have expected better given the high level of the kitchen.
Great food, great service, but if I'm being honest I'm not a steak expert so, the dry aged New York steak is awesome and cooked to the doneness that was asked but I'm not sure if I can appreciate the difference between it and the New York steak one could get at say, an outback or a longhorns. That being said everything else about the dining experience was excellent.
My wife and I visited the Oak Angel for our wedding anniversary. The wait staff were very good as was their knowledge of the menu. We were offered Cava on arrival and followed that with an excellent in-house cocktail. The food was extremely good, maybe not Michelin star quality, but very fine and not Michelin star prices. Overall a most enjoyable experience and one that we shall repeat.
My wife and I are amazed at the attentiom to detail of the place settings, the plating of food and drinks, the portions, the flavors! She had a coconut mint drink, mine was a ginger lemonade. We shared a tender Bison steak and an excellent Abalone entre. The lobster gnocchi with Brussels sprouts leaves with bacon were the greatest sides. Highly Recommended.
The restaurant is over rated for its food and service. The waitress kept forgetting the small requests. The food choices were limited to mostly seafood and steak. Dry over priced for their offering ( I.e $19 for a "house salad" that was just lettuce).
Overall very nice experience. Anniversary dinner. They served complementary champagne, which was a nice touch. Over all, food very good. Crab cake appetizer was superb, filet very good. Sides not so great. Mushrooms dried out, asparagus slightly overcooked, mashed potatoes very good, double baked potato not to my taste. service attentive and friendly, if perhaps a bit obsequious. My wife was mildly irritated at too frequent stops by servers asking if "is everything OK". All in all, setting great and we had a very good anniversary dinner. Entrees not as expensive as expected. sides more so. Wine list will overwhelm you. Sommelier very helpful finding a nice wine under $100.
One of the worst dining experiences I've eve had. Shel fish platter was a TOTAL rip off. $100 for two. One tiny lobster tail and two shrimp and two oysters!!!! So loud we literally had to scream at each other. A beautiful space . The servers could not have been better. With that said I would never go back. A total waste of $500!
Beautiful restaurant and view of the ocean. However, my first impression was somewhat dampened by the waitresses demeanor. Though she was probably trying for professionalism she came off as condescending. My pronunciation of the wine I ordered did not need to be corrected. As for the food, l was not overly impressed. I ordered the softshell crab appetizer special and it was very bland and over battered. The tomato salad, filet and truffle twice baked potato were satisfactory but far from extraordinary. The ambience was so nice that I would definitely give it another try but I have to say I was disappointed in my overall experience.
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