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Date
Mon, 4/23
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Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

4.6
204 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hollister
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Parking details
Resort Valet Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 204 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

David - excellent server
Dillon- came by to check on us and had my husbands jacket sent to dry cleaner when he spilled something on it
Bartenders were amazing

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lots of fun for our daughters birthday-

Attentive service. Food was well presented and very good.

I’ll be back

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Beautiful space, incredible view, superb food and the service was wonderful. Foie gras starter was killer. Dry aged NY strip was perfect

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We weren’t overwhelmed. The service was spotty and the food was just okay. Also the new design isn’t that spectacular in my opinion.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I was hosting a client for dinner and we had a 6pm reservation. Everything took forever - getting drinks, order appetizers, order the entrees and finally the food arrived. We were there for 3 hours and my client basically had to dine and dash. The restaurant was nice and the food was good but something was going on with the kitchen and it appeared to be lacking a manager's attention. We should have been done in 2 hours.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I never write reviews so here you go. Ritz Carlton should be ashamed. No real red wine glasses. I drank a 100 point wine in a white wine glass. Servers were all children. No real experienced servers. Scallops were delish. My deep fried fish head should die a slow death. Please take it off your menu. Sorry will not return. Rick Giese

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was overall fantastic. Would recommend for food alone. With 2 younger children as part of the party... the slow service was the primary reason for not having an all around positive dining experience. Particularly when the party is done eating... having to wait upwards of 10 minutes for the final check, then having to wait another almost 10 minutes for the payment to be picked up becomes an inconvenience. In the case of adults enjoying final drinks/coffee, this may not be as much of an issue. But when the meal is done, with full, tired children at bedtime, having to wait for almost 20 minutes to simply close out the bill really tarnishes the entire dinner experience.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Incredible food and service. Everything we had was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Steven the bartender is amazing! Fantastic food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service here is amazing. The renovation under the new name is fantastic. We were celebrating our birthdays, five days apart, and the evening was great. Our server Eli was friendly and welcoming. The kobe steak was delicious. They even gave us a handwritten card for our birthday. Eli brought us a birthday dessert to round out the evening. I would definitely come back just for the service (and the food is good too, lol). Thanks to the staff for a memorable evening.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The service is pretty nice and the bone marrow is amazed! Plz try this one. The pork on the bone is sweet and marrow is fabulous. Taste them together then u will get into another delicious level.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

From the ambiance to the professional attitude of the wait staff to the delicious cuisine...everything was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a overnighted and arrived late and the restaurant was very accommodating. Food was magnificent and our server Eli was knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great cocktails and food

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing dinner! Beautiful restaurant, great service and food!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Elsa is a great server

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience from start to finish! Service and food were exceptional.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Expensive, but very good overall. Shrimp appetizer wonderful. Crab cakes very good too. I had the abalone pasta. Thought the abalone a bit tough. Spouse had halibut, which was excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Loved it ; went there for our 1st Anne now for our 18th

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Overall great food and wonderful service! We love this restaurant so we are kinda bias!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

5 star all the way from cocktails through dinner, it is located at the Ritz Carlton so it speaks for itself!

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was too salty! The Halibut was dry! I know the resort is in transition, but for the high prices, the food should be delicious! We were very disappointed!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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