Angel Oak

4.5
567 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Support Angel Oak during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Angel Oak, food was great and wine list has great options. Our sommelier was absolutely wonderful and she took great care of us the entire evening! Service was awesome as well. Thank You again for hosting us!

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vipNicoleW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipPaulNaret
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff, and view!! Definitely a must if you are staying here.

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vipFoodie14SV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb and attentive customer service with beautiful ocean view. Thank you making my husband’s birthday dinner a memorable experience. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter graduation!

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Melissa
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Money was no object. Exquisite restaurant and service. Had the sea bass and ribeye with Brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Mixed drinks for the specialty menu and the ganache dessert. Beautiful presentation in all and delightfully tasty. Will go back

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vipPaulNaret
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful- the team was so accommodating and friendly (even gave our daughter a blanket!), the food was fantastic and the view was stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and the food was great definitely an overall wonderful oceanside dining experience

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Sandy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wait staff very attentive. Beautiful view over the Pacific Ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Nice celebration.

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StephanieS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner location and amazing food. Have never been disappointed here!!

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MaryQ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elvis is a RockStar!! Great recommendations and knowledge of menu. Great conversation! Excellent service!

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StephanieZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal and the great service by Maya and Arturo. We also received special attention and a lovely dessert gratis for our anniversary. The food was beautifully presented and tasty but was a little over-salted and the steak was overdone; otherwise, we would have given it a five.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being greeting to the wait staff the food all excellent definitely a place for any occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was bad

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Sanderspga
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

My wife and I were visiting Santa Barbara for our 26th anniversary. We chose Angel Oak as the spot for our dinner.

The location was amazing. One of the best I’ve seen. I loved how they greeted us by name after we checked in. They wished us Happy Anniversary multiple times. It was really cool.

Our reservation was for 8:15 and we were seated around 8:05, which was great. We arrived early thinking we could get a drink at the bar but they took us right away.

The “hiccup” in our experience was that we waited over an hour from our appetizers to our main course. The waiter said he was very sorry for the delay, etc etc etc. He was great. Not sure if the disconnect with the chef and his team.

The food was great. We will return. Mistakes happen. It wasn’t a great experience but I am certain when we return, it will be awesome.

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Stephen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The table had a stunning view, our server (Elvis) was passionate and takes his job seriously, and the food was delicious. Our kids (11 and 13) enjoyed it just as much as we did! Thank you!

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vipScarylarry
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view, fantastic food. Service was friendly but possibly overly attentive. But overall fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, excellent service, great food.

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Delicious
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food with generous portions!

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jmac
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Maybe I expected too much but I was a little disappointed

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AndyG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

A great location and a great menu, execution was terrible. Salad arrived with the meal so, that was off. The over priced steak arrived cold along with the sides except the french fries. Sent the steak back to reheat and it came back again cold.
They did take the steak off the bill, but at this level they should have it together.
Maybe its because things are opening up after covid so everyone is rusty, but then we should not be charging the outrageous prices.

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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food very good - portions very nice and ambiance great. I would dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very salty food

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vipAnnaJ
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with friendly staff. The food is very good with beautiful fresh salad, shrimp cocktails, seafood and yummy desserts. There is also a creative cocktail list and a good selection of wines by the glass. Go for the view at sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean views were very soothing, food was delicious & bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch was a win win.

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vipRoseV
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We felt special and well take care of. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service and food I’ve ever had. Accommodated a special request for an off menu item. Spectacular views. Great, great wait staff. Fantastic evening.

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EmilyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The waiter was helpful but after we finished our appetizers, we waited over 20 minutes for the entrees. When the food arrived, it had clearly been under a heat lamp for a long time. The fish was over cooked.
That said, the waterfront view was impressive. Overall, given the price, we expected better food.

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helende
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place and Beautiful views with great service, and the food was tasty but the price is ridiculous! There are many other restaurants in the area that have all that this one has and yet charges half the price for just as good of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & even better service! Our server was so kind & thoughtful.

Can’t wait to go back

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
335 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t eaten here in a year, and past visits were always mediocre, however this time I was pleasantly surprised. The hostess to the waitress to the food was all very good. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel a lot and Angel Oak is our favorite restaurant. The food is phenomenal and could not speak highly enough about the staff. So friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Superb food and exceptional service. Fabulous ocean view from the outdoor terrace.

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vipAimeeC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable- from the atmosphere/view to the food (both taste & presentation) to the service. I was celebrating my 30th year high school reunion with my 3 best friends from high school & the dinner couldn’t have been more amazing.

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vipLoli
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night for a special celebration.

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vipJamesW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service. Average food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Angel Oak. Service was incredible!

FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.5 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

Angel Oak does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gifts.marriott.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.