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Angel Oak Terrace - Angel Oak, Santa Barbara, CA

Angel Oak

4.6
4.6
1168 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
The signature fine dining restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Angel Oak brings elevated California coastal cuisine to the perfect venue. The oceanfront restaurant offers a California Coastal steakhouse menu curated by our Chef Diego Seitour.

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.

Locals can enjoy a 10% discount.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 571-4210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Josh Kellim
  • 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
    Mariela Wade: (805) 571-4444
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Hollister
  • Parking details
    Resort Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steak

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

1,168 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omar was amazing! Thank you for the great customer service.

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  2. ThomasS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is excellent experience of fine dining. The wine was special, the entree Octopus worth having, the main course of Steak shared for two-people was Snake River and of quality. The deserts were extra special and the most wonderful waiter/service that went overboard to give us more than what we ordered and was helpful in every way. I highly recommend this dining food experience that is unique and quite wonderful.

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  3. NormanG

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great service. Beautiful view of the ocean. Got kind of cold with the wind. It they got us blankets and a heating lamp

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  4. LMBeaton

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork belly app was deliciously melty! We had steak and California steelhead - both delectable and well accompanied with sides that were mouth watering yummy. Desert had us drooling over a hazelnut mousse cake and rich, roasted coffee. Great bday night and a smoking hot waiter. Thank you!!

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  5. SkyeK

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and scenery was exceptional, the food was just okay

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, wonderful food, beautiful view

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  7. jwookie

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the option to be able to order from the Japanese Restaurant next door and ordering from Angel Oak. Our waitress was cordial and polite but seemed to have too many tables. We did not see much of her. She seemed to pay more attention to others than our little table of two which was disappointing. Also was not offered a birthday cake or something as we were celebrating one.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great atmosphere great service. Will definitely be back.

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  9. BarbaraG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is fine dining at its very best. From beginning to end our time at Angel Oak far exceeded any of our expectations. The staff was wonderful and attentive to all our needs and wants and the meal was excellent. Icing on the cake was the spectacular million dollar view. If you appreciate traditional dining etiquette like I do this restaurant should be on your list, plates won’t be removed from the table until everyone is finished dining. 10 out of 10 for Angel Oak.

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  10. ItalianoWITHaTWIST

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was great. The service was very good but the food was not prepared correctly. That reduced the overall value. We had a nice dinner but it could have been better.

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  11. KJEn

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic service, delicious food, and a beautiful view!

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  12. bluedog

    Greater Boston

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a view! But the menu selections, presentation and creativity are great too. Service top notch and ambiance just right. And oh the view!

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  13. tpq1

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience may be unique, but to be fair, it was considerably less than desirable. We were able to book same day for dinner. We showed up promptly at reservation time. There was no hostess/greeter present. Stood at the hostess stand for ~3 minutes. Still no hostess. Made eye contact with bartender several times, no response. After 4+ minutes of waiting, walked over to bartender to ask if we seat ourselves or if there were a host/hostess. He suggested to wait one more minute. Shortly after, we were greeted by a hostess. She led us to an indoor table with a fantastic sunset view. We sat and enjoyed most of the sunset before a server showed up. Maybe 10-12 minutes. (We're very patient people). Finally, the server showed up. Due to the delay, we had already picked out our entire course. Placed our order. The bread we ordered arrived quickly and was quite delicate and delicious. The food runner was on point and attentive. He was a very nice young man (please promote him to server). Our next appetizer arrived from the same food runner. Had no follow up from our server, still. Having spent a considerable amount of time as a server in my past life, this seemed like a big miss. In a fine dining level restaurant, I would not expect to have to keep filling my own water through an ENTIRE meal. Not once did the staff note or notice this. Not a huge deal, but definitely noticeable. Our server breezed by and said "food will be right up" as I gestured to ask a couple questions, she whisked away. The food runner delivered our main course and was exactly as ordered. We needed some meal questions answered - no server to be found. By the time we finished our meal, the server showed up again to drop off a dessert menu. We ordered dessert, which came out promptly. The bill was a mess (double charged) and I had to track down the server. Fixed the bill, we paid and left. I would give it one more chance to see if it was server or systemic.

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  14. TedK

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting for a meal. Great view and ambiance. The food was good but not to what I thought would be a Ritz standard. The octopus was a bit chewy and the short rib a bit dry. Both tasty with great sides and presentation but I think should have been a bit better. Maybe next time.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience were very good, but the service was inconsistent, distracted, unfortunately unavailable.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Resto was great but there were guests extremely loud next to us for at least 15 minutes and was hard for us to enjoy our meal together because we couldn't hear each other due to the people almost yelling next to us.

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  17. Jeff

    Maine

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both wonderful. Rose, our server, was very wine knowledgeable and competent and fun.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    1st half of the meal was excellent. 2nd half not so much. A lot of waiting…for wine, dessert, check. Dining room was filling up so perhaps too much load in the server. Need to fix though to justify the cost.

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  19. NicoleC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like everything at the Ritz, Angel Oak was so lovely.

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  20. AJZiggy

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we had from Joe was top notch. He was able to recommend the perfect bottle of wine and was incredibly knowledgeable. It was my dad’s 82 birthday and they gave us the perfect table to see the sunset. Thank you!

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  21. RuthannG

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I had dinner at Angel Oak while staying at the Ritz for an anniversary weekend. It was an underwhelming experience overall. In particular, the service was not to the caliber that the restaurant portrays. Although the server was friendly, it was clear he was untrained in wine service and in fine dining service. Regarding the food, my husband ordered ribeye, which was excellent and flavorful. But, the other items ordered were nothing notable. In particular, the lobster coconut bisque was more a broth than a bisque. Sadly, it did not feel like a particularly celebratory evening. It is unlikely we would return to Angel Oak.

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  22. JoanL

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious scallops. Wonderful and innovative presentation for wedge salad. Amazing baked Alaska. Great service.

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  23. BartHarleyJarvis

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall dining experience. Our meals were delicious, the wine and cocktails were top notch, our server was outstanding, and the sunset was spectacular.

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  24. eljune

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, great service, and outstanding food…

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  25. Chip

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very,very good. Excellent and friendly service.

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  26. Travelwithron

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi Service and ambiance first class. Do not order the pepper rubbed steak. It isn’t ready for prime time. So much pepper imbedded in meat even when we scrapped it off it still wasn’t edible. Drinks were fine, salad and sides good, just order the meat without pepper. From an experienced meat eater!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were exceptional. We got the octopus to start, which was cooked to perfection. My husband got the scallops and I got the truffle tagliatelle with lobster as our main courses. They were exquisite!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was amazing and the service was stellar. We sat outside and the ocean was spectacular. Very much appreciate the personal touches. Had a perfectly prepared steak and yummy oysters (though would have preferred west coast ones). Great wine selection including many local ones.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining here is an extraordinary experience- the food is deliciously amazing and the wait staff are fantástica! So lovely and welcoming!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Elsa went above and beyond to make sure our time at Angel Oak was an amazing experience. The food , ambiance and quality of service made this a very memorable experience. Hoping to book another trip here soon ! .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience at Angel Oak! The best view, service and food! Thank you!

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  32. RGka2

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great food and experience. Our server Joe was amazing. He provided great recommendations and took care everything to make sure that we have a great dining experience. Highly recommend his place.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything took too long to come out. Took about 15 minutes just to get our first drinks. When they arrived they were made really bad. It’s supposed to be craft cocktails. My old fashioned tasted like the ice was dirty. It was gross. I sent it back. The server even told me that they had to make it at another bar outside of the restaurant and they had to bring it to me. That’s really weird and sketchy. Also saw that the server forgot to take it off of the bill at the end so I had to remind him. The old fashioned was $28…. The filet mignon was actually really good! But the sides were ordered were whatever: broccolini, roasted potatoes and Mac and cheese. The bread appetizer was really good though. It comes out in a cast iron skillet. The live jazz pianist was very nice! He played so lovely. The table was next to the window but it was dark so u can’t see any view of the ocean. The chairs to the table suck and do not match the decor. My purse kept falling to the ground. There are different chairs everywhere though. Our server was nice but not good enough to be a server at a high class restaurant. I would think that this steakhouse would be 5 stars because it is at the Ritz Carlton but it is completely disappointing. It’s more like a 3.5 star restaurant in my opinion and experience. The Ritz Carlton needs to do better. Especially being that our bill was over $300.

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  34. Steveb

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time back since the new chef was hired, and the food (oysters, mushrooms, and filet) were all expertly prepared and presented. The highlight of the evening, however, was the service. My, server, Jen, was friendly, relaxed and professional. She checked on me frequently without being obtrusive. And her recommendations were spot on. Zach, the somm, was also great. He is extremely knowledgeable without being "stuffy" at all. He seemed to be able to discern exactly what I was looking for, and his pairing suggestions were perfect!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was mid par. I was expecting more for the price I paid. Truffle fries were a little over done. Soggy and stuck together. Tuna Cones were good but the cones were soggy when it got to our table. Octopus was amazing. Love the sauce the way it was grilled. Tagliatelle Truffle Pasta was served with Fettuccine Pasta. Weird for a fine dining restaurant. I would think theyd know their pasta better. Ribeye steak was very tough to eat. Service was awesome tho. Drinks were amazing! Especially Santa Rosa and the Negroni. Also the ambiance was great. Thought the Bonsai trees were real!

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  36. TylerM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good but a very long meal. Dinner and sides were good, dessert was just ok.

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  37. JuliaW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet had the best crust and perfectly cooked. We also ordered fun drinks.

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  38. SeafoodLicorice

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service - very friendly staff. Tartare, prawns and scallops were amazing. This place was great!

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  39. CineSage

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply said, this is how things should be done. Angel Oak provided impeccable service from the host staff, bus staff, waiter, som, and management. And the chef(s) delivered as well, from starters to dessert, the food was simply marvelous. A corkage fee of $50 is a little on the high side but not unexpected. We returned to Angel Oak the next morning for breakfast, ALL the same compliments from the prior evening still applied. They didn't drop a single step in the morning.

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  40. JosephG

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special birthday dinner - everything we hoped for. A beautiful restaurant setting, extremely attentive waitstaff (sufficiently manned to make sure everyone else in the restaurant was similarly attended to immediately), a broad choice of different and appealing items on the menu, everything prepared to perfection, a great wine list, noise level was muted and easy to have a conversation. Our very favorite Santa Barbara get-away for a special and delightful meal in a beautiful setting.

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Angel Oak is rated 4.6 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.

Angel Oak does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Angel Oak

8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hollister
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Resort Valet Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josh Kellim
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 571-4210
  • 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
    Mariela Wade: (805) 571-4444
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