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Angel Oak Terrace - Angel Oak, Santa Barbara, CA
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Angel Oak

4.7
4.7
892 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 an elegant 3-course prix fixe menu at $105 or a gastronomic 5-course tasting menu by our Chef Josh Kellim.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 571-4210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Umit Kaygusuz

  • 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, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steak

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all over. Delicious food great service it was a special night for us and the staff made it extra special with their attentiveness and service. The food was amazing. The roasted potatoes are a must.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious, the sunset View spectacular but the staff is what made the evening so special. From the special roses on the table, handwritten congratulations, and attentive service, including our waiter Joe; Sommelier, Adam ; and the manager, Felicia. They helped make it a wonderful, intimate celebration !!!!
  3. DT

    DeniseT

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could only get an early reservation which ended up being perfect for an ocean view of the sunset. The Parker rolls were excellent as was the Caesar salad, octopus and wild salmon. Wonderful service. A little expensive for every day dining but a very good meal and ambience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s really good experience dining at Angel Oaks. Will definitely visit it again next time during lunch!
  5. HM

    HitomiM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Everyone was very attentive to my requests. I recommend outdoor seating for the gorgeous ocean view. Heaters kept me warm.
  6. G

    Gino2000

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience and would definitely come back again in the future!!
  7. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, outstanding service, ambiance spectacular
  8. JM

    JohnM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous experience celebrating my wife’s birthday at Angel Oak. Arriving at 5pm we were greeted by a lovely young lady named Oceana who welcomed us and led us to our table on the outdoor patio with a wonderful view of the sun setting on the ocean. Rafael, our server, was pleasant and helpful with suggestions on cocktails. I had the Isla Paradiso and my wife enjoyed the Garden by the Sea Spritz. For a starter we shared the exquisite BBQ Spanish Octopus which my wife felt was the most perfectly cooked 5 Star dish she has ever had. For entrees my wife ordered the Sea Scallops accompanied with Grilled Mushrooms. I ordered the 8oz Prime Filet and added Truffle Fries. As we shared with each other bites from each plate we commented how delicious everything was. The Daou Reserve Cab paired with the Filet was just pure heaven. Baked Alaska for dessert was the delicious ending to a fabulous meal and experience. What a great evening!
  9. KP

    KristaP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, great service!
  10. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every one of our meals was a 10/10. We all agreed we would have even ordered what we each of us ordered. The steak just melted in our mouth, even the sides were magic. We consider ourselves quite the “foodies” and steak snobs so it was nice all 4 of us had the same experience. We enjoyed our waitress , hostess and sommelier.
  11. SA

    SAAS

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many many thanks to the staff for our amazing visit. Both Donnie and Amanda were excellent with our group. We enjoyed the supremely excellent service, and being spoiled a little bit at one of the best places in Santa Barbara!
  12. RD

    RobertD

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very knowledgeable. The salmon and scallops were very tasty. Nice restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.
  14. CL

    ChristalLJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & ambience!! Can’t wait to come back.
  15. QZ

    QZSue

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My daughter and I went here for Christmas dinner. The restaurant was bathed in soft candlelight, just how I like it. We chose to eat outdoors and had a beautiful view of the ocean. We should have made our reservation at 5:00 instead of 5:30 so we could have enjoyed the sunset longer. There were heaters, thankfully, because it was a chilly night. The indoor area was beautiful too. I seem to remember lots of wood. Just an overall beautiful ambiance. Our server came by a little too often and lingered a little too long, but that’s okay, I would rather have them come by too often than too little. I had the flank steak and she had the chicken. We both very much enjoyed our meals. My steak was cooked perfectly. Of course, the whole vibe of The Bacara is Spanish style elegance, and it carries over into their restaurants. I highly recommend Angel Oak for your next trip to the Santa Barbara area.
  16. A

    Anjali

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful spot to celebrate a special occasion, beautiful location as well!
  17. SW

    ScottW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambience was wonderful. We had the steak tartare and lobster tagliatelle, both excellent! For desert, the baked Alaska. Would definitely recommend and will go back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and very tasty
  19. RA

    RolynnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit of bread before the meal would have been nice.
  20. MR

    MichelleR

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    But we expected at all. We ordered a cocktail each and some appetizers. About 30 min later the apps came out THEN the cocktails. My husbands Signature Drink had about one inch of alcohol in it. Meanwhile a table near us ordered it and had 3 inches of alcohol in there same glass. The guy I’d say the restaurant was about 30% full that night. Short ribs were uneatable. My husband’s steak was about 2 on a scale of one to ten regarding flavor. My pasta was awful ally really good. My son liked his steak. My daughter thought her email was ok. I think it was chicken but not 100% sure. We ordered more truffle fries to go with our dinner (they were SO good) but we were brought creamed kale instead. The server didn’t acknowledge his mistake. He just said he really wanted us to try it so he brought it and it would be it he house. Our fries came out 20 min later so obviously he had to put them in because he forgot. The meal cost around $580 and the front desk at check out did take off $200 when my husband was asked how was our stay and he said awesome except our experience at Angel Oak.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe and Drake took great care of us. Service and food quality are impeccable. Amazing dining experience, First Class!
  22. SG

    SteveG

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    New York ordered MR and MED and came sliced and well done. Overall food was average and priced way over average. Our 3rd. visit as locals and last until they get things figured out. Server seemed more interested in driving the bill which was already $1,000 for 4.
  23. GP

    GloriaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love staying at the Ritz Carlton in the winter when it's less crowded and this experience translated well to dining at Angel Oak. We were the only table on the large patio for a dinner early enough to watch the winter sunset. The service and food were excellent as always.
  24. SS

    SusanS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seasonal cocktails were flavorful and fun. Oysters were fresh, and presented beautifully. We loved the scallops and lobster tagliatelle!! Our server Melissa went out of her way to make us have an awesome experience, and a memorable birthday.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was slow and not attentive. Everything is a la carte even the bread! The salmon was dry, the scallops were great but it was just 4 scallops nothing else. No sauce, no vegetable or rice or pasta.
  26. a

    austinenvy

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming to Santa Barbara for 12 years and this was the best dining experience we’ve ever had. The food was great, the service impeccable and the wine list was extensive. The sommelier, Felicia gave us a personal tour of the wine cellar. What a special treat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was fantastic!
  28. L

    Loren

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Overpriced steak which was served cold. Service was excellent tho.
  29. CJ

    CodyJuarez

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Everything we ordered was phenomenal.
  30. JH

    JuliaH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Rafael, and the entire Angel Oak staff were exceptional. I am a SB resident and it was my guest’s first visit to Santa Barbara—every dish was carefully prepared and there was not a single bite we did not enjoy. The ceasar salad had amazing dressing and the bread crumbs made every bite flavorful, the salmon had a hint of orange and was perfectly crisp on the outside, and if you’re a connoisseur of brussel sprouts like I am—do yourself a favor and order them as a side. Hazelnuts. Sherry maple vinaigrette…be still my heart. We heckled Rafael a bit about the $12 house-made bread rolls but ended up ordering them and let me just say, I will forever crave these freshly baked-to-order, fluffy, almost pretzel-like clouds from heaven. **chef’s kiss** We had a slight mix-up with our luggage being delivered late but this meal more than made up for it. Thank you to everyone at Angel Oak for a memorable dining experience. We’ll be back very soon (with Scout, the goldendoodle puppy) :)
  31. JH

    JoanH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our best dining experiences!
  32. RR

    RobertR

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with luxury hotels across the globe and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, is absolutely on par! This luxury resort on the pacific coast is truly a remarkable property with unending ocean views. The signature restaurant on the property is Angel Oak. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara positioned Angel Oak on arguably the most exclusive and most prestigious location on the 78-acre property. Tough to beat a great restaurant with outstanding service and wonderfully insightful and delicious cuisine on a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean! The octopus starter was excellent! Barista inspired cocktails, a great wine list, we selected a locally-produced cabernet sauvignon, all inside a very hip atmosphere and a location only the Ritz-Carlton can provide. Our first trip to this property and Angel Oak - we will be back!
  33. D

    Dreve

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely environment. Tasty food and great service! But a bit cold even inside as we sat there.
  34. LG

    LG805

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beware the bar bill. Be very specific of the brand level you request BIG difference in the price between small batch and small batch select - thought I had ordered the lesser and somehow ended up with the most expensive drink I've ever had with middle shelf bourbon.
  35. DB

    DinnerBeforeTheShow

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Services was great and food was excellent. We asked and got a tour of the wine cellar too!
  36. EG

    EricG

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! It was our anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable night. Our waiter was great & the sommelier even brought us a special treat at the end of evening after coming to personally greet us earlier, she was so thoughtful. We were blown away. Great good, location and staff made it an amazing experience.
  37. JL

    JoeL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Great dining experience. Will definitely be back.
  38. JW

    JWHDDS

    Las Vegas

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic views ! Loved the lemon twist to a traditional baked Alaska
  39. DT

    DaveT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. I recommend it for special occasions.
  40. DA

    DagmarAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning sunset, delicious food and top notch service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.7 stars by 892 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 27 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

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Resort Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Umit Kaygusuz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, 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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