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Angel Oak Terrace - Angel Oak, Santa Barbara, CA

Angel Oak

4.6
4.6
770 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 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steak

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. Thanks for everything Brenda!
  2. SC

    SoCalVibe

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Good food, good service, but the pre fixed menu prices are over priced. They aren’t trying to have return guests with the exorbitant prices.
  3. p

    pohorylm

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal overlooking the water at Angel Oak. It’s a set 3-course menu with optional add ons. It’s pricey but excellent- you could cut the filet with a butter knife!
  4. L

    Leslie

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food is totally overpriced for the quality. Filet was ordered medium rare and came out medium well. The risotto was very mediocre. Crème brûlée was eggy in flavor. Chocolate dessert was subpar. The octopus was outstanding.
  5. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fabulous location, beautiful restaurant, price structure has changed rather than individual prices for entrées $140 per person
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak! Great atmosphere
  7. QB

    QueenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend the set menu. The choices are outstanding! The staff can’t help you enough to make your evening a night to remember.
  8. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, good service, food was great. Definitely a little pricy but worth it.
  9. WJ

    WendyJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and pricey! The atmosphere is nothing short of amazing! The staff was extremely attentive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant but the kitchen took extremely long with the main course
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We went to Angel Oak for Father’s Day diner. The view and testers t are amazing! The food was good, but not over the top for me. The server took a while to get to us, but that is a sign of the times. Appetizers were out before drinks, but the bar was very busy. Server was really nice, the prices are not on the menu.. for good reason. It was expensive!
  12. DP

    DaveP

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and great food with great staff!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome! Great filet mignon, and the Yellowtail Crudo was incredible!
  14. B

    Bobp

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was a bit too aggressive checking on the table over and over again with a view, the food, and the ambience are worth it
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was sub par and had to ask for dessert to go, waiting for the table to be cleaned.
  16. K

    Kasia

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and services, spectacular location!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife stayed at the property and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at Ángels Oaks . It was a phenomenal experience. The hosted Brenda was great and very professional , she made us feel at home, Brenda went out of her way to take pictures of us by the sunset . She is definitely a true asset to the team . Also our server Joe was great , very professional and very knowledgeable with the wines and menu. Finally the manager Matt can by to ensure that everything was ok .1Excellent service and food . Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Great views , food and excellent service 👍🍷😊
  18. DP

    DPM5

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting but very overpriced and small portions, food decent.
  19. EN

    ElleNY44

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Angel Oak. The food and the service is outstanding. Our server explained every dish on the menu in great detail and helped us find the perfect meal. We had a table on the patio with a beautiful view. I highly recommend!
  20. BL

    BrianL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful view of the ocean, excellent attentive service.
  21. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server and wait staff went above and beyond to make our experience one of the best we have had. Our compliments to the Chef as every dish was made to perfection and met our every request. The entire staff worked diligently to assure we had a Great Experience and we appreciate the effort by everyone. Thank You and know that we will be returning soon!
  22. H

    Hacksaw

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jenn was an amazing server, very knowledgeable and personable. We really appreciated her. It was an outstanding evening.
  23. PP

    PriscillaP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner at Angel Oak was really memorable the food was exquisite the service was good and the view was lovely. The piano was too loud for us to speak to each other. The reason I would probably not recommend angel oak is that it was extremely expensive.
  24. CS

    CSPMD

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the lobster pasta or you have failed.
  25. j

    jenniferb

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jen was an amazing waitress. Pricy but worth it. Food was plentiful. Did not need to order the side of Brussel sprouts. There were delicious but resulted in having too much food to finish.
  26. CB

    CharlotteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a less than satisfactory meal the night before at the Bistro, we headed to Angel Oak. First of all, if you can get Joe as your server, do it! So professional. Took his time to go over the menu and was there when we needed him, but not hovering around. The food was amazing. We loved everything. We also had a great experience with the wine choice. Their expert (can't remember his name) helped us choose a fabulous wine that we wouldn't have chosen. Yes, it was pricey, but for a special meal it is the perfect place. The ambiance of the restaurant is very calming.
  27. OM

    OliviaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    What a disappointment, but will start with the highlights. Shoutout to Marco for being a great server. He was very professional and kind. The food was pretty good, however, not worth the cost. Other than Marco, the service was TERRIBLE. Drinks we ordered took 30-40 minutes to arrive to the table. Kitchen did not plan accordingly and ran out of the ordered dessert item. (If a restaurant has a set menu, how do you not have an accurate inventory count of what’s available?) After waiting for an hour for our desserts, turns out our order was “forgotten”. Asked for an ETA, another 20 minutes went by with no updates. Ended up leaving without getting our dessert - despite having to pay for it. Terrible experience. Will never recommend this place and will not be returning.
  28. TS

    TimS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food. Dining outside with an ocean view is always an experience to remember.
  29. S

    Smiles

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Be prepared that they menu is a limited menu three course meal. The salad was a bad experience but the beef tenderloin was fabulous. Great wine selection
  30. S

    Surfrider07

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arturo was very persona me and made outstanding recommendations. We enjoyed our meal and dining at Angel Oak is always on our list every time we stay at the Bacara. We’ll be back in July!
  31. S

    Surfman74

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location is spectacular. Food was very good as was the wine selection.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant atmosphere and the food are both outstanding. I was surprised at the pre fixe menu that is the only option. I prefer not to eat dessert after a meal such as that so having to pay for it was not really ideal. We did have a wonderful pre- Mother’s Day dinner.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  34. K

    Kyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service, will definitely be coming back again soon!
  35. AD

    AprilD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Autumn and her serving staff were amazing. From arrival at valet until we departed valet all was amazing. There vegan option was a wonderful addition.
  36. GR

    GaryR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an anniversary treat to ourselves
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect honeymoon dinner here!! 🙌🥂✨🍽🌊
  38. OR

    OlgaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, ambience was nice! The food and drink prices were over the top as Angel Oak had a prix fixe menu....the amount and quality was not worth the $450 dollars spent... If you have tons of money and do not care about spending then go for it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience
  40. SC

    SeanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Menu was a bit to eclectic for us. Definitely a bit out of our comfort zone. We really enjoyed the New York strip and the chocolate mousse. Our waitress was great.

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 4.6 stars by 770 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 29 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–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, 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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