Angel Oak

4.5
587 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.

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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 587 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The steak came out well done and was supposed to be medium rare. It cost 70$ and the replacement steak was over salted

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AnniversaryDreamDinner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing way for us to spend our anniversary. We had a beautiful view of the ocean while we dined on expertly prepared steak and fish. While the temperature outside was chilly, there were plenty of heaters to keep us warm.
Our server, Rose, was fantastic; a true professional! She was thoughtful, attentive, friendly, and educated us on the menu as well as the restaurant and resort.
Of all the choices we could have made for a memorable night, Angel Oak was the perfect one.

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ReneeC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was delicious. Pricey. Our server was friendly but awkward. He was forgetful and stubbled over his words. The lighting was too bright. Someone tried to dim the lighting but it was not successful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Limited menu, not a lot of choices. Steak prices were much too high. Not justified. We like it but it’s not for everyone.

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SebastianS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Server didn't know his stuff. Food came out late. The food was not worth the cost.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Anniversary

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ROBERTN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great “top notch” restaurant. Great ambience, great staff, great menu selection and truly amazing food. Altogether a truly impressively delightful dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner, service was good,

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vipFunfood
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

although food excellent,management fails to recognize that people do not appreciate being charged $11 a scallop $44 for four scallops insults the good judgment of their customers. Additionally,the menu indicates corn being served with this scallop dinner when in fact only four kernels of corn is served with dinner. I consider this a misrepresentation of the meal actually provided.

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ocean views and food. Great service. Highly recommend it for dinner

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Joan
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. Nothing but good vibes

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vipLocal
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view. Food as expected. Service was a bit slow

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vipGreatSpot
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

AWESOME! Great food, service and views. We'll definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints. Excellent food, great ambiance and amazing service. We have to dine here every time we are at the Ritz. Love it and highly recommend it!!

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GraceM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious rib eye steak, truffle fries and brussel sprouts. Amazingly attentive service. Ask about GF bread otherwise there is yummy parmesan buns for bread service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I loved our dinner at Angel Oak. It was our first time staying at Bacara and I found great reviews on Angel Oak via Yelp and Google and decided to give it a chance and it did not disappoint whatsoever.

The hostess was so sweet and accommodating to my friends and I, who were running late to our reservation. She made us feel welcomed and seated us right in front of the ocean for the most magnificent view of the ocean while the sun was setting.

Our server and sommelier were wonderful with their food and wine recommendations, providing us with many options to choose from, none of which disappointed. I highly recommend the bone marrow, Brussels sprouts, and rib eye (which was cooked to perfection).

I also want to give a shoutout to the bartenders who had their own unique twist on classic drinks such as their espresso martini, which is amazing.

Overall, this place is the perfect place for dinner with a beautiful view and great service. I cannot recommend it enough to everyone since I came earlier this week. I am looking forward to returning and enjoying more great food and drinks here!

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vipLeslieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views are outstanding and the food, albeit, very expensive, is delicious and worth it. Note, a nice touch you can share the steaks with no sharing charge due to the very large size of cuts with no option to make them smaller. We will be back!

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SahajaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant and Food. My husband celebrated our 25th weeding anniversary at Angel Oak. Everyone from hosts to servers were friendly, warm and professional. Our server and the chef, happily accommodated my food sensitivities (no flour, no sugar). The food was delicious, the decor beautiful and the view of the ocean magnificent. We started with the mixed green salad and shrimp cocktail, and ate the salmon and sea bass entrees, with sides of jumbo asparagus and smashed fingerling potatoes. The portions were generous, presentation beautiful and food delicious. All was served promptly. The heat lamps suspended form beams high above kept me warm while sitting outside on a cool eve enjoying the gorgeous view of the ocean. It was my favorite dining experience of the year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipPaulNaret
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodie14SV
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter graduation!

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Melissa
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Nice celebration.

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StephanieS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryQ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
23 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
16 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.

FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.5 stars by 587 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.