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Angel Oak Terrace - Angel Oak, Santa Barbara, CA

Angel Oak

4.6
4.6
1149 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

10:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Hilt Wine Dinner

    $195.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 26, 2024 only
    Experience an evening of unparalleled elegance and delight at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, as we present an exclusive wine dinner in partnership with Matt Dees of The Hilt and Jonata. Excite your palate with an expertly crafted menu harmoniously paired with these exceptional wines. Join us for an unforgettable journey priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and service charge. Reserve your seat now for an evening of luxury and culinary excellence.
    Hilt Wine Dinner Photo

What 1,149 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steak

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

1,149 Reviews
  1. NicoleC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    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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  2. AJZiggy

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    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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  3. 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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  4. JoanL

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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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  5. BartHarleyJarvis

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 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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  6. eljune

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Daniel

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, incredible food, friendly and accommodating staff. One of our favorite restaurants!

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  24. Earp

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view from our table on the patio. Food was delicious (overpriced).

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  25. Thomas

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views were as memorable as the meal. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend to anyone traveling with friends or work colleagues

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  26. KristenD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and unique menu with beautiful ambience and atmosphere. I highly recommend if you are visiting Santa Barbara.

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  27. ShawnaS

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would have given ambience and overall experience the highest rating if not for the dreadful music. It was a loud, repetitive pop techno beat that did not fit the ambience and does not belong in an expensive fine dining restaurant. The mushroom pasta was exceptional and so were the potatoes. The crude and pork chop were just average. Great service.

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  28. AFoodCritic

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday dinner has to be somewhere special right? So we chose Angel Oak, after looking at the photos online (and since we were staying at the Bacara, very convenient!) The food was beautiful, and very good, if a little fussy - the scallops had many adornments that seemed just overkill, and the yellowtail crudo had crunchy little bug-like things in it that were distinctly unappetizing. That said - the filet and the squid were excellent. And the service from Elvis (really, that was his name!) was terrific, though he didn't offer us a goofy little birthday dessert as so many restaurants do. The price was a killer though - we were scraping $400 for the two of us, without alcohol, so come with your Platinum cards ready!

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  29. Dondo

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious NY steak and scallops, great bartender (Zack), Abalone was great, coffee needs improvement.

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  30. SNC1

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly, my husband and I were disappointed in our experience at Angel Oak. While the ambience was lovely and the service was outstanding, the food left a lot to be desired. We both started with the prawns, but neither of us could finish them, they were chewy and had an off taste. My husband did enjoy his steak filet, but I couldn’t say the same for my chicken dish. The chicken breast itself was fine but everything that accompanied it was not good, at least to me. My glass of Chardonnay was enjoyable, if expensive, and my husband did enjoy his cocktails. Given the price of the dinner, we definitely felt it was lacking.

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  31. HarryS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced for quality and variety of menu options

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  32. DominiqueR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was nice. We had the octopus, mushrooms and truffle tagliatelle. All dishes were pretty good but a little overpriced and the wine by the glass and cocktails were extremely overpriced.

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  33. HeidiM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Rafael was amazing and made our experience above and beyond

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  34. Gypsy

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a little underwhelmed with Angel Oak but it was a divided opinion in our group. Those who had steaks were happy and the rib eye specifically was a beautiful cut and perfectly prepared. The scallops were also excellent. The bolognese was not a true bolognese and the kale overwhelmed. The lobster bisque was a weirdly small portion in a large soup bowl so it became cold quickly. That all being said, the service was excellent - both our server and the sommelier.

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  35. cromom

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good. Service is very slow. A 5:30 dinner wasn’t finished even by 7:45 and we finally had to leave and ask them to forward the check (no one would bring it!)

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  36. Amieata

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to Angel Oak to celebrate a new deal closing. 4 of us for dinner was $620 with tax & tip for 4 people and we came home hungry. Lots of young kids in the dining room so we asked for a more private table. They put us in a booth in the back, the booth seat was worn and tattered. We started with the beef tartare and tuna cones. Very mediocre, nothing special We shared 2 wedge salads amongst the 4 of us, almost tasteless, bland. Waiter dropped off salads and left quickly. We waited so long for her to return so we could ask for fresh pepper that we succumed and ate the wedge without seasoning. My 8oz filet was superb, perfection. My husband’s truffle tagliatelle pasta main entree was literally 1 cup of food. The 4 of us shared 1 piece of cheesecake, it was good but not memorable.

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  37. Frankie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Looong wait for drinks. No wait person around to ask. VERY long walk to get to restaurant. Food not worth the huge price. Setting of the restaurant is gorgeous overlooking the sea. WARNING: Do NOT bring your dog even in the car. They won't let you park ANYWHERE on their property. We parked next to their property near the beach. Long walk to the restaurant even if you park down where we did.

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  38. Patrick

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible dinning experience. The service was sensational and the food delightful. The scallops were scrumptious and the pasta with truffles was terrific. The chocolate cremeux dessert is a must. One of the best desserts I’ve had in my life. If you’re a chocolate aficionado, do yourself a favor and try it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location and service. The food was delicious.

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  40. Skip

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, good, service excellent……………………………………………………………………….

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FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.6 stars by 1149 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

10:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
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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