Angel Oak

4.4
536 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.

Support Angel Oak during COVID-19

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 536 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & even better service! Our server was so kind & thoughtful.

Can’t wait to go back

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
327 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t eaten here in a year, and past visits were always mediocre, however this time I was pleasantly surprised. The hostess to the waitress to the food was all very good. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel a lot and Angel Oak is our favorite restaurant. The food is phenomenal and could not speak highly enough about the staff. So friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Superb food and exceptional service. Fabulous ocean view from the outdoor terrace.

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vipAimeeC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable- from the atmosphere/view to the food (both taste & presentation) to the service. I was celebrating my 30th year high school reunion with my 3 best friends from high school & the dinner couldn’t have been more amazing.

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vipLoli
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night for a special celebration.

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vipJamesW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service. Average food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Angel Oak. Service was incredible!

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vipMary
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leilani was a fanatastic server, food was cooked perfectly, and the sommelier helped us choose a nice bottle of wine. My only gripe about this experience is that the dining chairs on the patio are not tall enough. I am 5'4" and my knees were above my waist when sitting upright. This made the table feel too tall and dining slightly uncomfortable. I got over it, but this should really be addressed by the resort.

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LindaW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After waiting over a year for Angel Oak to open to non-guests, everything we always enjoyed has remained the same - excellent service, friendly staff, outstanding food and beautiful surroundings. This is our go-to restaurant for milestone celebrations!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elvis, the waiter, was great

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JordanP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel Oak’s courteous and knowledgeable staff, prompt service, excellent food, and an unparalleled view of the Pacific made for a very special, and memorable anniversary dinner.

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CharlesA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration. The only problem was the waitress was not informed it was a celebration. Nevertheless, she provided a nice birthday pastry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, fantastic service, delicious food!

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JonA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall experience was good. Crab cake was delicious, Sea Bass was highly recommended to us but was sadly underwhelming and lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding dinner! Unbelievable experience, Clayton provides the best service and fulfilled all of our unexpressed wishes and needs! Chef Bollinger created the most incredible experience and went above and beyond!! Thank you to everyone that made our anniversary so AMAZING!

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RichardG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, entry, service and sweeping ocean views made our experience as delectable as the food. The service staff truly made us feel like VIP’s. Angel Oak is a must when staying at the resort. We knew the menu in advance and had planned to accept that the sky was the limit.

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vipMarky
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Wonderful view and restaurant. I enjoyed the meal very much. Highly recommend.

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SommerK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Angel Oak to celebrate our honeymoon. From the moment we walked in, the staff at Angel Oak made us feel so special. Our servers Lailani and Mya brought us complimentary champagne once we were seated. The entrees and dessert were delicious. We really enjoyed our night dining at Angel Oak.

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vipEliteMember
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

This is our second time dining at Angel Oak. While I understand we are still in the pandemic, my expectation of our dining experience was greater than the reality. For starters, the restaurant has taken on a more casual vibe. The food was fabulous, the service was better than average; however, the dining experience was lackluster. It seemed as though the restaurant was understaffed, and our waiter seemed very busy. We were not offered the full wine menu although the restaurant touts itself as having one of the largest wine selections in town. The only reason I would recommend the restaurant is because if you are a guest at the hotel, there are really no other options. I hope Angel Oak finds its way back to the upscale steakhouse that it used to be.

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Jestheysi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Priced for ocean views. Food was fine. Overall service was poor. Table was not ready when we arrived - which is extremely annoying with small children and also the service was so slow. Meal took almost 2.5 hrs. First appetizer arrived one hour after seating. We had to keep reminding them for bread and even napkins. Would not recommend for what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint! Totally worth our 1st family dinner out at a restaurant in over a year! Great service...asked for the table I wanted and got it! It was a very special experience for our family...great memory making!

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30thAnniversary
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Angel oak was the perfect view and ambiance for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. The staff was amazing and very personable. Food melted in our mouths. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night and spectacular view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was amazing! Elsa and Maia were wonderful and their sommelier Colton was really knowledgeable. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and crab cake for appetizer 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hospitality.

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BryanT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Their steak and eggs, tuna tartare and mimosas are delicious!

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HasmikA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall very satisfied
Our server was awesome
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent service. Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Valentines Dinner, February 13, 7pm dinner reservations. Weather forecasts was windy, and was seated outdoor without any heaters available. Asked to move seats but unavailable due availability I guess. We tried ordering and started with the bread, but got cold within a minute. The table napkins were being swept by strong winds, you could not eat at all. They provided blankets but not enough or not working at all. Staff who handled our table was very apologetic and we decided to take out our order. The main course was really good, enjoyed it in the comfort of our room. Not the restaurant fault but the strong winds ruined our nice lovely Valentines Dinner.

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vipMauraan
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

What can I say? It’s the Ritz. I expect a standard. First, we called for a special table and to confirm reservation for a special occasion. No call back. Then, waited for 10 min to be seated. Topper, it was as if the restaurant had never dealt with the wind before and everyone dining was freezing. They handed out blankets but did little to avoid the problem to begin with. Dinner was average. Jen, our server, was amazing. Oh and all restaurant managers, please pay attention to diners that enjoy watching their phone without headphones. The rest of us would appreciate you policing your own patrons.

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vipMEve
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the opportunity to have the final meal they served before closing due to a COVID lockdown. The chef came out and gave our table personal attention and some unique offerings. It was the best meal of the trip. The Bone Marrow appetizer was the highlight!

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vipGilA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All was just ok..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We split the wedge salad, I had the 10 oz filet and my husband had the 18 oz in bone ribeye. The steaks were a bit salty but still cooked the way we liked them. We shared mashed potatoes which were whipped to perfection and light. My husband added the bernaise sauce which probably won’t do again as it was not anything special. The Bordeaux blend wine was bold and smooth. The “banana split” dessert was nothing like what we expected but made the whole entire meal. If you eat at Angel Oak you MUST order this dessert. I would go back just for that.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
514 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome experience! Thank you!!

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MarilynV
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was very nice place to have our Thanksgiving meal.

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Karen
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Given the latest COVID-19 constraints the setting and table arrangement was well done. My one problem was that the sun shone directly in my face (11:00 a.m.) for the entire time we were there. The quality of the food was mixed I felt. The appetizer of tuna/salmon was outstanding--I'd love the recipe. My main course of goat cheese pasta was o.k. but a little bland (we asked for salt which improved the taste considerably). The side dishes were mixed: stuffing--very good, green bean casserole--yuck, marshmallow side (?)--didn't even try. My dessert, a hazelnut/chocolate bar with ice cream on the side was beyond delicious.

Our main problem with the meal was the service, which was horrible. The waiter didn't offer any beverages with the exception of water. My husband had to order a beer (and then he didn't bring it) and the waiter didn't bother to ask me if I wanted anything other than water. Then, when dessert was served, once again, no coffee/tea etc. was offered. The additional beverages were ultimately brought by different waiters.

Our waiter basically took our order and then disappeared for the remainder of the meal.

For such an expensive meal, we expected better service.

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Mark
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic get away at the Ritz...service was fantastic and the bine in rib eye is perfection.

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vipPaulW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and food. No complaints
Friendliest and most knowledgeable staff.

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CarolG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were greeted and wished a happy 58th Anniversary by a very special person. He also brought us Champagne. The food was good. It is hard during the pandemic. View is covered.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate our 3-year wedding anniversary

FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.4 stars by 536 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.