Angel Oak

4.5
633 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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 elegant oceanfront restaurant offers refined classics alongside a rotating seasonal menu of ingredients like A5 Japanese Wagyu, local abalone, and bone marrow.

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 633 people are saying
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vipMeiravD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and views of the ocean.
Great experience

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JimI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very cold inside. Made the meal uncomfortable. Steak plates cold so steak was cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful. We were just disappointed that they had a set menu and we weren’t informed about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter read the menu to us instead of highlighting. Order did not come out as appetizer and dinner so our steaks Sat way too long. It was a birthday dinner. The hostess acknowledged then we were never congratulated or celebrated again. The restaurant was not busy and we were seated next to a horribly loud and drunk table that drowned out our conversation and enjoyment of the dinner. Very disappointing evening for the reputation and price of the restaurant. Nothing felt upscale or special about the dinner.

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TheFranchise
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My experience was hit/miss. I dined with my family and in the end I can only describe our experience as inconsistent. At times, the service was impeccable. At other times, awful. RE: the latter, it took, for example, multiple reminders and 1 hr to get our main entrees and kids apple juice. The food was generally over cooked on arrival to boot. I’ve dined here before and candidly speaking might be my last time. For $600+ for a family of 4, I expect at least above average across the board. I don’t kid myself into expecting a Michelin caliber experience, but I think most would agree at this price point an institution should bail the basics.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel Oak is what every steakhouse should strive to be. The service and staff left no detail untouched. From the front desk to bud staff, all were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The food was perfectly prepared, creative and amazingly delicious. I sprang for the Wagyu and was not disappointed. It’s not exactly a bargain, but then again, that’s not why one visits a restaurant such as this. When you want to spoil yourself and guests, this is the place to go.

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DanS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was even better

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MarleneF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 45th Anniversary and we couldn’t have had a better time than at Angel Oak!! From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated so warmly! Joe was exceptional! Shalom was the best server ever! Thank you Angel Oak for such an amazing way to celebrate! The food was perfect as was everything else! Again, the service went above and beyond!! We will be back! Thank you ever so much!!

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vipLouisD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Overpriced and uninspired hotel food

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RobertJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was just Ok. Not worth the price. Would not go back again.

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vipNinaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ocean view, service, food, and 65th birthday dessert and Prosecco for my husband!

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vipWDP3
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty underwhelmed with our dinner. Food and service were good but prices were exorbitant even for the Ritz. Would not go back - there are better options but the RC has you as a captive audience and takes advantage of it.

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viptoothdr
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience ! Top notch service with outstanding food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Just ok. For the price point, I was underwhelmed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there two nights in a row. The service was spectacular both nights. Food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our waitress was great. But food was slow coming out. Had pre ordered wine from the sommelier for the entree course and that didn't make it to the table until we had finished eating.

The chicken was was slightly over cooked and the flavor was good but not what you would expect from a restaurant like this.

I would say the food was good for half the prices charged.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There was a group next to our table that were so loud we couldn’t even talk. The food was excellent and the view from our table overlooking the water was awesome which is why we didn’t want to move. Just remember if you eat outside you can get a loud group next to you and there isn’t anything to absorb the sound.

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. Our meals were excellent and the service unparalleled. I highly recommend this place

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vip12345
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great wine list!

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DWHITEBRED
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Delightful Oceanside ambience. Waitstaff presentation added much to our evening.

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vipLeahG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good but very overpriced for what you get. The food was not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Admittedly, the food was not as great as it was a year ago. The menu has had some changes due to an added difficulty of receiving certain local ingredients during COVID. The food was good, but I remember it having been excellent. This time around we noticed that the plates lacked dimension; and we’re not very well rounded. The staff there is excellent, which is to be expected at the Bacara. Our server was very attentive and helpful when making recommendations. Overall, I would say that the food you get is not great restaurant quality, but great hotel restaurant quality. The service, is second to none, and a reason as to why we will be back.

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vipShawna
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect view and amazing food! Service was exceptional. Anxious to come back ❤️

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ErlindaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has the beautiful view overlooking the ocean. Service was great. Staff
members were extra attentive & friendly. The food is delicious.

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davidj
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service !

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vipsilvi
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Maybe my expectations were higher since the Restaurant is located on a beautiful location at the Ritz Hotel were we are staying. Food is ok, but totally overpriced. Service is slow, I think they need a better management. The server was kind and nice but they asked about our appetizers half hour later than when we ordered and the entre arrive like one hour later, also the waiter was serving our food to other table.

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MikeG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful place to dine with great views

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Our server was personable and attentive. Food was good. Pasta needed more salt, salad and oysters were great, waygu was good but not evenly cooked. Asked for medium rare and half was medium half was medium rare. Noise level was ok, there was a large party next to us that we could hear everything they were saying. Ambience was good. My biggest pet peeve was that with the prices they are charging I would expect more. Little things like our table had crumbs and finished glasses and no one took care of it. Or our food was delivered and we waited for silverware for a couple minutes. Not make or break but not why we would expect when we pay 400+ for dinner.

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MarshallNeal
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The view was stunning! The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Every request was honored.

The downsides were these: The menu seemed a bit limited. I might have liked 1-2 more options in the appetizer and entree category. The prices for the steaks were a bit high, but that is to be expected in times like these. They did not have iced tea, I guess they ran out. But no big deal.

I am already planning to return. Expect to pay about $100 to $150/person. Also, expect an experience you will remember!

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Yael
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was memorable and delightful despite the fact that the wild fires were burning nearby...

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LoryR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

So Looking forward to our special birthday dinner .
It was ok ..
Probably will not return .
Cannot beat the view , servers were great .
Sent back my order and just ordered the ahi cones to be done .
Birthday desserts were very nice and we may have enjoyed those the most .

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DougPatti
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

It was freezing in this restaurant. Not because of the air conditioning, it was 66 degrees outside and they had all the doors open. They know it's freezing for the customers too because they have a wall full of shawls they offer to the freezing guests. Why don't they just shut all the doors and turn the heat on. I could not enjoy my meal. Shivering too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was there with a friend and we are celebrating our recent graduation. The wine service was excellent, they also gave us two glasses of champagne for celebration. While the server was good, Around trees were served lukewarm. The restaurant was not at all busy at the time either.

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vipNicedinner
Portland
80 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel Oak was awesome. The menu was great, the food was perfect, and the service was excellent. Jen did a great job and made the evening enjoyable. We’ll be back.

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ChristineI
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The staff was super friendly and professional. The food was really bad. Soup was barely warm, very salty. The mushrooms were good the steak was just ok. The potatoes were cold and didn’t taste like anything more like frozen potatoes and the brocolini was grossly undercooked. We did talk to the manager but didn’t require a refund. That being said she didn’t even offer a free desert or glass of wine. What a disappointment. Save your money!

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vipHappymommy
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter is a vegetarian and gluten-free but we found so many delicious dishes for her to try! Everything exceeded our expectations!

Tuna cones were a little disappointing but everything else was outstanding!

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LisaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best meal we have ever had. Steaks were perfect. Side dishes were each a flavor party - broccolini and cauliflower were insanely good. Mushrooms amazing. Ocean view. Perfect dinner.

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JenW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal with excellent service in beautiful surroundings (we had an outdoor table).

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KristiC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, view, food and service were outstanding. We were there for a birthday dinner and it worked out beautifully.

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vipcliffd
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine in fabulous setting. Great sommelier. Service was great.

FAQs

Angel Oak is rated 4.5 stars by 633 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.