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Blackbird, Santa Barbara, CA

Blackbird

4.1
4.1
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

A mainstay of the Funk Zone, Blackbird offers a beverage-forward atmosphere featuring inventive cocktails by legendary mixologist Devon Espinosa alongside a thoughtfully curated menu that pays homage to the culinary bounty of the Central Coast. Enjoy an extensive list of local wine and craft beer that highlights the terroir of the region and pairs seamlessly with our iconoclastic take on local, sustainable cuisine. With its striking brass fixtures and black box-like aesthetic, Blackbird upends the conventional upscale dining experience in Santa Barbara and offers a subtle nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s haunting, yet timeless thrillers. Here guests are offered a pulse on contemporary Santa Barbara.

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Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 882-0135

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Travis Watson

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for partial and full buyouts for up to 150 guests. Please contact us at sales@hotelcalifornian.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    At the intersection of State and Mason Streets.

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    One block from the Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Communal

  • Grilled Shishito Peppers$14.00

    sweet corn mousse, cured sumac, chili oil

    • Caesar Salad$15.00

      brioche croutons, citrus + black garlic vinaigrette

      • Local Yellowtail Crudo*$16.00

        blood orange aguachile, fennel, kiwi

        • Jumbo Lump Crab Fritters$24.00

          grilled sweet corn, cotija aioli

          • West Coast Oysters*

            horseradish compressed cucumbers, espelette, apple 8 vinegar

            • each$3.00
          • Farmers Market Salad$15.00

            blonde radicchio, pepita brittle, roasted squash, prickly pear vinaigrette

            Plates

            • Braised Mushroom Parpadelle$25.00

              foraged mushrooms, chili crumb, meyer lemon foam, uniquely vegetarian

              • Fish N Chips$26.00

                santa barbara black cod, crispy marble potatoes, winter citrus, pink peppercorn yogurt

                • Prime Filet Mignon*

                  usda prime, roasted kuri squash purée, chimichurri

                  • 6oz$44.00
                  • 10oz$55.00
                • Skuna Bay Salmon*$50.00

                  blistered campari tomatoes, fennel soubise, charred broccoli rabe

                  • Santa Barbara Halibut*$48.00

                    sweet corn + lobster nage, pearl onions, smoked avocado mousse

                    • Dry Aged Prime Ribeye*

                      caramelized onion fondue, papas bravas with bone marrow aioli

                      • 24oz$58.00

                    In Addition

                    • Grilled Jumbo Asparagus$12.00

                      • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$13.00

                        • Pomme Frites$6.00

                          Libations

                          $15

                          • Tekila Mockingbird

                            Volcan Tequila, Mezcal, Orange Blossom Water, Honey, Cherry Juice, Muddled Jalapeno, Chareau

                            • Figgy Smalls

                              Hennessy VS, Fig, Mint, Honey, Lemon, Angostura Bitters

                              • BB Whiskey Smash

                                Woodinville Bourbon, Yellow Chartreuse, Lemon, Mint, Peychauds Bitters

                                • Cardinal Gin

                                  Nolet's Gin, Pierre Ferand Orange Curacao, Red Bell Pepper, Agave

                                  • Black Manhattan

                                    Charles Goodnight Bourbon, Averna Amaro, Angostrua Bitters, Orange Bitters

                                    • Rum Diaries

                                      Ron Zacapa Rum, Lime, Tarragon, Falernum, Green Chartreuse, Angostura Bitters, Nutmeg

                                      • Chareau Me The Money

                                        Tito's Vodka, Chareau, Basil, Mint, Lime

                                        • Baby It's Cold outside (Warm)

                                          Woodinville Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon, Honey

                                          • Ryes Up

                                            Rittenhouse Rye, Beckrovka, Carpano Bianco Vermouth

                                            • Tropic Thunder

                                              Barbancourt Rhum, Pineapple Amaro, Licor 43, Cold Brew

                                              Wine

                                                Sparkling

                                                • Veuve Clicquot Brut | Brut, Champagne, Reims, France$22.00

                                                  • Veuve Cliquot Brut | Brut Rosé, Champagne, Reims, France$26.00

                                                    • Moet & Chandon Imperial | Brut, Champagne, France N.V.

                                                      • 187ml$22.00
                                                    • Lucien Albrecht Brut | Cremant d'Alsace, France N.V.$14.00

                                                      • Lucien Albrecht | Cremant d'Alsace, Brut Rosé, France N.V.$14.00

                                                        White

                                                        • 2021 Dashwood | Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand$15.00

                                                          • 2018 Epoch Estate Wines | White Blend, Willow Creek, Paso Robles$18.00

                                                            • 2019 Chalk Hill Estate | Chardonnay, Russian River Valley$20.00

                                                              Rosé

                                                              • 2019 Chateau Rosé de Leoube | Cotes de Provence, France$15.00

                                                                • 2019 Banshee | Rosé, Mendocino$13.00

                                                                  Red

                                                                  • 2019 Banshee | Pinot Noir, Sonoma County$16.00

                                                                    • 2018 Roth Heritage | Red Blend, Sonoma County$20.00

                                                                      • 2017 Margerum Wine | Syrah, Los Olivos$14.00

                                                                        • 2018 Foley Johnson | Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford$25.00

                                                                          Beer

                                                                            Draft

                                                                            $8

                                                                            • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co | 101 Blonde, Buellton, CA | 4.8% | 16 IBU

                                                                              • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co | Hoppy Poppy IPA, Buelton, CA | 6.5% | 65 IBU

                                                                                • Anchor Brewing | California Lager, San Francisco, CA | 4.9% | 19 IBU

                                                                                  • Institution Ale Company | West Coast IPA, Camarillo, CA | 7.5% | 65 IBU

                                                                                    • M. Special Brew Co | Sabado Tarde Special Tangerine Ale, Goleta, CA | 5.4%

                                                                                      • Captain Fatty's Brewery | Beach Beer Pilsner, Goleta, CA | 5.4%

                                                                                        Bottled

                                                                                        $8

                                                                                        • Firestone Walker Brewing | 805 Cerveza Lager, Paso Robles, CA | 4.5% | 10 IBU

                                                                                          • Firestone Walker Brewing | Hoppy Poppy IPA, Buelton, CA | 6.5% | 65 IBU

                                                                                            • Elysian Brewing | Hazy IPA, Seattle, WA | 6.0% | 39 IBU

                                                                                              • Topa Topa Brewing Company | Level Line Pale Ale, Ventura, CA | 5.0% | 37 IBU

                                                                                                • Barrelhouse Brewing Company | Mango IPA, Paso Robles, CA | 6.2% | 50 IBU

                                                                                                  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro | Italy | 5.1% | 24 IBU

                                                                                                    Last updated: February 10, 2022

                                                                                                    What 39 people are saying

                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                    4.1
                                                                                                    4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                    • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                      Chuck

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Excellent place to eat. Plenty of flavor in each item. The halibut was outstanding.

                                                                                                    2. E

                                                                                                      Emiko

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                      Not a place for wine…. Babel’s any choices and the first pour was bad.

                                                                                                    3. RY

                                                                                                      RobertY

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Beautiful establishment. Excellent wine selection. High quality food. Some of the best service we’ve had anywhere. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                    4. FS

                                                                                                      FredS

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                      I read good critics about this restaurant and was looking forward to have dinner there. Server took 15 min to come to see us and order the drinks, then it took another 20 min to get a bottle of water and a glass of wine. The starter we shared, the corvina was really odd, closer to a piece of rubber than a crudo... We didn't finish it and it took another 45 min to get our main course which were the salmon and the halibut, both overcooked and really dry... So we didn't really enjoy the night as much as we were expecting, but I must say that people working there from the buzz boy to the managers were friendly and took responsability. I presume they will work on those issues quickly.

                                                                                                    5. CB

                                                                                                      ChristopherB

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                      Interesting menu and very good food. Very good wine. Service could have been more attentive; we were sort of forgotten for long stretches and had to ask other waiters for help. Also a bit of a long wait between courses.

                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                      When we arrived for our reservation I informed the hostess that we were celebrating our anniversary despite us having our 5 year old daughter with us. She was kind and wished us a happy anniversary. When we sat down she poured our water for us while we waited for our server to arrive. We were looking forward to learning more about a few dishes but no one ever came by to assist us. Not even to take our drink order. The hostess notice we hadn’t been helped so she came back by to see if she could help us. We decided we would just place our order w her. Drinks and dinner included. My husband and daughter’s order came our first which was fine as I wanted my daughter to eat right away. No complaints with the food. They both thoroughly enjoyed their gourmet fish and chips. I waited a couple mins thinking the servers who dropped off my family’s food were going to come back with mine. Once I realized that wasn’t going to happen, I got the attention of a server who asked how our food was tasting so far. I let her know I was still waiting on my dinner so she went to check on it. I don’t think it was ever put in the computer so she came back to let me know it would be coming out soon and that it would be on the house. While I was waiting for my dinner my daughter said she was still hungry so we ordered an app from a nice gentleman server who walked by us. (At this point I still didn’t know if we had a dedicated server). He put our order in and it came right away. We also put an order of oysters in w the the woman who told us our pasta would be on the house. I specifically ordered two plain oysters for my daughter and two regular oysters with toppings for my husband. When she puts the order in I hear the kitchen yell “four plain oysters!” That had to be corrected too. Overall food was good but service was terrible. Especially when I let them know we were celebrating our anniversary. So disappointing.

                                                                                                    7. E

                                                                                                      Elizabethk

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Friday 4/15. The staff and waiters were WONDERFUL! Mushroom Pappardelle was utterly tasteless. Like - not seasoned at all. The fish and chips weren't fish and chips at all - ended up being blackened cod with some fried veggies. Not bad, just shouldn't be called fish and chips. Caeser was creative but dressing tasted like it came out of a bottle - none of the typical garlic, lemon, cheese bite. Very bland. If they don't upgrade the food here it won't last. There are too many other good restaurants in SB.

                                                                                                    8. D

                                                                                                      Daniel

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Wow wow wow! Our first time here and we loved it. I am a bit of a food snob and I can say this was the best Ribeye Steak I have ever had. The Yellowtail Crudo was delicious and the Shishito Peppers were served in beautiful style with a delightful sauce. The drinks were great and the service impeccable. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The food had such fantastic flavors, and our dessert was simply delicious. The service was also superb. We truly enjoyed our evening there.

                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Woweeeeeee the food here is terrible. Don’t be fooled by how pretty this place is. This is a dog and pony.

                                                                                                    11. G

                                                                                                      Girlsgetaway

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Everything was wonderful, but we were surprised that they didn't have any desserts available. We were celebrating our birthdays.

                                                                                                    12. BT

                                                                                                      BTSNAS

                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience1

                                                                                                      Food was good, service was good. The inside seating area has tile floors. Walls are wood and concrete. The ceiling is plaster and 20" tall. SUPER, SUPER loud. To combat noise they play club music louder. 4 of us gave up trying to have a conversation. Eat outside or don't go. The noise ruined the meal. Believe the Foley's will take care of this with acoustic noise buffers - so glad they are taking the place over. Also, the caesar salad presentation is interesting, but the plate they serve it with makes cutting the salad like a slip and slide. All of us lost the romaine head off the individual salad plate onto the table when cutting. Cut it up in the large bowl versus transferring. The Chef should offer salad plates that have texture on the bottom to minimize slippage. 1/2 of our salads were uneatable because of slipping off plates.

                                                                                                    13. l

                                                                                                      lisaa

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      The “fish and chips” was delicious! Excellent service and great location.

                                                                                                    14. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                      Didn’t have a great experience. Not a great atmosphere, very junior staff. Food was unimpressive and too ambitious. Would not return. We left before ordering main courses. Poor value

                                                                                                    15. k

                                                                                                      kaykay

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      35 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      35 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                      Service very uneven. Food does not live up to prices. Will not be rushing back.

                                                                                                    16. PT

                                                                                                      PatriciaT

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                      Food was terrible

                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted great. The riff on “fish and chips” a grilled cod with smashed potatoes was excellent. The peanut butter chocolate dessert was to die for! The hamachi appetizer was nice and fresh, but the sauce with it was a bit overpowering. Still it was a 5 star experience

                                                                                                    18. P

                                                                                                      Pdog

                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                      Disappointing experience. Booked a table indoors. Confirmed table indoors. Was seated outdoors at the entrance. Told no tables indoors yet others after us were seated indoors. Street noise loud. Food was so so. Filet was good, but pappardelle was bland. Cesar salad dressing tasted like ranch. Waiter was personable. Overall not a good value.

                                                                                                    19. MG

                                                                                                      MichaelG

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      My wife and I have yet to be disappointed dining @ Blackbird. We are locals and dined at this restaurant several times. Very attentive service in a beautiful restaurant setting with excellently prepared entrees and appetizers. Cocktails are also unique but very flavorful. Highly recommend this restaurant as dinner option in Santa Barbara

                                                                                                    20. JG

                                                                                                      JohnG

                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      This is a must-try place if you're in Santa Barbara!

                                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Exclusive

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Perfect for date night! Dim lighting, great atmosphere and amazing food and drinks. Service is impeccable!

                                                                                                    22. SB

                                                                                                      SarahB

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Lovely evening on the patio with other convivial foodies enjoying the food, ambiance and service. The chef is hugely creative and open to feedback. We will love to see what he invents next time we visit Santa Barbara.

                                                                                                    23. CD

                                                                                                      CityDinner

                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Very good quality dishes and extensive cocktail selection

                                                                                                    24. J

                                                                                                      James

                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                      The restaurant and the hotel are attractive. However, the food is extremely mediocre and the service haphazard. Most of the first and second courses ordered by our table of four had been prepared sometime in the past and badly reheated. Especially the mushroom papardelle was a huge disappointment: dry from reheating and overwhelmed by lemon that paired poorly with the mushrooms (which were leathery themselves). The server was more absent than present and seemed unconcerned that diners were leaving behind the majority of their meals, including a $50 over-cooked small piece of salmon. This is hotel food at its worst.

                                                                                                    25. JC

                                                                                                      JackC

                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                      Food was very good. Server was a little difficult to catch, had to flag him down at the end of the night. Which I think concerned the Manager, so she came to check on us. Otherwise everything was great.

                                                                                                    26. MB

                                                                                                      MokeB

                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Limited but good menu. Excellent food and service not to mention ambiance.

                                                                                                    27. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Excellent cocktails and great food! Very limited menu but great ambiance.

                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                      Limited New Years menu but good food.

                                                                                                    29. P

                                                                                                      Patricia

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                      overall2food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Our server, Jason, was great, but we went there for Xmas dinner, and its really just a bar. It had five main course and was out of one; one special. The special was good. My husband didn't like his hamburger. You would this The California Hotel would have a real, upscale restaurant. We should have checked the menu first; I just assumed, given the hotel, the restaurant would be fancy.

                                                                                                    30. AP

                                                                                                      AngelaP

                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                      The ambience was lovely. The food lacked a bit. We had the oysters. which my boyfriend enjoyed, The fish and chips was definitely not what we expected. It was a lovely chunk of grilled fish, with different surroundings of potatoes, which were not warm at all. perhaps placed there before the fish was beginning to cook. The fish was very nice.

                                                                                                    31. EA

                                                                                                      ErinA

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      There's not enough words to describe how great our Blackbird experience was. I took my boyfriend here for his 22nd birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better night. Our server Anthony was amazing and extremely personable. We got the Lamb shank and Smash burger as entrees and they were both mind blowing. Definitely recommend eating here the next chance you get.

                                                                                                    32. BB

                                                                                                      BarbB

                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Fun atmosphere and nice staff!

                                                                                                    33. JM

                                                                                                      JoMa

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                      overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Cocktails were a huge miss. Food was OK but the steak portion was insanely small (about 5 oz). Not a bug or diverse selection on the menu. This place was pretty dead for a Friday night and it's clear they need someone to take over and fix the menu and drinks. Ambience and service were good.

                                                                                                    34. PE

                                                                                                      PeterE

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                      Easy to change our reservations at the last minute! Friendly staff. Limited menu but what they served was very good!

                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Blackbirds was a perfect evening in all respects we are definitely coming back again. What is it called when you were dining in you feel at peace? That was blackbirds for us

                                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                      Food took FOREVER. Tiny portions, overpriced, fish dish very dry.

                                                                                                    37. E

                                                                                                      Eair

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great atmosphere and service

                                                                                                    38. JK

                                                                                                      JoyK

                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      so glad they're open again. Pricey, small portions. Lobster dish didn't have much lobster! Great server and ambience.

                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The hostess Sasha and waiter Anthony were phenomenal, the cuisine extraordinnary

                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                    Blackbird is rated 4.1 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                    Booked 20 times today
                                                                                                    Google Map for Blackbird

                                                                                                    36 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

                                                                                                    Dining areas

                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                      At the intersection of State and Mason Streets.

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      Santa Barbara

                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                      Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      Hotel Parking

                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                      One block from the Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                      Travis Watson

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                      (805) 882-0135

                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                      We are available for partial and full buyouts for up to 150 guests. Please contact us at sales@hotelcalifornian.com for more information.

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