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Chase Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA

Chase Restaurant

4.4
4.4
742 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chase Restaurant, a Santa Barbara institution since 1979, is conveniently located at 1012 State Street in the Theater district and showcases a classic elegant Italian décor with an intimate interior bar and an outside patio with high top seating overlooking State Street. Chase Restaurant features the finest meat, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as traditional Italian desserts. Signature dishes include Chicken Piccata served with Fettuccini Alfredo, Eggplant Parmigiana, Veal Valle de Ostra, Penne Carbonara and many more. This warm, romantic Italian restaurant offers a global wine list boasting many Santa Barbara wines which are curated to pair with the bold, rich flavors of classic Italian fare. Custom cocktails featuring spirits blended with seasonal ingredients as well as Italian and craft beer are offered as well. There is free parking in the rear of the restaurant off Anacapa Street.


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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 965-4351
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    Up to 70 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Carrillo St.
  • Parking details
    We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St. 75min complimentary parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 742 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Kid-friendly

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

742 Reviews
  1. Carrie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We loved this place.

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  2. Bmonk

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very good meal, great waiter Nick. Love this restaurant!

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  3. Jean

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a long time happy Chase customer. That’s why I’m sad/mad about what happened last night. We made reservations for an early dinner at six o’clock, arrived on time, and we two elderly women were seated after about five minutes. Fine. Enjoyed our dinner and wine. Our table for two was at the rear of the restaurant between two large booths each containing many diners. We finished our main course but were still drinking our wine and having our dessert when the waiter brought our check. We signed it, giving a 20% tip. Shortly thereafter, while we were still enjoying the last of our wine, the waiter approached us saying he hoped we would vacate our table as there were persons “with reservations” who needed our table! He was kicking us out! Of course, nothing was said to or about the neighboring tables full of people. I plan to call management and discuss the situation.

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  4. ScotD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food, experience. Parking is a pain unless you know your way around SB

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    No soup although on the menu. Server failed to respond to 2 request ( heater/ brand of beer)

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  6. clorud

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner party and enjoyed our evening. We will definitely be back!.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming to this restaurant since I was a child. The best eggplant Parmesan ever.

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  8. MotoBella

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1) Love how easy it is to make reservations with Open Table, so thanks for the option! 2) It was a Tues eve and kind of early, so the place only had a couple people, but more rolled in as the eve went on. Music was great, not too loud, so our party of 5 could hear while talking to each other over the table. 3) Luis was our server and he was fabulous! Prompt and friendly with our drink orders, appetizers and main dishes. 4) The food is fresh and delicious - hands down (up?) they serve my very favorite chicken piccata & fettuccine alfredo - it is così buono!!! The others all loved their meals as well, and if it's your thing, absolutely don't miss the brussel sprout appetizer! The new owners have done a great job bringing the place up to date w/out losing an ounce of it's historic charm. Staff is friendly and accommodating from the front door all the way to the kitchen. Kudos all around and we'll definitely be back soon.

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  9. Charliem

    Greater Boston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting the area and this place came highly recommended. Food and service was excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly. Really enjoy the location

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  10. ChrisJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fettuccini alfredo ever!! Excellent food and service.

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  11. hammertime

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bustling and friendly restaurant with gorgeous Italian food. Bring a hearty appetite!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time!! Thank you for always being consistent😊

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  13. DocB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A traditional Italian themed restaurant. As an infrequent alcohol consumer I found speciality drinks a bit pricy but there was no skimping on the alcohol content. We four guests all enjoyed our meals. Server was attentive. We finished with spumoni ice cream. We have added this to our list of restaurant choices.

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  14. LynneH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & attentive service. Chase is our favorite restaurant on State Street!

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  15. Melly

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vibe, food and service Will definitely be back

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  16. PattiW

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening at the Chase. The service was fantastic . Food was delicious !

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  17. RonY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we have visited your restaurant and was referred to you by a friend who raved about your food. You did not disappoint. Service was beyond good. Food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and a lovely authentic Italian restaurant.

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  19. KARENP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and atmosphere. Drinks were good too.

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  20. Bmarch

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great festive atmosphere food was really good, as was service. Prices seem a bit higher than I remember, but that’s everywhere . Really enjoyed it.

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  21. RickC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm not a longtime diner at Chase and I note many reviews compare current to prior food, drinks, service, many of those things not measuring up to history. I find the ambiance festive and the staff service good. I like the food but have no yardstick to measure against olden times. Prices are what prices are. It's a fun place to share a meal.

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  22. TerryQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service... Outside dining was great

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  23. RussC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to visit the Chase during the holidays - love the inside decorations - although missed the flying Santa and reindeers. Still a must experience during December. The new owners have definitely created an upgrade with the food. Chicken Parmigiana is really, really good - always was but now even better!

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  24. Nick

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here a few years back and like most of my friends raved about this restaurant. However our most recent visit was disappointing. The cheese on the lasagna was warm but not melted and gooey like it should. The sauce tasted canned. The Linguini and Clams had 4 nice large clams and the rest was canned chopped petite clam pieces. That is not like it used to be and we would probably never go back. Sauces were not freshly made. Staff was a little busy so we had to ask the manager to help us with appetizer plates, more water etc

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Chase has been a tradition for years whenever we visit from Las Vegas!!

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  26. KK70

    Anchorage

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was exceptionally slow. Food is good, but nothing noteworthy. Cocktails are nice but at least 40% higher than other options that are arguably even more tasty. Went for the holiday ambience and they forgot to turn the music on until we were finishing our dinner. Overall a pretty bland experience.

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  27. normano

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent and prompt service. Food presentation excellent and delicious

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible food. Had the garlic bread, 3 cheese Flatbread, and pumpkin ravioli. All decent sized portions, but all just meh. Barely ate our food, wasn't worth even pretending.

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  29. Brandi

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick was an outstanding server and made our experience very special. Nicole was also very warm and welcoming. We loved the holiday decor and the food was very tasty! My family and I were so happy that we chose this restaurant to celebrate the holidays together.

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  30. LynneH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chase is our favorite restaurant on State Street. It was a beautiful night to sit outside with a firepit in the middle of the table! Chase was a sponsor for our band concert at the SB Art Museum earlier in the evening! Thank you!! Service, food, ambiance were excellent!!

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  31. JamieP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They accommodated us early. Seemed to take a bit to get our drinks. Then the appetizer and entrees came up within minutes of each other. It wasn’t busy so it didn’t have to feel rushed. The food was very good, we had mostly pasta dishes. Seemed a bit overpriced, cocktails $20, entrees $30+. I hope they make it, SB is a rough market. Very nice Christmas decorations, felt like old school Little Italy in NYC. Definitely recommend.

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  32. jeffg

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was hoping for at least some food-related upgrades following the change in ownership--unfortunately, still the same incomprehensible menu (no, Italian food doesn't come with a side of pickles), food quality (overcooked pasta and steak that was tougher than leather). I really wanted to like the "new" Chase but still can't figure-out how it has survived for as long as it has. I guess like other old-time SB spots, it's "I've been in town 100 years" type crowd keeps it afloat. Ambiance was solid as usual but cocktail was not close to as good as drink competition like Joe's or Harry's. Service was ok/not inspired. I had not been there in like 10 years and absolutely nothing--unfortunately--has changed. I will not be back...ever.

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  33. RJbb

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We not impressed with the service this time. Ambiance is great. Overpriced theses days too.

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  34. JudyandStanG

    Central Coast

    217 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Lots has changed. Happily the sparkling lights have been updated and shine with the same welcoming warmth. Sadly, the prices have increased significantly, with subtractions from the entree side dishes. No bread and oil. Salad is no longer included (but may be requested for an additional charge). The good news is the recipe for our favorite chicken picatta is as wonderful as ever--so very glad. And the fettuccini Alfredo remains delicious and an included side. Chase has been a favorite of our family for decades. We shall return and recommend it, but beware and prepare for a significant cost increase, plus an additional surprise surcharge which appears on the bill).

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  35. Margo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Thank goodness they were open! We had the turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Best turkey I have ever had! The ambience was festive and the servers were great! So happy we stopped here on our road trip!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic place! We had the best time and loved the festive holiday decorations. A Thanksgiving to remember! 

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  37. ellenh

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. Great server, I believe he's a bartender too. Staff were great. Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner.

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  38. SherylS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, comfortable tables and great service. Walking distance to the Lobero Theater so great place for a pre show dinner!

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  39. Tony

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Carborara was fabulous and Bolognese was sub standard. I think they need to update their online prices to current costs, especially on the cocktails. The specialty cocktails were about 50% higher than I found online.

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  40. Iain

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good experience, despite the restaurant being very busy when we arrived and also dealing with a queue of walk-ins. We had a drink at the bar and were sat down at our table within 10 mins. Classic Italian food, we had bruschetta to share then a chicken Milanese and a chicken parmigiana for mains. Most enjoyable, as was the Gavi and Barbera wines. If you like Italian food you will like it here.

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FAQs

Chase Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 965-4351.

Chase Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chase Restaurant

1012 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carrillo St.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St. 75min complimentary parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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