Just ok. Service was very good. Chicken Marsala was good but the noodles that came with it were tossed with too much butter. None needed. Hubby had ravioli - had not been completely drained with water still in the sauce. Fresh but bland.
We had a party of 8 and were jammed into a table for 6. We arrived at noon and didn’t get our food until 1:10pm. Thai was after I had to get up and chase down the waiter to take our order. Ordered chicken oarm and received eggplant parm. Ordered regular fries and got sweet potato fries. Half of our party got cold food. Terrible experience and won’t be back. It was embarrassing that I had recommended it. UCSB graduation lunch that was spoiled.
Great food, ambiance cool and old school
Frankie gave professional and expeditious service
Food was good but portions were off. Restaurant had just opened about a half hour before we arrived and they were not prepared to serve. Kitchen was still trying to get it together. Despite minor set backs, food was tasty and service was great. I have a feeling dinner here is really good. Lunch got off to a rocky start but ended well. My only negative would be the bread they serve is cold. Warming the bread would have elevated the experience.
Took too long to get service. Food was cold and my date found a piece of plastic in her salad.
Excellent outdoor eating space with nice heaters for chilly evenings. Good Italian food. And cocktails.
Lovely evening outdoor dining, only negative was heater was not available for us when it got cool in the evening
First positive. The setting outside on State Street is delightful. Music, twinkling party lights. But the service is abysmal. The server brought the wrong cocktails. The wait between being seated and ordering was unacceptably delayed. Similarly we waited and waited for our dinners. After 9 pm came and went without dinner, we settled our bill for drinks and left without eating dinner. Disappointing to say the least.
It was nice weather for Al fresco dining. Observing the people walking around. Also, a live band playing outdoors just a few stores away that was refreshing. Have some food a little wine as enjoy.
The outside seating at this place is actually very nice. However, I was on a business trip and therefore by myself. I enjoy sitting outside, enjoying good food on a nice evening and just observing or enjoying the view. I had specifically requested high top seating if available. I do understand the host not wanting to place me at a 7-top (even though my they never filled up the entire time I was there), but to put me in a corner (i.e. the equivalent of next to the bathroom) simply because I am a party of one is not my expectation of good customer service. The food was good and the service after that was good as well.
The food was awesome! Our waiter was so efficient and friendly as well as the whole staff!
Service was nice. Good horrible. None of us could even eat it. Value nonexistent. $100.00 per person including one bottle of wine. Will never go back.
Service was good, food average. We were seated indoors upon request with no problem.
Amazing experience for a first date. Loved the atmosphere.
With the reservations, we were seated right away. Drinks and bread bowl were brought out in ample time. However, entrees took about an hour to come out from when we ordered and in between that time our server came to check on the table only once. Food was fair and our server was very nice. Nice atmosphere to people watch. I would come again but I cannot say that Chase Restaurant will be at the top of my list.
Excellent experience! The food was amazing! We'll definitely be back!
Food was okay. Alfredo sauce was separating. Drinks were good.
A little tough with the toad closed in front and my mother needing to use a walker. They list it as ADA compliant but the handicap access all has stairs. I have no idea what disabled driver would do.
If you are looking for bad service this is the place
The service was slow; it took us over two hours to finish dinner because of the wait between courses.
The outdoor setting was chilly. They definitely need more heat equipment on a cool Santa Barbara evening.
The food was okay, not outstanding. We both had the snapper piccata, which was a bit soupy, not the way we remember it. My Caesar salad was made with mayonnaise and seemed rather routine, or maybe sub-routine.
The Chase seems to be coasting on its older reputation and is just skating along.
A Santa Barbara institution that is sadly past its prime. It was a poor start when they brought a bread basket of grocery store French bread. The mussels were very good, but the rest of the meal was disappointing. Service from the bar was extremely slow.
Too many good places in Santa Barbara to waste a dining experience here.
Super great experience with good ambiance and great food with friendly service.
Great Birthday dinner. Thanks!
Been to the Chase many times over the years, the first being our first date over 40 years ago. If not for the nostalgia and location we may not enjoy it so much. Our servers were great but the food is only OK. We really want to love this spot but just don’t.
Beautiful setting and great food but we were seated at a table that had not been assigned to a food server. We sat for a long time before flagging someone to take our order and then waited another 30 minutes for our food. It was a special occasion so it was just disappointing. Others were served quickly so our experience may not be typical.
We were in town for the evening and were looking for a restaurant close to our hotel that had a solid menu, great cocktails and ambiance. Chase delivered!! We were able to sit inside and out server Sean was fantastic. We had the lasagna, chicken parmigiana and the Carbonara. All were delicious without overdoing it. Great value as well. We will definitely be back.
The food was terrible and it took way too long to arrive!
Great service, food and vibe...our favorite restaurant in SB.
food wonderful, music fabulous...made our evening!!! Sat outside....perfect
My friends b-day my
Veal was good. Service was fine. Server wanted to give us a check before asking if we wanted dessert which we did. Caesar was excellent.Penne Carbona only mediocre. Over meal was fine.
Vacation dinner recommended by online options.
Outdoors and comfortable. Generous Servings.
tres bon restaurant
Terrific local favorite, great pastas and appetizers.
Very friendly staff and great service. I will definitely come back.
Nice location, kid friendly, food is OK but nothing special.
Took 45 minutes to get our appetizer and an hour to get our entree. This was a Monday night not a weekend. No apology and the manager never came out to address where our food was. Nothing was comped on the bill and to make matters worse they charged me 1.50 for meat sauce for my ravioli which came out partially cold. The ambiance is excellent. The service and communication needs a lot of work. Maybe we went on a bad night for them I have no idea but the food wasn’t good enough to justify waiting an hour to get it.
Horrible waitress, forgot our appetizers, uncooked main dishes
Chase Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.
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.