Chase Restaurant

3.9
470 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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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
service
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ambience
3.8
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Yaaaaaaay
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was amazing! We'll definitely be back!

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GloriaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay. Alfredo sauce was separating. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you are looking for bad service this is the place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crew!

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MichaelO
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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viphappydiner
Portland
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great experience with good ambiance and great food with friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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.

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SeannahR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was terrible and it took way too long to arrive!

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LisaD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and vibe...our favorite restaurant in SB.

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Willy
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

food wonderful, music fabulous...made our evening!!! Sat outside....perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My friends b-day my

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Rickswim
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipMaryS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Vacation dinner recommended by online options.
Outdoors and comfortable. Generous Servings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tres bon restaurant

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vipScottD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific local favorite, great pastas and appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great service. I will definitely come back.

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vipFrenchrunner
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice location, kid friendly, food is OK but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

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.

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MalloryE
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Horrible waitress, forgot our appetizers, uncooked main dishes

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vipTandC
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had only had lunch at Chase many years ago and it was unremarkable. But not this dinner! Two of the most delectable entrees in a long time anywhere (except Oppi'z just up the street). Rich, tastebud-filling sensations in both. The Frenched Pork was a thick slab seasoned just right, and the Capellini (Angel Hair) Puttanesca had a delightful zing. Would definitely return to Chase for more.

MP
vipMichaelP
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Chase is always good food and gret cocktails. For the first time the service was not great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall. A really good experience. Flatbread was alright, as was the salad, but the Chicken Picotta and Penne Carbonara were fantastic.

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Clc7
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in some of the drink orders, even the length of time it took to get them versus how fast the apps and food got out. Tasty food, came out really fast....had to ask a few times to get someone to turn the heater on. Overall pretty standard but not extraordinary.

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Paul
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great as usual, but the service was really, really slow. All new servers and host - not as friendly as it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Overall, very average food. My soup and side veggies were not warm...not close to hot. I got the salmon and it was over cooked. My son got the pasta with vodka sauce which was fairly good. Service was slow, but I think they were understaffed due to Covid. I understand this! All and all, just an average meal.

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

Food was delicious!! Highly recommend.

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Arlyb
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I downloaded my $25.00 MasterCard rewards card as I had points that were going to expire. I clicked on the $25.00 underneath the time I wanted to be seated. Wehada wonderful meal , however, when I presented the master card redemption $25 reward I was told that it was denied. I have written to Open Table several times and have not received a response.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down THE best Italian food I have ever had. When I come back to Santa Barbara I will make sure I make another reservation.

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LoriM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a very windy day. Otherwise the ambiance was fine.

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4strings4ian
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service. Seemed as though the restaurant was understaffed. We were seated and then waited 20 minutes for someone to approach and greet us.

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sarahf
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks were very tasty. Our server was the perfect amount of attentive. I was worried about sitting outside, but they had gas lamps that kept the area warm. The only complaint I have is that we made a reservation and we had to wait 30 min after our reservation time.

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StevenB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was sub-par.... even after I complained about the sub-par service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This was not a good experience tonight. I think the waitress was overwhelmed. She didn’t come check on us or bring bread after a long time. It took a very long to get our meals and several came cold. There were no apologies or explanation for the poor service. Very disappointing experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Steak underdone. When sent back, it was finished with a torch, rather than the grill. 90 minutes from initial order to appetizer. Only thing that made the situation palatable was our waiter, who was just as frustrated as we were.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Meals took hours and arrived cold

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LynnR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food (entrees) took about an hour to arrive. Way too long when you are sitting outdoors in the cold.

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Chase Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

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