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Coast & Olive, Santa Barbara, CA
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Coast & Olive

4.5
4.5
514 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Coast & Olive is located in the historic Montecito Inn providing an exquisite mix of Italian, French and Mediterranean cuisine.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 690-3920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vicente Torres

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Cross street

    Olive Mill Rd.

  • Parking details

    Free Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join our NEW Happy Hour with new items and special prices!!

What 514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

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  1. CF

    CadenceF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kiwi Martini to start ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beef Carpaccio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pesto Gnocchi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Warm cookie skillet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Drinks and food so good! Desserts are a bit basic for the fabulousness of the rest of the menu.
  2. B

    Beachgal

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An area favorite, especially for their brunch❣️ Menu had a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch items and many “specialties.😋 Service was great and server was helpful and attentive! Indoor and outdoor seating available. The Crabcake Benedict with avocado was delicious.😋 Another appreciated feature is valet covered parking for your car❣️ A great choice for any occasion😍
  3. JE

    JEDL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    There was no mention of a mandatory Prix Fixe menu on Christmas Day which was extremely disappointing, especially as someone with medical food restrictions. We stayed because there were so few restaurants open. The food was extremely mediocre especially given the $145 prix fixe price. I won't go back.
  4. GB

    GaryB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Resteraunt. Very attentive staff. Atmosphere was spot on
  5. W

    Wallyp

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    This was my third or fourth time at Coast and Olive and despite excellent service the food was an utter disappointment. It’s hard to believe a chef would do this but my chicken parmigiana was literally burnt and they tried to hide it with sauce and served it to me anyway. I didn’t want to complain at the time and in front of my guests but this was terrible and unacceptable. There is no way the chef didn’t know that I was served burnt food. The amount one pays here means this kind of thing should never happen. I would carefully audit the methodology of the kitchen team from that night.
  6. GB

    GBTR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The grilled chicken parmesan was tasteless - like boiled chicken. It was covered with a layer of tasteless cheese and a couple of slices of tomato that produced a watery mess. Our table was a few tables away from the door, but the cold draft every time the door opened was quite unpleasant. The food was about room temperature when it arrived, and quickly turned cold.
  7. S

    Snagmann

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. They overbooked, and despite reservation for our anniversary dinner, we had to wait. They did buy us a round of drinks though. Everything was very nice, except the noise level.
  8. DP

    DonnaP

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner here! Service was great, server was knowledgeable about food and drinks, cocktails soooo good!
  9. CR

    CharmaineR

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great menu! Food cooked to perfection, particularly the haricot vert which most restaurants serve practically raw.
  10. KX

    KXSi

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great location! Varied menu including my favorite dish: lobster gnocchi!
  11. OM

    OliviaMorales

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Came here for dinner tonight to celebrate my grandpa's birthday. I booked an inside table as I knew it would be quite chilly on the patio, when we arrived the hostess told us there were no inside tables. We were quite confused and frustrated as we specifically reserved an inside table. For our drinks, I order the Syrah and my mother ordered a vodka soda. However, we both tasted it and there seemed to be no vodka in the drink. For our appetizers we ordered the brussels sprouts and the tempura cauliflower, both were excellent. For our entrees, I ordered the chicken kale salad and my sister and mother ordered the chicken cobb. Both were okay. Mine was missing three main ingredients---bacon, red onion, and goat cheese. Their's was missing red onion. The cornbread croutons were also quite dry. When it was time for dessert, I went inside and reminded the hostess we were celebrating my grandfather's birthday (we made a note in open table) and asked if he could relay it to my server. The hostess failed to communicate with our server so I personally asked our server to bring out a dessert as it was my grandfather's birthday and he failed to do so (we didn't mind paying for it, just wanted something special so we could sing to him). Overall disappointed with the lack of communication amongst staff and inconsistency in the food. The wait time to get the food was also extremely long but didn't mind as much since the ambiance was nice.
  12. WP

    WilliamP

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Waaaay too loud! I will not be back unless I find out something has been done to mitigate this. Modest prices are appropriate for modest quality.

    Coast & OliveResponded on November 26, 2022Hi William, I am sorry to hear about your visit the other night. Your feedback is valuable as we are always seeking to improve the overall quality of food, ambiance and service at Coast & Olive. If you have a free moment, please feel free to give me a call at the restaurant or reach out to me via email at chris@coastandolive.c o m so I can better understand the details of your experience. Thanks for your time! - Chef Chris General Manager Coast & Olive

  13. B

    Barbara

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    There were a couple of service missteps that were quickly resolved. I'd rate the food we had as 2/3 pretty good and 1/3 barely good. Drinks were excellent. Ambience was nice, but a little on the loud and bright side. Overall, I'd rate as good, just not as 'special' as I had hoped.

    Coast & OliveResponded on November 21, 2022Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for dining with us! At Coast & Olive, we are always working on quality improvement with food and service and your feedback is extremely important! If you have a free moment, I would love to hear about your experience as well as the dishes you ordered. My email address is chris@coastandolive.c o m Thanks for your time! Warm Regards, Chef Chris General Manager Coast & Olive

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We thought the service was very slow and the food very ordinary for the prices they were charging. I would not eat there again.

    Coast & OliveResponded on November 21, 2022Hello, Thank you for dining with us! I am sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Your feedback is valuable to us and helps us improve quality of food and service. If you have a free moment, I would love to hear more about your visit and make things right. My email address is chris@coastandolive.c o m. Thank you for your time! -Chef Chris General Manager Coast & Olive

  15. n

    notafoodiebutlikegoodfood

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated 2 birthdays at coast and olive and went to a show at the Grenada theater afterwards. The food was great, menu was appealing to all of us and the service was great too.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed our lunch at Coast & Olive. The blackened halibut sandwich was really good, but it was the warm gooey chocolate dessert topped with ice cream that was beyond delicious!. Service was excellent and the space is casually elegant enhanced by high windows that let in a lot of natural light. We look forward to our next meal at Coast & Olive.
  17. PD

    PatriciaD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Thank you for the good service. We are locals and we had never been before. Kuddos to Nick our waiter and the rest of the staff.
  18. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy this restaurant, each time I tend to try something different because of how predictable good every dish is prepared. Great service 👏
  19. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love this restaurant but love it even more with the changes in the menu.
  20. CG

    ColletteG

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped here for brunch on 11/6 and had a wonderful time. Our server was personable and attentive and each dish we ordered was fantastic. I especially appreciated that they could turn most of their cocktails into mocktails. I would happily go back and would recommend this brunch to anyone looking for delicious food and a upscale vibe.
  21. JV

    JulieV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All great! Super nice staff. The gal forgot our soup order but comped us a lovely glass of wine and an Irish coffee— classy and appreciated!
  22. m

    maliburon

    Los Angeles

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great service...need to work on getting order out correctly....twice we have had problems with their getting food done correctly...they were very gracious about it but it still needs some work...we will try again in a few weeks.
  23. CE

    CleanEating

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was pretty good but the atmosphere needs work. Lights (especially ceiling cans) should be dimmed by 5:30 or 6pm. Server was great! Friendly and good at her job.
  24. I

    Ilikefoodfoodisgood

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coast & Olive was phenomenal in every way. Great drinks, great service, great selection, and great food. They had a good selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes along with those for omnivores. I had some of the best diver scallops I've ever had there and my wife had a delicious avocado risotto. I will definitely return to try more menu items.
  25. KM

    KatM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Some of the new menu items need to be perfected; many of the older offerings were fine. The service was very good and the diningroom pleasant.
  26. H

    Harper

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I'm not sure what's happened, but it took an hour to get our appetizer, and then another 20 minutes to get our food. Watched staff standing around, so unsure if it was a kitchen issue or a staff issue. Unfortunate, because we used to really enjoy this place.
  27. S

    Stella

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, reasonably priced and great outdoor seating area. Looking forward to next visit.
  28. t

    tjkid8

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and Happy Hour menu. Our waiter Lorenzo was helpful on menu selection. Nice wine pour and martini’s.
  29. SZ

    SueZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect anniversary celebration at Coast & Olive. It couldn't have been any better. Good food, good service and wonderful ambience. Loved it!
  30. P

    Pami4jc

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    My high school reunion weekend
  31. SF

    SantaFe2

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mellow outdoor dining on Coast Village Road. We’re told they’re expanding the menu soon to include flatbreads and more deserts. Yummy sides. Trout almandine excellent! Good liquor selection. Bonus: much better prices than Lucky’s next door.
  32. GM

    Goody4Me

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from arrival to departure was epic. Great service, great food, amazing cocktails.
  33. BS

    BetsySB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This is such a pleasant restaurant and the gazpacho and the trout are fantastic. However, both the risotto and the eggplant Parmesan were very bland. The service is excellent. I think if you order carefully, you’ll be happy.
  34. KG

    KatherinetheGr8

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. The popcorn was a real highlight!!
  35. 1

    14yrcouple

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and excellent wine and appetizers! Definitely a great meeting place for conversation.
  36. B

    Bcincarp

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, attentive and helpful service, well seasoned and beautifully plated food. Inventive cocktail menu. Many menu choices - it was hard to select one item! The prices are good and serving sizes were generous. ( we both could not finish our meal). A Fabulous place for lunch.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food in a nice atmosphere and great service at this local drop in spot. Varied menu, awesome cocktails.
  38. JM

    JulieM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to escape the heat wave and Coast and Olive has A/C so it was a perfect choice. The ambiance, food and drinks were wonderful and we had terrific service from our server, Ryan. Plan to return soon.
  39. SH

    StacyH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    When we arrived the hostess repeatedly said we didn’t have a reservation. Even after I showed her the emailed confirmation. We did get seated but it was uncomfortable and uncalled for.
  40. F

    Foodie

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch location with outdoor seating on a beautiful sunny day. Favorites: blue crab cake Benny & smoked salmon Benny.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Coast & Olive using the Order Online button. Coast & Olive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 690-3920.

Coast & Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Coast & Olive

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Olive Mill Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vicente Torres

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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