Coast & Olive
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A perfectly decent place to eat. We ate a bit later, and service was definitely off. Food was fine but nothing to write home about. Seemed pricey for what we got; but that is everything in the area. Bartender made a really nice Old Fashioned.
All around a great experience. Food is always good.
An absolute gem! The menu is eclectic enough and traditional enough, the service superb, and the chef is obviously brilliant.
My wife and I live a few blocks away and wanted to try the restaurant. The food is tremendous, service is great and we would list it as one of our top three in santa Barbara. Great to have such a wonderful option close to our home. Definitely will be back!
Great food. Lots of choices. Salmon and pork chop where both great! Service was friendly and prompt.
Disappointed. Slow service. Party of four. All food overcooked. Really sad to report.
We enjoyed the outside. Drea and her trainee Carlos could NOT have been better. Drinks were great. Pop corn was interesting but needed more spice! Our Caesars only had about 1/2 teaspoon of Parmesan but the white anchovies were outstanding. We had the short rib, chicken, halibut and salad Nicoise. All excellent! I’m coming back for the halibut. Thank you for the free chocolate birthday tart. Great experience. Give Drea a raise!
great neighorhood place for dinner that is dependable.
Excellent food and service
Went for our anniversary the menu had many options. Our waitress was nice and attentive. I wanted more clarification on a dish and the manager was great in explaining the dish. He made the dietary modifications I needed to be able to eat the dish. The service was excellent but never felt rushed.Hope to return next time we visit Santa Barbara.
Excellent crab cake Benedict
Our dinner was delicious and the service was also great. I highly recommend their brussel sprouts as an appetizer, but it is on the larger side. We were four so it was the perfect amount. We also enjoyed some delicious entrees; we had the trout, the filet, the risotto and the truffle parpadelle. All are a must try, you won’t go wrong with any of these! For dessert we had the peach tart and the cheesecake, which were a lovely ending to our dinner. We also want to thank Eric for his attentiveness! We will definitely be dining here again.
Food: Caesar salad - quite good, a bit over-dressed. Dip duo - both quite good. Crab Risotto - mushy, not very flavorful. Lobster Gnocchi - lobster overcooked and didn't taste right. Service was very friendly but slow-ish (clearly understaffed). A bit noisy sitting so close to street, but that is the norm now.
Great service and delicious, well prepared food.
LOVED this restaurant - Had the bib lettuce and stone fruit salad with hazelnut and goat cheese… It was fabulous and the Dungeness crab risotto - great bar - one of our favorite
I have dined with you 3 times this month. Love the food.
Only complaint is that Bar service is a bit slow.
I have only used outside tables. Indoors has reputation of being
I was disappointed that I was not given a table outside even though I had requested one. When we arrived we were told there were no tables outside but the next guest that arrived after me was given a table outside. The fish was over cooked. Our waiter is what saved the night.
Our server Monica was not very attentive. We stayed at The Montecito Inn last month for 5 nights, of which we ate here 3 of the 5. We loved the experience. This time, however, the service was poor and the food was just ok.
Limited brunch menu on the Sunday we are there. We have gluten allergy and little to offer other than egg dishes .
Our server Shannon was really nice. The food is subpar.
Seth was enthusiastic and attentive. His support staff made sure that we were all well taken care of. The food was delicious!
Came here for a birthday brunch. The food was absolutely delicious. Had the blue crab cake Benedict and smoked salmon Benedict. Both outstanding. Will be back next time we’re in town!
First time visiting Coast & Olive, absolutely splendid experience. The food was amazing, service and ambiance. Highly recommend a visit.
Coast and Olive is a gem in Montecito. The service is outstanding and the food is wonderful. Everyone I have taken there enjoys it very much.
Great service and our meals were delicious. Lovely setting even on the street.
We chose to sit outside so understood it would be noisy with traffic. Food was excellent and service was good. it is a little pricy.
Wonderful restaurant in the heart of Montecito simply loved it !!
Good place, good food and outstanding staff!
I booked an outdoor table via Open Table and received a confirmation. When we arrived at the restaurant we were about 25 minutes early and were seated inside - not outside. I reminded the hostess that the reservation was for an outdoor table - of which there were at least 3 empty ones. She brought the manager over who told us that the outdoor tables were on a first come first serve basis. However - that is not what the Open Table site said. Open Table distinctly said that INDOOR seating was on a first come basis. My friend was not happy with the managers attitude and wanted to leave - but I insisted on staying. Within 5 minutes the manager came to the table and offered to move us to the outdoor table - which by now, there were at least 5 empty tables. I've been to Coast & Olive three times before and never had an issue booking a reservation via Open Table. I wish the experience had been better for my friend. .....But despite the drama - the food was delicious.
Popcorn and fresh baked bread to get your appetite started. Duo dip paired with Montejito was a great introduction. We enjoyed the Truffle Pappardelle pasta dish and Wagyu Steak. The chocolate tart didn’t disappoint as well. Come and you’ll enjoy the ambiance and hospitality of the servers and your meal. Thank you Coast and Olive.
Loved the vegan salad, trout and salmon.
Traffic can be loud in the outdoor setting.
I ordered a burger medium with Mayo. It came well done with no Mayo. However the fries were well above average and in good quantity.
Our server was so enthusiastic and just delightful. He could not have been more helpful and his joyful spirit added to our overall experience. Food was amazing too!
Amazing food and attentive service, without being obtrusive.
The food was amazing! Pasta extraordinare. Our waitperson "Drea" was wonderfully friendly and helpful. Sitting outside, the only downside was street noise, but the food and fun drinks made it great.
We thought there was a good variety of choices on the menu. Everything we ordered was fresh, well presented and delicious. The staff was particularly helpful and cheery. We felt the menu was well priced. We had a delightful evening.
We had a family dinner outside at Coast and Olive. Really wonderful staff, great food and a fun location. We would definitely return and recommend Coast and Olive to friends.
Excellent food. Excellent friendly service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was spot-on with all her recommendations. Though, I believe we could have ordered anything on the menu and it would have been fantastic. A great dining experience.
We sat in the outside dining area close to the street but hardly noticed the cars driving by. We will be returning to Coast & Olive the next time we visit Montecito.
Strange menu and no specials. Some excellent dishes and some fair dishes. Would have to sample more items before deciding on recommending.
This place has great ambience. Everyone enjoyed his/her dish, even my 5 and 7 year olds! It is true, like other previous reviews, the hostess is not the most friendliest. We were told that all the out door seatings are booked and we were not specific about my seating choice when we made the reservation. The truth is, I don’t think you can request outdoor seating through OpenTable app. Anyhow, our waitress was nice and friendly and the food was delicious!
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 312 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.