Coast & Olive

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 312 people are saying
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vipJonathanB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All around a great experience. Food is always good.

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Robin
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem! The menu is eclectic enough and traditional enough, the service superb, and the chef is obviously brilliant.

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BillE
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mary
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lots of choices. Salmon and pork chop where both great! Service was friendly and prompt.

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vipaimeek
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointed. Slow service. Party of four. All food overcooked. Really sad to report.

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jleetahoe
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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billh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great neighorhood place for dinner that is dependable.

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vipPatrickD
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipTruckeelover
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipRobertE
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent crab cake Benedict

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipgetinmybelly
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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MsSmith
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious, well prepared food.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Montecito Restaurants.

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melissad
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

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.

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JeniferI
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited brunch menu on the Sunday we are there. We have gluten allergy and little to offer other than egg dishes .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our server Shannon was really nice. The food is subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seth was enthusiastic and attentive. His support staff made sure that we were all well taken care of. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Coast & Olive, absolutely splendid experience. The food was amazing, service and ambiance. Highly recommend a visit.

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JillR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLikesgoodfood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and our meals were delicious. Lovely setting even on the street.

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TANSB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Rich
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of Montecito simply loved it !!

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JonB
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place, good food and outstanding staff!

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RandallT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipLynnR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSheilaH
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the vegan salad, trout and salmon.
Traffic can be loud in the outdoor setting.

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FrankW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipmagoo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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HansP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and attentive service, without being obtrusive.

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vipCary
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipMaryH
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WalterL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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James
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCoreywb
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Strange menu and no specials. Some excellent dishes and some fair dishes. Would have to sample more items before deciding on recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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 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.