Coast & Olive

4.5
294 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 294 people are saying
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JeniferI
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
11 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
14 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
4 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
24 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
71 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The staff that greeted us was very rude and exasperated when we didn’t want to sit at the indoor table. This was my second experience with a rude hostess at this restaurant. The food was good, certainly not amazing. For the price I expected more. The ambiance was beautiful and our server Saul was wonderful.

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BethR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and server were fantastic. We had a early 5:15pm reservation for a 25th anniversary, and even though there were many tables available outside we were told they were full. Our table was against a post and our chairs were literally 8 inches behind people sitting in the bar stools. Very noisy and people sitting right on top of you. Not the intimate anniversary dinner I was hoping for. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, drinks, and service - A+. The bar seating - not so much - and there were still tables outside empty when we left….

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was very happy with the food but the service and the cocktails still need a little work. The hostess was sweet but seemed disorganized and seated all the incoming tables in the same section instead of spreading them evenly through the dining room. Our waiter was trying his best but several groups were seated back to back in his section so our party of two was kind of left out. The food was hot and flavorful and we were happy but the drinks were very watery and bland. Would go back again but just because the food was so good.

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vipSbroadhog
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch location, good menu variety, seating either indoors or curbside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sunday brunch- crab cake Benedict = one hard boiled egg and one properly poached egg + Crab cakes absolutely 100% cold inside. One order of salmon guacamole toast = forgotten & missed by kitchen. Coffee order forgotten. Bottomless mimosas ordered and because the kitchen failed so miserably the waitress seemed overwhelmed and never made it back until we were ready for the check. The restaurant did adjust the check accordingly, but frankly I’d rather have a better experience than a discount. A sad start to a birthday. Manager never checked on us, not even after the 3rd or 4th fail. Kind of sad really.

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vipeatsoutalot
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordinary food, a few dishes are quite good. Service was fine after we finally got a servers attention. A lot of help standing around doing nothing, waiting for water glasses to need refilling. Outside ambiance is quiet pleasant though a real floor to voter what was the street would have been nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great spot for our bachelorette dinner!

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ShuZu
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crabcake benedict is divine! Felipe was an ever -attentive waiter—the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Lovely spot ambiance and service
Sadly food was very very poor for brunch.

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AES22
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your staff has great energy and the food presentation was nothing short of a piece of artwork!

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vipColleenM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our bartender (also our server) was great. Host was very professional and accommodating. The restaurant was beautiful in and outside. Menu looked promising but the food was not great. Stone fruit salad was under dressed. My dungeoness crab risotto was good, not great.

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vipMunzeee123
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon lunch.

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ShawnD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice service, pretty location. Easy to find parking.

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We sat outside which was great. The good was good. The service was terrible. They were understaffed, because of Covid, and our server did her best.

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Bill
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brought my Senior Step-Mother to lunch, never been here before. Sitting outside, traffic was way too loud and heavy (Coast Village Rd). Food was good, and priced appropriately (for Montecito). Overall, staff was great!

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vipDans
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Pork chop was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a family birthday dinner

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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 294 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.