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Fieldside, Carpinteria, CA

Fieldside

4.4
4.4
36 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Fieldside is beautifully located along the famous Route 101 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, in Carpinteria, CA. Take in the picturesque views while you dine on Southern California fare, local wine, and fresh craft cocktails.

All are Welcome at Fieldside.
Members and Non-Members, Locals and Visitors from around the world, will enjoy Fieldside, featuring our Coastal Steakhouse menu with local seafood, an array of steaks and chops, along with the freshest produce from nearby farms.

The Fieldside menu is available for dine in and take out Thursday-Sunday from 11:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Phone: (805) 617-0808

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 617-0808
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Amador
  • Neighborhood
    Carpinteria
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

36 Reviews
  1. Kyns

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and music! Excellent drinks. Food is reasonably priced for what you receive. Buffet is a good deal.

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  2. StacyB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Buffet option/live music night. All of the guests were gathered on the outside dining patio. We were seated at a table surrounded by guests talking/mingling (not seated) right next to our table. We really couldn’t enjoy our meal or the views. It would be better if the dining/mingling areas were separated. Our server disappeared and overall was a very awkward experience. The food was good and the live music was good.

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  3. MikeC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot for dining outside. Good live guitar duo. Good service. My filet was perfectly cooked and extremely tender. Good local wine by the glass. I'd like to see more entree choices other than steak which is why I gave them 4 stars overall, but the steak was terrific.

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  4. MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the table to enjoy the Thursday night music! A fun Latin rock band that played a variety of music from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This Summer treat on Thursdays is until the end of September. The filet mignon dinner was cooked to perfection and included asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. I had a plate from the buffet to include salmon, the best fried chicken and sides and the lemon bars were luscious. Attentive service and fun atmosphere on a beautiful evening on the polo grounds.

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  5. KelliN

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for an old school vibe, delicious food and a few of the beautiful polo fields; this is your place!! Reminds me of the Tap Room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach!! The experience is amazing!!!

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  6. Sushilover

    Los Angeles

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat outside overlooking polo fields Very relaxing and great ambiance Food delicious

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The only complaint was the light pour on their wine! ….. the shortest glass of wine I have ever had served in a restaurant! I have noticed this every time I have a glass of wine there…

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  8. DennisF

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service. Loved the live music and location.

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  9. IrishPoloMan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Terrific venue. Great views, super clean, a wide open beautiful patio next to the entire polo field! Good food. Very good service. TJMalone is the man! He is polite, super well mannered, very considerate, smart and attentive. Thank you. Patrick A. McLaughlin

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  10. MonaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    a Big Thank You to the Entire Staff * - Will come Again .

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  11. GeorgiaS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    The service was bad. Maybe understaffed. Although the food was well-prepared, it came to the table lukewarm.

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  12. EllenC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress very friendly and accommodating. The food was underwhelming. My lamb chops were way overcooked (I'd asked for medium rare, toward the rare side) and dry. My friend was not impressed with her pork chop.

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  13. gailp

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening. The rack of lamb was done to perfection - not too rare not too medium. Service was excellent without being overdone. Look forward to our next visit! gail mcmahon persoon

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  14. tericat

    Sacramento

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and interesting menu. Server was extremely helpful. We had a baby with us who was extremely happy with her noodles and therefore an excellent guest. Everyone loved their meals of ribs, burger (amazing—I don’t think I would have been able to get my mouth around it), rib eye—all perfectly prepared to the correct degree of doneness. I had the chicken tortilla soup which was tasty and substantial but not quite hot enough. And later I discovered a charge on the bill for a side vegetable which we didn’t have but after the fact.

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  15. marty

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Polo decor and location made this a fun place to eat. It was off season and there was no polo match so it was quiet. My medium rare ribeye came out well done so I'll get the burger if I ever go back. Service was good and made a nice wine recommendation.

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  16. RobertW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A steakhouse with no bread/rolls, strange. Meal was mediocre at best.

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  17. ronw

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Easter brunch. Unlimited mimosas (served) and bloodys (roll ur own). Unlimited chaurturie (not in spellchk) and salad bar. Great entree selection. And unlimited desert!! What's not to like? Patio dining with mountain views. Great service. Food and drinks all good.

    FieldsideResponded on April 14, 2023

    Thank you Ron!! It was great to have you join us for our first brunch. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. It was great. We had a lovely brunch and plenty of bottomless mimosas! Fun day

    FieldsideResponded on April 14, 2023

    Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you had a great time! I'll let the staff know!! Michael

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  19. Sushilover

    Los Angeles

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service Delicious food Incredible selection of kinds of foods Beautiful patio overlooking polo fields Host so friendly

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  20. DavidB

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First time we tried this restaurant as it is now open to the public. We arrived on time and the restaurant was not open. We walked inside and saw that it is a dump.

    FieldsideResponded on April 8, 2023

    Hi David, I'm sorry that we weren't open for you on the day you came by. We were experiencing some problems in the kitchen which caused us to close, which I explained, something no restaurant WANTS to do but sometimes is FORCED to do so. As we were so involved with that we didn't notice your LAST minute reservation. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. We are very happy that most all of our guests know us for a great experience in a classic setting.

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  21. Counterbander

    Central Coast

    130 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is a difficult review to write, for, surely it was an untypical night, a Sunday with only two other tables occupied. We ordered soup - none (a restaurant with no soup?). Oysters - none. Crabcakes - they had only one. Lamb - none. Chicken - none (really?). This was becoming a farce. The steak and fish we finally found were very good. But surely this situation called for a quickly printed reduced menu. Owner Michael remedied with a very generous compensation. And the table side service of Caesar salad, a rarity in Santa Barbara, was expertly done. So we will give Fieldside another try another day.

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  22. BiancaP

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails, excellent service, sits on the polo field…so great ambience. Caesar salad and oysters were not flavorful. Dinner portion was excellent, steak cooked to perfection and tender accompanied by a variety of sauces, but they were not necessary. Priced according to value.

    FieldsideResponded on April 6, 2023

    Hi Bianca, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry that the caesar and oysters weren't up to your expectations. I'm not sure what happened with the caesar as we make it tableside and have received more compliments than I ever would have imagined. Hopefully we can knock it out of the park next time for you. Let me know next time you're in and I'll make it personally and we can see if we can better the experience. So glad you enjoyed everything else. Thank you! Michael

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  23. exceptionalseeker

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We chanced upon this restaurant and we’re delighted. Definitely will be on our go-to list.

    FieldsideResponded on April 6, 2023

    Thank you so much for joining us. I am so pleased you enjoyed everything, thank you for taking the time to let us know and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Michael

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  24. KelliM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is wonderful. Sitting on the polo fields with all the trophy and pictures really made for fun ambiance. The service was great. The food mediocre. Nothing bad, just nothing noteworthy. Will try once more before a final determination of the food. Don't bother with the oysters

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  25. KellyFerg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I recently went to the Fieldside for Valentine's Day dinner and for a wine tasting. Both events were great with delicious food and wine both times. The owners were present and seem to really care about the diner's experience. Mike is a great person to talk to about all things wine related!

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  26. StevenB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner and service , can’t wait to come back in the summer months . Very classy old school vibe

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  27. FOODIEFORLIFE

    Palm Springs

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Fieldside for the first time, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, beautifully located along the famous Route 101 at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, in Carpinteria, CA. A beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy an early lunch. The service was impeccable, staff friendly and the food was delicious. Our Bloody Mary’s were made to perfection by the bartender and he came to our table to ask if they were made to our liking. We met the Owner/Chef Michael which was a nice touch. We did not take pictures of the food however we recommend the Chicken Tortilla Soup and the 8 oz. Ribeye Burger Hamburger with crispy fries. You won’t be disappointed.

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  28. ChrisW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Cowboy steak is so tender and tasty. The table side Ceasar is very fun

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  29. Williamf

    Tulsa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service on St Valentines Day. Delicious oysters, crab cakes, followed by beef Wellington and pasta entrees. Not enough, with subsequent fresh fruit and chocolate fondue. Couldn’t have been better. Thanks to all involved.

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  30. Carol

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Extremely good service. Food was yummy and nicely presented. If I had to complain, it would be that the temperature was a little nippy and I had to keep my jacket on through dinner

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  31. DocB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a rather unique location for a restaurant. I believe it still serves as the clubhouse and bar for the polo fields and offers a smaller clubhouse feel. Personally I really like the ambiance and minimal noise level. It was not crowded at the time of our visit. The service was good and attentive. This isn’t a five star restaurant but certainly offers good food at a reasonable price. We will return in the future.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! We ate outside overlooking the polo fields with the mountains in the background and felt like we were on vacation in our own backyard! The food was delicious and the service spot-on. Many people still think it’s for members only, but that’s not true. It’s open to the public!! Plus there’s live music every Thursday during the summer and it’s free. Kids were playing on the field and dogs are welcome too. I highly recommend.

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  33. SandraG

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience here celebrating a friend’s birthday! Will definitely come back again! Amazing food and service!

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  34. Pescatarian

    Central Coast

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Truely a neighborhood gem! We will be back as my husband loved his steak dinner and I enjoyed my chocolate profiteroles. :-)

    FieldsideResponded on December 5, 2022

    We're so glad you joined us recently and that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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  35. jpinsb

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Interesting location adjacent to the polo fields. Michael'skitchen is always terrific. Just starting to bloom.

    FieldsideResponded on November 26, 2022

    So glad you were able to join us in our opening weeks at Fieldside. Thank you for your note and we'll see you again soon. Michael

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  36. Flatlander

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Michael Amador continues to make some of the most original and tasty dishes in town. My wife had French onion soup and I had the Mexican tortilla soup, both very flavorful and yummy on a cool Santa Barbara night. I had the woven salmon and halibut on pesto which was as delicious as it was beautiful. Same great tastes and ingenuity as Uncorked. We went the second week after opening, and the overall staff work was pretty good for this early on, and I am certain it will only get better. Highly recommended. And the best news, Sunday night fried chicken is back to eat there or to go.

    FieldsideResponded on November 26, 2022

    Thank you for your kind compliments. We are very excited to be here at the Polo club and are dedicated to creating a relaxed but special dining place. Our staff is young, but energetic and eager to learn, and slowly but surely taking in a lot of what I am teaching them. We look forward to having you back again soon. Michael

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FAQs

Fieldside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 617-0808.

Fieldside is rated 4.4 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fieldside

3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Carpinteria
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Amador
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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