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Finch & Fork

4.5
4.5
1449 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

We're open on Thanksgiving from 3:30pm-7:30pm. For reservations, please call us at 805.879.9100.

Finch & Fork is a Modern American Bar and Grill centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Our Chef draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. The cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 879-9100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Pilar Florez at pilar.florez@canarysantabarbara.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef Peter Cham designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Thomas: (877) 225-1512

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Chapala

  • Parking details

    Valet/Public Parking Lot<br />Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Main Bus Terminal<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Soup | Vegetables | Greens

  • White Sweet Potato Soup$12.00

    cashew cream, truffle oil, espelette

    • Roasted Baby Beet Salad$14.00

      candied walnuts, humboldt fog, cara cara oranges, vincotto

      • Kenter Farms Kale Salad$12.00

        fair hills farms apples, manchego, red onion, sherry vinaigrette

        • Black Garlic Caesar*$14.00

          little gem lettuce, pecorino romano, brioche croutons

          • Shishito Peppers$12.00

            lemon tamari, chili flakes, chickpea miso aioli

            Small Plates

            • Tuna Poke*$28.00

              crispy shallots, avocado, lavash

              • F&F Deviled Eggs$15.00

                pickled shallots, cajun maple pork belly, chives

                • Bellweather Farms Ricotta Gnocchi$18.00

                  pancetta, grilled king trumpet mushrooms, parmesan cream

                  • Hamachi Crudo*$22.00

                    cucumber aguachile, jicama, local citrus

                    • Kung Pao Cauliflower$14.00

                      cashews, japanese chili, scallion

                      • Buttermilk Fried Chicken$16.00

                        potato puree, hot honey sauce

                        From The Field

                        • Niman Ranch Pork Chop$38.00

                          brussels sprouts, avocado, pecan, fried apple purée

                          • Rocky Chicken Breast$28.00

                            spaetzle, charred broccolini, shallot glace

                            • 14oz Creekstone Prime New York Steak*$57.00

                              weiser farms potato, baby carrots, cipollini onion, red wine demi-glace

                              • Short Rib Pappardelle Pasta$32.00

                                wild mushroom soffritto, crème fraîche

                                • Beluga Lentils$29.00

                                  broccolini, romesco, avocado, sweet potato, tahini

                                  From The Ocean

                                  • Hope Ranch Mussels$30.00

                                    coconut curry broth, grilled sourdough

                                    • Diver Scallops*$36.00

                                      acquerello risotto, serrano ham, roman artichokes, grana padano cheese

                                      • Ora King Salmon*$37.00

                                        gigante beans, piquillo peppers, smoked peewee potatoes

                                        • Catch of the Day$39.00

                                          roasted cauliflower, caper golden raisin purée, pine nuts

                                          Sides

                                          • Lemon Herb Broccolini$12.00

                                            preserved lemon, calabrian chili, garlic

                                            • Mac & Cheese$12.00

                                              orecchiette pasta, fontina cheese sauce

                                              • Yukon Gold Pommes Puree$10.00

                                                fiscalini white cheddar

                                                • Grilled Asparagus*$14.00

                                                  prosciutto, lily's farm sunny side up egg, citrus aioli

                                                  Last updated: May 12, 2022

                                                  What 1,449 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
                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                  • 4.1Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • California Central Coast

                                                    American

                                                  • Santa Barbara

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                                                  1. KP

                                                    KPow

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall2food5service1ambience2

                                                    Ordered drinks and apps when we sat down. Apps came promptly and drinks took 40 min. Drinks were also very small (maybe 3oz total) and expensive for what you got. Service was terrible! If you want good service, drinks, and food, go somewhere else. For the amount of money we spent we could have gone to a better restaurant

                                                  2. OF

                                                    OrnellaF

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                    The food was delicious and very well presented. The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the music very loud and also the choice of music.

                                                  3. ER

                                                    EvaR

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We were taken right away. We were celebrating a birthday and they made us feel very special. Food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend!

                                                  4. AM

                                                    AMPH

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Our first time at the Finch & Fork in a few years and since the remodel. The new look is a definite improvement and the food was very well prepared. Everything was well flavored which we appreciated. We will definitely be back again to try out more of the menu.

                                                  5. GS

                                                    GaryS

                                                    Orange County

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Alaina the food was excellent as was our server Jamie. He above and beyond to make our experience special!

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Yummy food! Eggs Benedict pictured here. We went for Mother’s Day and the hostess was hanging out flowers to all the moms! So sweet.

                                                  7. BC

                                                    BeckyC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We very much enjoyed dinner, but it was so loud due to a few other diners it was difficult for our table of four to easily communicate .

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great all around

                                                  9. M

                                                    Marina

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    21 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    21 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We started our girls’ trip here for brunch. The mimosas were just fantastic. The champagne was great. The food was awesome. The service was fantastic. Just a great spot.

                                                  10. D

                                                    David

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                    The place was fine, but for a higher-end restaurant it's not recommended. The service wasn't quite there, they disregarded the reservation notes added to celebrate a special occasion.

                                                  11. MB

                                                    MichaelB

                                                    Orange County

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place to eat. Food was excellent and so was the service. Love this place. Will return often.

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wait staff are outstanding. Comfortable booth

                                                  13. BA

                                                    BenA

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Food was fine. Service was great. The weir banana milkshake thing was pretty good.

                                                  14. r

                                                    ray56

                                                    New York Area

                                                    75 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    75 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                    overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                    The quality of food was great and service friendly. A bit disconcerting that the restaurant was virtually empty on a Friday evening!

                                                  15. m

                                                    mghart

                                                    Seattle

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner.

                                                  16. JB

                                                    JacquelynB

                                                    Palm Springs

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Met friends for a Christmas celebration. The Judori Chicken is the best.

                                                  17. C

                                                    Cameron

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                    overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                    There was maybe 10-12 other guests when we got there but somehow our drinks took 30 minutes to make. I got the scallops which were cooked well but accompanied by a bland under-seasoned risotto and artichoke hearts with far too much of the fibrous leaves that I had to spit out at one point. The menu/food is not what it was before the restaurant shut down during Covid. We used to love coming to this restaurant but unfortunately I think this is the end of the road for our FF days.

                                                  18. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Yosemite

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                    My order came out wrong 3 times. I ate my dinner while everyone was eating desert.

                                                  19. AG

                                                    AGeorge

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Been here several times. Always solid for everything: food, service, setting. We’ll no doubt be back. Thanks, Team F&F!

                                                  20. J

                                                    Jaycee

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great service and food! First time and will coming back again.

                                                  21. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Sacramento

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    Food on dishes was tasty separately but did not seem to complement each other.

                                                  22. TM

                                                    TimM

                                                    Orange County

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                    We loved the food! Everybody in our party was very happy with their food and experience. Mimosa refills were a bit slow but we understand the bar was a bit backed up. Overall we will come again!

                                                  23. MK

                                                    MichaelK

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                    The ambiance at Finch & Fork was great, and the staff was friendly. The preparation of the food was sub par however. I orders a NY strip steak Medium Rare an it came out just past medium, and my wife ordered a pork chop that came out dry. My expectation certainly were higher than the execution. The manager did comp us for the pork chop, which was great, but I would have rather had well prepared food to begin with.

                                                  24. RM

                                                    RandiM

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    In my opinion Finch & Fork is possibly the most under-rated, under-attended restaurant in SB. The food is always outstanding and last night was no exception. We had the tater tots, cesar salad, shishito peppers, the pork and the chicken. Churros for dessert. I consider myself a foodie, and I’d say all the dishes were excellent and I’d order each of them each again. Hibiscus margarita is always delicious. Service was good once we were seated. It’s generally pretty easy to get a reservation there, which always surprises me because their food is always outstanding.

                                                  25. SB

                                                    SusanB

                                                    Vancouver

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience2

                                                    Very good food. Setting is tired and not welcoming.

                                                  26. K

                                                    Kbez

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a family brunch. All 6 of us enjoyed the food and the attentive service.

                                                  27. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Horrible service at the host stand and slow table service. Incredibly loud ambiance.

                                                  28. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                    We we a party of 3 and we were sat in a poorly lit (as in bad lighting, not dark with candles) room which looked to be overflow from the main quaint dining room. Drinks were expensive ($19/ glass wine, $18 martini) as was the food but that’s to be expected as it’s part of the Kimpton Canary Hotel. We have 2 apps (tuna tartar, not enough chips & buffalo Cauliflower, AWESOME). We all had the catch of the day (Halibut), it was just so-so, nothing special.

                                                  29. H

                                                    Happyjack

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Under extraordinary circumstances Finch and Fork delivered. Many thanks to the entire team staff who filled in wherever they were needed.

                                                  30. SY

                                                    SallyY

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Best scallops ever, incredible steak w mushrooms. Great fun atmosphere fir our daughters 40th birthdays. Only disappointment was glass my cosmo came in, we all chuckled, it was petite. Great server who thoroughly described menu and wines.

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                    overall2food3service5ambience2

                                                    Went because the drinks sounded amazing and they have a decent selection of veggie and fish dishes. Drinks left a lot to be desired and too an exceptional amount of time (was not busy at all) "Snacks" we're awesome, mains were decent. Overall meh, for the price we expected a little more attention to detail.

                                                  32. MM

                                                    MelindaM

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent meal! We will definitely be back! A wonderful place!

                                                  33. MZ

                                                    MikeZ

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was delicious. We had the special and though there was a small problem with the special (undercooked Risotto) they were accommodating, polite, and quickly resolved the issue.

                                                  34. C

                                                    Concordian

                                                    New England

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Nice place for a good steak.

                                                  35. AM

                                                    AnnaM

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Not bad, limited menu but pretty tasty, we closed the place out at 10 pm.

                                                  36. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                    I love(d) this restaurant and think of it as a go to for special occasions in Santa Barbara, but our last experience was terrible. As an example, we Ordered the black Caesar salad and I’ve had better salads out of a bag. The croutons weren’t fresh, nor made in house, the lettuce was wilted, and the Parmesan wasn’t freshly grated a, it was that flavorless pre shredded Parmasan that you buy in bulk. Also ordered the prosciutto melon salad and the melon wasn’t the freshest and the goat cheese with it was terrible. The poke was alright but not great. The halibut was underseasoned and overcooked. The cocktail list which used to be extensive and creative was paired down dramatically and the server didn’t even know the list. NOT worth it!!!!!

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                    overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                    I had a reservation, nobody was at the host stand when I arrived, and when I got her attention she seemed annoyed I was there. I ordered sparkling water and waited so long for it I left and couldn’t even find the server to inform them I was leaving so they weren’t confused if they returned to the table with the water. I tried telling the host on my way out but she never looked up from her cell phone while I spoke. Disappointing experience…unnecessarily disappointing considering the food might be amazing. I’ll never know.

                                                  38. TW

                                                    TWILS

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 30, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    This was third time back at restaurant. The last two times I had an amazingly delicious pork chop. My last visit the pork chop was was somewhat dry though not overcooked. It didn’t have much flavor. The previous thin sliced apple was present but it and another accompaniment but everything was set in a somewhat bland cream sauce. Seemed like recipe had changed from last two visits. Service was slightly above mediocre but for price point I may not be going back soon. What I had considered one of the best pork chop dinners seems to be no longer the case.

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Sacramento

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service3ambience4

                                                    Good food, service could have been better

                                                  40. l

                                                    ladyd

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great spot in Santa Barbara for a raucous brunch! Amazing service in a fantastic Spanish revival space. Great bloody mary's. very comfortable indoors during covid. I'd recommend the shrimp + polenta. a great take on shrimp + grits.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Physical distancing

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

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                    • Staff temperature check required

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Finch & Fork offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 879-9100.

                                                  Finch & Fork is rated 4.5 stars by 1449 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  Google Map for Finch & Fork

                                                  31 West Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

                                                  Dining areas

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Chapala

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Santa Barbara

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    American, Californian, Contemporary American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Valet/Public Parking Lot<br />Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

                                                  • Public transit

                                                    Main Bus Terminal

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (805) 879-9100

                                                  • Catering

                                                    We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Pilar Florez at pilar.florez&#64;canarysantabarbara.com.

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef Peter Cham designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Tim Thomas: (877) 225-1512

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