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Gala Food & Cocktails  - Gala, Santa Barbara, CA

Gala

4.7
4.7
194 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
Gala exudes a European meets Santa Barbara charm, where you feel like you’re transported to a beautiful bistro somewhere in the Mediterranean. Enjoy shared tapas, seasonal favorites, oysters and a great steak with bone marrow butter & chimichurri. Or cozy up with a pulled pork sandwich or our duck confit. Experience craft cocktails with fresh juices & house infused liquors as well as local Spanish wine & beer. Right down the street from the Santa Barbara Courthouse enjoy an evening at Gala.








1 Block From State Street, Easy Parking, Public Lot Nearby, Free 75 Minute Parking, Walking Distance, El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District, Superior Court, Spanish Colonial Revival Courthouse, Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, Courthouse Gardens, Bell Tower, Farm to table, Farmer's market driven, Tapas, Seafood, Steak, Oysters, Happy Hour, Food, Cocktails, Wine, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Friendly, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Patio, Heaters, Warm, Inviting, Hospitable, Modern Design

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Spanish, American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 869-2813
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women

What 194 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Innovative

  • California Central Coast

    Hot spot

  • California Central Coast

    Lively

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

194 Reviews
  1. Ethy

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance are excellent, I recommend it!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best and most amazing food i have ever had. The tapas style food was so great and the steak with fries was so tasty

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  3. Zohar

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service, and Glad to have this new place in town.

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  4. Wendy

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Kale salad and the Tagliatelli, both were wonderful. Thank you!

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  5. Salita

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully presented delicious dishes. Very efficient friendly service and handsome decor inside and large outdoor dining on the patio.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Have tried Gala twice and both times the service was terrible.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner with friends. Greeted by the charming host and seated right away. Calamari’s), oak bakery bread (little pricy) and fried green tomatoes (delicious). Steaks were tasty as was the sea bass. We had brought two bottles of wine but host told us they comp the corkage one one if we buy a bottle so we ordered a delicious S. African Sauvignon Blanc! It was lively and full but we could still hear each other and our server Leona was excellent and personable.

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  8. LaurieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous menu. Ordered lots & everything was a rave from all 6 of us

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  9. agentsme

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried green tomatoes were heavenly. The lamb was superb. The tagliatelle delicious and the carrot cake divine. The presentations were beautiful. Recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time at Gala. Even better than the first. All dishes were excellent. Enjoyed the indoor seating, as it was chilly last night. Will definitely go back. No surprise, the scallops were the hit of the evening!

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FAQs

Gala is rated 4.7 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Gala

705 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ortega St.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Spanish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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