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Goat Tree Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA
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Goat Tree Restaurant

4.5
4.5
411 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Located at the front door of the Funk Zone and one block from the beach, Goat Tree at Hotel Californian is a gourmet café with al fresco seating offering fresh, local fare, including superb pastries and baked goods made in house daily by our Pastry Chef Ron Viloria. Our all-day brunch menu features Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Shakshuka, Baby Kale Caesar and our famed GT Smashburger. Sip on cold-pressed juices from Pressed Juicery, lattes and coffee by Caffe Luxxe or organic hot teas by Rishi. Curating seasonal picnic baskets for a day at the beach or wine tasting as well as dine in, take out or delivery for brunch and dinner, Goat Tree pleases everyone's palate. Join us on our spacious patio into the evening for a glass of wine or a cocktail and a bite. Our dinner menu includes Rigatoni Pasta, New York Steak Frites and Faroe Island Salmon among other delectable dishes. Don't let the day end without some Rori's Ice Cream or a seasonal dessert from Chef Ron.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 882-0137

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Watson

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Mason St

  • Parking details

    There is a public lot adjacent to the restaurant as well as on street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Ask about our Pastry Chef Ron's seasonal pastries and desserts

Pastry

  • Muffins$5.00

    blueberry or seasonal

    • Croissants$6.00

      made in house daily | butter or almond

      • Pain au Chocolat$6.00

        • Seasonal Fruit Danish$6.00

          Favorites

          add applewood smoked bacon | $6; add roasted baby yukon potatoes | $5

          • Protein Frittata$15.00

            cracked eggs, hearts of palm, sweet piquillo peppers, foraged mushrooms, aged cheddar

            • Gluten Free Seasonal Fruit + Chia Seed Parfait$10.00

              lavender honey, house made gluten free granola, vegan chia seed custard

              • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes$14.00

                thick cut bacon, house made blueberry jam, whipped butter

                • Shakshuka$15.00

                  two poached eggs, braised tomatoes and peppers, feta, warm pita

                  Salad

                  add chicken | $8; add salmon | $10

                  • Baby Kale Caesar*$14.00

                    crispy chickpeas, shaved pecorino, brioche croutons, citrus caesar dressing

                    • Shrimp Louie Wedge$16.00

                      smoked blue cheese, crispy bacon, tomato, pickled onion

                      • Wild Arugula Salad$14.00

                        dried fruit, toasted goat cheese, candied pecans, mimosa vinaigrette

                        Sandwiches

                        add fries or side salad | $4; add seasonal fruit | $5

                        • Avocado Toast$14.00

                          hard-boiled egg, queso, pickled onions, grilled sourdough, heirloom tomatoes

                          • Smoked Salmon Toast*$16.00

                            everything cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, capers, sourdough

                            • GT Smashburger*$18.00

                              grass fed beef, caramelized onions, pickle aioli, american cheese, little gem, brioche bun

                              • BLT + E*$16.00

                                thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, fried egg, sourdough

                                • Roasted Turkey Sandwich$16.00

                                  honey dijon, avocado, hot house tomatoes, aged provolone, little gem lettuce

                                  • Monte Cristo$16.00

                                    country ham, gruyere, brioche, strawberry + harissa marmalade

                                    Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                    What 411 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
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                    • 4.1Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    Loved For

                                    • California Central Coast

                                      Great for Brunch

                                    • California Central Coast

                                      Contemporary American

                                    • Santa Barbara

                                      Great for Lunch

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food, great service

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Central Coast

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                      We were there for Mother’s Day brunch and had asked several times for more water, never received it. There were several instances where we had asked for items that were delivered very late or not at all.

                                    3. RY

                                      RicardoY

                                      Washington DC

                                      4 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                      overall2food3service2ambience3

                                      The staff were rushing to get us out as they were closing. Menu is very minimalistic with few choices, really nothing special. We were disappointed.

                                    4. PS

                                      PeterS

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                      The food wasn’t great. But it was a nice atmosphere and easy to get a table because it wasn’t crowded

                                    5. S

                                      Sandyjk

                                      Los Angeles

                                      320 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      320 reviews

                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Sharing a stuffed turkey sandwich on brioche and a wedge salad with shrimp was the perfect combo at this popular State St venue for brunch.

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                      1 review

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                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service was good and the patio was nice.

                                    7. JR

                                      JudithR

                                      Los Angeles

                                      4 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      This restaurant was ok. The food was fine but nothing special. Overpriced for what you got.

                                    8. BW

                                      BWDover

                                      Philadelphia

                                      114 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      114 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Good service and good food. More basic than fancy. Thanks

                                    9. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                      overall1food2service1ambience3

                                      Had to wait for 20 minutes before we got service. Had egg shells in my shakshuka and took forever to get it replaced. Wouldn’t recommend.

                                    10. OT

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                                      Chicago

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                      overall2food1service2ambience4

                                      Went with my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. The service was mediocre, no one came to take our order for around 30 minutes. We had the olives and cheese as an appetizer. We liked the food, but it took forever to order the main course, NY strip steaks. We ordered them medium rare. Ours both came out RAW. I ate mine but my girlfriend’s was atrocious and inedible. Sent it back and got it comped from the bill. While the management was kind about the situation, it was overall very unfortunate and not worth the price.

                                    11. JJ

                                      JavierJ

                                      Central Coast

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely food

                                    12. P

                                      Patdines

                                      San Francisco

                                      48 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      48 reviews

                                      Dined on January 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Too bad that I was the only diner

                                    13. RR

                                      RafaelRuthC

                                      Central Coast

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on January 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We made reservations, no overcrowding, staff wearing masks, food served quickly! Total win!

                                    14. SR

                                      330toSRT8

                                      Baltimore

                                      43 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      43 reviews

                                      Dined on January 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The Monte Cristo Sandwich and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were delicious!

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

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                                      Dined on January 2, 2022

                                      overall2food4service1ambience3

                                      Food was okay, nothing to write home about. Ordered the smash burger which pretty much tastes like an expensive in-n-out burger. Service was poor even when slow. Our waitress was very dismissive and inattentive.

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 28, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food. I had the salmon on top of the arugula salad. Salmon was cooked perfectly. All of our food was great.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Ate here Christmas evening. The weather was iffy so most tables were moved indoors. My husband and I were outdoors. They had heat lamps and umbrellas and it was delightful! The food was outstanding

                                    18. RN

                                      RajeshN

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 25, 2021

                                      overall2food3service3ambience1

                                      Got seated in Hotel Californian’s banquet hall as restaurant was full & weren’t seating outdoors.

                                    19. BB

                                      BriB

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 25, 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience1

                                      The food was fine and the service was a bit slow, but fine. The main problem was it was a chilly Christmas Eve and they had all the doors open so the dining room was FRIGID. It would have been warmer to sit outside because there were at least a couple heaters. This was outrageous to me. So we ate as quickly as we could and got out of there so we could get back to a warmer home. This was NOT the ambiance we were hoping for and it definitely killed the Christmas dinner mood. On a warm summer night it would have been lovely, but for over $200 and we had to eat with layers of jackets as quickly as possible? Not acceptable y’all.

                                    20. CP

                                      CherrylP

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 25, 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Casual dining outside. Near the Wharf, lots to do and see. Friendly staff. Good food at reasonable price, but somewhat limited menu.

                                    21. H

                                      Hermione

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 14, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      fabulous breakfast/brunch, great service - we went back a second morning!

                                    22. LH

                                      LisaH

                                      Central Coast

                                      8 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on November 11, 2021

                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                      Food was delicious. Beautifully prepared. Avocado toast was just gorgeous. Service was not great. Waitress couldn’t care less , she obviously didn’t want to be there. Would go back for lunch/ brunch

                                    23. M

                                      Maria

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 7, 2021

                                      overall2food1service1ambience4

                                      Multiple issues at this location. Service was sporadic and unresponsive. Main dish was not as listed on menu, which was later apologized for (saying the printed menus hadn’t been ordered yet!?) and hubby’s steak & frites came out cold. considering I ordered the orecchiette pasta based on waitress recommendation, you would think that it would be vocalized that the dish had changed. The menu listed ingredients that included Italian sausage, pine nuts, butternut squash, and rapini but I got only squash and rapini with the pasta, and nothing else including salt or pepper. Seems a bit steep for orecchiette $26. To add salt to the wound, I asked for cracked pepper, to add flavor to the bland dish, 20 mins later the waitress came back to bring fresh hot fries for hubby to report back there isn’t a single pepper grinder in the restaurant?? Hmm. As a local, I will not be back. So many more places that you can spend $130 for a high quality of food with quality service. That said, if going for a glass a wine and ambience… this is you place.

                                    24. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Central Coast

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 29, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful location (scenic and easy parking), great service and tasty/creative menu. Highly recommend!

                                    25. TM

                                      TheMichiganGourmet

                                      Los Angeles

                                      81 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      81 reviews

                                      Dined on October 6, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very special outdoor restaurant. Very attentive service and great food.

                                    26. JG

                                      JemelethG

                                      San Francisco

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on September 25, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food!

                                    27. LJ

                                      LJSD

                                      Orange County

                                      128 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      128 reviews

                                      Dined on September 24, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very nice casual place on lower state. Food was excellent service was excellent. Will definitely be back

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on September 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      An absolute dream of a restaurant, the food and service were phenomenal. I highly recommend this location.

                                    29. C

                                      Cliffy

                                      Chicago

                                      25 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Out of towners looking for a nice breakfast to start our day. It exceeded our expectations! The outdoor patio is delightful and we felt very safe.

                                    30. JC

                                      JamesC

                                      San Francisco

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                      overall2food3service2ambience4

                                      The food was good tasting, a nice mix of fresh ingredients. It could use a little more pop and excitement. Service was stretched too thin and it took some effort to get attention for service. The staff seemed tired and overwhelmed, they were somewhat friendly but very short.

                                    31. M

                                      Molly

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The Goat Tree Cafe has a charming patio with a good blend of shade and sun. The servers are friendly and courteous, and the food is absolutely delicious! This is one of my favorite places to eat out.

                                    32. DH

                                      DrHDM

                                      Orange County

                                      33 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      33 reviews

                                      Dined on September 4, 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Best salmon ever and the pork belly pasta dish was on point! Hummus and pita were a great starter. Absolutely beautiful outdoor setting.

                                    33. SB

                                      SBLil

                                      Chicago

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on September 3, 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Very nice place, food was good and the staff were great.

                                    34. H

                                      Hoped

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Highly recommend! The food, the service, the vibes, all top notch. I had the smoked salmon toast and my husband had the lemon ricotta pancakes. I was sad when I got to the last bite. I will definitely return next time I’m in the area.

                                    35. DC

                                      DCTraveler

                                      Washington DC

                                      68 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      68 reviews

                                      Dined on August 25, 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      beautiful outdoor setting under palm trees, great food for brunch and huge portions. Great service too.

                                    36. L

                                      Leslie

                                      Los Angeles

                                      18 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on August 24, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great Steak Frites and Humus, among other things. Relaxing patio dining.

                                    37. L

                                      Leesa

                                      San Francisco

                                      62 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      62 reviews

                                      Dined on August 23, 2021

                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                      The menu sounded delicious, but execution did not match. The cappuccino was so bitter I couldn't finish it. Croissant was baked wrong, crispy outside, but must have been baked too high too quickly because the inside was not layered, just a big clump. Food was okay. Staff were attentive and nice. Probably won't return.

                                    38. MC

                                      MsCook

                                      Sacramento

                                      13 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on August 16, 2021

                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                      Very poor service, very few diners and limited menu options

                                    39. h

                                      harlemo25

                                      Los Angeles

                                      40 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      40 reviews

                                      Dined on August 5, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is a great place to go for lunch or Sunday brunch. there is a very nice outdoor patio and it is within easy walking distance of several hotels in the Santa Barbara State Street vicinity.

                                    40. B

                                      Bend

                                      Los Angeles

                                      14 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on August 4, 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                      Great place for brunch. Not sure why you added 20% service to our bill and still included: suggested tip 15% 20% etc. on the bill. We almost tipped 40% Sever was kind enough to inform us. Please print “tip included” if you add it.

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Contactless payment available
                                    • 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
                                      • Staff temperature check required

                                    FAQs

                                    Goat Tree Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 882-0137.

                                    Goat Tree Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 411 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 Goat Tree Restaurant

                                    36 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3528

                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Mason St

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Santa Barbara

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Brunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary American, Mediterranean

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking details

                                      There is a public lot adjacent to the restaurant as well as on street parking in the area.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Travis Watson

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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