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Goat Tree Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA
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Goat Tree Restaurant

4.6
4.6
414 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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

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What 414 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Brunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

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    Alma

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and good service. The food was fairly good too!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere and service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine & service!
  7. 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
  8. S

    Sandyjk

    Los Angeles

    322 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    322 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good and the patio was nice.
  10. 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.
  11. BW

    BWDover

    Philadelphia

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service and good food. More basic than fancy. Thanks
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  14. JJ

    JavierJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food
  15. P

    Patdines

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Too bad that I was the only diner
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. JG

    JemelethG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  30. LJ

    LJSD

    Orange County

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice casual place on lower state. Food was excellent service was excellent. Will definitely be back
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. JC

    JamesC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. L

    Leesa

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 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.

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 4.6 stars by 414 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


Booked 4 times today
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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