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About Les Marchands

Les Marchands is a European-styled wine bar and retail shop featuring outstanding wines from Santa Barbara County and throughout the world. The bistro menu showcases seasonally inspired food for a casual supper, weekend brunch or snack on a full selection of cheese and charcuterie throughout the day. Join us for a bite to eat, a great glass of wine, a classic cocktail or artisanal beer in our romantic bar or sunny outdoor patio. Or, simply stop in to pick up your favorite bottle or stock your cellar!

131 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Retail Shop Open Daily: 11am

Dining Daily:
Monday through Thursday:
3pm to 9pm

Friday:
3pm to 10pm

Saturday:
11am to 10pm

Sunday:
11am to 9pm

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11am to 3pm
Le Gouter Daily: 3pm-5pm (cheese/charcuterie)
Dinner Daily: 5pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 284-0380

Website:
http://www.lesmarchandswine.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking is available for brunch and valet service for dinner.

Executive Chef:
Weston Richards

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Les Marchands Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
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Cozy (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waitress was amazing! She is Brazilian (Bruna!) and we happen to be going to Brazil in January so we were able to pick her brain for tips and recommendations. Simply put: the food, the service, the atmosphere, and the cocktails were all fantastic! Great restaurant choice for lazy Sunday brunch. My husband's fave drink is a caipirinha and they make a damn good one.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We loved Les Marchands. Amazing food, wine and ambience

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best hamburger I’ve ever had!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I would have given 5 stars...however. They were out of 2 of their 4 entrees and we we’re told 10 minutes after we arrived that the kitchen would be closing so we needed to get our order in ASAP. If they are going to allow an 8:45 reservation they need to be prepared and they need to give at least 30 mins for ordering. Especially considering we ordered a charcuterie plate as an appetizer.

That being said, we all ordered the fried chicken and it was amazing. Literally the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Also the cocktails and recommended wines were exceptional. So I’ll be back and hopefully I can try one of their pasta dishes on my next visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was delicious. The avocado toast was worth the $12 price tag. The pasta was rich and decadent, and the wine list was great. Sat outside and the heat lamps made it warm and lovely. They also provide blankets in case you get cold. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only issue was waitress not very good at communicating. Hard to hear/understand her. Made it a bit awkward but food was interesting, delicious and very much freshly prepared. Excellent wine selection.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Upscale Funk Zone neighborhood restaurant, quaint and charmingdecore a but very sophisticated dining experience.
The door was excellent, the fried chicken was out of this world and could have been shared. The prawns were a touch fishy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and wine were delicious. Our waiter was helpful in making selections, but not pushy. Definitely worth the visit.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. Little bit loud due to next door wine tasting room but it may have been bad timing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another great dining experience at Les Marchands. The best avocado toast ever!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We reserved outside seating and when we arrived the weather was windy and pretty cold. An inside table was not available so we agreed to sit near a heater. Pretty soon our server offered us blankets to wrap up. Everything worked out fine. We stayed warm and the food and wine were great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything tastes good. It's not inexpensive but still a great value for the quality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for dinner and loved it so much we went the next day for breakfast! One of my favs in SB. Awesome location too.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I made this brunch reservation a bit hesitant because I hadn't heard of Les Marchands before and because a friend told me it was just a tasting room ( he had not been there, so that was an incorrect tip). I decided to take the chance based on previous reviews on Open Table and invited some local and a visiting friend from LA and boy were we pleased with the experience!
The two dishes we went for were both scrumptious... the description looked so good that we double-ordered two dishes: the Smashed Avocado on local sourdough (OMG) and the Shakshuka, which consisted of baked eggs, charred peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese... Yum all around. I drank the Clear Conscience drink with vodka and muddled cucumbers, citrus fruits and ginger - very refreshing. Bruna was our server and was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable of the menu. I would just strongly recommend that you use Open Table and make a reservation ahead. My party arrived a few mins early and were placed inside at a high-top and we would've had to stay there if I had not made the res prior because their outdoor seating is pretty limited. Will be back for sure for their dinner/wine selection which looks great! Thank you Les Marchands for making me look good to my friends, they thanked me innumerous times ;)
Giselle.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We live in NYC and Santa Barbara, and by far Les Marchands is our favorite spot.
Ambiance, service and food all exceptional.
desert was fantastic as well.
A place not to miss in the Funk Zone.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great Menu, outdoor seating, creative food! Service was good as well, and dog friendly!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Les Merchands always delivers with high quality, flavorful food and exceptional service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We always have a great time at Les Merchands! The brunch menu is amazing, tasty and always delicious. The brioche they use is super fresh, crispy and airy: perfectly prepared every time in every brunch dish. The crispy fried chicken is simply out of this world....you gotta try it, seriously. Crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside. Not sure how they do it but it's a winner every time we go there. We order it solo just as an appetizer it's just so yummy!! The libations are lively as the staff. Anja always recognizes and acknowledges us when we come in as does her team. The team is super friendly, accommodating and genuinely happy to take care of us. We love it there and would recommend this place for brunch, lunch and dinner. It's a gem in the funk zone for sure.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The tapas were good(hard to kill salami, ceviche very good ). Main courses heavy, greasy ----bad. Will not return.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The perfect brunch is a balance of sweet and salty, and Les Merchands does just that... we ordered two mocktails, the fried chicken, biscuits and gravy and sourdough waffles w whisky peaches; every bite was simply divine. The best part of Les Merchands is the genuine hospitality and service. Every server stopped by to politely check on us during our meal. It was obvious to us that the restaurant promotes a team environment that works closely w management, which makes for a sublime dining experience. As we floated away, we made reservations for the next time we are in town. See you in November!

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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I love the restaurant but was so disappointed having booked a table with a confined reservation a few days before, when we showed up for the table we were told that someone had taken our reservation and we would have to wait for another table. We waited for 45 minutes then got seated inside when we had booked outside dining. Nobody was bothered or offered to help, then the waiter came over to our table several times during dining asking if he could clear the table, when it was clear that we were still eating the food. This was the same waiter we had he week before who did the same!
A Shane as the place and the food is good and the cocktails and wine very nice but the experience was spoiled

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Despite requesting an outdoor table when we made our reservation, there were no tables available when we arrived. Isn't that the point of reservations, to reserve a table, not give it away to anyone who drops by? The only tables available inside were very tall bar tables that we did not want. After talking to the manager she went into action, somehow encouraging an outdoor table to pay their check and leave. So after a fifteen minute wait (not bad) we were seated. The drinks were perfectly made. The food was excellent. It turned out to be a great evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Fun vibe, great food and wine, however, a little pricey.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We came after picking up our kids from camp at the Moxi, around 4:30pm. It was a strange time, and we were told that dinner doesn't start until 5:00pm. So we ordered French fries and charcuterie -- both were very good. We're from out of town so we wanted to taste the local wines. The Marchands offered a sampler -- none of them were any good to me, so we just ordered a glass from St. Emilion (which was good). Five o'clock came and the dinner menu was almost exactly the same as the one we got at 4:30. We just skipped dinner and ordered dessert instead. Overall, I thought the place was overrated by Yelp reviewers and would not return because of the limited selection for food and wine.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious Food. Knowledgeable and Friendly staff. Excellent Service. Overall Great Experience.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Love!!!! Great service and the food is AMAZING. Go for brunch!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I am a SB native and own a home here. My girlfriend and I were visiting our wine clubs on 7/29 and looking to get some food. We had not been to Les Marchands, so we booked a table. We sat down and proceeded to wait for over 20 minutes to have someone… ..anyone, come by . We did not even get offered a glass of water or drink order. It was NOT busy. There are far too many other great places in SB to deal with BS service like this, so we made our compliant and left. I noticed about 2 additional parties leave because of the total absence of service. I will be sure to tell everyone I meet and know, to stay away from this place, there’s better places in town & in walking distance. I would recommend to the manager/owner to find out staff working 7/29 at 4:00 – 5:00. Ridiculous.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We shared the Strawberry and Arugula salad and the Peach /Tomato toast. That was plenty but we added the short rib anyway! So great! Go there! (But make a reservation) They share valet parking with The Lark.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Brunch at Les Marchands never disappoints! Great food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Please lower the salt on the lamb meatballs. We like your restaurant very much. Thank you.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 14, 2017

One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Creative, delicious food. Good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Absolutely delicious & delightful. I felt like I was in Europe tasting local specialties. The setting and shared plates encourage great conversation. I was expecting only wine but handcrafted clever cocktails were also offered. The local peach + tomato toast with marinated burrata, brioche, mint, saba vinegar was pure heaven.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Loved the Brunch!!! The cocktails were amazing too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I wish the food menu was larger, but everything on it is delicious. And the drinks and wine--wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I made a reservation and met some friends for a bachelor party. "Special thanks for the restaurant recommendation. Everyone enjoyed (among the best french toast I've ever had!) ", I was told. I enjoyed their take on breakfast poutine and the fried chicken. I am told that the local smoked halibut is excellent. The wine list is excellent, and the service is top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Les Marchandes is a great place to grab a bite to eat, a good glass of bubbly or wine or to hang out with friends. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. They have a great bartender, Jim and Manager, Anda, who goes above and beyond in every way. Ask Jim for a Happy Cuban and you won't be disappointed. Their Chef has put together a fantastic menu. It's always worth the time to visit Les Marchandes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Our dinner was amazing, Les Marchands is our favorite spot in Santa Barbara to eat or just relax with some fantastic wine. The service was prompt, as always, and our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. We always get greeted at the door with big smiles, and are made to feel welcomed by all the staff at Les Marchands, especially by the lovely Anda!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Brilliant! The restaurant/wine bar is tucked away behind The Lark. Fun atmosphere, interesting decor and fixtures. Strawberry + arugula salad, charred sourdough w/avocado, pappardelle, and peaches for dessert. 4 for 4. Home run! Plus friendly, knowledgeable server. And great wine choices.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were very much looking forward to a relaxing evening sitting outside at Les Marchands. We had an 8 PM reservation and started the evening with a cocktail and cheese/charcuterie board. To our surprise at 8:45 we were told that the kitchen was doing last call and we had to order entrees in 3 mins. Our server knew we were planning to order entrees, so I would have expected an earlier warning of the kitchen closing at 9. Additionally, OpenTable listed closing at 10, adding to our surprise. Unfortunately, once we felt rushed our experience declined. The caesar salad was over-dressed and the chicken came out room temp. I would have expected our server to ask if there was anything wrong since we hardly ate much of either.

Perhaps this is a great place for a glass of wine, but I would hesitate to go back for a full meal.

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