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Outdoor heated patio - LOCAL Montecito, Montecito, CA

LOCAL Montecito

4.8
4.8
186 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Incredible outdoor seating with two heated patios, firepit, couches, and a 360 degree bar. Featuring local ingredients and exceptional dishes from multiple cuisines paired with an extensive and rare wine collection, LOCAL has it all in the heart of Montecito.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 770-2269
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Adam Sanacore
  • Private party facilities
    Outdoor patios are available for private parties up to 50 guests. Private Dining Room available for parties up to 12 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Montecito
  • Cross street
    Parking on on Coast Village Circle and Coast Village Road
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Please note when booking at this time we will be only offering a limited food menu. If you are looking for a dinner reservation please book for 5 pm or later.

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Good for business meals

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • California Central Coast

    Lively

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

186 Reviews
  1. laurag

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local is our favorite restaurant. It’s very relaxed, open, and friendly. The food is excellent. Some of our favorites are: Fresh cocktails such as the “Coastline”, Fish tacos, Smash burger, Salmon, Kale cesar, Calamari, Cauliflower.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are visiting for a quick spring break vacation from San Diego with our two young daughters. The food was delicious and our server, I think maybe Joe was amazing. We would definitely recommend and come back again. I had the branzino and my husband had the burger-both delicious.

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  3. SandyM

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You walk in and you feel good people are friendly the vibe is good And then there's the food ! Soooo Good !

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  4. LaurieG

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, the service is impeccable, the ambience is lovely and the chairs are very comfortable!

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  5. JuliaCCarver

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love love the food.

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  6. KimJ

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our new favorite places in Montecito! We've eaten lunch and dinner there and everything was very very good. Why hadn't we tried it earlier?!?!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Local! Many gluten free choices were super helpful for our daughter who has celiac. Expensive but normal for that area, expected for a special occasion.

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  8. DouglasR

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere and good service. Delicious food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely waiter, awesome food and a great evening.

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  10. stephaniec

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Say at the bar, by choice and though it’s a bit loud, we enjoy a bar stool When just the 2 of us. The bartenders were busy though did fairly well attending to our needs. Our dishes , pasta and chicken were very good. Glad to be able to get a seat in a Friday night!

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  11. WinerAndDiner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place for dinner. Very relaxed and open dining area. The food was amazing. Using salsa macha on the ahi crudo is brilliant. And the special duck confit ravioli is an original dish I will use to compare future restaurants by.

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  12. Cheers2me

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at this restaurant and from the moment we called to ask a question to the moment we left the restaurant, we were treated wonderfully. Carlos and Brandon were so professional, with beautiful energy and very hospitable. The food was delicious, the outdoor dining area was so cozy and warm (even though it was a cold night) and the place itself is very modern and beautiful. We'll go back for sure!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent. The smash burger definitely wasn’t the best !

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe, our waiter, was amazing. Every step of the way was superb. Ambience, service, food and cocktails were exceptional.

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  15. RickP

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New menu is even better than the previous terrific one. There were four of us. We all selected different entrees and all commented on how delicious everything is. Calamari appetizer was super. Fritter dessert was outstanding.

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  16. weeshe

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostess to the waitstaff they were all knowledgeable and accommodating. It wasn’t terribly crowded which was surprising given the great food.

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  17. dougieb

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I call Local the best restaurant in Montecito. Charming ambiance, great staff and wonderful food.

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  18. Brewster

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Local. Great little hideaway and the food is excellent.

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  19. Michael

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Were there for happy hour. Nice outdoor setting with plenty of heaters.

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  20. stephaniec

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Each visit to LOCAL is a great experience. We had such a wonderful server and the food was great, as usual. I was glad we reserved an indoor table, considering the storms were soon approaching. The noise level inside is pretty intense (lots of very lively guests at the few tables nearby) but we did well and were still able to hear each other. Toward the end of the meal our server found out two of us were celebrating our birthdays and brought us 2 of the most delicious sundaes to share with the group....SO sweet! Thanks again for the great time Stephanie Clark

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  21. LauraC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local does everything right! Ambience and decor are cozy but classy. Service is excellent. The entree, dessert, and wine I tried were all delicious but where Local really shines is in its appetizers and cocktails. Portions are perfect sizes for trying several things and there is tremendous attention to detail both in flavors and presentation. I hope to go back often.

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  22. KatieD

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Our waitress was terrific and super accommodating. The food, as always, was great. Put this place on your repeat list!

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  23. SandyM

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love local great food the wait staff are phenomenal.. And you don’t have to be a local to feel that way at LOCAL !

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  24. Ambassador3d

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and how it’s hidden away from the street

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  25. Kelz

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive server, nice meal, good vibe and atmosphere!

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  26. DAVIDB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Local is a Montecito favorite. It has a casual atmosphere, great drinks, friendly staff, and a good menu. We love going there.

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  27. MamahasSpoken

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really pleasant outdoor are. Dog friendly loved the fire and the food was great for adults and kids.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, service, and food. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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  29. SNC1

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal at LOCAL Montecito. The ambiance is relaxing and food was wonderful. Shrimp cocktail was delicious and the Branzino was amazing. Great wine list. Especially appreciated all the gluten free choices since my husband has celiac disease. One of the best meals we’ve had in the Santa Barbara area.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite lunch/brunch spot on Coast Village.

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  31. dougieb

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food and hang out place in Montecito. We can't go there enough. We even bring our dog.

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  32. RickP

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic quiet hideaway on the main road with ample parking around back. Outdoor seating very comfortable with superior heaters for cold evenings. Food and service is excellent. Our group of six all received our entrees at the same time and all were prepared as desired. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server seemed a bit inexperienced, but did well in spite of that. Great food, ambience & dining experience overall.

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  34. JOCELYNE

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and very fresh; the service was very pleasant not obsequious and the atmosphere and surroundings were very lovely .

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  35. dougieb

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local is our favorite restaurant in Montecito/Santa Barbara. The food, ambiance and service are outstanding.

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  36. smartypantscommunist

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    New Year's Eve, but not too crowded. Oysters were beautiful, and delish. Beef Cheeks and Lamb Bolognese both excellent with a DOC red from Friuli.

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  37. SueB

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Soup was amazing, Scallops were mediocre and over-priced, chicken was great. Service was excellent & loved where our table was (inside, but right next to the open door so you felt like you were outdoors).

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  38. BellaFamilia

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing & fresh. The people were exceptional, friendly and attentive. Will definitely recommend

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  39. LaurieG

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite on CVR! Everything is always perfect! Even with children or dogs!

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  40. Sandra

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful in every way. The ambiance, service and food are outstanding.

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FAQs

LOCAL Montecito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 770-2269.

LOCAL Montecito is rated 4.8 stars by 186 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LOCAL Montecito

1187 Coast Village Rd Suite 8,, Montecito, CA 93108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Parking on on Coast Village Circle and Coast Village Road
  • Neighborhood
    Montecito
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Sanacore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 770-2269
  • Private party facilities
    Outdoor patios are available for private parties up to 50 guests. Private Dining Room available for parties up to 12 guests.
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