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Oliver's, Santa Barbara, CA

Oliver's

4.8
4.8
1466 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vegan
Through creativity, innovation, and an abundance of care, we prepare minimally processed plant-based cuisine that is delicious, vibrant, and nutritious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 969-0834

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Craig Riker

  • Catering

    N/A

  • Private party facilities

    events@oliversofmontecito.com

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Cross street

    Middle Rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,466 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bennett1111

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Its hit or miss here. Apparently the chef and sous chef were not there last night and that’s why the chocolate cake tasted like garlic….. Cooking 101, don’t cut the cake with the same knife you cut the garlic with.
  2. w

    wineandveggies

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ravioli and flatbreads were amazing. The outdoors is pet friendly too - we had two large dogs with us and they found us a great table where our dogs could also settle in
  4. AG

    AdamG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was very mediocre. The setting was beautiful. Just wish the food and menu was a little more creative for plant based. And service was a little slow between courses.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very lovely food served by a knowledgeable waiter. We’ll be back!
  6. V

    Vana

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Santa Barbara, we dine at Oliver's. It is truly our favorite restaurant. Everything is so flavorful and presented beautifully and the service is very good too. We will be back again!
  7. Y

    Yachtiegirl

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s great to have a restaurant that caters to plant-based/vegan diets. Our waitperson was very good and overall it was an excellent experience.
  8. JG

    JudyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best vegan food I’ve tasted in Santa Barbara /Montecito. All dishes are not overstated, so the delicacy of each flavor comes through. Truly a lot of heart and thought is put into this food. 5 out of 5 stars. The service was impeccable, friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Beautiful atmosphere. We went two nights in a row, and will be back often. Thank you for paying attention to all the details that make a restaurant a perfect delight.
  9. E

    Esme

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We’ve taken non-vegan friends here and they love it as well. Great food, drinks, and service. The outdoor dining is also very cute.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful. I would fly across the continent just to come back here.
  11. LL

    LadyLee

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg omg omg what was I eating before? Nothing like Dragon Fruit Ceviche or theThai Curry, or Oliver's Apple Salad not to mention the Butternut Squash soup or the Fall Tower phew .... so much goodness on one table!!! Trust me, it's super flavorful whether you add or subtract ingredients. Serving staff is phenomenal as is the General Manager.....My answer is yes to Oliver's; nuff said...
  12. E

    Ervin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife and I's first time here and we loved it! We will be back soon!
  13. CG

    CarlG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal, service and atmosphere every time! I am thankful to have a restaurant like Olivers to go to!
  14. m

    michelleg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing delicious and food. Fine wines- beautiful quiet atmosphere. Absolutely amazed even if you’re not a vegan!
  15. CD

    CharlesD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oliver's combines a sophisticated, comfortable atmosphere with imaginative vegetarian fare. Forget sacrificing the glamor of a high-end Coast Village Montecito dining experience for a wide range of healthy natural menu options. At Oliver's you get all of the above, plus a great night out vibe on the patio or inside. I particularly recommend the Vespa room banquette seating.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Pleasantly surprised for a vegan restaurant, when neither myself nor my family are vegan. Will definitely be back.
  17. g

    gastro2

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was very attentive! Kudos to Team Oliver’s!!!
  18. LM

    LaceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Can’t wait to go back. Beautiful patio.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal, awesome service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our first time dining at Olivers. The outside dining area was beautifully lit in a peaceful setting with trees, heat lamps, an outside bar, and nicely set tables. The table was not ready but the hostess was very polite and she kept us informed about when our table would be ready. Our server, Jocum, was polite, helpful, and welcoming. Our food was delicious and very imaginative. The butternut squash soup had lots of flavor and it was beautifully presented. The apple salad was full of delicious ingredients and the dressing didn’t overwhelm the flavor. The ravioli was also delicious. We would definitely come back for a special occasion.
  21. AA

    AnnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Olivers and will come again the next time we are in town.
  22. HF

    HappyFoodie

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, always great service and always SO pleasant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably my favorite vibe and food in town. Always amazing service. Always amazing times ! So thankful for this spot
  24. PC

    PatriciaC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    We waited a very long time for our dinner. Had also placed a to go order. It came 20 minutes before or sit-down dinner. Food in the past has always been very good. Not this time. Soup like flavored water. Main dish average. Only the hummus & veggies were excellent, Ended up taking main course to go due to the lengthy wait. Drinks also were not as great as previous visits.
  25. j

    julisald

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the ambience and food, I would highly recommend even if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian. Pesto scallop pasta was amazing and the key lime pie!
  26. CK

    ChrisK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly and attentive, the patio was very pleasant and the food was excellent.
  27. LH

    LeeH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so fortunate to have this restaurant in our community. Everything on the menu is plant-based and most of it is delicious. The ambience is so lovely and the wait staff are friendly and responsive and fast.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, every item was a delight. Particularly enjoyed the artichoke hearts, corn soup, and pear flatbread.
  30. FD

    FineDiningLA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Oliver's, and both experiences have been amazing. The staff are very welcoming and attentive. We enjoyed our delicious plant-based meals and some cocktails and everything was delicious. I recommend the flatbreads and the Oliver's burger. This visit was for our wedding anniversary, and we were presented with a slice of chocolate torte with raspberries for dessert. We will be back again soon!
  31. MD

    MichaelD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oliver’s is the best place to get a vegan meal. Tasty food, tasty drinks, great service, and a warm and friendly ambiance.
  32. A

    Alman

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails, wonderful service and ambiance outside on the deck. There is a nice looking bar too. Highly recommended.
  33. E

    Eater

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and delicious vegan food. We got the cauliflower which was hands down the best item - and also the curry and veggie burger… both were also delicious! Excellent wine :)
  34. V

    Vinny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    everything was Fabolous, we were a little bumed about there being no vibes at all at the inside seating section but didn’t want to be cold at the gorgeous patio- that’s our own problem tho - but would be nice to see more tables and vibes inside too ! Food was absolutely perfect and portions were well sized. We had 4 share plates between the two of us and were so full !
  35. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The food was good but not exceptional. I would still consider returning and try some other plates!
  36. JF

    JamieF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived for our reservation. We weren’t offered to sit at the bar and wait. Instead they just let us stand there and didn’t apologize for the inconvenience. Also, it was my son’s birthday and I shared that with the person who served us our water. I asked that they bring a special birthday dessert at the end of our meal. He said he would let the server know. Well that never happened. Birthday surprise dessert was ruined. Food and drinks were great! Dining on the outdoor patio was nice even though it was a bit cold and no one bothered to ask if we wanted them to bring over a heater.
  37. HB

    HeidiB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oliver’s is one of my favorite restaurants, the ambience, food, service, wine list and cocktails are all first class!
  38. WC

    WyndieC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 20th anniversary and upon checking in the host wished us a happy anniversary and at the end of the evening comp'd us a lovely dessert. Ambience is beautiful and our waitress was excellent. Food is well presented and full of flavor. Enjoy the variety of shared plates to select from.
  39. MG

    MikeG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing for a vegan restaurant. Lack of use of seasonal vegetables. Over reliance on preserved vegetables such as artichokes and peppers. Dishes unimaginative for a high end vegan restaurant. Provided feedback to the executive chef who offered to reduce the bill but did not do so. Service offhand. A very disappointing experience overall.
  40. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love all Matthew Kenney restaurants. The scallops dish here was excellent.

FAQs

Oliver's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 969-0834.

Oliver's is rated 4.8 stars by 1466 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 20 times today
Google Map for Oliver's

1198 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Middle Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Craig Riker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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