Oliver's

4.9
1050 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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anthonyp
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Came here with my wife and we were blown away. Our server Randy was great, we ordered the special that night which was some kind of pasta with truffles and a mushroom sauce and I can’t stop thinking about it.

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Laura
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The setting is beautiful and the menu has a lot of variety.

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micheleb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All organic and tasty dishes. We ordered Salad, Brussel Sprouts, Pad Thai and Flatbread.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliver’s is our favorite restaurant!
The food is delicious, doesn’t matter which one you choose. The service is outstanding, Jesse our server was attentive, professional, kind and friendly.
The ambiance is great!
Highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

MM
MelissaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with friends. Great ambience. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food! Everything tasted excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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Mark
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. We were meeting new friends. What started out as 2 became 6 and Oliver’s was terrific about accommodating our growing party.

The cocktails were well made and food was excellent!! The Thai Noodle Salad was exceptional.

It’s very hard to find vegan food that tastes great in a beautiful space with great ambiance. But Oliver’s has it all!!

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vipCBVegas
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top quality across the board and the entire menu was vegan / plant based friendly. Bravo Oliver’s !!

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VeganSB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server was overwhelmed and inattentive. We visit Oliver's every few weeks, and we absolutely love it, but this was not a great server.

SB
vipSBGiGi
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for drinks and a birthday snack. We were treated like royalty! What a fun evening!!!

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Kayla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent cocktail, excellent service, excellent atmosphere

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, lovely little find. Glad we made reservations.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was terribly slow; we were there for nearly two hours for an appetizer and dinner. The food was delicious but extremely expensive for "small plates" and tiny portions. I would never recommend this restaurant to a friend. Other vegan options in Santa Barbara are equally delicious without the Montecito attitude and price.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was extraordinarily delicious - especially the chopped salad and the califlower item near the top left on the menu. What I'm writing is fine tuning and would be much appreciated

I eat only organic at home so asked about what was organic and was told the wheat isn't. I forgot to ask about the rice in the main dish of noodles we got. I would highly recommend that you buy organic wheat and other grains. If they aren't organic, they are most likely sprayed with glophosate as a desicant just before harvesting. And there didn't seem to be a non-gluten option of breads.

If you added these two things, the meals would rate 15 stars!

Oh,, and the music was sometimes too loud for my taste - sitting near the edge of the balcony. It seems to rise and fall, depending on the song.

Overall, a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING MEAL AMBIENCE STAFF. 5 STARS!

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VinayM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place. Food is super tasty and service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and sister-in-law were visiting and I wanted to give them a unique experience eating vegan food done well. Both of them eat meat and I wanted to show them you don’t have to give up taste when you eliminate meat from your diet.

We all ordered craft cocktails and shared appetizers to start. Artichoke crab cakes, Brussel sprouts. We then shared jack fruit tacos, pear and Gorgonzola flatbread, Italian meatball peppadew flatbread, chopped salad, Kung pao cauliflower. It was all fabulous.

Restaurant ambiance was perfect! Not too loud. My family loved the tree in the center of the patio with lights. Bathrooms were clean. The table we sat at had chairs that sat quite low making us feel like we were at a kids table slightly. Food is a bit pricey for a place we would frequent often so we usually only end up going to once or twice a year sadly but every time we go we thoroughly enjoy ourselves. It’s definitely a place I like to take out of town guests.

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vipArup
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For a non-vegan, I thought the food was excellent. Ambience is perfect for a summer's evening, the wait staff are knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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vipLoveFood
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful ambience and loved the food!

PL
PandL34102
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful evening and the service was 2nd to none ….

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vipmarianikg
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best of Santa Barbara! Always a must when we come here

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MikeT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our first post pandemic meals out. The staff greeted us and treated us as if we were long lost family. We ordered 3/4 of the menu for the five of us and everything was wonderful. Our guests from NYC were blown away that an all vegan meal could be so creative. The artichoke “crab” cakes with corn relish was tonight’s favorite, with the Gorgonzola pear flatbread coming in a close second.

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vipAlbertR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality all around........................

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding

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Ruck
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes and Pad Thai was the highlight, but everything was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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EdGHK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing, creative, flavorful veggie dishes. Good cocktails and nice local wines. Highly recommended

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Jpm4kids
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food as always in one of the prettiest garden settings.

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RBallardini
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife is vegan so that’s why we went. We had been a few years back and enjoyed the food but forgot how expensive it is.

We had one incident that wasn’t great. When they brought our check they gave my wife some stupid ink pen not a ball point pen that stained her hands with ink but luckily did not get on her clothing. We felt they should have comped us some part of our Check but the manager gave her a napkin with some hand sanitizer to clean it. Didn’t work!

Won’t be back way too expensive for us we’ll just head over to Mesa Verde next time though our meal there was great.

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was extremely impressed with Olivers. Despite being a upscale vegan restaurant in Santa Barbara, it was unpretentious and the staff was warm and friendly. Service was superb. Our waitress offered excellent, honest recommendations and steered us in the perfect direction for our dining experience. The food is pricey but each dish is clearly hand crafted and recipes are a work of art. The drinks were incredible! Great wine selection. They even comped one of our desserts because they knew we were celebrating. One recommendation would be I would like to see more entree options. Definitely will be back for another special occasion.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were here almost exactly a year ago and enjoyed it so much we had to come back. Great food and staff. However the music wasn’t to our liking and was a bit too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day was excellent!

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jessicab
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan food in a nice setting. I expect that even omnivores would like it. Good gluten free options too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb in every aspect.

PK
PaulaK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, especially the appetizers, and burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we found this place... a must-visit for every return trip to Santa Barbara. The food, service, atmosphere were all fantastic! Everything here is high quality 👌🏻

KD
KayDub
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan restaurant! We come here nearly every year for our anniversary and have always had a great time.
These days, if you want to avoid a wait it's a good idea to make a reservation.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dishes - creative and satisfying. Just what a great vegetarian restaurant should be. They don't just try to produce vegetarian versions of standard meat-based dishes. Their food strives to stand alone as unique and tasty experiences. Really enjoyed the Wild Mushroom Tostadan and the Artichoke "Crab Cakes". Lovely setting and great cocktail menu also.

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OpenTable Diner
Chubu Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Creative, appetizing, beautiful food!

FAQs

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

Oliver's is rated 4.9 stars by 1050 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.