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Oliver's, Santa Barbara, CA

Oliver's

4.8
4.8
1307 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

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  • Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes$15.00

    Thai chili, green garlic dipping sauce

    • Truffle Potatoes$15.00

      Fingerling potatoes, lemon zest

      • Kung Pao Cauliflower$18.00

        Cashews, japanese chili

        • Roman Style Artichoke Hearts$18.00

          Feta stuffed peppadew peppers, bread crumbs, lemon aioli

          • Shishito Peppers$18.00

            Lemon tamari, chili flakes, miso aioli

            • Brussels Sprouts$18.00

              Pecans, crispy garlic, sweet chili sauce

              • Heirloom Zucchini & Tomato Tower$22.00

                Macadamia ricotta, sundried tomato marinara, pistachio pesto, heirloom tomatoes (Raw)

                • Artichoke "Crab Cakes"$18.00

                  Hearts of palm, corn, scallions, cherry tomato, arugula, spicy aioli

                  • Roasted Garlic Hummus$16.00

                    Market vegetables, caramelized onion, aleppo chili oil, spicy avocado purée

                    • Jackfruit Taco$9.00

                      Roasted pineapple, pinquito beans, cabbage slaw, avocado salsa, organic corn tortilla

                      • Wild Mushroom Tostada$21.00

                        Cilantro cabbage slaw, jalapeño guacamole, salsa verde

                        • Thai Curry$22.00

                          Chickpea, peewee potato, cilantro, onion, pickled green papaya, crispy shallots, cauliflower

                          • Pad Thai$23.00

                            Almond chili sauce, red onion, bell peppers, bok choy, zucchini, young coconut, spiced tamarind, pistachio crunch

                            • Braised Mushroom Ravioli$25.00

                              Vegan italian sausage, spinach, pine nuts, caramelized onion, almond ricotta, marinara

                              Soup & Salads

                              • Roasted Corn Soup

                                Garlic herb crostini

                                • Cup$8.00
                                • Bowl$16.00
                              • Chopped Salad$15.00

                                Toasted almonds, dates, citrus, cauliflower, ginger turmeric dressing

                                • Oliver's Apple Salad$15.00

                                  Fuji apples, candied pecans, red onion, smoked almond goat cheese, avocado, champagne vinaigrette

                                  • Tomato Confit Salad$17.00

                                    Frisée, pistachio, brioche croutons, fig balsamic reduction

                                    Flatbreads

                                    • Pear & Gorgonzola$23.00

                                      Arugula pesto, caramelized onion, walnuts, balsamic glaze

                                      • Spinach & Artichoke$23.00

                                        Marinated tomatoes, white bean sauce, spicy aioli, cashew parmesan

                                        • Italian Sausage Peppadew$23.00

                                          Marinara, mozzarella, pepperjack, yellow bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño, cashew ranch

                                          Sandwich & Burgers

                                          • Banh MI$23.00

                                            French baguette, marinated tofu, jalapeño, pickled green papaya slaw, cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, miso aioli

                                            • Veggie Burger$23.00

                                              Focaccia bun, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickles, dijon mustard, ketchup, spicy aioli

                                              • Oliver's Burger$25.00

                                                Pretzel bun, impossible patty, vegan cheddar, lettuce, tomato, roasted poblano peppers, coconut bacon, caramelized onion, secret sauce

                                                Last updated: March 5, 2022

                                                What 1,307 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
                                                • 4.7Service
                                                • 4.9Ambience
                                                • 4.5Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. m

                                                  mifielddbgt

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                  It was a nice place, but the choice of music was a little too upbeat. I also found the food trying to be too fancy with too much flavoring. A more simplified recipe and better quality ingredients is more important to me.

                                                2. AB

                                                  AmyB

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Oliver’s is our restaurant of choice for any celebration, large or small. The service is outstanding and the food is as beautiful to behold as it is to eat. Thank you, Oliver’s, for another wonderful dining experience. 💗

                                                3. B

                                                  Barb

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Beautiful outdoor setting, superb service, delicious food (cauliflower with side of rice; artichoke “crab” cakes; pad Thai). Can’t wait to go back.

                                                4. KV

                                                  KaylaV

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Have to give a shout-out to the entire staff here. We had a variety of different reservations among family and they were able to accommodate and make sure we were sat together. The staff was amazingly friendly, caring and helpful. We had the best time. The food was AMAZING. We couldn’t have asked for our night to go any better.

                                                5. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Chicago

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wow. What a great place. All vegan with lots of GF options. Great food, ambiance, and value. Very well done. Thanks!

                                                6. CR

                                                  CalvinR

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food and service here are AMAZING! Definitely a must-go if you are in the area.

                                                7. l

                                                  lilliana08

                                                  Birmingham

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service, very friendly loved the outdoor seating area. Blankets and heat lamps were a great touch. Best of all, plenty of options for my dietary restrictions (dairy allergy, gluten allergy, no refined sugar). They even had desert options for me!

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                  Very expensive. House Chardonnay was 22.00 per small glass

                                                9. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Caribbean

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Never disappoints, the food is very good and always very flavorful without being over the top. Generous portions.

                                                10. KG

                                                  KeithG

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  This restaurant offers excellent service, great staff, quality food.

                                                11. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food was especially good last night and service was superb from our server, Brook. We had the shishito peppers, Bahn mi, wild mushroom tostadas, and the key lime tart. All excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                12. KC

                                                  KathleenC

                                                  Portland

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had the chopped salad and the artichoke cakes to start with and they were absolutely superb together! Service was great. We love that dogs can dine with their well behaved people. And the setting on the patio is magical.

                                                13. O

                                                  Oren

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                  overall1food1service5ambience4

                                                  Service was very good and location/decor was very nice. However, the menu doesn’t actually tell you what’s in the food and they seem to try to hide the fact that it’s all vegan. Vegan is not mentioned on the website or menu; menu says “Gorgonzola” or “Parmesan” and if you didn’t know to ask you would assume they were really what they say. We chose the place after seeing it in a listing of good restaurants in the area but felt completely misled about the cuisine. As to the food itself — over sauced, one dominant flavor. Brussels sprouts and cauliflower were undercooked, shishito peppers were over cooked and greasy. When the server told us they had vanilla ice cream for dessert we had to ask what it really was - and it’s obviously not ice cream so we passed. We realize this is just not a place for us but are giving it a low rating as we found the website and menu unnecessarily misleading. Lots and lots of dogs though.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  24 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The best…ALWAYS! Food and ambiance are exceptional but the staff puts Oliver’s over the top!

                                                15. m

                                                  michellek

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great plant based menu, including robust flavors & detailed allergy menu. Terrific, friendly and knowledgeable service. Definitely on a list of places to go back to!

                                                16. BW

                                                  BenW

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Several of the dishes were excellent ... several others were good but not great. All were relatively unique. The ambiance is quite nice. Overall, 4 stars.

                                                17. MR

                                                  MatthewR

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Oliver’s is by far one of the best vegan hotspots in CA! The food is delicious along with a friendly staff. I love the indoor / outdoor flow!

                                                18. s

                                                  suew

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a great evening - beautiful setting with pretty lights draped from trees in the warm evening air (they have heaters if needed). Vegan gluten free meal with delicious tasty food. Pinot Noir was best Ive had.

                                                19. AL

                                                  AlisonL

                                                  Detroit

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely love this delightful place and enjoy coming back here time and time again. Get the cauliflower - delish!!

                                                20. B

                                                  Brigitte

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious and unique vegetarian fare. We love this place for our special occasions, worth the trip just for this restaurant.

                                                21. FS

                                                  FSales

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Prices felt higher, I’m sure like everywhere they have raised their prices. Overall,good service and good food.

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wonderful experience, delicious food.

                                                23. V

                                                  Veggievore

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  The food was unique and delicious. If you don't like spicy food like me, you might need to remind your wait person each time you order. First we got share plates and when we we ordered our entrees, our waiter did not mention there were chilis on the flatbread I had ordered. Luckily, my daughter-in-law switched with me and I was very happy. The fingerling potatoes, braised mushroom ravioli and Italian sausage & Peppadew flatbread were all extremely enjoyable.

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food was on point. Staff was attentive, food (and an additional to go order) came out at a great pace.

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great dinner to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The cocktails are so good. Love the ambience and the service is very good

                                                26. AM

                                                  AlbertoM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This was the best dinner of my life. The truffle potatoes, the bruised mushroom ravioli and the chocolate cake were incredible. I will remember this dining experience for a long time.

                                                27. E

                                                  Epicurean

                                                  Denver

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                  Beautiful restaurant with lovely patio and great vegetarian menu. Were there to celebrate a milestone birthday and not a mention was made of the special occasion. A bit disappointing and anticlimactic.

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Great time! Amazing food. Love this place. They were short staffed which I don’t fault the staff but we have trouble getting our waiter as the dinner went on.

                                                29. ML

                                                  MLEats

                                                  Greensboro

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Incredible food and knowledgable servers. Highly recommend.

                                                30. E

                                                  Earp

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Patio ambience very pleasant. Savory food. Attentive and friendly staff!

                                                31. FT

                                                  FoodieT

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                  $~30 for an impossible burger with a secret sauce that needs work. You are paying for the zip code. Vegetables were over cooked (we were early in the evening not crowded). Made reservations and the couple ahead of us we’re walk-ups and got the better table available. I will say there was a nice dining ambiance. However, even with a vegan in the family we won’t return.

                                                32. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                  Not quite what we expected. We felt as if the dishes could be done a bit more delicately. For example the ravioli had a bit too much going on. We would like to have been able to taste the ravioli itself. The crab cakes were our preferred dish the apple crumble felt a bit like eating breakfast. The atmosphere was really great though.

                                                33. A

                                                  Anita

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  fantastic food and lots to choose from it was my bday and they made it very special can’t wait to go back

                                                34. GA

                                                  GiannisA

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                  I really enjoyed the company that I had. It was a very good dinner.

                                                35. AJ

                                                  AJWo

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing food and staff. The ambiance is awesome as well.

                                                36. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great team starting with the manager Jeremy. Food and drink is always well executed.

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food! We loved the ambiance of the patio, not too noisy, and plenty of heat lamps too. I think the only complaint would be the parking, we had to circle the area for about ten minutes, but in the end it was worth it for the experience. The wait staff, host, everyone, was great and super attentive. And the drinks! So good!

                                                38. R

                                                  Rick

                                                  New England

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Shishito peppers and Braised Mushroom Ravioli were spectacular. Artichoke Hearts very good.

                                                39. BB

                                                  BarbaraB

                                                  Milwaukee

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved Oliver’s. Really interesting, delicious food. Great wait staff. So comfy with all the heaters outside even on a cold evening.

                                                40. d

                                                  deborah

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The best restaurant in the whole world.

                                                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 1307 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                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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