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Oliver's, Santa Barbara, CA

Oliver's

4.8
4.8
1350 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 30 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 1,350 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
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

Noise • Moderate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

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  • Santa Barbara

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  1. NM

    NiklasM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal! The perfect way to celebrate our twins 19th birthday 🎉 The service friendly and attentive, excellent vegan food, beautiful setting on the patio with the sun setting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam was awesome Food was amazing Had to wait 20 mins despite res
  3. K

    Kristin

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite restaurant. I would rate it a 10 if I could.
  4. D

    Danton

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, unique foods and great drinks. A great place for a birthday celebration!
  5. K

    Kevin

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Meh. The food was fine, the service was decent but the details were lacking. The finish on our table was falling apart, the chairs were really uncomfortable, and some of the food items (the sweet potatoes in particular) sounded great on the menu but were were underwhelming in real life. I had higher expectations for the setting and the price point. The bill ended up around $90/person.
  6. j

    jzevman

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food not the best. Flavors not to my liking. Too spicey, not creative or savory. Veggie put together but not with enough substance or interesting flavors.
  7. PK

    PunitaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegan food Will go again Will tell all friends to go
  8. SG

    SGreen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious vegan food, good selection of drinks, nice outdoor patio, excellent service and lovely atmosphere.
  9. JC

    JackiC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Must try for all but definitely if plant based :)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entire family LOVED the Kung Pao Califlower!! Wonderful evening of super yummy vegan!
  11. KO

    KimberlyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not a vegan or vegetarian. I made this reservation for a good friend who is and visiting Santa Barbara. The food was excellent. We ordered shared plates so we could taste many different items. Dessert was just as good! Highly recommend to individuals who are carnivores it was delightful. Service was excellent.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband selected this restaurant for his Father’s Day outing as we had such a nice experience on our last visit. This time they had gluten free children’s menu options which was extremely helpful. My 5 year old is very picky about food but he loved the pasta with marinara. We appreciated that they put the “parmesan” on the side, he had no interest in that, the whole dish would have been a waste had they sprinkled it on! We had the Kung Pao cauliflower (be sure to order this with a side of rice), wild mushroom tostada, roasted corn soup (without crostini to make GF), truffle potatoes (ordered with miso aioli for dipping) and the Pad Thai. Everything was amazing.
  13. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food blows your mind with every bite. Beautiful setting, wonderful staff. We always have a great experience here.
  14. SS

    SarahS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE LOVE THIS PLACE. Its a home away from home when traveling up to Santa Barbara from LA. The food is so divine in every way. I am a great vegan home chef and appreciate it when a restaurant does such an amazing job with every course. The wait staff, and hosts are friendly and attentive and Heather is our fav!
  15. AT

    AnaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Oliver’s for the first time on a Saturday night. It was all I had heard of Oliver’s. We not only had perfect weather, we had excellent service and great food. Will most definitely go again!!!
  16. HM

    HaroldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavors were amazing, the service friendly, courteous and prompt. This is one of the few "nice" restaurants in the Santa Barbara area--nice ambience (outside far better than inside, which has an odd "like a tract home staged for sale" feel to it, as one in our group put it after she looked in). I think even meat-eaters who appreciate excellent cooking will love it, and if they're afraid of top-notch vegan flavors, they can always get the impossible burger.
  17. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s almost impossible for my family to eat out at even the best restaurants because of the lack of awareness about Quality Healthy Ingredients! Oliver’s is practically the only place we go now! It stands out in every way so far above the rest of the choices. We are grateful and almost amazed that such great tasting healthy meals, service and ambiance are even available. There is no second choice I would recommend at this time.
  18. PT

    PhoebeT

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our reservation was not ready at the time we got there and we had to wait for about 20 minutes. Then we were offered a table right by the parking lot which we didn’t want, so ended up waiting another 10 or 15 minutes to get our table.
  19. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great deck seating, very good portion size. Highly recommend!
  20. MG

    MichelleG

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful outside setting with pleasant wait staff and tasty grub. Had the apple salad, kung pao cauliflower, and pad Thai. And a glass of Pinot Grigio with a heavy handed pour. ;) All were flavorful, I especially liked the apple salad and kung pao cauli, next time, I’d ask for a side of rice to savor that sauce with.
  21. M

    Monica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  22. P

    Patty

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and made a note on the reservation, but I guess the maitre'd did not see, which is fine, but the restaurant could have made the experience more personal by greeting him happy birthday.
  23. M

    Melanie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Ambiance was excellent. Service was beyond incredible.
  24. K

    Kudra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was too formulaic. Bland presentation. No surprises, no creativity
  25. KB

    KikiB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Oliver’s is definitely delicious. Vegan with all the flavors!
  26. AH

    AndH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to Olivers for decades due to its change of ownership long reconstruction. We were very impressed. The food is delightful. The drinks reasonably tasty and robust. Staff is pleasant, attentive, and professional. Ambiance (patio) is very pleasant and comfortable. I would go more often, but the owner, sadly, is a Trumpie, and I cannot support someone who supports Trump--a certifiable narcissist who tried to orchestrate the overthrow of a duly elected government and is most certainly a fascist with criminal/megalomaniacal tendencies.
  27. AJ

    AlejandraJ

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Servers forgot the orders a couple of times. Besides that all was good.
  28. B

    Bella

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to this restaurant with a group of 7 and I was the only vegan, everyone enjoyed the food. The service was amazing and the ambiance was great. I could eat here every week.
  29. DI

    DinerInSantaBarbara

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of my fave restaurants in town! Great staff, wonderful food, amazing ambiance.
  30. KF

    KarenF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oliver's is a gorgeous place, the food is delicious and everything is plated so beautifully. We loved it all.
  31. KC

    KathyC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely location for a great vegan meal. We were so exciting to experience Oliver's, meet the Chef, Manny Juan, and have some great food. I was thinking of all the people, vegan and otherwise, who I would like to take to Oliver's to experience what we did. We will definitely go back and definitely recommend.
  32. K

    Karen

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overpriced, but the whole area is overpriced. We were not impressed overall. The food was not that great.
  33. RC

    RodCrosby

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Standouts- corn soup, apple salad, jackfruit taco, saged and confused cocktail. Chef Manny was very polite and attentive. He graciously made several visits to our table to check on us. Chloe was a great server as well.
  34. LD

    LisaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, great wine list, really enjoyed the artichoke crab cakes, but the Brussel sprouts were covered in disappointingly goopy sauce.
  35. SM

    SandyM

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot say enough positive comments the team there is : WONDERFUL !
  36. B

    Becca

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    The food was fair to okay, but servings too large. Way below what I expected in ambience. Service very good. Why this place is so highly regarded, I can only guess is the dearth of Vegan restaurants. Try Merci instead.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, the food was the best vegan I have had. The vibe was upscale yet casual. It was a wonderful experience.
  38. TP

    TonyP

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, ambience made a memorable evening.
  39. c

    catherinee

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food — flavorful, great quality
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and staff was upbeat and cordial. Service was a bit slow because the restaurant is short-handed like all places.

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 1350 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 30 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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