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Opal Restaurant & Bar, Santa Barbara, CA

Opal Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
1652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We have inside and limited outdoor sidewalk dining. If you prefer to sit outside, please indicate that with your reservation request.
To accommodate our second seating, early parties should plan for a maximum stay of 1.5 to 2hrs, depending on party size. Please call 805 966 9676 for more details.
A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant & bar’s Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative world cuisine influences with American Regional touches, from a 14 oz. Herb-Grilled Ribeye Steak on Tuscan White Beans, to Fresh Pan-Seared Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, fresh Baked Breads, imaginative Salads, & Homemade Desserts.
We have a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, & a full bar with seasonal Craft Cocktails.
Our entire dining room staff assists to take care of each table, enabling exceptional service in a warm engaging manner, properly nuanced to your mood & taste. Our staff genuinely cares about giving you the best possible experience!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 966-9676
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Felipe Barajas
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate 45+ guests on one side of the restaurant, and 65+ on the other : 110 total. Either side reservable for semi or private dining.To book a large group or banquet (15 or more guests), contact our banquet management team for more details by clicking on the Banquet inquiries tab below and filling out the Banquet Contact Form there.
  • Private party contact
    Kristin : (805) 966-9676
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Sola Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking available on Sola Street and State Street. There is also a large public lot on Chapala Street between Victoria and Sola Streets, and a lot on the corner of Chapala and Sola Streets
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

1,652 Reviews
  1. PatrickF

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came last night with a couple friend and we loved again everything we ordered. The Calamari and salads are amazing, but the start of the night it was again the Duck breast. We came for the first time in 2022 and we couldn’t wait to come back. Rachel our server was very attentive and we love every single bite. Don’t forget to order cheesecake as dessert! Thank you everyone for a delicious great evening

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  2. BarbaraA

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Asian calamari is enough to keep me coming back just for it. Best calamari in town of any kind! On top pf that, everything on the menu is delicious, well prepared, and makes a delightful meal.

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  3. DebbyR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love Opal. It’s consistently good. I tried the scallop salad last night and it was great!

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  4. AnthonyK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant with interesting menu, great service, and ambience.

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  5. Shake

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opal is a gem of a restaurant that offers a variety of tastes. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a fabulous dining experience, this restaurant should be at the top of your list. The combination of exquisite food, outstanding service, and a charming atmosphere make it a true standout.

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  6. lsmilburn

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Opal. The service was fantastic and the food was so good. I had an excellent seafood salad and my husband had a beef pasta dish. The lemonade mocktail was perfectly tart. I appreciate that the drinks were not too sweet. The crème brûlée was okay but uninspired. It needed to be in a lower, wider dish. It was less creamy than I would have expected. Otherwise, everything was perfect.

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  7. MichaelParrish

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lourika was great! Always great food, drinks, and service!

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  8. CarolynA

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so happy to have a quieter experience at Opel. Their food is fabulous and now it was quiet too.

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  9. Barbara

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our "go to" place. We always know we will have a wonderful dinner. Last night was no exception - and Rachael, our server, was fabulous. The only problem is that there are so many delicious items on the menu it is difficult to make a decision!

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  10. Lynda

    Los Angeles

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Our first visit to Opal Restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were both excellent. We were greeted and seated promptly upon arrival. Our server, Lourika, was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. And we noted that she never "pushed" any extra item (we only wanted an entree and usually servers will ask if you want a starter, etc..) Bread was offered, but we also didn't want any (with a choice, it didn't go to waste.) Our meals were served promptly and we enjoyed what others on OpenTable recommended - the amazing Lemon Grass Thai Salmon Filet (generous-sized piece of salmon with subtle Thai flavors that didn't distract from the salmon) and a tasty Herb Grilled Filet Mignon (perfectly cooked and juicy.) We finished off our meals with the Creme Brûlée which was the perfect temperature and, of course, delicious.

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FAQs

Opal Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 966-9676.

Opal Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1652 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Opal Restaurant & Bar

1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2609

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sola Street
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking available on Sola Street and State Street. There is also a large public lot on Chapala Street between Victoria and Sola Streets, and a lot on the corner of Chapala and Sola Streets
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Felipe Barajas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 966-9676
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate 45+ guests on one side of the restaurant, and 65+ on the other : 110 total. Either side reservable for semi or private dining.To book a large group or banquet (15 or more guests), contact our banquet management team for more details by clicking on the Banquet inquiries tab below and filling out the Banquet Contact Form there.
  • Private party contact
    Kristin : (805) 966-9676
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