Opal Restaurant & Bar

4.7
648 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Limited Inside and Outside dining. Choose "Outside" or "Standard" for inside dining. Either choice is a commitment to dine in that area. 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 648 people are saying
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scottie
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service, food and consistency. We all ordered our precovid favorite dishes and were happy to reunite with Opal

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vipABM123
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place great good selection and service!!

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vipCynthiaO
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great service, great food, great location.
Thank you Opal!

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Manders
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow.

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vipJaneU
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we’re in Santa Barbara we have dinner at Opal. They never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely girls night out dinner with my bestie. The staff at Opal are so incredibly warm and make your experience wonderful.

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BarbaraY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon was attentive. The food was prepared to our liking. The steak was a true medium as promised. The food was delish!!! We are never disappointed when we come to Opal

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vipStevenH
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outdoor parklet ambiance. Food was excellent and wine reasonably marked up.

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
163 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the appetizer menu and always have great service! Great desserts too.

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Victoria
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our time at Opal. The seafood paella was outstanding. The basil fettuccini with tiger shrimp was also very good. Fantastic service. Comfortable dining outside with large propane heaters.

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JenniferA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. A great outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our night out at Opal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed it.

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TomA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are so amazing we've gone back for more.

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vipYummo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opal is a must dine destination. Their new State Street patio dining with music sets the stage. Plenty of heaters for chilly nights keep you warm and toasty. Their cocktail list and bartender is always spot on. Their manager, Richard, visits each and every table to make you feel like a guest in a private home. The food? Consistently tasty.

Make reservations...its a popular place!

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TedK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent and our waitress was great.

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SherryC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Inviting atmosphere.

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vipChef310
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always perfect! Very generous portions too! Staff is super!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is so well done!

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PatriciaD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a most enjoyable meal at Opal. Our server, Paul, was most helpful in moving us from an inconsiderate couple with three kids out at 7:30 for dinner. The dinner was delightful and we would definitely go back.

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TERRIC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shannon is wonderful and takes great care of everyone so well.

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vipslwdcw
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has not missed a beat in offering excellent cuisine and service. Welcome back.

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MikeK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice setting, great food. Fun time!

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kayc
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I split the 9 oz filet mignon....it was excellent, so tender and juicy.
Our wait staff, Katy, was delightful and helpful.! We were warm with the outdoor
heaters . The owner came and chatted with us and later comped us
a lovely dessert! We felt welcomed back in style after a long Covid year!

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JudyK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure what type of cuisine this restaurant was supposed to represent. There was a hodge podge of Italian, Asian, and Mexican. Regardless, none of it was really done right. Overpriced for oversalted food. Our server was also very mediocre. It took 15 minutes of waiting to even see her for the 1st time.

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
163 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Great appetizers that make sharing such fun. I’m sure the entrees are also excellent, but we always enjoy ordering a bunch of appetizers and sharing them. The full bar makes great drinks as well!

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samer0214
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked the restaurant based on online reviews. It meet all of our expectations and then some. Food, service, ambiance, were all excellent. Would go there again next time we're back in Santa Barbara.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always

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vipReese
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate out on the deck. Early. Only one other table of peeps. Service was quick and food was tasty. Particularly like that they have wine splits. Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food great service
Tables outside were kept warm
Some live music which was good
Outdoor tables don’t have much artistic flare

Overall we thought the food was the highlight

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pet friendly outdoor dining. Celebrated our 11th anniversary (Dined Here 11 years ago on Honey Moon also) had wonderful meal!

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VeronicaR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a winner for my moms birthday! Would recommend anyone to give Opal a try :)

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WendyR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service, we’ve been coming for years!

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vipWayneF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the meal and the attentive service. Specialty drinks were tasty.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service as always. Food was very tasty. Staff are friendly.

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RichardR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place to sit and enjoy good food and good wine! Salmon with lemon grass is a must eat.

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vipKatieG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opal always delivers! Delicious, fresh food, creative cocktails, and the friendliest service! It’s our go to date night spot!

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Janet
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here and the staff was really friendly. I didn't like one of my dishes and they replaced the dish with something else. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, the ambience was pretty, and the owner was so humble and nice.

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Regina
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, service, ambiance, and quiet location. Awsome deserts! Highly Recomend.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant that did a great job with outdoor dining during covid. Great food!

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 648 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.