Opal Restaurant & Bar
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!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon Filet with a Thai Curry Sauce
(Local's Favorite) With Sauteed Julienne Vegetables and an Apple and Orange Zest Basmati Rice
14 oz Grilled Ribeye Steak
tuscan white beans, garlic herb Butter, fresh seasonal vegetables
Fresh Steamed Mussels, Manila Clams, Tiger Prawns, Chicken and Chorizo Sausage on Saffron Rice with a Garlic Herb Broth
Everything was great, service, food and consistency. We all ordered our precovid favorite dishes and were happy to reunite with Opal
Awesome place great good selection and service!!
Great venue, great service, great food, great location.
Thank you Opal!
Service was slow.
Anytime we’re in Santa Barbara we have dinner at Opal. They never disappoint.
Lovely girls night out dinner with my bestie. The staff at Opal are so incredibly warm and make your experience wonderful.
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
Good outdoor parklet ambiance. Food was excellent and wine reasonably marked up.
Love the appetizer menu and always have great service! Great desserts too.
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.
The food and drinks were excellent. A great outdoor dining experience.
Food and atmosphere were perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our night out at Opal.
Food and service are so amazing we've gone back for more.
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!
Very much enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent and our waitress was great.
Excellent experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Inviting atmosphere.
Food is always perfect! Very generous portions too! Staff is super!
Everything is so well done!
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.
Shannon is wonderful and takes great care of everyone so well.
The restaurant has not missed a beat in offering excellent cuisine and service. Welcome back.
Nice setting, great food. Fun time!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Fantastic as always
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!
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
Pet friendly outdoor dining. Celebrated our 11th anniversary (Dined Here 11 years ago on Honey Moon also) had wonderful meal!
Delicious food and a winner for my moms birthday! Would recommend anyone to give Opal a try :)
Great food. Great service, we’ve been coming for years!
Enjoyed the meal and the attentive service. Specialty drinks were tasty.
Awesome service as always. Food was very tasty. Staff are friendly.
What a great place to sit and enjoy good food and good wine! Salmon with lemon grass is a must eat.
Opal always delivers! Delicious, fresh food, creative cocktails, and the friendliest service! It’s our go to date night spot!
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.
Great food, service, ambiance, and quiet location. Awsome deserts! Highly Recomend.
This is a lovely restaurant that did a great job with outdoor dining during covid. Great food!
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.