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Opal Restaurant & Bar, Santa Barbara, CA

Opal Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
1639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Limited Inside and Outside dining. Choose Outside Dining 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,639 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

1,639 Reviews
  1. JoPF

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul our server was perfect while we celebrated Kate’s bday! We loved our chicken Marsala and chocolate tart. Thank you so much for your exceptional service and kindness. Jo

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  2. DavidR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great experience. The staff are all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

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  3. LindaF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Started with Eggplant and Portabell mushroom and greens salad, then the crab cake and main entree was Lemongrass crusted salmon in a curry sauce with orange basmati rice and julienne veggies. Had a Woodford Reserve Manhattan and Meyer lemon mousse tartlet. Would definitely go again. Went on a Monday evening, lots of locals there.

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    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful eatery. Staff is super. Thank you for the experience.

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  5. TODDA

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was wonderful. The asparagus appetizer was very tasty, and our entrees of the filet and roasted salmon were delicious with plenty of portion too. The waitress even brought us ice cream for our Anniversary. I would definitely return to Opal when we head back to Santa Barbara for a vacation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The calamari starter is not to be missed. All our meals were unique and delicious takes on classic dishes. Fantastic and attentive service, great recommendations on food and wine from the server. While it would seem to be a noisy place with the kitchen exposed to the restaurant without a barrier, the sound absorbing panels work very well. We could hear everyone in our party speaking in normal voice without effort. Overall it was an exceptional dining experience.

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  7. CHRPUR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice night out, made especially so by our lovely server, Sabina. Food was quite good. And guitarist under theater marquee two doors down provided wonderful live music throughout.

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  8. TinaM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food and ambiance! Opal restaurant was a perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary. Alaskan halibut and the Napoleon are two dishes that we would recommend. Opal has a well thought out menu with many options available. We’ll be back!

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  9. JohnnyA

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love our sever and awesome customer service and the food came quick & hot and very testy.

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  10. MaryH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. Request for window seating honored, wait staff fine, selection of food and wine for all budgets.

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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 1639 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Opal Restaurant & Bar

1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2609

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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