Slate Bistro & Craft Bar

4.7
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
SLATE Bistro and Craft Bar combines classic American and innovate cuisine in an unmatched setting. Featuring a selection of small, shared plates and entrees, SLATE’s culinary offerings are a part of the sought-after gastro chic movement paired with an extraordinary craft cocktail list. Slate’s menu provides unparalleled contemporary dining with a fresh interpretation of American culinary staples. Our restaurant’s refined yet relaxed dining room and SL8 bar create the perfect place for date night or to gather with good friends.

*******CURRENTLY WE HAVE "DELIVERY & CURBSIDE PICKUP MENU AVAILABLE. MENU IS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT theslatebistro.com.
FREE CURBSIDE PICK UP & FREE LOCAL DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER $50. WE ALSO HAVE GRUBHUB AVAILABLE.........THANK YOU
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GinnyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Canarillo!

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ErikJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food great service able to talk to each other without screaming. Salted caramel cake with strawberries was amazing! I bit on the pricey side but not outrageous

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vipChelen
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal there recently! The hostess was very nice and seated us promptly and we got a requested booth, which was great! The service was excellent and both our meals were delicious!

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BeckettS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Incredible service!! I highly recommend dining at Slate!!

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KaroliK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was first-rate as was the food. The cocktails are amazing -- taste, presentation, all of it. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was flavored right but the Airliner chicken entree was a tiny piece of chicken and mainly mashed potatoes which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We used to love coming here and while the food offered is still delicious, they've slowly but surely eliminated their best vegetarian options. Pizza is gone and other bread appetizers have disappeared. For us, this probably means we'll be limiting to happy hours before dinner somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed having the opportunity of getting to know the chef a little when he came by our table to chat with us & share his process. Food was exceptional! Service was impeccably professional, efficient & extremely friendly.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

Why thank you! Making us blush..... can't wait for you next visit!

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RichardG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Good food, terrible service.They are understaffed.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

I do apologize....... staffing for all restaurants has been a major issue since reopening's......

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Carol
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was amazing! Mac & cheese is to die for and also a small plate.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

Awesome, thank you! come back and check out our new menu!

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BrianTandD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation but when we arrived the only table was for four people and a group of four customers were expected soon. The hostess did give us the option of taking the table because no other tables were available but we gave it up and waited for another table to be vacated. After a short wait they set up a nice 2 person table outside and everything turned out great. Turns out our favorite waiter was working that area and we had a great time. Great food, great waiter (Snow) and great surroundings.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the message and post! Yes SNOW is remarkable! I hope you come back soon and post your thoughts on the new menu!

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JeffM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. We will return to try more items on the menu.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

JEFFM we just released a new seasonal menu!

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Steve
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Slate is a very nice restaurant, it will be even better once they re-open the bar and fire up the pizza oven!

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vipMDL4USC
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Creative inspired food and cocktails! Great sushi!! Excellent service from Steven! Chef Abdu is excellent!!

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eileenv
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was wonky but everything else was awesome

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar
Responded on July 16, 2021

thank you for the feed back! Your right, on it!

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vipKAMFAM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t actually get to dine here. They closed their doors unexpectedly without notifying me or calling to cancel our reservation. We only found a note on the door when we arrived for dinner. Such a disappointment because we were really looking forward to our dinner date here!

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GabrielaV
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and creative. Clearly, Abdu is passionate about the menu he has put together. We all left completely satisfied.

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vipJeffnev
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and creative food choices at this very nice bistro in Camarillo. Well worth a return visit.

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LibbyA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my birthday dinner at Slate Bistro and Craft Bar. The host welcomed us, honored our reservation request with a comfortable booth, sat us promptly, and offered us an array of delicious food and beverage choices. Our server Mack was friendly, yet professional, and tried to meet our every need. Our dinners were delicious, but I was a little disappointed when the restaurant had no more of the dessert I requested--lemon sorbet. However, we chose another, and I'll have to return for the lemon sorbet. I think Slate is a great addition to the Camarillo dining scene, and we'll return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day, there was a fixed menu. My husband did not like the fact that there was a fixed menu. The starters were okay...cheese plate was lacking, lobster bisque was cold. Entree was pretty good. Salmon was great and fried artichoke was delicious. Dessert was terrible. Is was a flavorless jello consistency thing. They could have picked something way better for a fixed menu. Either way, it wasn’t worth $65 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced price fix menu
Wrong appetizer came out
Lobster bisque room temp
Filet good
Dessert small

Would not go again until someone else was paying 😬

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and I owe a really big thanks to Chef Abdu for coming and talking to my table and explaining the specials for my family. In addition to that our server Mac was fantastic and made kept the whole table entertained as well as provided timely service. I haven't had a meal that good in a long time and everything was cooked perfectly. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday!

Also looking forward to coming back and sitting at the bar so I can talk to the bartender that made all our wonderful drinks!

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vipCherylhawaii
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good. We enjoyed the beet pomegranate beverage and ravioli. The seafood pasta was not as described (lobster saffron sauce was more of a marinara) and was disappointing. The restaurant was cold with the patio door open. We asked twice for it to be closed, but it kept getting propped open.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and dining experience. Quiet midweek, great for catching up with friends and having a conversation. Highly recommend the spicy buffalo cauliflower!

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vipLarryL
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. First time there and emit!

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vipPrettyperkypeggy
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We didn’t realize when we planned to go to Slate for brunch that it was only buffet. The buffet was comparable to something you’d get at a Hilton Express free breakfast buffet. Stale muffins, dry scrambled eggs with old ham bits, a (seemingly) frozen burrito, and chicken tenders with very soggy waffles. Oh, and soggy biscuits with a kind of ok gravy. We will NEVER go back there for brunch!!! Love their lunches and dinners but honestly they should not open on Sunday if this is the best they can offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the first time back to Slate since the opening. I was not impressed back then. I was very optimistic returning, but was very pleasantly surprised. The drinks were delicious. The peppercorn New York steak was phenomenal! I’m glad we gave it a second chance. I’m sorry we didn’t do it sooner!

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mamarod
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food! A unique take on some of the usual dishes.

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vipDatenightparents
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We used to come here frequently when it was SAFIRE and absolutely loved it; from the servers to the bartenders to service and food quality. We heard this newcomer SLATE was good and we figured we would give it a go. Well, we will not be back. First, made a reservation prior and when we show up it seemed like pandemonium between the Hostess and Managers. Running around like and I’m not kidding, like out of control, then the hostess ran around in a frenzy asking all who were waiting in the front wait area for our first names, absolutely bizarre. Anyhow, finally seated, nice but extremely bright in restaurant for an evening/night service. Took a bit for server but came took drink order but even she seemed overwhelmed. Asked for 3 appetizers and they were out. Ordered tuna appetizer good, very small portion but decent. Then dinner, didn’t have GF pizza dough and another menu item so ordered shrimp and scallops and my husband a regular pepperoni pizza with French onion soup. His soup was good, pizza not cooked through very doughy. My dinner excellent taste and really enjoyed. Ordered lava cake dessert very good. Corkage was also very reasonable $18. Overall, it was at best “OK” there would have to be nothing open for dinner for me to return. Might try bar and lunch here but dinner NO! They still need to work out the kinks, find better hostesses, more waitresses/waiters, huge bussing staff though- think I had a different person trying to pick up each of our dishes every time.

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vipRickR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great dining experience sitting in the bar for dinner. Food was great as was the service even though they were quite busy on a Saturday night. Even had the delightful opportunity of chatting with Vincent, the owner. Obviously, we will return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was outstanding! Our Lemon artichoke ravioli, halibut stir fry and chicken piccata were some of the best we’ve had around the country and the world!

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KristinS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed brunch at SLATE. The food was fantastic and different enough from the usual breakfast standards without being too risky. I would definitely recommend this spot for brunch and will plan on letting friends know about this hidden gem! Also - they take reservations; a huge plus in this area as most breakfast/brunch places will not take a reservation.

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Judy
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As in many of today's restaurants, it is too noisy to talk easily. Not good for ears or conversation. I don't know how to rate the noise the way it is set up. The waiter was great and the food was very good. Easy parking.

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Connie
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came on a Saturday date night and it didn’t disappoint. We arrived a little early and not a problem. We were seated right away- they didn’t even balk with my BF asked to move (he is particular in that way). Our wait staff were attentive, the started Mac n cheese sooo good. I enjoyed my Chardonnay Chicken and he the pork chop. Left satisfied and happy. Only wish is for a little more expansive craft beer selection- like one good dark beer. Institution down the street makes a terrific maple brown- Restraint. Looking for another evening here.

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vipOCDiner
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise to find an excellent restaurant in a strip mall. Outstanding dishes and excellent service. Don't miss the cauliflower appetizer. You won't find anything like it elsewhere!

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vipiLo823
Central Coast
252 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Something new this year - a Christmas Brunch and Santa was there too! A good variety of options to choose from but the hot cocoa was pre-made and in a very large dispenser. By the time I went to get a cup, it was at room temperature. Otherwise, was very nice and look forward to next year's.

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere. The staff was extremely friendly making our dining experience enjoyable and memorable. The food is out of this world, everything we ordered was prepared, and presented, perfectly.

Highly recommended for an enjoyable night out.

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FIFE4EVER
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT JOB SLATE BISTRO!!!!
Everything was perfect from Sabrina meeting us at the door to Christina providing our table service. The smoked whisky cocktail was superb!

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MichaelA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch with four friends for my first visit ever. On my arrival, I was greeted by Trent who acknowledged my reservation and ushered me to a reserved booth. Since our five-some hadn't been together for a while, I anticipated some energetic exchanges of things passed since our last meetings. Although the accommodations and atmosphere were quite pleasing, the sound level (which was not particularly inordinate) would detract and interfere with my group's interactions. We five are all in our "senior years" and some of us suffer from mild to severe hearing impediments. At my request, Trent led us to an outdoor venue where he had rearranged tables to accommodate the five of us. The result was superb. The weather was "California Ideal" and Tatianna delightfully satisfied our every need. Among the several items ordered, we had Eggs Benedict Florentine, Chicken-Fried-Chicken, and BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich while I enjoyed their scrumptious Meat Lovers Scramble. Except for the Tri-Tip being a bit "chewy", each of us was quite pleased with the entire experience. I certainly anticipate a return engagement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us all enjoyed our meals. Service was very attentive. Sorry there were not more patrons on a Saturday night.

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Slate Bistro & Craft Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 388-9888.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 82 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.