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Organic farm-to-table fare - Terra at The Steward - Terra at The Steward Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA

Terra at The Steward Hotel

3.5
3.5
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Indulge in food that nourishes and delights at Terra, located inside The Steward Hotel in Santa Barbara. Experience organic and local California cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Local legend celebrates The Steward’s location as the originator of avocado toast. Lunch items are available at our marketplace, perfect for enjoying a picnic in a lush garden setting.

Executive Chef Augusto Caudillo brings a wealth of culinary expertise and local knowledge to the heart of Santa Barbara. Graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, he honed his skills in various kitchens, including Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Lucky’s Steakhouse. Caudillo's passion for food began at a young age, growing amid a large family where meals were a cornerstone of connection and memory-making. Drawing inspiration from both Californian and Mediterranean traditions, Caudillo's dishes offer a tantalizing blend of aesthetics and nutrition — a testament to his love of crafting memorable experiences.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 683-6722
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Augusto Caudillo
  • Private party facilities
    Email jbyerly@247hotels.com to organise your next private event with us!
  • Neighborhood
    Goleta
  • Cross street
    Located on Hollister Ave between Dearborn Pl and Sumida Gardens Ln
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Winemaker Collaboration Series

    $25.00 per person

    May 2, 2024 only
    Join us for our monthly winemaker collaboration series on Thursday, May 2nd from 5-8pm and enjoy a special $25 three-wine flight with our featured winemaker, Margerum Wine Company. Indulge in an optional three-course pairing menu by Executive Chef Augusto.
    Winemaker Collaboration Series Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $69.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th from 7am - 1pm with a special garden-inspired buffet featuring Mini Waffles & Buttermilk Pancakes Bar, Mini Harvest Quiche, Mini Danishes, Fried Chicken, Salmon Lox, Cheesecake Bites, and more. One complimentary Mimosa per adult (21+ years or older) is also included. $69 per adult and $45 per child (12 and under).
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo
  • Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

    $60.00 per person

    Apr 26 - May 5, 2024
    Join us at Terra during Santa Barbara Restaurant Week from April 26th to May 5th for a three-course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Salmon and Shrimp Ceviche Tostada, Wagyu Beef Bolognese, and Chocolate Truffle Mousse. Optional wine pairing by Margerum Wine Company is available for $30.
    Santa Barbara Restaurant Week Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour Nosh + Nibbles

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Join us for happy hour every Friday and Saturday from 3-6pm for a taste of local and organic California fare such as our Farmers Cheese and Charcuterie Board and Goleta Guacamole & House-Made Chips. Try our Cocktail of the Day or enjoy discounted draft beer and wines by the glass. Sip and savor indoor or outdoor by the fire pit.

    Happy Hour Nosh + Nibbles Photo

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

24 Reviews
  1. SBLocal

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was atrocious, a total nightmare. I wish zero stars were an option, but it's not. My party arrived on time for a dinner in honor of a candidate for a faculty position at a prestigious local university. It look half an hour to get water for the table (with no refills) and forty-five minutes for the person who initially introduced themselves as our waiter to return to the table. (Why didn't we leave earlier? It wasn't the usual dinner-with-friends--we were professors hosting a job candidate and wanted to believe the situation would improve.) The waiter then said that the only fish option on the menu was not available; we would have left within five minutes if we had been told this from the start, since the person being hosted only eats fish. What raises this above the usual "bad service" situation was the lack of consideration for our time, lack of professionalism, and lack of respect. I won't return, even if dragged by wild horses and "comped" for the appetizers and drink that never came.
    Terra at The Steward HotelResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding this issue. I appreciate you bringing it to our attention. I will share your message with the leadership team. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate you choosing to dine with us.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This place doesn’t seem to have enough help or didn’t the Friday night we were there. We were seated per our reservations then proceeded to wait at least 20 minutes for a drink. We finally got the drinks right before we finished our appetizer. The service was all downhill from there. First and last visit.
    Terra at The Steward HotelResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback I apologize for the lack of service. We have addressed your issue internally to ensure it remains an isolated event.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful new dining experience that I’ve been excited to try in Santa Barbara. We came on a special food and wine pairing night so it was a real treat. The restaurant is beautiful and it truly felt like we escaped from the busy downtown area and into a peaceful retreat. We had delicious crab cakes, burrata and raviolis to go with our hand selected wine. Every dish was amazing and I am excited to plan my next trip back! This is such a nice new spot, especially for us locals who are looking for something new outside of downtown.
    Terra at The Steward HotelResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thank you for taking the opportunity to dine a Terra. I am delighted to hear you had a great experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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  4. AntonioM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in for the wine makers dinner with Fennel Winery. Terra’s staff was amazing and the food just as good. We’ve been here before and it does not disappoint . We will be back thank you for the great service.

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  5. agentsme

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the ambiance. The service was very slow. I think they were understaffed when we were there. It took about 1.5hrs. for dinner (which was fine as we enjoyed each others company, but the wait for the food and asking for more drinks was noticable). The food and especially the Tiramisu is calling me back.
    Terra at The Steward HotelResponded on March 7, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful restaurant Terra. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals. Apologies on the delay of food rest assured we have addressed it with the management staff. We look forward to your next visit the Tiramisu will be waiting.

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  6. CeliaT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The resort was overwhelmingly under-staffed, especially at the restaurants, one person is working the breakfast area and the restaurant was full. our room was not cleaned, we were with a group of friends, and some rooms got cleaned and some didn't. the customer service at the front desk was poor too.

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  7. DennisD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined indoors and it was easy to converse, the noise level was low. The food was excellent. We had visited previously for drinks and appetizers which were excellent, so we came back for dinner and we were not disappointed. An interesting menu, the food was delicious and the wine list looks good.

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  8. JohnniH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good, but overprized. Very few people. Nice rooms.

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  9. peater

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Terra is a brand-spanking new place with modern design set amidst a quiet landscape with grown trees. It's a perfect place to enjoy a drink and nibbles while having a cozy conversation.

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  10. AntoniP

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pictures looks great on the website but was disappointed when we saw it in person. The place is small, typical hotel restaurant. Laidback atmosphere, think we were overdressed for this place. Food was average with a high price. They didn't even bother to read the requested when I booked the reservation. It was for a birthday and the request wasn't fulfill. Killed the vibe at the end of the dinner. The hotel itself and surrounding was unique for being in Goleta.

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  11. WavyGravy

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The hotel overbooked NYE Party, charged a bundle for it, then was so severely understaffed! Our dinner took over FOUR HOURS!! Definitely lacking in service ability. Hopefully they’ll make improvements

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  12. NoaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t bother making reservations, no one checks them. Food and service very poor on the busiest week of the year.

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  13. hammertime

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I'll start with what was a bit less than perfect. I reserved a table for Christmas evening, because I called in advance and I was told on the phone by the restaurant that the atmosphere was casual and that they would offer their usual menu. This was important since my spouse and I don't eat shellfish, beef, or pork. I was excited that they offered a salmon entree and a roast chicken entree! Great! But, when we arrived and were seated, we were given a different menu, that did not include the dish that I was planning on getting, and then we were told they were out of the salmon. This created a bit of a difficulty; my spouse ordered a pasta dish, and I ended up ordering a salad with chicken. For some reason the chicken wasn't included, and I informed them and wasn't charged. But still, salad for dinner when you hoped to eat chicken, is a bit less than what you hoped for. So, that contributed to my less than stellar rating of the place. On the other hand, the server was very kind, if harried, and the room was lovely. I understand that they also have a patio, and that is probably nice in the spring and summer. A very pleasant restaurant scene. I think we'd come back for cocktails next time, as opposed to a meal. Still, it was nice to go out on Christmas Day.

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  14. Helen

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very stressed even though it was slow. Food was average, especially for the price, service wasn’t very attentive.

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  15. Froggy

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall a good experience, but a number of low points: -we arrived for an 8pm res, & did not expect numerous screaming children; this was very offputting & uncomfortable for the first half hour -we did not expect to be sitting in what was essentially an extension of the lobby; I would suggest putting up some room screens so it feels like a restaurant -the flatbread was incredibly tiny, the smallest I have ever seen. I know it's a starter, but I'd recommend making it half again as large. -it was a very long wait in between finishing our apps & getting served our entrees. We were the only ones in there at that point, so I don't know what the slowdown was. The dinner took about 2.5 hours, too long. -the food is almost too good for the setting. We liked everything we ordered, except maybe the artichoke was a bit ordinary. Otherwise, very good. -Our server was very nice, as was the host Silvio. We did not meet Chef Augusto (don't think he was there). -Cocktails were excellent. Wine list was thoughtful. -I would return, & hope that the low points did not repeat themselves so that I may recommend it to my foodie friends.

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  16. Allie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Short of staff during the holiday. Pasta was soggy but the sauce is not bad. I asked for some cheese sprinkle on the pasta. They billed me extra $3 without letting me know in advance. I was surprised that this is an extra cost. However, it is holiday so we did not want this ruin our mood. For future reference, their food is okay but the cocktail is good!

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  17. RandyB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great. Booth seating was a bit to low so tables were at chest height.

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  18. Amieata

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night we tried the new Terra restaurant at The Steward Hotel (formerly Pacifica Suites) on Hollister, a Marriott Bonvoy property. They’ve done a beautiful job remodeling it. Highly recommend checking this place out; gorgeous all-suite hotel, beautiful outdoor area (landscaping, patio furniture, sitting areas, beautiful lighting) and the food was outstanding. We talked with the chef Augusto Caudillo, he seems to really care about sustainability and locally-sourced food. The whole restaurant is his concept. A perfect fall menu with pumpkin flatbread, fall harvest salad, local Hope Ranch mussels. Right now they are only serving breakfast and dinner. We were blown away by how beautiful this new place is.

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  19. Anonymous

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting, delicious food, quiet - overall, a wonderful dining experience!

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  20. DScott

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was competent and well informed . Able to share history of the grounds. Food was prepared with care and careful attention. Meeting the chef made the experience more personal. Decor and ambiance was fabulous.

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  21. NinaJohn

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, wonderful farm to table food, creative menu, friendly staff-a special place. The Chef knocks it out of the park. See you soon!

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  22. dtranquil

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A truly nice place for dinner with local wines and a small but curated menu. Pork Chop was a standout...the fries are excellent, and the duck burger was very tasty. Goleta needs this place :-)

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  23. Aloha

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed in the food. The pasta dish and Hibiscus tacos had great presentation but the taste was not good. Surprised with this finding since I read very good reviews on this restaurant's food.

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  24. Bruced

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. The hotel has a rich history dating back to the 1800’s with several buildings restored. The property is now part of the Marriott family and now has the generous support of the corporation. Augusto, the chef spend time talking about the history as well as the food preparation. Jason, our waiter was especially nice, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely put this property in our favorites list.

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FAQs

Terra at The Steward Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 683-6722.

Terra at The Steward Hotel is rated 3.5 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Terra at The Steward Hotel

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on Hollister Ave between Dearborn Pl and Sumida Gardens Ln
  • Neighborhood
    Goleta
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Augusto Caudillo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 683-6722
  • Private party facilities
    Email jbyerly@247hotels.com to organise your next private event with us!
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