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The Leta Hotel Restaurant

4.5
4.5
309 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Inspired by the diversity of Southern California and the bounty of the coast, the menu strikes a balance between the land and the sea. Approachable, yet trend-forward, dinner lends itself to social interaction, equally suited to happy hours and late night noshing as to sit-down dinner. The cultural melting pot is most evident with selections like our tasty mushroom bao buns, carnitas sliders or mouth watering pork chop. Raw plates, salads and entrees round out the menu with nods to healthfulness, familiarity and cool California comfort on our beautiful heated patio.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Asian, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 964-1288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Damien Giliberti

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Kingston Avenue

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available in the hotel area. Additional parking can by found along Kingston Avenue

  • Public transit

    MTD Santa Barbara Bus system's nearest location is 1 block east on Calle Real and Kellog Avenue.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in GoodBar Lounge every Sunday evening at 6PMTrivia Night in GoodBar Lounge every Wednesday evening at 7PM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood Gem

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AM

    AndrewM

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ordered the Strawberry salad (mixed greens, carmalized walnuts, strawberries, either feta or goat cheese) added chicken for protein. Chicken arrived late and extra dry. The manager was extremely apologetic and offered various options. Enjoy the ahi tuna lettuce wraps which are deconstructed. Lots of menu options. Good wine list. The dessert was the best part.
  2. G

    Greg

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The hostess was happy to see us and sat us right away. Ayla made suggestions and gave us time to order. She was a great server as well as the support staff that delivered our meals. It was all very nice and we will be back. Thanks
  3. DC

    DarcyC

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I so wanted to have this figured we need some new restaurants in Santa Barbara. The cauliflower ceviche was super sour tasted weird and they served it with chips not sure why. The fish tacos would’ve been good had the tortillas been a little bit fresher the salsa fresher everything felt store-bought. The guacamole was bland
  4. S

    Sasha

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little retro hotel with a very accomplished menu. We had a cauliflower ceviche which was so lemony and good. I had skirt steak w garlic chimchurie and my hubby had the pork chop. Both were perfectly cooked with delicious potatoes for me and sweet potato purée for him. Overall very very good including a cute charming setting and a friendly staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Alex, was absolutely amazing. She made us a list of places to go to afterwards, as well as a free celebration drink for my bday!! Food was delicious & we will be back!!
  6. S

    Selene

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Cute & lively restaurant in an adorable hotel. Just closes too early. Was called at 9:04 pm got a 9:00 pm reservation that kitchen was closing at 9:15 pm. We got lost on our way there. Felt pressure to rush & get out. Don’t take 9 pm reservations then.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a slow day when we went so it was hard to tell the ambiance. The food was really good and the space itself was super nice. Good came quick and service was great. Loved how open and safe it felt amidst covid stuff. Would definitely return.
  8. G

    Gmoney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This place was pretty nice the Decour was great The service was fantastic my only complaint was some of the food. We first of had the brussels sprouts that were amazing four entrées we had the pork chop which was good as well but the fish tacos that were very disappointing. The tacos were very small and no taste. My wife and I were disappointed but then the desert came which was a berry pie which was amazing they made up for the disappointing tacos.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My guests enjoyed themselves and the band was awesome hope you book them again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork belly baos & Brussels sprouts are too die for. The Tangerine man is a must for alcoholic drinks. The ambiance was great and the service was spot on. The Outposts never disappoints.
  11. J

    John

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An eclectic menu, perhaps, but every dish we had was excellent!!! Especially loved ahi wrap and brussel sprouts. Spirited wait staff. A fun dinner!
  12. AR

    AnandR

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good service (food came fast) and excellent quality.
  13. ND

    NorahD

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for Sunday brunch on their outdoor patio and had a great time. The food was amazing and mimosa refills were only $1. The guitarist was great (although a tad loud to have conversation over).
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the hostess who seated appeared to wish she was someplace else (who hasn’t when working a beautiful Saturday morning), the server more than made up for it. Unfortunately, I have lost the receipt with her name on it. Knowledgeable and friendly, she made great recommendations regarding both food and cocktails. She took the time work with the bartender to make adjustments to an existing cocktail so my husband could enjoy one too. The only thing that was truly disappointing was the very mediocre coffee. I’m grateful that the server knew it was the same coffee as the complimentary coffee served in the lobby, so we avoided it from experience. We highly recommend the Fritter Benedict and the Sage cocktail along side it. The bartender will happily adjust the agave for you, if you prefer a less sweet drink.
  15. n

    neighbor

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always love this neighborhood favorite. Glad to have it back open
  16. MS

    MarStr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Slow night at the Outpost. The live music was way too loud to have a conversation. The food and drinks were mediocre and overpriced. It wasn’t crowded but we received the check right after eating saying “looks like things are coming to an end here.” We just wanted to sit and talk after dinner, and it was clear that they wanted everyone to leave to close the bar.
  17. EE

    ErynE

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Short staffed, poor service. Burned chicken sandwich, good fries and salad. Not enough guacamole and no salsa for that pricey appetizer. Nice ambiance. We won’t be returning.
  18. RB

    RobertB

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waitress was outstanding. Food was awesome
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hotel bistro.
  21. HH

    HollyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    thanks for the Thanksgiving dinner-out time .We were hesitant about dining out during COVID-19, but you did an exellent job dispelling fears. All the wait staff wore masks, the tables had more that 6 feet between and the guests were respectfully low key. the outside patio was warm and cozy. Food was plentiful and delicious and plated artfully.
  22. FV

    FrednaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and service was excellent!
  23. RO

    RustyO

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The avacodo toast and locally sourced berries were delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on time, and so delicious. Our waitress Alex was amazing. 10/10 would go again.
  25. SB

    SBGiGi

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went with a friend and we both had the pork chop main course. The flavor was GREAT! BUT... and this is a pretty big but... our waitress thought 'still pink' meant 'well done'!!! When we assured her it meant 'just slightly less than medium', she seemed to get it. But both of our pork chops were WELL, WELL done! Under normal circumstances, I would have sent it back. However, we were on our way to a concert, so did not have the time to wait for new chops to be cooked. It's a shame, because the flavors and the prep of the dish was fantastic.
  26. L

    Lgdesign

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for breakfast and Sunday brunch! Love the decor and the atmosphere.
  27. DK

    DKDK

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. We had an amazing date night and will be back again.
  28. MR

    MeganR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Outpost restaurant has delicious food and a cute beach ambience. The service was outstanding - everyone was so friendly and courteous! I have dined here a few times and loved every dish & cocktail. I will definitely be coming back for the phenomenal food and staff!
  29. NV

    NinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was both relaxed, efficient and delicious. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Our beverages and food arrived promptly but we did not feel rushed to free up the table. The chef was available to answer questions and for us to express our gratitude for his care in the creation of the seasonal menu. The new offering of a boneless, braised short rib was a masterpiece. The food was beautifully plated all around. And the pot de creme and carmelized apple sundae were the perfect end to a lovely meal. We will definitely be back and tell our friends about the hidden gem in Goleta.
  30. g

    gleneagleace

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We ate here early on New Year's Eve. I had requested a table for six, and upon arrival there was no table set up for six. We worked that out successfully with the Hostess. My only negative comment is regarding their "special drinks". Stay away from them--order what you normally like. All of us enjoyed our meal. The best fulfilling appetizer was the Beet Salad. Their Steak Tartare is also excellent. The most negative was this non-alcoholic drink that had some weird berry addition in it. Yech! Otherwise, our server Adam helped make it a pleasant meal. Try the fried carrot cake!--great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We’ve dined here in the past a few times but recently they redecorated and the walls are too yellow and the lights are too bright. It’s a bit like eating in a hospital cafeteria but the food is very good.
  32. DL

    DeniseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great venue, great staff! Nothing bad to say about the Goodland ((: Had the steak tartare, sea bass, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and wings - all delicious!!
  33. EB

    ErinB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Brunch served until 2:00pm 😀
  34. g

    gleneagleace

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was very good. Hope they expand their menu as it is small; but small is better. Check their menu online before going so you know what they have. Their steak tartare, pork bao buns, and burgers are excellent.
  35. HL

    HollLc

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I only wish we’d known we couldn’t sit outside as we’d have come the following night. But as always, a wonderful Experience
  36. JR

    JuliaR

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Was a pretty cold on the deck. Service was also very slow at the start. Fantastic food.
  37. CP

    CindiP

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very nice and acknowledged our Anniversary with a glass of wine. Very cute patio and the food was good !!!
  38. NK

    NifK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I have been to this restaurant many times. Had many good experiences, but this last weekend was not one of them. TERRIBLE service (waited nearly 45 minutes for drinks). Kids running everywhere, chaos. Tried to get a drink in the bar afterwards, and it was overrun with children. On a Saturday night!
  39. AK

    AggieK

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time here. Once again, our group had fun focusing on the small shared plates, without the entree offerings. Everything was great.
  40. N

    Nikki

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great!! My friends and I ordered a few things so we could share! The french toast was so so so good. Everything was so yummy actually. There was live music during service, that was nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Leta Hotel Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 964-1288.

The Leta Hotel Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 309 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


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Leta Hotel Restaurant

5650 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kingston Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Asian, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available in the hotel area. Additional parking can by found along Kingston Avenue

  • Public transit

    MTD Santa Barbara Bus system's nearest location is 1 block east on Calle Real and Kellog Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Damien Giliberti

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in GoodBar Lounge every Sunday evening at 6PMTrivia Night in GoodBar Lounge every Wednesday evening at 7PM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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