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Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara, CA

Finch & Fork

4.3
4.3
1531 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Here at Finch & Fork, we are inspired by the bounty of Santa Barbara's lush farms and rugged coastline. Our attitude is relentlessly local, influenced by the diverse culinary techniques of our neighbors, the subdued, natural colors of our fog-swept cliffs, and the glow of afternoon sunlight on our grapevines. Begin your day with a nourishing brunch or savor an evening of eclectic wines, ingredient-driven cooking, and good company. Finch & Fork is conveniently located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown.


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2 people

8:00 PM


Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 879-9100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Pilar Florez at pilar.florez@canarysantabarbara.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Our culinary team designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Thomas: (877) 225-1512

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Chapala

  • Parking details

    Valet/Public Parking Lot<br />Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Main Bus Terminal<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bubbles & Brunch

    $28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy $28 bottomless build-your-own mimosas with savory and sweet options from Chef's brunch menu. Monday-Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm
  • Alma Rosa Winemaker Dinner

    $120.00 per person

    Dec 7, 2022 only
    Finch & Fork invites you to an evening of culinary exploration on December 7 as we host An Evening with Alma Rosa Winery, featuring winemaker Samra Morris. Indulge in an intimate 4 course dining experience with thoughtful pairings from the layered, vibrant and balanced wines of Alma Rosa. Enjoy Cured Yellowtail Crudo, Celery, Avocado, Candied Lemon, Vodka Lemon Foam. Coffee Crusted New Zealand Lamb Loin Rhubarb, Red Cabbage, Blue Berries, and Marbled Cream. Snake River Farms Short Ribs Heirloom Carrot Puree, Mustard Seeds, Charred Onion, and Luxardo Demi-Glace. White Chocolate Truffle Cake, Vanilla Poached Pears, Cocoa Whipped Cream.
  • Christmas Day Menu

    $140.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Gather your nearest and dearest and join us at Finch & Fork for our Christmas Day Prix Fixe Dinner. Enjoy a curated feast with optional wine pairings and all the Finchy Festive Feels. First Course (Choice of One): Roasted Heirloom Carrots White Endive & Fennel Salad Ricotta herb gnocchi Entrée (Choice of one): Herb crusted Prime Rib Niman Ranch Pork Chop Ora King Salmon Red Beet Acquerello Risotto Dessert (Choice of One) Eggnog Milkshake Chocolate S’more Budino Pineapple Passionfruit Sorbet

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What 1,531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Innovative

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The best thanksgiving dinner I think I’ve ever had. Same goes for brunch the following day. I’d highly recommend!! My only critique would be that they seem very understaffed. As an example, for brunch there was only one person handling the seating, doing all of the table service & running entire bar. He was doing a great job given the circumstances (!) but as a customer go prepared with a touch of patience. The food is worth it, however.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Absolutely terrible service. Ruined our Thanksgiving.
  3. J

    James

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it great food great service
  4. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family get together. The restaurant is under staffed, but the staff was great. Very nice and worked as quickly as they could. The food was great.
  5. 2

    2foodiesmom

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our waiter was disorganized and then hostile. The dining room was only 1/3 full and yet we still waited half an hour for one drink to arrive and it was not what was ordered. The other two cocktails did not arrive and when the mistake was pointed out to him he argued with us and became hostile. We left without ordering dinner and had an amazing dinner with marvelous service at Satellite on State st instead!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    Hostess was on the phone for 8 minutes before she acknowledged us Food came to table cold Took forever to get waitress to come to our table Food was heated or reheated and brought to our table some 15-20 minutes later
  7. PH

    PamH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice positive service. Delicious food Comfortable seating
  8. d

    debrab

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We actually landed up walking out the service was so bad. Overpriced, terrible ambience (lighting and seating). Very disappointed
  9. L

    Lydia

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal & service. Had salmon that was perfectly cooked with little potatoes & veggies and scallops with delicious risotto with puréed spinach in it. Both of us had enough to have take home boxes too! Looking forward to going again soon!
  10. AS

    ArthurS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of the few Santa Barbara restaurants with a big city ambiance. The hotel and restaurant are fairly new (compared to much of Santa Barbara) so this is not the place to go for charm. That said it is a very nice restaurant and the food is always good. Like nearly everywhere prices have gotten a bit too expensive so this hotel sits in between more casual places and the higher end places like Lucky's and the Ranch. Its the perfect choice for a business dinner IMO and they have a few room options to accommodate groups up to 20.
  11. LF

    LindseyF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was terrible! We waited 15 minutes just to get water. We waited about 20 minutes for the bill after we finished eating and I was unable to get our server's attention. I had to walk up to the computer he was stationed to get him to run my card. It seemed like he was the only server on the floor -- staffing is obviously a problem. I used to frequent this restaurant but have no plans to return. Embarrassing to have recommended it to my business colleagues and then to have this type of experience when we were all needing to get back to the office.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Didn’t get the greatest attention from our server which I guess was fine because we weren’t in a rush but definitely could have been better.
  13. JL

    JaclynL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a lovely experience. I mentioned it was my mothers birthday and they had a nice card welcoming us as well as a delicious churro dessert. Highly recommend, excellent food and service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1
    Food was great, service good. WAY. TOO. LOUD!!!
  15. F

    Favorite

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service (Brent) was excellent. Food was up and down. Deviled eggs were surprisingly best I've ever had. Tuna poke was tasteless, needed soy and or chilies. Gnocchi was mushy and pork or whatever meant in it was cut too large and was dry. Kale salad again, was surprisingly delicious. All in all, ok but expensive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here after coming back from our honeymoon. Jazz and the rest of the staff were so accommodating, and the food was amazing! Can’t recommend it enough. The pork chop was insanely good, and the toasted marshmallow milkshake blew my socks off
  17. CD

    CharlesD

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our recent experience at Finch & Fork was outstanding. Knowledgeable servers, an excellent wine list and beverage program, and most of all, terrific food made this a memorable evening. We enjoyed oysters, the broccolini, cauliflower, scallops, and a delicious filet mignon before finishing things off with an order of churros. This is unquestionably one of the top fine dining destinations in Santa Barbara, and I look forward to many return visits.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food/menu has changed and it didn’t seem as good as I remember. We were a little frustrated the chef wouldn’t make any substitutions.
  19. DB

    DreBeth

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic meal with everything we ordered being delicious!
  20. O

    Oreo

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was presented very nicely and tasted great. Atmosphere is on the higher end of casual and not pretentious.
  21. AL

    ALEXB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    We lament the death of the old classy pre-pandemic Finch and Fork which had uber experienced waiters, a top chef and fabulous food. It's been reborn as an upscale Dennys complete with a hostess who belongs there.
  22. p

    poenonoir

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    You might not see it on the F&F social accounts but Chef Sean Conway is serving up some of the freshest, most flavorful, nuanced, and balanced dishes around. I don't think we had a better dinner anywhere in our 6 week stay in the area. I only wish we could have been seated in the main dining room which looks to be quietly elegant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Waited 30min to even be acknowledged for drinks and then a full hour wait on food.
  24. DB

    DaveB317

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service wasn't so good. Made the experience less than ideal.

    Finch & ForkResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Dave. I apologize your service and experience didn't meet your expectations. My name is Tim Thomas, Restaurant & Bars GM at Finch & Fork. I'd like to learn more about your experience so we can continue to adjust and improve. Feel free to reach out to me at your convenience to chat more.

  25. N

    Nena

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The white sweet potato soup is fabulous. Would prefer Caesar salad be chopped instead of a plate of romaine leaves. Lemonade is fresh.

    Finch & ForkResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for the feedback, Nena. We enjoy our sweet potato soup as well! We can absolutely accomodate a chopped Caesar Salad - great commentary. We'll hope you'll visit us again and feel free to request your Caesar chopped.

  26. JK

    JasmineK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    First we waited 30 min past reservation time. Once we were sat no one came to offer water or take drink orders for another 30 min. My husband ordered 2 eggs that came with very thin and burnt toast and strange mush potatoes which cost $20! Dennys would have been better! My eggs Benedict was served cold! Will not be returning. As SB locals we were very disappointed!
  27. G

    Goldie

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The remodel is great - very fresh and open. the food quality needs some work. too much oil and sauce. tried three dishes, shishito peppers, cauliflower and salmon main. all were way to saucy which masks the lovely flavors of the ingredients. also tried bagel and lox for lunch a few days later which would have been perfect except for the bagel itself. poor quality. and just a tad overpriced….
  28. NA

    NatalieA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was amazing! So kind and helpful. Food was great! Try the Shisito pepper and soup!
  29. G

    Goldie

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Since the remodel the restaurant is sooooo much better. it’s fresh and has some pizazz. The food overall is very tasty BUT way too much sauce and oil. let the ingredients shine. i felt polluted from oil slicks on my plate. but again, they nailed the spicing, etc just overdid on the richness for my taste. except to spend at least $50 pp for food only.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We had been here a few times since 2019, and our sept 2022 visit was a shock. The dining room is still comfortably furnished, with generous booths, and on our weeknight visit, there was only one other table occupied at 6 PM. The shock we had was that most entrée prices were around $40- $45. And when we asked for a basket of bread to accompany our meal, the very kind waitress returned from the kitchen and informed us she would have to charge us an additional four or five dollars for the privilege of having bread with our nearly $50 dinners. She explained the chef was relatively new and was trying to upscale the restaurant. I might understand if we had had to wait for a table or if the restaurant was full and therefore the success of this new chef was evident in its popularity. However - Santa Barbara has many many fine restaurants, and most of them are happy to provide a few pieces of French bread if your bill is going to be $150 for two people. Give me a break! We will never return but will continue to dine at the many alternatives to Finch and Fork!
  31. V

    Vines4judy

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent though the lettuce for the black garlic Caesar salad was warm. The short rib pasta was excellent.
  32. MM

    MeridithM

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch was delicious and capped off by a gift dessert of churros with chocolate sauce and vanilla sauce. Can't wait to go back.
  33. RS

    RachelS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We will not be going back to Finch and Fork. Our waiter was terrible. We tried to get his attention repeatedly for things like more coffee. It was impossible. He gave us someone else's bill and took forever to rectify the situation. He just seemed completely unprepared for the job. The food is fine for a restaurant charging 50% less than this one is. It isn't even close to what it needs to be for this price point. I would not recommend Finch and Fork to anyone and I won't go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Labor Day date with the Mrs.
  35. B

    Bubo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails, food, and service were great. The price was a bit high for what we received, but overall we enjoyed our meal and would return.
  36. MB

    MokeB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive , great service by our server not to mention the hostess Jiya who made my wife feel very special on her birthday. Simple but delicious menu.
  37. BN

    BillandNorma

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was mediocre. We were all very disappointed after reading reviews about how good the food was. We had a glass of pinot noir which was terrible. Unfortunately, we will not be going back.
  38. S

    Sansonoma

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative and excellently prepared cusine. Highly reccomened.
  39. SW

    ShirleyW

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious farm to table food with a fantastic ambience. Noise levels are low so you can converse at your table. I can’t wait to go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantasic food, and memories to last forever. Thank you for a perfect evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Finch & Fork offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 879-9100.

Finch & Fork is rated 4.3 stars by 1531 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Finch & Fork

31 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapala

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet/Public Parking Lot<br />Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Main Bus Terminal

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 879-9100

  • Catering

    We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Pilar Florez at pilar.florez&#64;canarysantabarbara.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Our culinary team designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Thomas: (877) 225-1512

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