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Roy, Santa Barbara, CA
Roy, Santa Barbara, CA
Roy, Santa Barbara, CA
Roy, Santa Barbara, CA
Roy, Santa Barbara, CA

Roy

4.3
4.3
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
In business for more than 30 years, Roy is a bistro-style, Americana restaurant with a frequently changing, handwritten menu. We strive to serve unpretentious cuisine of the highest quality. We use mostly certified organic produce from the local Santa Barbara Farmers Market, free range chicken and Harris Ranch hormone free beef. We bake our own bread, hand roll our pastas and make all of our desserts in house. Our ambiance is retro moderne California casual, and we have rotating art shows that run for a month and a half at a time. Live music once in a while. Full bar all the time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 966-5636
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Roy Gandy
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room for up to 20 people with no room charge.
  • Private party contact
    Roy Gandy: (805) 966-5636
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Different styles of music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 417 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
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood gem

417 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a delicious dinner, the wine list needs more and better California wines.

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  2. zacker

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinners at Roy Sat night. Everything on the menu sounded good. The house made warm bread absolutely delicious. Just wish they had a little live dinner music. That would have been perfect. Also, they don’t offer Bombay Sapphire gin for some reason. But Hendricks was ok. We will definitely be back!!

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  3. EddieA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An early dinner for three and we all loved it. Good service, good food and great ambiance. Couldn't ask for more.

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  4. Carrie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely neighborhood gem, delicious food, great staff.

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  5. MelindaM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food. We love the staff. Roy’s is our favorite go to restaurant for good food and a relaxing environment.

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  6. Beck

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service. I won't be coming back and neither will my friend. The owner of Roy and the staff ignored me and my guest for over 10 minutes upon arrival at the front door entrance. I had to go up to a waiter who was bringing out food to tell him we had a 7:30 pm reservation. He told me to sit down at any table, which we did in the center of the restaurant and then we were ignored for an additional 20 minutes. It wasn't that busy to warrant being ignored and it seemed like the owner's friends and regulars perhaps were being taken care of. I had to flag down a waitress who brushed us off, but she did send the owner over, who took our drink order. No apology or acknowledgment of the crappy service we received, after mentioning the wait, but he took our drink order quickly with no thought or care. Getting our drinks took way too long and we ordered food once they arrived. The food was good, but no one ever checked on us once during our whole meal. No how is your food, do you need another drink, or dessert, nope! I had to get up and track down the male waiter to ask him for our check. I couldn't wait to get out of there, the only redeeming part was the great live jazz being played and catching up with my friend.

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  7. 805local

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This night the restaurant was probably overwhelmed. While there were more staff, they didn’t seem organized. Drink orders still took 15+ minutes and dirty dishes and glasses accumulated on people tables. The food wasn’t as perfect as usual and took 50-60 minutes to arrive. I’ll still go back though.

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  8. WilliamP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Old school feel, art centric decor, excellent waitress but over-extended, food was truly excellent, very quiet but it was early Sunday evening. Most memorable thing: the food was exceptional.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Horrible service, food was bland, and I never received my entree. Will never go there again. What a shame. Used to be good.

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  10. sanysidro

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always good and very consistent. The wine is fairly priced. I great place to go to for a casual meal.

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FAQs

Roy is rated 4.3 stars by 417 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 1 time today
Google Map for Roy

7 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Roy Gandy
  • Entertainment
    Different styles of music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 966-5636
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room for up to 20 people with no room charge.
  • Private party contact
    Roy Gandy: (805) 966-5636
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