- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sauce: Béarnaise, lemon caper Beurre Blanc or Bordelaise
Coq au Vin
French braise of chicken with red wine, lardons, pearl onions, bacon, mushrooms, green peas, garlic, carrots, potato batons
Sauce: Nasturtium sauce verte, Béarnaise, Cognac peppercorn or Bordelaise sauce
This is the second time in the past month that I have made reservations for three older women and we have enjoyed dining on the upper patio. One of the guests is partially blind and has walking problem and I appreciated the easy access, one has really fussy food requirements and all of these problems were accommodated nicely. Thank you so much.
I will be coming soon with some hearty, healthy young people.
Another great meal at Stella Mare's. I had the "Chop" salad with the salmon. What a great combination. My husband had the Cobb Salad and really enjoyed it. Great prices for a french restaurant! We will be back.
Charming old building with great indoor and outdoor space. Excellent brunch menu and terrific service.
We liked our table and our attentive servers. My guests were pleased with their meals. The vegetarian Assiete was disappointing, however. I wish quiche were still on the menu.
This was one of our best meals there and much more reasonable than the Coast Village Rd cluster. A great glass of wine for $9.00 and saw a big TV star at the next table. The kids got a big thrill from that!
Most delicious meal! The appetizers of escargot and grilled artichoke were amazing. We both ordered the braised short ribs which were cooked to perfection. This chef is incredible and so nice. All the staff super attentive and pleasant. Great atmosphere!
Good food, good service, great appetizers, great wines, good ambience EXCEPT that if you sit in the glass house near the windows you're going to have ants as visitors. Twice now, with years between visits, I have taken guests to Stella Mares, been seated in the glass room at a table next to the glass, and has a multitude of ants come visit during the meal.
I realize that parents are allowed to bring children
out to dinner, but not ones that scream on ocassion. I think management should have said, something. We paid a fair amount of money to dine out,I will take dogs any day over a child who who excercises their lung out at a restaurant.
Pate cold, deviled eggs too much mustard. Steak so tough, inedible, they did however take it off the bill. Huge disappointment for us.
Escargots were very oily with some kind of pesto sauce instead of butter and herbs. I suspect they were not freshly made. The Vol au vent's pastry was not fresh. The salmon was correct but the green beans were raw and the ends not cut-off. The crème brûlé was good. So was the lemon pie. Overall disappointed.
We love Stella Mare’s everything from the ambience, service , and the food was stellar! Our server Nelson was outstanding! We loved the short rib dish is was mouthwatering! The salads, sides, and desserts were amazing!! We highly recommend this restaurant!
The food and selection are wonderful---very consistent. Absolutely love the atmosphere. Tres chic!
What can I say?
The service was great. The food was wonderful. Overall we had a long, lovely visit over a most delightful meal.
Nothing negative, and I’d go back today.
Always a charming & quint experience at this fabulous French restaurant.
I haven't been there for a couple of years and was so happy to be back. We sat on the patio and received the best service with excellent food. I can't wait to go back.
Very good experience overall although disappointed with duck that was chewy and sole that lacked favor dishes. Creme brûlée was excellent!
Waiter was very attentive and ambience was nice.
We started with the escargot, excellent.
Next was the Endive and Pomme Salad, excellent.
My wife had the filet mignon with frites, took three trips back to the kitchen for the steak, meh, the frites were excellent.
I had filet of sole... good, I make better.
Creme brulee for desert was excellent.
Service was excellent!
We were well taken care of.
This is a superb restaurant that did everything right the night we dined there. Ambiance is definitely French bistro. Menu is outstanding. Wish we were in the area a bit longer because we would definitely be back. Taylor, our server, was attentive without being overbearing and her wine recommendation was spot on. Put this on your list as the place to visit if you only have one night. If you stay longer you might find yourself coming back.
The food was quite tasty. The price is reasonable for a French restaurant. The service was just OK. The servers were not particularly friendly. The wine selection by the glasses was not that great.
Good was great, the service was horrible . Large party in adjacent room was very loud
Stella Mare's food is always excellent. I was slightly disappointed that my announced birthday was not honored by a gift dessert as it has been in the past.
Outstanding food and service away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Barbara.
We had a wonderful evening seated in a small outside alcove. Service, food, and atmosphere were all great. We will definitely return.
we three friends ate at Stella Mare's yesterday for lunch , we enjoyed that lunch very much all was perfectly prepared and served. I had been there many times before but since Covid this was a first again. Delightful,
Food was less than average, and not warm, sent it back, but still could not get it right.
Small portions and nothing special about any of it.
Beautiful setting, yummy food. A tad bit pricey but definitely worth the splurge. The chef personally served a couple of our dishes and when he noted that the sun was beating down on us, he took the time to adjust an umbrella for
Our comfort. Great cocktails. Regret that I didn’t try the onion soup- next time!
Friendly service, good value.
Ordered the escargot, delicious and filet mignon.
Wonderful ambiance, food was delicious, service was outstanding
Meals we beautifully prepared and delicious. Not oversized, but just right to leave full, but not stuffed.
Service was great. The scallops in the puff pastry was really good. The Cobb salad, not so much. But, overall nice.
we spent dinner for my dad's birthday. service was great, and food was magnificent. i highly recommend.
We had a wonderful evening! It was our friends 66th Anniversary! Thank you for making it a special night.
There were 7 of us, and while we had requested an outdoor table, the only one available was in full sun. So they gave us a lovely room to ourselves, where we would not bother other diners with our boisterous laughter.
Our waiter was attentive and fun, and we had fun speaking different languages with him.
Overall, our whole party LOVED it.
Thank you for a memorable lunch afternoon.
Oh, and the food was incredible!
Each of us was pleased with our entrees. Quiche received rave review. A first-time visitor was quite pleased with the grilled artichoke, exclaiming it was one of the best-prepared artichoke she has had in years. Several of us had the chopped salad, which was light and had a good blend of flavors. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch outdoors in lovely setting.
Sweet 16 birthday
Wonderful time, best lemon cake ever! It was so wonderful to dine in such a lovely place
Wonderful! Thank you!
Our first time eating out in months. Have eaten here many times in the past. Food this time was not up to par. Flavors were kind of mild. My husband ordered mussels and had to send them back because they were room temperature when served. My steak came out just warm. They said it had just came off the grill but the fries which are usually delicious and crisp were barely warm either so I doubt either was just plated. The wait between appetizers and entree was long so maybe my steak and the mussels had been sitting in the kitchen for a while? Our server was very nice and we will go back. Every place can have an off night.
Melissa J. provided our party with outstanding service. She assisted in giving us recommendations and thoughts about the cuisine. The chefs prepared outstanding appetizing meals with wonderful presentations. Salmon Amandine, Forestiere Tartine, Onion, and Carrot soup were all excellent. To add to our delight the desserts Berry Tart, Creme Brulee, and especially my favorite the Chocolate Tart ( we took 2 more home) were absolutely delicious.
We enjoyed everything we ordered.
Stella Mare's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 969-6705.
Stella Mare's is rated 4.6 stars by 1244 OpenTable diners.
Stella Mare's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://stellamares.com/.
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.