Carol, as always, was warm, professional and tended to our needs. The short ribs and salmon with Bordelaise sauce was excellent. Stella Mare's is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara.
It just keeps getting better. You can go high style French, low country French, or a burger and fries. The service staff can't be more welcoming.
Awful. Awful. Every dish appeared to come out of a walk in fridge not prepared fresh. Pate was tasteless served with stale toasts. Onion soup was weak with no flavor. Duck ala orange appeared to be cooked days before just like the cassoulet. Wine list thin and not very good. It’s a beautiful venue without any care from the kitchen.
The food was excellent. The presentation was outstanding. I would like for the portion sizes to be a little bigger, but it tasted amazing. They were also very accommodating to my gluten free allergies. The service was great, and I love the ambiance.
This place is very pretty. The appetizers taste very good, but the main dishes taste either too plain or too salty.
Mussels small and overcooked. Waiter was non attentive. I realize a local fav but will not be back.
Always good food, ambiance and service. We always enjoy ourselves there.
Such a cute place with impeccable service. Short ribs are amazing!
I love it! 1 of my favorites.
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First rate New a years eve dining.
A great evening and meal for new year’s eve
Been here several times. Food is consistently good. Great service.
They were wonderful! The food is ALWAYS delightful...But this evening we were is a hurry, and late because f the horrible traffic we encountered due to a highway closure. They ensured our orders arrived in time for us to enjoy everything, and got us out in time! They were, and are always, so pleasant to work with!
Great French ambiance in an 1872 Victorian. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was good. Classic French butter and pork fat could be moderated but the restaurant was true to the classic style. The menu even had escargot.
I asked for a quiet table for 6, because 2 in our party are hard of hearing. They could not have put us in a worse place in their restaurant. We were separated by a temporary wood folding partition no more than 15 feet from a party of 12. Needless to say, they were celebrating and we had to struggle to hear during
our entire meal. This was SO DISRESPECTFUL of our party and those surrounding us. They need to rethink their seating arrangements. Food was good but the atmosphere was ruined. I doubt I'll be back
because they are thoughtless about their clientele. Management--are you listening???
Our amazing waitress took great care of us and was so warm and kind to our 1.5 yr old son. The food was fantastic as usual and the ambiance was lovely. Stella Mare always feels extra special during the holiday season. Highly recommend.
The restaurant is beautiful and the grilled salmon was out of this world.
Very festive for the holidays. Great seasonal cocktails. Our meal was lovely in front of the fire.
Same time next year.
Thankful forthe pillows as the chairs are really uncomfortable. Loved the Christmas decorations. Our waiter was quite good.
Food not as good as previous visits and over priced
As a mostly vegan/vegetarian I am always thrilled when there vegetarian options! And delicious on top of it.. the atmosphere was lovely and the service was great. Love the craft cocktails too!! Great night and beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Always a classic place to eat while in Santa Barbara. I come here often and always will.
We celebrated a birthday and it was excellent. The food was terrific but a tad salty in all three dishes. Service was the best. Will be back and will suggest to others.
Adorable restaurant, so charming and romantic. My husband ordered the cassoulet which was very good, however, my New York strip was tough. S
Another great dinner at Stella Mare's. So very happy that they have brought back the Los Patos Burger. It was as amazing as ever. And Meaghan, our server, was fantastic!
My son and I enjoyed Stella Mare's. Great food. Great margarita in a mason jar. The sun room with the fireplace was quite warm for lunch, however, so we asked to be moved to the inside area where it was cooler.
A favorite location! Food is always exceptional and location beautiful and welcoming. Had the pleasure of seeing a wedding celebrated, which was exceptionally nice as we were celebrating our anniversary. Service was a tad slower than usual and the dessert "Paris Brest" was not as light as I had hoped. Still a wonderful evening and will definitely visit again.
Food, ambiance and service were fabulous, as usual. It was a cold and windy day when we were there, just after Thanksgiving. So we had a table near the fire and it was wonderful. The only problem was that there was a group bringing things in and out the door for about half an hour and every time they opened the door, it was FRRRRRezing! We asked the wait staff to ask them to use another door, but they didn't.
I had the duck burger and it was good, but just shy of fantastic. My friend had the coq a vin and it was definitely fabulous!!
Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely go back. I dined with my mother and we both got the French onion soup and split a salad - perfect for lunch.
Stella Mares never disappoints! We were a party of 7 on Thanksgiving and everyone was very happy with the food, ambiance, and service. Our table in the atrium was perfectly situated for good conversation between all. Our waitress, Carol, was most pleasant, patient and attentive to our requests. Looking forward to our next visit!
It was Thanksgiving We were extremely please with. Everything.
Everything was great, food was delicious, made my reservation very early &requested greenhouse room near fireplace & my request was not honored, I don’t think that was OK - other than that, everything outside of the screaming baby was fine
Very festive place for Thanksgiving. All the traditional and other choices. Loved the ambience and the service!
We spent our Thanksgiving 2019 with the wonderful staff at Stella Mare’s. It was perfect. From the first course to the coffee and of course the unlimited bubbles. Our waiter was so personable and handsome. Looking forward to visiting them again.
Always love this place - especially the garden room. cuisine always great; service amiable. a real treat.
Wonderful restaurant with scenic location and tons of charm.
A wonderful lunch in a very lovely French bistro! Highly recommend.
Such a romantic and elegant place! This is really a gem!!!
Simply outstanding, love everything about the place.