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Wine Cask - Santa Barbara

4.5
757 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The Wine Cask Restaurant (dinner only)
Intermezzo Bar Café (lunch and dinner)
Private Dining
MWC Tasting Room
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, French American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am to 4:00pm - Served in Intermezzo Bar Cafe and the Courtyard
*lunch is a walk-in basis; please email manager@winecask.com for special dining, private or group requests.
DINING ROOM DINNER
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm to 9:00pm (Last seating)
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm (Last seating)

INTERMEZZO BAR CAFE
Daily from 4pm (walk-in basis only, NO reservations)
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Phone number
(805) 966-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brandon Cogan
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Private party facilities
Wine Cask offers several areas to host your event. There is no fee to enjoy the exclusive use of the restaurant, instead there is a food and beverage minimum expenditure (varies by room and date.)

A credit card hold is required. This deposit is non-refundable unless the reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to the date reserved.

A service charge of 20% and CA tax of 8% are additional.

The Special Event Menu is a streamlined version of our dinner menu; designed to provide a restaurant-quality experience. Guests do not have to “pre-order” their meal, instead they are presented with a personalized menu from which to choose. Please understand dishes and ingredients may change.

Vegetarian requests are welcome and certain substitutions are available with prior notice.

We have an award winning extensive wine list. Outside wine is not permitted for groups over ten.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Brodt: (805) 966-9463 ext. 3
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Canon Perdido
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Parking details
Street Parking (free) OR several nearby Santa Barbara Parking Structures ($1.50/hr after first 75 minutes) OR adjoining Valet Parking Lot (NOT complimentary)
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Special events & promotions
All groups are welcome at Wine Cask. You will have an intimate experience. We offer warm, inviting service featuring sophisticated yet familar cuisine. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, with various options for private events. We can accommodate private groups of 10-150 guests.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 757 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

We found the restaurant during a one-night stopover in Santa Barbara, thinking it was a bistro that would provide a light dinner and some wine. It is much much more, with great ambiance, food and wine. Even better, the service is excellent.

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vipSommincognito (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

For a restaurant that is all about wine the staff and sommelier couldn’t take less interest. They have a new chef who used to be sous who is not on an A game. It seems like a restaurant resting on its laurels and history. Flavor precision was lacking. Over brined chicken. Starchy crab cakes and mushy risotto to name a few.

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vipopuskoz (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent vegetarian dinner. Friendly, knowledgeable service.

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Zenlady (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

We loved our intimate corner near the bubbly fountain. Very memorable food we both enjoyed from first to last bite.

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TIFFT (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Five Stars (six for ambiance)...friendly service, fireplace. Very classy.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Formal elegance suitable for a business dinner or special occasion. Quiet. Service cordial and attentive except waiter forgot to check in with us until we were essentially done our entrees. Extensive wine list with some gems. Steaks were cooked properly but not very flavorful. Desserts top notch.

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viplocal (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Classy , always great quality and service excellent for impressing business people or high end out of town visitors.

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vipderf (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

While everything was very good, I would prefer that birthdays be totally ignored rather than acknowledged with a "cute" little note on a generic birthday card. I think ignoring it is less tacky than the card in an upscale expensive restaurant. A cupcake from the local market would have been better.

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Oxonian (London)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

From our arrival and greeting to the finish, completely memorable for the very best of reasons,
Excellent food and impeccable service.

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vipPigeater (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

As always, a pleasure to spend a few hours with friends in a relaxing atmosphere with good food and service.

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Stophit (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful menu and great atmosphere, highly recommended.

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Karen805 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

This is a quiet restaurant which is increasingly difficult to find. You can actually carry on a comversation. Excellent food with very nice presentation. Put it on your list!

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vipCarol (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. A great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food excellent except lamb was too rare. Love the new interior design and orientation.

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vipChuck (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

Had lunch in the courtyard. Very pleasant, service was attentive but not too pushy. Nice selection for lunch. Great wine list. Very enjoyable and will return on our next visit to SB.

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