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About Wine Cask - Santa Barbara

The Wine Cask Restaurant
Intermezzo Bar Café
Private Dining
MWC Tasting Room

813 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, French American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Tuesday - Friday 11:30am to 2:00pm - Served in the Courtyard and Restaurant “Gold Room”
Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm - Served in the Courtyard and Intermezzo

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 reservation)

Cross Street:
Canon Perdido

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 966-9463

Website:
http://www.winecask.com/

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)

Executive Chef:
Brandon Cogan

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Brodt: (805) 966-9463 ext. 3

Additional:
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

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.

Wine Cask - Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (11)
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Special Occasion (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Excellent food and service. We'd been numerous times, but never taken family. My inlaws loved the ambiance and felt it was the perfect choice for Christmas Eve dinner. All of the desserts were incredible, especially the bread pudding and lavender creme brûlée. Thank you for making our holiday special!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great as always. My second Christmas eve dinner and hopefully not my last at my favorite SB restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Elegant room with service and food to match.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Just a great Foodie (wine lover) place, run do not walk there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I always make an effort to dine at this special restaurant whenever I am in Santa Barbara. The wine list is outstanding, the food is amazing, and its in a lovely location. Save room for dessert.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Overall a nice quiet place if you're looking for a lower key dinner. We had issues with service that made the experience as a whole uncomfortable without going into too much detail. Our bill was over $400 and just felt the level of service needs to be elevated at that price point. Food was ok, the menu seemed well versed but some of the items missed the mark (fish dry, steak not cooked properly, etc) We've been here a couple of times as locals and hope it's better the next time around.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Amazing food. So delicious. Honestly the food was outstanding and not easily forgotten. We had dinner on our wedding night and now will absolutely be our go to anniversary place. Truly amazing food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Wine Cask is definitely a Santa Barbara tradition! The service & food is impeccable. And if you're into wine-it is THE PLACE!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

"We love the smooth feel of this place, the lights and the decoration: elegant with clean lines, an a sophisticated touch, like the mirrors. We returned to the Wine Cask, and we will when visiting Santa Barbara. The salad was fresh and delicious, and we both chose New York strip, just perfect! mine medium, the other medium well, both of us got exactly the point we like. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

As residents, we so appreciate one of the few truly delicious restaurants in the city. Our Thanksgiving was fantastic, thank you!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We go back to the Wine Cask nearly every time we go to Santa Barbara; this time was for Thanksgiving and the ambiance, the food and the service were all exemplary. A very pleasant evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The food was decent enough but I must say the service was mediocre. The waiter was decent but the hostess and managers were so stiff, unfriendly and we felt tolerated.
The wine "expert" was also fairly uninformed

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We visited the restaurant for Thanksgiving and found it totally enjoyable. The food was nicely prepared and presented well and we appreciated the non-traditional (not Thanksgiving) items included on the menu. The bread pudding and the fig gelato were fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great food, good bar and wine, nice service, friendly people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We were there to Celebrate my Birthday. The waitress was really sweet, but our food;
soup, salmon, and duck were cold. The Halibut too salty. My daughther did reorder, (again), a steak and it was perfect. Service was slow, may acount for the cold food. Three of us had to send our meal back....I went home hungry.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Very quiet, romantic ambiance on their patio. Great service, excellent wine and cocktails. Knowledgeable staff - very helpful in describing the dishes. Pacing of the dinner was perfect, never felt rushed or neglected. Highly recommend for a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Delicious meal in a very authentic Santa Barbara setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Amazing meal! Better than we've experienced at some Michelin star restaurants. We ordered the pre fixe, which was chef's choice and every dish was perfection!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Excellent meal, service and ambiance. Always very consistent. Love that!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Outstanding in every way. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The Branzino was delicate and a perfect pairing with the grilled corn accompaniment. The servers were knowledgeable about food and wine, making very good recommendations. We enjoyed a lovely evening. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Always a favorite for us! We love the ambiance and the great selections on the menu! Fabulous foods and wines!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2016

I took my daughter here for her 21st birthday lunch. Our salads and wine were great, but the service was rather slow. I've eaten here several times before and this was the first time I experienced this, so I'm hoping this was just an off-day. The Wine Cask is a great restaurant and I recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2016

We did the chef's choice with wine pairings and it was just ok. Too many courses and some of the dishes we just really did not like. If we were to go back, I think we would just order a dish from the menu to more of our liking. Wine pairings were well done, but after 5 courses and 5 different glasses of wines, you just feel over indulged and borderline drunk. So I would say the tipping point is by dish and glass 3.

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on September 23, 2016

This is a truly excellent restaurant. Friendly and efficient service great choice of wine and delicious food. Tables are well spaced and noise levels are low . We will be back!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 14, 2016

You really need to know what to order. Some items are not good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2016

We really enjoyed our dining experience at the Wine Cask. It had been a little while since we dined there last and during the meal we wondered why we are not dining here more often. The food was delicious and the wine list is outstanding. Our server, Joseph was very attentive and helpful in selecting our entrees. We are looking forward to returning to the Wine Cask soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This was a lovely place to spend a special birthday evening with family and friends. Food was very good and served with a beautiful presentation. Noise level was moderate and we were able to have a nice conversation. We were not rushed. Food options were very gourmet and we tried a variety of new options. Our only disappointments were with the pork and the spinach. The watermelon salad, New York Rib Eye Steak and lavender creme brulee were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Very Good and we will be back a lot! Great atmosphere and the food was great

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Classy place for a lunch. Quiet and romantic. Great wine list and well made mixed drinks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The entree came not long after we got our drinks. The wine we ordered with our entree didn't come until we were halfway done with our entree. Food was very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Great place to eat, enjoyed the staff input for the menu

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Server did not have our open table reservation. Forgot our water. Ran out of wine. Brought salad not requested Food tasteless and then found hair in salad. Would not come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Always have a great lunch, good service and lovely setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Wonderful special occasion place. It's always a treat. We tried the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, this time. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. It was like eating little works of art :-)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Enjoyed it very much. Food always good as is the service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Ahhhhh, the fountained courtyard...

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Haven't been here in a while. Was really pleasantly surprised by the service and the quality of the food. Went with spouse and a good friend for a bite after seeing a movie over on State Street. Service was friendly and very efficient. Food was great. Watermelon Salad was much better than I anticipated and the Halibut main course was perfectly cooked. We also had the Chicken and Hamachi both were also very good.

Will def come back again soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Fabulous atmosphere tucked behind wine tasting rooms. Great wines and fresh farm to table food. If you are in SB this is a must try

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 8, 2016

The service was slow and the desserts weren't great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

As always, a delightful lunch, great service and beautiful setting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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