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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.
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

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What 757 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipToshaL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have to agree with other recent reviews. Great service and ambience. I dined there for Valentine’s Day and the menu consisted of some regular menu items and some specials. I had the duck confit salad for my first course and the filet for my entree. The duck was overly salted which was disappointing. Otherwise, I would have really enjoyed the salad. The filet was served with asparagus and potatoes au gratin. Temperature for filet was great was well as seasoning. The potatoes were over salted as well. Dessert (creme brûlée) was underwhelming with a very thick sugar crust. Overall, disappointing but consistent with other reviews. So I wasn’t surprised. I was just hoping for a different outcome. My date was underwhelmed as well.

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viptomaso (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special dinner for Valentine’s Day. All was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect Valentine's date with my wife. We ate an early dinner (because I didn't plan ahead!) but it was wonderful. Our waiter was informative, funny and was clearly a foodie. Love this place.

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vipMaxincito (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delightful Valentine’s Day lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Totally fabulous!

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vipBrian (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

They just can't get it together. While practically empty, we had to repeatedly ask for water and bread (which came with the check). The food itself is bland, uninspired, and overdressed. What happened to one of the best restaurants we had in the City, if not the whole West Coast?

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

I love, love, love the foie grass. My steak tartar was not exactly the way I like it prepared, needed a raw egg and some scallions or onions for crunch and zing. The service was excellent, our server left both of our plates until we were both finished, a rarity today to see things done correctly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

1st class dining. Quiet, superb service. Excellent food and wine selection. Our favorite dining for the two of us.

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Marvelousmarv (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Warm ambience. Food was excellent and the presentation was interesting and beautiful. Service was excellent. A wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Old & stuffy! Food was great, just too bad service & hospitality was not.

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vipSmarie35 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Amazing Birthday dinner, enjoyed it so much, staff was great, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner and menus was very good and nice

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vipTodds (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and ambiance v nice. Service ok - no pepper offered on salad until finished.
Pork and creme brulee outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was good but it seems like my food is being serve quickly as if I was eating in a fast chain.

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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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