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The Bistro

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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474 (Hollister)
+1 805-968-0100
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08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I attended a private event situated at this venue. The focus was French cuisine. Apparently Bacara has a relatively new Executive Chef, and French is his specialty. I have very limited experience with this type of cuisine. But, to me, the salad and main courses were among the best I have had in a long, long time. Quite the treat.... More 

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Carmel, California
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311 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Bacara Resort offers nothing but the finest in in all of its wonderful amenities. The Bistro is no exception. Exceptional service (thank you Salvadore!), diverse menu (the ceviche and chicken tacos are SO good) and an incredible setting. Thanks to all for a memorable experience.

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Thank Jim W
Los Angeles, California, United States
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The service was incredible, especially from our server Landon. My wife and I were at the Bistro to celebrate our anniversary. Landon was EXTRAORDINARY! He made us feel like VIPs. As far as the food goes, we started with the fritto misto (excellent). I had the chef's famous halibut and I was not disappointed. One of the best local halibuts... More 

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Thank Gerard R
California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Back from Europe and went back to the Bacara, a favorite for nearly 10 years. Great food and outstanding service. Nice to be back, have a family lunch and a favorite walk on the beach. No tar balls!

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Thank Chris S
West Covina, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Healthy menu. Good Sunday buffet breakfast. Check out with good impression and healthy food. Nice pet friendly place

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Thank Mayank S
Shell Beach
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I was excited to dine on opening night of the renovated Bistro Restaurant at Bacara yesterday. The menu isn't a giant selection of entries by any means but what Chef Lesage has assembled was nothing short of amazing. We started of with martinis and calamari for starters. The calamari steaks was a generous portion, perfectly cooked and yummy.. We had... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We always have breakfast or brunch here when we stay at Bacara. The outdoor seating provides a beautiful view and the service has always been excellent!

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Thank Bilwil_LasVegas
Los Angeles
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The food here was fantastic, the views beautiful, great energy, truly romantic. Pet friendly outside seating.

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Thank SkiergirlLosAngeles
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I ate here twice and enjoyed the food both times. First time was dinner on my birthday. The salmon was delicious and service was attentive. Second time was late lunch (2:00). I was promptly seated and then forgotten. Once my order was finally taken, it seemed like the kitchen forgot me as well. When my burger came, it was delicious.... More 

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Columbia, MD
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315 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The food and service here were both good. I had a delicious pasta dish and my husband had a beautifully prepared steak. You can sit on the heated patio in the evening and enjoy the lush atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
    (Hollister)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-0100
  • This restaurant is at Bacara Resort & Spa

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?