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Relais De Paris

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734 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
+1 805-963-6077
12:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 20:30
Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Santa Barbara
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I'm author National Geographic's Best Selling Guide, THE 10 BEST OF EVERYTHING, now in its 3rd Edition. As such I travel all over the world. Relays de Paris has come to Santa Barbara, which compliments the original in Paris. If there was another star to this five star bistro, I would not hesitate for a moment to offer another. The... More 

Thank Nathaniel L
Santa Barbara, CA
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257 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of this place. Great menu items and a dining room that made you feel like you were in a café in France. Will definitely return.

Thank dlb0758
Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

One of the most memorable meals I have ever had in Santa Barbara. My lunch at Relais De Paris was the perfect combination of excellent food and a charming atmosphere. The sidewalk table allowed us to people-watch on State Street, yet there was an umbrella that provided shade. I felt like I was truly dining in a fine restaurant because... More 

Thank GenXMommy
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very cozy interior, superb service and although we only had appetizers and wine (both excellent), a review of the menu was enough to get us back in the near term. Recommended!

Thank happyone111
Long Beach, New York
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273 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Just had lunch at Relais De Paris and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The muscles and fries were outstanding and the French hamburger with cameralized onions, cheese, tomato, fries were also done to perfection. This is a do-not miss restaurant.

Thank Jgoldchain
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

After 10 days touring in California, le Relais de Paris is definitely the best place we've dined. Excellent food, top service, great ambiance à la française, good value for money... Just go there!!

Thank Kjetil I
Washington, DC, United States
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Both of our meals were well prepared French bistrot classics, but the service made me wish for a stereotypical rude French waiter. Sat for a good 10 minutes before being asked if we wanted a beverage. Half of 8 or so reds on the short wine list were out of stock. The one and only waiter had to serve the... More 

Thank David-of-DC
Vail, Colorado
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

When we saw a sign that this restaurant was "closed for renovation" we expected the worst, but were glad to see that it didn't close. This is a great place for casual French dining with the usual offering of moules frites, steak frites, croque monsieur etc. The location on State Street is easy and convenient for a before or after... More 

Thank ruhskis
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Casual european restaurant for the meat and fish eater. Wonderfully prepared meat in accompanying saucesI enjoyed tasting as I'm not a beef eater but my husband is. The mussels in wine and cream sauce are my favorite. Classic cocktails like the French 75 are available as well as a variety of fine wine. Good service, friendly staff. Please visit as... More 

Thank Roslyn H
Central Coast California
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178 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Had lunch there yesterday, on a gorgeous day and were able to sit outside and watch everyone go by. Good service. The Croque Monsieur was good but not like we've had in France. More sauce on the top than normal. Excellent fries and salad.

Thank lakemissy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-6077

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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?