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Opal Restaurant and Bar

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1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2609
+1 805-966-9676
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17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I split the prosciutto, goats cheese and garlic pizza and the warm seafood salad. The pizza was layered with prosciutto and red onion and then topped with goats cheese and mozzarella, it was pretty good and would recommend it. The salad was a bit drowned in dressing and wasn't really anything special. Limited seating outside. Staff all... More 

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Thank SLGeoghegan
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Opal is always good, good, good! I go for lunch or dinner and it is always interesting, good food, good service, nice space. It is not pretentious and maybe the best combo of food, service, and value.

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Thank expectquality1942
Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good dinner after running a 3 day meeting is what I wanted. I sat at the bar early in the evening, watching regulars show up for dinner. The chatter between the servers and the customers made me feel I was in the right place. The food and drink were good and delivered promptly. I would go back if I... More 

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Thank Paul500
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opal is a regular choice for my husband and I on date night! The food is always good, the service is always good and the bill is affordable! A lot of locals love Opal!

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Thank Laura S
Long Beach, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pre dinner before the rehearsal dinner and we were all elated at our pick, Opal. The servers were very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations especially for those with food allergies. Delicious drinks and dessert as well.

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Thank SusanBretired
Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful service, great food, very creative presented, but also very delicious. Would recommend to anyone

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Thank Carolskids
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather spartan apmosphere and lacking in ambiance, but service, food and wine were very good and prices were fair.

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Thank Kent S
Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is a rather small and unassuming place. Food is good, very good. A great choice for pleasing everyone in your party. I would not say this is "California Cuisine: if that is what you are looking for.

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Thank DisneyFan30
Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about the staff, super friendly and accommodating. I ordered the homemade basil fettuccine with tiger shrimp and asked if they had,and could add sun dried tomatoes . They did and no sooner did my order go in ,my food came out. The meal was outstanding. I highly recommend Opal. I would give them 10 stars if... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had one of special salads-goat cheese with pistachios butter lettuce and a ceasar salad (added anchovies I requested- made the way it is in Europe), special thick pork loin & roasted duck, both done perfectly. Add in a bottle of Soave classical makes a perfect dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 36
Cuisine
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9676
Description
A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create dishes inspired by the colorful multi-cultural heritage of America, often with an Asian flair. Items on our menu range from a 14 oz. Herb-Grilled Ribeye Steak on Tuscan Style White Beans, to Fresh Grilled Fish and Seafood, Homemade Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas from our wood burning pizza oven, fresh baked Breads, deliciously imaginative Salads and Homemade Desserts.

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