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9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just moved to Santa Barbara, my wife and I tried out Bouchon last night. We had made a reservation, although I was surprised at how many tables were available. I guess SB restaurants are not very busy mid week. My daughter had recommended that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mls_lux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for an amazing Thanksgiving feast! So glad we chose this restaurant to celebrate. Food was delicious and service friendly and fun. No pushing us out the door for the next seating and great ambience. Look forward to a return visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sctraveler05
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years when I happen to be in Santa Barbara. It's my first choice when I want an excellent meal. Bouchon has never disappointed. If you're overwhelmed by large wine menus, the staff can recommend something excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EngineerTiffany
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter got married on Oct 4th at Alice Keck Park and the meal afterwards was booked at Bouchon. We went there in the morning before the wedding at met with Amy who reassures us that the table would look nice with all the things...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LoubieD75
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This has become my favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. I'd describe the cuisine as New American. The menu has a reasonably broad selection of appetizers and entrees, many of which sounded delicious. It has a reasonably long wine list, which sensibly emphasizes a great selection...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Not only was the food A M A Z I N G but the service was out of this world. It's not often you see so much pride and concern from not only the waitstaff but the chef as well. The attention to detail and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank juliebX5105JM
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We've been vacationing once a year in SB for the past 4 yrs. and have dined at Bouchon 3 of those years. I made dinner reservations for a party of 3 at 7:30 on a Monday. Upon arrival I requested to sit on the patio...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was my first time there. The staff was very friendly and professional. All the courses were very good, They serve only products from the Santa Barbara area. The quality - Price ratio is excellent. this is not a WOW but a very good choice.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank pierre l
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a truly wonderful evening at Bouchon. Not only was the food excellent but the service was equally enjoyable. Very happy to recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jiashuinchina
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

An easy review to write: 1) Great food (try the scallops!) 2) waiter that new the wine list and paired the excellent wine with our meal 3) Very friendly staff that looked after us very well. Will go back and enjoy a meal there when...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LowePD
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11 June 2017|
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Response from ahdiii | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaraunt !!!
15 April 2017|
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Response from SBFoodWine | Property representative |
No, mine is an independent restaurant est. in 1998 (for more info check out our website at OriginalCaliforniaBouchon). Further, I think you might mean (just guessing) 'is this a Thomas Keller' restaurant, as he has 3... More
Monica S
18 April 2016|
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Response from markj4golf | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember seeing on the menu... maybe by request
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.
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