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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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“duck” (102 reviews)
“scallop trio” (26 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best restaurant I have been to in Santa Barbara. Awesome unique menu with something for everyone. Nice location near downtown hotels (right off State Street). Service was excellent and the food was extremely good with a great variety of options. Upscale restaurant...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here for dinner on a Saturday. It was last minute reservations and my party of two was seated rather early (5:45 pm). Bottom line: impressive. Great food, great local wine, and exceptional service. Next time I am in Santa Barbara, I will dine...More

Thank RandallMay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to dinner or lunch 6 times during our visit to Santa Barbara. My husband and I agree that Bouchon was the biggest disappointment. The server was clipped and brusque and he seemed to want to be somewhere else. The best item was...More

Thank Phoebe059
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years we had meant to go to Bouchon and we finally did. In a word we were disappointed. So many people had told us it was so great. It was nice but nothing extraordinary. The service, atmosphere and food were no where near in...More

2  Thank NicholsD24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a delicious meal, and they're constantly trying new dishes and combinations. So many restaurants rest on their laurels and serve up the same fare indefinitely, but at Bouchon the menu is in constant flux, and that's a good thing. Tip: The scallop trio is...More

1  Thank SantaBarbaraDude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my 60th Birthday dinner at Bouchon and was completely delighted with every aspect of the evening. The food, service and special touches I received (rose petals and card on the table and warm greeting)

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Consistency in a restaurant is a rare thing, but this place has done a fabulous job in presenting and serving righteous food and drink for a long time. A recent meal confirmed such as well as their willingness and ability to accommodate dietary preferences not...More

1  Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating SIL’s birthday while on a family post-Christmas visit to Santa Barbara, and decided to splurge on a “fancy” dinner. Sometimes you book a dinner at an upscale place, and your fantasy of the perfect meal falls short...this did not happen at Bouchon....More

Thank PiscesLosAngeles
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Bouchon offers decent French food in Santa Barbara - delicious fore gras, scallop, medium rare beef and medium rare lamb rack. The missing piece, if anything, is the wine selection - which is very limited. I could have given a five star rank, yet when...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We have been returning to this restaurant for over 3 years and have never had anything but great service and super food , highly recommended

Thank 941Life
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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