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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (101 reviews)
“scallop trio” (25 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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1 - 10 of 861 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent and the menu has everything Santa Barbara has to offer. I would give the restaurant a 4.5 if able. It really was fantastic, just very expensive. That said, the scallops were cooked perfectly as were the two fish dishes ordered and the...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 1 week ago

- Wow - one of the best meals I've had! We had local heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese, foie gras, duck house specialty, and scallop trio - every dish was amazing. great wine recommendations. they have a wine specially made to go with the house...More

Thank WMC08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a visit to Bouchon. Locally sourced from heirloom tomatoes to wine. I like a glass of wine with my dinner but am not sophisticated about it and here they do all the work for you. Each...More

Thank mui2us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us for dinner- foie gras delightful, roasted tomato soup - coulda been Campbell's- zero yum factor.....mushroom ragout.... tasteless as well as barely warm. Wine pairings with our food selections was very enjoyable, however, one small tower floor fan for the entire restaurant, I...More

Thank Tina455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the first moment we were greeted at Bouchon we knew it was going to be extraordinary. We were celebrating an anniversary, and they made us feel very special, with a glass of bubbles on the house and rose petals on the table. Our waiter...More

Thank StorytellerBill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful dinner at Bouchon - the atmosphere was very romantic and the waiters were very knowledgable about which wine went with what. My only reservation was at the end of the meal (we were still eating desert) the bill was just plonked...More

1  Thank Toffeedog15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previously dined at Bouchon in the Wine Country and had a good experience with nice clean food; this one was in need of some refinement both in the food category and wine selection. Waiter was very reluctant in providing tastes of wines; don't know why,...More

Thank Yoshiko H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here annually for a beginning of the school year staff/teacher retreat dinner. (We stayed nearby Montecito at a beautiful but basic retreat center) and this restaurant was one of the highlights of our 2 day trip. There is a main dining room with...More

Thank Colleen E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wine recommendations with our food selections was spot on. Unfortunately they do not have a full bar...just wine, but good choices. My foie gras was prepared with a very tasty sauce. The rack of lamb was more like medium-well rather than the requested medium rare....More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a fantastic meal here with the best wines. The lamb chops, duck, tomato soup were all fantastic! Service was superb!

Thank cherylf32
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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
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, 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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