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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

All around excellent - service, wine list, food. Quiet ambience. Took the family here for my retirement dinner. Ten people - each found dishes they loved. One of the top ten in Santa Barbara [we live here].

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Thank dkmorris623
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love This restaurant eclectic menu great staff consistent quality and service . Never disappointed

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Thank frederika
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like it, A lot, don't get me wrong. Lovely environment. Great dining. But really a splurge for most people. Even if I want to splurge now, it's such an "it" spot now, i'd probably rather go somewhere else that's not so trendy & pricey.

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Thank AnnetteKS
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Greetings from the moment we entered the restaurant and to the entire staff made us feel like we were regulars - so refreshing from LA attitudes. Loved the ambience and the food was fabulous., especially the fish of the day and the onion soup. It was a Tuesday night at 6:30 and packed! We did have reservations and highly recommend... More 

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Thank lindycar
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks to all Trip advisor reviewers who took time out to review Bouchon in Santa Barbara....followed your advice and we were not disappointed. This restaurant was busy even on a Tuesday night. We hadn't booked but we were made to feel welcome and were seated at a very nice table. The restaurant has a lovely ambience. The service was impeccable,... More 

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Foster City, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful meal my wife & I experienced when we spent a weekend in Santa Barbara last February. I had a delicious Beef Bone Marrow starter and my wife had the mushrooms. Both were great. For dinner I have the grilled sea bass and my wife had the duck. My fish was great but the duck was fantastic. Service... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For our anniversary my BF and I decided to go to Santa Barbara and we picked what seemed to be the highest quality restaurant there was on Yelp and Tripadvisor. The restaurant is really pretty on the inside and outside!!!! We were slightly disappointed. We expected to have a mind blowing food epiphany with a side of exceptional. The food... More 

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Thank Empala
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is beautiful; staff expert yet warm; the food, fabulous! I recommend the lamb. We had a great time; never felt rushed. And a big deal to me is the lighting and the acoustics. It's very relaxing like being surrounded by candlelight, and you can hear the people you're sitting at the table with. All in all very cozy... More 

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Thank LizinSB
Ballstad, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and delicous food hosted by the best vaiters you could imagine. Thanks Joaquin for a superb evening.

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Thank Marion F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants it had a great atmosphere and excellent service. The waiter was very helpful and white willing to serve a number of different wines by the half glass to match the dishes we chose. My wife's Sea bass was tasty. I had a venison with a savory bread pudding yellow beat purée and Brussels... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 36
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?