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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” (109 reviews)
“scallop trio” (28 reviews)
“onion soup” (26 reviews)
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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 27 March 2018

Our starters were just fine. Pleasant friendly service. Great ambience. But my wife found her main course (Chicken) all to be unpleasantly salty (to our British tastes). My duck was initially very cool and far too rare. When I sent it back, it became disappointingly...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank davidhofengland
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The place was super cool and romantic. Our food was excellent and our server was fabulous for us. I had the fish and it was cooked just like I had asked for it to be. Even the hostess cared about the tables and helped if...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank lovept
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Dining is an experience of food, atmosphere, and service. At Bouchon the food is outstanding and the service superb including the maitre d', server, and table busser. Tables are a bit crowded, but that is the atmosphere of a French bistro which Bouchon most definitely...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SBHTraveler
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This was a delightful dining experience. We had a waiter who was super-knowledgeable about the local wines, and helped us choose a great bottle. My wife had the duck and I had sea bass. Both fantastic. The hostess, Leann, made us 100% comfortable. Best meal...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Chrismo66
Reviewed 12 March 2018

My husband took me to Bouchon for my birthday, and I could not have wished for a better dining experience. Although we have lived in Santa Barbara for two years now, this was our first visit to Bouchon. Everything about our evening was wonderful. Pleasant...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Theona S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Perhaps, the best restaurant in Santa Barbara I have been to. I had their salad and venison, and other people at our parties had duck and lamb. Everything was perfectly cooked. Service was impeccable, and the wine list was impressive.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 737stanm
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We dined at Bouchon on a busy Saturday night. The place was hopping, and yet the food was as excellent as other reviewers had led me to believe it would be when I reserved the table. I had a salad and the scallop trio for...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Love the atmosphere. The restaurant is small, and the service is good. We think it is the best restaurant in Santa Barbara and enjoy taking our out-of-town visitors here. We live in NYC part of the year and are happy to have found a restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The wine list is well curated, and everything I had (the foie gras appetizer and the ribeye entree) was exceptional. Worth the splurge!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Frédérique V
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have eaten at several SB restaurants and we have liked Bouchon the best. The food is always beautifully prepared. Our preference is for fish and they always have great choices. The restaurant is intimate and the staff friendly, but professional. It is important to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Philip S
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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