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“fantastic restaurant, great food...wow!!!!”
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Ranked #8 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 24 - US$ 36
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
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.
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!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great healthy food. Superb presentation. Excellent service. Many local organic items. Neat patio and cozy interior. Been in SB for 25 years. This is one of the best place to eat in town. Fine Dining and fairly expensive, but worth every penny.

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Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

A "Bouchon" is a traditional bistro from Lyon (I wrote a review last year about one of these). Nothing like that at this place downtown Santa Barbara. The menu is quite sophisticated, creative and includes daily specials. The place is well maintained, and the service is impeccable. The decoration makes it a cozy place, although a little bit dark.
We tried both specials and menu for starters (appetizers), and mains (entrees), fish, meat and vegetarian, accompanied by a local Santa Barbara Pinot Noir recommended by the Chef. Everything was very well prepared and well served. The starters were missing seasoning. Pepper from the table didn't do the trick. Same thing for the mains, although this was corrected with ground black pepper that we asked the waiter.
All in all a place we can recommend both for its charm, the quality of the food and an excellent service.

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Thank Alain J
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went to Bouchon for the first time for our 37th wedding anniversary earlier this month. It was listed as a romantic place to dine. It did not disappoint. When I booked the table I did say it was our anniversary. We were a bit rushed when we arrived and we did apologise but the host greeted us so well and graciously. The table was decorated with red and pink rose petals, flowers in a vase and a wonderful card for the occasion. These were very good touches and so memorable. The service was excellent. Our waiter was particularly good, very chatty and took the extra mile to make our experience a good one. He even recommended some local beaches to go to. He was very polite and attentive without being intrusive. The noise level was quiet and the lighting was subdued. A great romantic place to dine. Our food was delicious. They accommodated my wife who is celiac and the gluten free. The portions were plentiful. We wish to thank everyone at Bouchon for making it such a memorable evening.

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3  Thank Sally L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Bouchon is the very first fine dining restaurant we visited when we started coming to SB about 10 years ago. They specialize in fresh farm to table dishes, and entrees ranging from fish/shellfish to venison and beef. An extensive wine list including many from local vineyards tops off the experience. Oh, and despite the great wine list, this is not a stuffy place. The staff all knows wines and are quite happy to make suggestions to Compliment your meal. My tip is to book a table on the patio. It's lovely and pretty quiet.

Thank Tom S
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