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“In the heart of downtown and across the street from the Granada Theatre”
Review of Benchmark Eatery

Benchmark Eatery
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Ranked #81 of 580 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We were at the Benchmark with a large party prior to the Santa Barbara Symphony's season opener - nearly all from out of town. The staff was ready for us - and other large parties. The service and food were handled excellently. Lots of local options - food, beers, wines, etc. It was a busy Saturday night and things were jumping. With all that, the wait staff handled drinks, orders, special diet requirements, etc. without fail. The food was well prepared and in good-size but not crazy portions.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here driving north to Paso Robles. We all ordered a bowl of clam chowder. It was very good. Two of us had wine and two of had a Benchmark Blonde beer - good! The burgers looked very good!

Thank JimW551
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Benchmark Burger is big, 8 oz., juicy, flavorful and very fairly priced for a Santa Barbara State street restaurant. +Comes with good fries. Make a reservation for Friday or Saturday night.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

My wife and I recently ate lunch on the semi-enclosed outdoor patio. Our waitress was pleasant and helpful and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. This is a casual restaurant that we will return to on our next visit.

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Thank LightFighter
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating to enjoy the wonderful weather. Good location right on State Street, parked on the street a few blocks away. Our food was very good and everyone was full and satisfied. Good selection of craft beer as well. When in Santa Barbara, we'd look to go back.

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Thank Keith G
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