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Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro

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Wine Bar, Spanish
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910 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2045
805-684-1400
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place with friends

I don't even like wine, but go often because my friends do and this place is casual, open, inexpensive, popular, and FUN. Staff are very friendly and easy. You can sit outside and talk for hours under the heaters in winter or inside and stay cool in summer. Decor is sparse, but menu is great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jimmannoia
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara, CA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even like wine, but go often because my friends do and this place is casual, open, inexpensive, popular, and FUN. Staff are very friendly and easy. You can sit outside and talk for hours under the heaters in winter or inside and stay cool in summer. Decor is sparse, but menu is great.... Jessy's Salad & Bianca Pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is always welcoming, delightful ambiance, and great food. I particularly love the Margherita Pizza. Great selection of wines and food. Definitely a comfort locals place to visit.

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Thank Amy W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

During a recent visit to Carpiteria, we met up with an old friend and chose this place for a meal. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food selection was really nice. I had the chopped salad and my husband had a burger. The food was really good. It's been a couple of months since our visit. All I... More 

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Lafayette, California
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299 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I were in town to visit the adjacent quilt shop so we stopped at Corktree for a quick lunch and a glass of wine. We had a wonderful relaxing lunch on their cozy outdoor patio. There is a lot to like - the interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting, the patio is comfortable on a... More 

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Thank LightFighter
Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Many people go to this wine bar and bistro to sample various wines. They have a good selection, with a focus on CA wines. There is comfortable seating and a nice vibe. We were there both for lunch, and returned for the Sunday brunch on their outside patio. In both cases, we had salads which were fresh, creative and delicious.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The place has a really cozy feel to it inside and a nice patio out side. The food is high quality for the price. I had a Wagyu beef burger and my boyfriend had the pasta with bolegnese sauce. We both loved our meals and would definitely go back.

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Thank sandy c
Davis, California
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275 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We go to Carp every year with several other couples, and we've eaten at most every place in town. Corktree is our favorite for both lunch and dinner. They have a nice dining room inside as well as a lovely patio. The service is always excellent as well as the food. The menu offers a wide variety of choices, from... More 

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Thank DavisSunflower
Avalon
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were served food at a buffet for a wedding reception. There were many choices and all were good. I'm not certain what is offered on the regular menu, but my favorites were the lobster macaroni and cheese & the artichoke heart pizza. I didn't try the tuna tartar but others said it was good.

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Thank Isletravelall
Carpinteria, California
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is excellent. Next time I will avoid our server who obviously didn't want to work that day. Plan to wait in line for the restroom, the facilities are limited.

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Thank Maribeth14
Carpinteria, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Corktree is a local favorite for when you're looking for something a little more upscale. They're still got burgers but this place is a far cry from a greasy spoon. It's not fine dining, but you're in a beach town, where closed toed shoes are considered "dressy". The service is usually very good, the wine selection is great and you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?