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Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro

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Tapas, Wine Bar
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910 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2045
805-684-1400
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    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
Very Close to Excellent

I rarely give out an excellent but the Corktree came very close. The atmosphere is casual but you won't feel overdressed if that's your choice. The courtyard seating area is attractive and the street noise is barely noticeable. The staff has always been very warm and helpful without the pressure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
sapodesanjose
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Carpinteria, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Carpinteria, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I rarely give out an excellent but the Corktree came very close. The atmosphere is casual but you won't feel overdressed if that's your choice. The courtyard seating area is attractive and the street noise is barely noticeable. The staff has always been very warm and helpful without the pressure that sometimes comes with overly aggressive waiters. Their menu has... More 

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Oxnard, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

GREAT selections of local wines!!! Menu was overwhelming.....but easy to pick up some hidden options!!! Order the snackie plate and bottle of wine.....you will not be disappointed!!!

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Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our family of eight had dinner on a Saturday night and enjoyed it very much. They have a variety of items on the menu to satisfy most everyone. The Lobster Macaroni and Cheese was very tasty, the polenta with mushrooms and fresh vegetables was a great choice. They offer a variety of hamburgers on a fresh bun. The wine list... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Terrible experience, will never return or recommend. Will actually discourage everyone. 1) my daughters burger was undercooked and waitress didn't apologize just said "Well I ordered it well done". Thanks for caring about food safety. 2) fries were of the McCain frozen variety. 3) shrimp linguine was over salted and insanely garlicky to the point of being inedible. 4) no... More 

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Norfolk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love this little restaurant. it's a fun way to try new wines if you want but I really love the food. I had an amazing flank steak that was perfection. The salads are great too. I highly recommend.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I used to live in Carp and so when I came to visit friends for the holidays...Corktree Cellars caught my attention. The space is well used and very comfortable. They have definitely "found their niche" with wine flights they offer and wine by the glass even. I hit during "happy hour" and had a very nice house Chardonnay and a... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good food. Nice specials and wonderful wine selections. friendly staff and reasonably priced for lunch. Try their burger or flatbread pizza daily special.

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Simi Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Off-season in Carpinteria, that is to say, October through February, does not offer many restaurant opportunities for a Sunday evening. We happened upon Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro. A quick review of the menu suggested we could be happy with this eatery. The menu is very short; your choices are limited, but in spite of that shortfall, the offerings... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wife and I have now been twice, both times on a late Sunday evening. This may explain our experience of inept service (as opposed to many other reviewers’ comments). We ordered different items on each visit. Everything was good…good ingredients…correctly prepared…nicely presented. But, the inept service (both times) really subtracted from the experience. And, while it calls itself a “wine... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The atmosphere and service is great. The meat and cheese plate was so much fun and so filling and delicious. The second night, I had the shrimp pasta and it was also great. Highly recommend this place!

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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: Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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?