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Clementine's Steak House

4631 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1813
805-684-5119
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Ranked #6 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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los gatos
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We dined in a group to celebrate a birthday. Many other tables were doing the same; shows you how well respected it is for a nice celebratory dining experience. As everyone points out, it is a warm, old fashioned dining venue run by locals who have served the community well for many years. They have rightfully set the standard for... More

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Lancaster, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Clementine's offers homemade food and plenty of it. Not many restaurants offer a multiple courses including dessert as part of the complete dinner. Clementine's offers warm bread and a relish tray to start plus homemade soups, salad dressings and pies. You can order a petite (smaller) serving but even the petite is more food than most can handle. Seems to... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Clementine's is something of an institution in Carpinteria. The do a good local business, you're going to wait more often than not for a table. Large portions, reasonable pricing. Interior is a bit funky, service can be a tad slow. Staff is friendly, I always enjoy the pie. Fried chicken is their most notable entree, I don't think of it... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Both decor and food are throwbacks to small town America before more innovative menus appeared. Fish was high quality. Salads were good but ordinary, as was the pea soup. Pies were disappointing, especially the crust. Menu features soup-salad-entree-dessert combos and servings are large, so this restaurant is ideal for those who value quantity over food that's outstanding/unique.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped here for dinner due to traffic on the 101. Found it on a quick search on my phone and had great reviews. It was busy and we had to wait for a table...a good sign. Our service was terrible and the food was only average at best. There seemed to be quite a few locals eating here so we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Despite they were almost closed, they offered a perfect and friendly service. Also the food looked and tasted homemade and very good. We would definitely go there again and can fully recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Great service as soon as we walked through the door. As we were seated we were immediately presented with fresh bread with a relush tray following soon after.After reading others reviews I was set on ordering the chicken, my wife ordered the Filet. Both meals included soup and salad and the entree included a fantastic potatoe and the best carrots... More

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Canby, Oregon
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146 reviews 146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Paying attention to Trip Advisor reviews, we ate at Clementine's our first night in the area and were not disappointed. Without reservations we were quickly seated and excellently served. The food was very tasty and the steaks (the specialty of the house) were among the best we've had out recently. You get plenty of food, starting with appetizers and extending... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband used to live in the area so while we were visiting he suggested we have dinner there. Cute old house made into a restaurant that's been there for years. Staff was friendly and food was hot and fresh, we both enjoyed our meals and I sure love any kind of fresh caught fish. I'm gluten free and couldn't... More

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Southern California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had the Sea Bass ($25) and glass of wine ($8). Lovely experience. I do not believe anyone would be disappointed with their meal or with the caring service.

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