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The Bistro

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-0100
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Ranked #5 of 116 Restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hollister
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
andover
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great food, great view, great service. The staff were very helpful arranging an anniversary surprise at our table and were fun and friendly while helping us with menu items and our special evening.

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Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Loved the Bistro. We had a large party and ate here for dinner. They set us up in a private room and were extremely helpful and kind. Food and wine recommendations by the staff were spot on and we enjoyed our meals! Thanks to Landon and Melissa the manager for ALL you outstanding service!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Location, location, Food is special staff tries to keep you posted on whats the best. Presitation is first class

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Delicious and plentiful food served either indoors or on patio. Even with cool nights, they have heaters which make dining very enjoyable up til late at night. The burgers and pizza are magnificent. Highly recommend.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Service was lackluster. The food, both breakfast and lunch, was mediocre. It took them 4 times to get the order right and that took an hour.

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New Orleans
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

had breakfast and lunch. Very good. Try the pizzas. Good selection of craft beers. Can dine in or out, depending on the weather. Outside overlooks the ocean.

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Stockton, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a great peaceful spot to have a meal. The view of the pool, ocean and the woods to the south is fantastic. The food was great and the service was too

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La Jolla, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Halibut and beautiful view! We had an excellent meal at Bistro, we both enjoyed the Halibut and for dessert, a dreamy flourless chocolate cake. Yum! It really did melt in your mouth.

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Hong Kong, China
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232 reviews 232 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Location near the Ocean with outside dinning area, in the evening, they set up warming light torch around the tables, the meal are well prepared and tasty, price reasonable, I don't know how far you have to travel to find a restaurant from here, we enjoy the 3 meals here.

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Missoula, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We ate here for two meals while staying at the Bacara, breakfast and lunch. The food was average - nothing special but not bad. The local vegetable salad was perhaps the best thing we tried on the menu. The service was disappointing during both meals. They forgot things we asked for and did not check back on us for long... More 

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Additional Information about The Bistro

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-968-0100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

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