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The Bistro

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-0100
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Ranked #10 of 113 restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hollister
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74% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Stevenson Ranch, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The food is wonderful. If it weren't for the views, I might have gotten angry for how long it took. Gorgeous place!

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The first night was excellent with great food and service. The second night was a real disappointment with no service at all until Melissa saved the night. Would not return to this restaurant.

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Sausalito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Superb food, service, and ambience. Loved dining under the stars. The scallops are the best I've tasted! Risotto too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The view at the Bistro is awesome- sit on the patio so you can look at the ocean. The food was very good. They have a dinner buffet, but it doesn't start until 6pm, so factor that into your reservation time. Our waiter, Andrew, was great! You can eat here in resort casual, as most folks did. However there were... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We loved the cheeseburger and the Foley Pinot Noir. Although our service and the other waiters working this restaurant were clueless about most of the happening at the restaurant. Go for the cheeseburger and wine and the beautiful view.

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I loved the outside patio overlooking the ocean. it is a perfect place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great views, good food, wine wine wine. Loved it. The service was really friendly. The view is unparalleled.

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Bonita
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Halibut, rack of lamb and octopus were the best. Tiramisu and olive oil chocolate cake were amazing.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great place relax for breakfast lunch or dinner. The seating is in doors or on the patio. Gracious service with attention to details.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Brunch offerings were varied and tasty. Bacon, apple chicken sausage, smoked salmon and eggs for protein with many fruit options to augment yogurt or oatmeal selections. Dinner at sundown is an excellent choice. The staff will bring heaters to your table if you feel chilly.

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