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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117 (Hollister)
805-968-0100
This restaurant is at Bacara Resort & Spa
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Bistro at Bacara

The service and food was excellent. Our only negative was that the white wine could have been better chilled. But otherwise we had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AlanLorraine1
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Upland, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Their fish was so overcooked it was chewy and when it arrived to my room it had already cooled, meaning it probably sat out for quite some time.

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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We arrived a little too close to the restaurant closing, so we were abel to sit at the bar and dine. It wasn't very eventful, they didn't utilize the majestic view and the food wasn't very tasty. So sorry : (

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Upland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Bistro in Bacara located close to the beach. It has a spacious patio with comfortable seating and a fantastic view. The food is great. Excellent salads,creative dishes, wonderfully prepared and presented.The staff is exceptional,kind, pleasant,overall great experience!

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Upland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The service and food was excellent. Our only negative was that the white wine could have been better chilled. But otherwise we had a great time!

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food choice was amazing and the wait staff exceptional. We ate inside because of the weather, but there is a large patio with a beautiful view

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our dinner at the Bistro was fabulous! We had various sea food options with my favorite being the mussels. The serving staff was very attentive yet gave us our privacy.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Friendly staff. The margherita pizza was great. The bagels, cream cheese and salmon were fresh and delicious. And the view was incredible from the patio!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sad to see the Bacara losing a step. I've been coming here for years and that will now stop. Came here for breakfast and 50' from my table they are jack hammering. I'm all for new construction but when the spa cafe is closed due to it's the slow season so this is my only place to eat you don't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I know that sounds old for a review title, but this place loves tomatoes. Don't get me wrong, I love tomatoes, too, but my omelet was essentially a tomato fest. The service was just okay. They realized that the food was taking too long (45 minutes for breakfast and we were one of three tables), so they gave us a... More 

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were disappointed that "Miro" was closed during our visit but "The Bistro" was a lovely substitute. We had very good meals in "The Bistro."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
    (Hollister)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-968-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
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

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