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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117 (Hollister)
805-968-0100
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    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
@ Bacara

The Bistro at the Bacara Resort & Spa did not disappoint. The seafood's fresh & well prepared. The beets were delicious! The ambiance & decor was inviting. Food service personnel was attentive & friendly. Only wish I stayed a little bit longer to try more items on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Cindy C
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The views are breathtaking, and the Wild King Salmon was unbelievably delicious! Waiters are attentive.

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at the Bistro. If you're feeling adventurous try the Octopus appetizer. We took a risk (neither one of us is crazy about octopus) and are so glad we did...it was delicious. The steamed mussels are also divine, my only recommendation is ask for a couple additional slices of bread, trust me you'll want them for... More 

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United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Bistro at the Bacara Resort & Spa did not disappoint. The seafood's fresh & well prepared. The beets were delicious! The ambiance & decor was inviting. Food service personnel was attentive & friendly. Only wish I stayed a little bit longer to try more items on the menu.

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Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Go with an appetite and keep them coming. The tomato muscles are incredible. And don't forget to dip your bread. And when you are ready for something else, make sure to get the octopus. Best octopus I have ever had.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Although the folks who served us were very nice, none seemed to know very much about the food. We waited 15 minutes for our table to be

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Loved the seafood entre the most. Great setting, even pet friendly. Elegant yet casual and the million dollar view as well.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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292 reviews 292 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a good meal here the restaurant manager made it by many times to assure I was well taken care of. That's impressive. The service was quick and food good.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

They had gluten free options available for people like me. The food was absolutely delicious. They even provided a free basket of gluten free bread at the beginning of the meal. Try the olive oil chocolate cake!

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Atlanta, GA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We took my son and his girlfriend here for dinner one night. The resort is beautiful as are the views throughout. We had high hopes for the restaurant but they were ruined by terrible service. our waitress, when we saw her, was very distracted and didn't pay attention to what we were ordering. One order came cooked well when it... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Over the water, The Bistro looks to the Pacific intimately. Great wine list, fresh seafood, young (likely UCSB students) waitstaff eager to please. This one is worth seeking out.

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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, 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?