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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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73% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

no complaints. . .very nice.. .good view; very close to pool; it is nice to sit outside and you can pretty much always get a good seat outside

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California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely dinner with ocean view. I ordered the lamb and it was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The staff were concerned with making sure that all was well with the meal without being overbearing and we appreciated that. It was our anniversary and they brought us champagne and cake. A big Thank You to the resort for making our weekend... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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