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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-0100
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Ranked #4 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
199 reviews 199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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4 reviews 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Late night meal outside was fantastic. Staff was attentive and made accommodations to keep us warm by moving heaters near the table on the January night. My filet was simple but tasted fantastic. Before the meal I caught the beautiful sunset a short walk from the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Loved the ocean view, the wonderfully prepared food and impeccable service. The Bloody Mary's weren't so bad either!

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice view , horrible service and way over priced food- I would swear that they served us frozen food from Costco- The staff are a bunch of untrained college kids - 14 min before we were even acknowledged and when we were the waitress told us they didn't staff right for the Christmas holiday - Fire the Management!

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los angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am not a big foodie but I could learn to be when I come hereI Tasty,healthy options abound. Got to try the buffet with Tara, the celebrity look alike omelette chef!

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andover
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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