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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
Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dining

The Menu was more for formal dinner dining. Not to many options for lunch. We enjoyed the pool bar more for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
tgrobinsonIL
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Aurora, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we ate at the bistro 2 nights. food was very average for a restaurant in a 5 star resorts . i had a vegetarian meal that tasted like it came out of a can. it took 45 min before it was served !! we had to give the head host an idea how to deal with the poor situation .

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Concord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The view's are the best along Southern California coast. Very impressive grounds and secluded resort, run by a class act!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is one of several restaurants in the Baccara resort.Pricey for standard fare. We had breakfast onelets. Delicious. Pastry was mediocre. Polite service. Spa Cafe much better. Ocean House excellent for dinner.

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Venice CA
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Don't usually do brunch, but it was Sunday...so we did the buffet brunch. Anything you could imagine and then some. Everything I had was excellent. Assortment of meat, cheeses, bacon, egg sandwiches, fruit, etc. Then, itf you're not too stuffed, get an omelette made to order with pretty much anything you want. I'm not describing it bery well, but everything... More 

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Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It really doesn't get any better for outdoor casual dining. Views, food, cocktails and wine did not disappoint. Beautiful summer evening dining with family, a true night to remember. Hope to be back soon for a stay!

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Menu was more for formal dinner dining. Not to many options for lunch. We enjoyed the pool bar more for lunch.

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Calabasas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The breakfast was good but the buffet was limited and a bit surpising for the cost. had Lunch the following day here and thenu was just OK. when here sit outside, very beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?