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The Bistro

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-0100
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Ranked #7 of 114 Restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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  • Italian first
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Weather was perfect, looking out at the ocean, enjoying delicious food, wine, and first-class service.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

pretty straightforward pool side food and drinks...sandwiches, burgers etc. Brunch, we did the buffet and it was very good. Perhaps a larger selection of items would help but good all around.

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Every meal we had at The Bistro was excellent. The servers were very attentive, friendly and professional. We very much enjoyed the outdoor seating. Everyone went out of there way to make sure we were comfortable.

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ventura
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great little spot for any meal. We ate dinner and breakfast here. Breakfast buffet is a bit pricey yet looked amazing. Drinks were good too. Spendy as well.

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Italy
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305 reviews 305 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food at The Bistro was really good!! We each had a fish dish which was prepared perfectly, along with a wonderful/fresh salad. Our server was a really nice guy (Landon) and I hope he continues to excel in his career at the Bacara. If you plan on eating here during the summer months, ask for a table outdoors near... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Everything is awesome from service to food and a perfect view. We ate their twice.and tried 4 different dishes all perfect.

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Tustin, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The service was very slow, and I think we changed waiters 3 times throughout the meal. The very expensive meatballs included only three small meatballs.

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redondo beach
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Great menu with great service. You must wait for ocean view table. I tried the scallops and I loved them. Make sure to try the French fries .

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Tustin, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Cambria and what a lovely experience. The view was spectacular, overlooking the beach and ocean. There was a nice breeze and the landscaping around the restaurant was beautiful with hummingbirds flocking to the cactus flowers. The waiter was very attentive and cheerful. He chit-chatted with us while we were waiting on... More

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at Bacara Resort and were very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The halibut is the best I've ever had and the scallops were wonderful. The lobster risotto and margarita pizza were also family hits. The only meal that didn't get rave reviews was the mushroom risotto (it was green, not what my husband expected). The service was great... More

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