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1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Ninos Drive)
Santa Barbara Airbus, Waterfront Trolley and Taxi Services.
+1 805-730-1111
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Specializes in innovative California coastal cuisine. The menu features...
Specializes in innovative California coastal cuisine. The menu features fresh, sustainable and local produce and is complimented with wines from nearby wineries. A Santa Barbara favorite for years, yet still modern and comfortable all with an ocean view.
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful staff and good food

Is average looking hotel restaurant, but the staff are wonderful with smile and great service. Food is delicious. I sat right next to the window with ocean view........ very relaxing and delicious. If you love the dessert, try their bread pudding....

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
maw0512
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San Diego, California
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Santa Clarita, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I ate three meals at this restaurant. The first meal was fabulous. The chicken was wonderful. The next evening I had the pork tenderloin, which was awful. My colleague had the paella, which was also awful. We left three quarters of our meals uneaten. The last meal I ate there was breakfast and I found the omelet good.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Is average looking hotel restaurant, but the staff are wonderful with smile and great service. Food is delicious. I sat right next to the window with ocean view........ very relaxing and delicious. If you love the dessert, try their bread pudding....

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was staying at the Hyatt for the weekend so naturally I ate here for a meal. Got a good burger. Nothing too fancy but real tasty. Good service and cool bar area too

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Service was great, the food was average--not a lot of choices, but it is a hotel restaurant, so keep your expectations down.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Forgotten Santa Barbara gem. Delicious Beet Salad (adorable small whole red & yellow beets) with an enticing presentation (see photo). Braised Brussel Sprouts were very tasty. The filet mignon had a lovely sauce & flavor. The restaurant has many tables with very nice ocean views. Love the wood floors & red brick ceiling. We tend to forget about this local... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was ok - had the fish tacos. They were grilled and the toppings fit in nicely. Wish the service was a bit more prompt. Service at the bar was... odd.

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UK
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant is set within the Hyatt hotel. It has nice decor and a Spanish vibe/ambience to it. The staff are friendly and helpful, attentive to the guests always making sure that everything was OK with the meal and if more drinks are required. The food was very well prepared and seasoned and we enjoyed the dishes. Price range is... More 

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Malibu, California
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nice happy hour. Pizza was good. Other snacks looked good, too. Good buzz at the bar. Good views if you have a window.

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am lucky enough to often travel to Santa Barbara and be able to enjoy the great food and atmosphere the city has to offer. Until now I would only eat at Bistro 1111 out of necessity and not by choice; however, that has now changed as they renewed their menu with a new chef that has elevated their food... More 

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H596BGM, General Manager at Bistro 1111, responded to this review

Hello Miralicious! Thank you for this wonderful review! We too, are very excited about the arrival of our new chef. I would also like to let you know that his arrival is one piece of the puzzle. The much needed renovation that you mention is indeed in the works and will begin very shortly with the target finish date to... More 

San Diego, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Personable, courteous and professional wait staff along with the delicious mahi mahi tacos made this a good choice for dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    (Ninos Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus, Waterfront Trolley and Taxi Services.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Specializes in innovative California coastal cuisine. The menu features fresh, sustainable and local produce and is complimented with wines from nearby wineries. A Santa Barbara favorite for years, yet still modern and comfortable all with an ocean view.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?