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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good flat bread pizza

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
hanoibelle
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Malibu, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Malibu, California
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We came in around 9 am, restaurant was not to busy. We were asked to wait to clean the table.The server tried to convince us that the buffet option is the way to go.Two of my family members opted for buffet.They ordered omlets. 60 min later no omlet was brought to the table and the waiter showed up with the... More 

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H596BGM, Manager at Bistro 1111, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your time and feedback, I appreciate you being able to share your experience even though it isn’t what I would want anyone to experience. As I feel our buffet is a great option for breakfast, our servers know that nothing should be pressed upon if the guest doesn’t want it. Our goal is to... More 

Atown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Friend found this listing on her phone. We were late going to dinner, wanting some good food quickly. Short walk from our room to the Bistro. Water views of Santa Barbara Beach. Food was really good, great wait staff. Also got a free appetizer off our smart phone!

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new york
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Ate here for a late lunch. Had the fish tacos. Everything was fresh and tasted fine. Nice wine selections by the glass. They seem to offer daily happy hour specials which makes this a popular place with hotel guests. Very friendly bartenders.

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San Francisco, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

While at the hotel for a conference, a group of us had drinks and dinner at the bistro - first of all, my glass of wine was $17.... CRAZY. My burger was OK - a colleagues food was palatable, but not particularly tasty. The waiter was very pleasant, but quite challenged with the large group. The wine was good, but... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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329 reviews 329 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I stayed at the Hyatt for three nights and ate here each night. After work, I would work out and didn't feel like driving so I went to the Bistro each night. The food is great. My favorites were the Brick Chicken and Scallops. The restaurant is nice and service was very good 2 of the 3 nights. If your... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I loved the grilled fish tacos and ahi watermelon ceviche. One waiter was great, one was a young kid who enjoyed talking to me while I was trying to eat my dinner.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is the bistro in the Hyatt and they're just across the street from the beach. It's kind of typical of hotel restaurants in that it offers well-prepared meals with good wine selection but isn't exactly cheap. We came here for lunch. They provide bread with butter and oil & vinegar as a starter, so one could go the cheap... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?