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Bistro 1111

1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
+1 805-730-1111
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Ranked #149 of 443 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ninos Drive
Transit: Santa Barbara Airbus, Waterfront Trolley and Taxi Services.
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.
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English first
San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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Carpinteria, CA
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My "poor" rating is based on the fact that the food was average, at best, and the service flawed. My hamburger with sautéed mushrooms came without mushrooms. When the oversight was corrected with a small bowl of mushrooms, they turned out to be canned mushrooms that had been prepared improperly … soggy and flavorless. The meat was apparently 90+% lean,... More

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Chris L, Manager at Bistro 1111, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, your feedback is important to me. I'm sorry that the burger did not meet your expectations and left you with the impression that it was of substandard quality, the meat is All Natural Angus beef from Strauss. I assure you that each item on our menu is prepared fresh and is the highest... More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Just arrived in Santa Barbara for a four day stay through the Christmas holiday. We luckily made this our first meal spot for a late afternoon lunch . Set in the beautifully appointed beachfront Hyatt hotel Bistro has Very nice selections on the menu -though they were out of the popular Bouillabaisse special. The flash grilled ahi sandwich was perfect.... More

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