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Scarlett Begonia

11 West Victoria Street #10, Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 770-2143
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Ranked #35 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Street
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70 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Staff was outstanding despite working short handed. Tough to make a decision on what to order, it all looked great. Did splurge on the biscuit flight: oh my, the bacon maple biscuit was special.

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East Hampton, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had breakfast at the Scarlett Begonia earlier this week after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and really enjoyed it. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed a cool but beautiful morning. The restaurant is in a tucked away and charming setting in Santa Barbara. The menu was interesting and the food even better. The staff was equally authentic and enthusiastic... More

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Villa Park, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My mother, aunt and I were in Santa Barbara on the ONE rainy weekend in Southern California. I mean, it was pouring! I digress...Hungry for breakfast I looked onto the World Wide Web to direct us. Little did I know that I would still be dreaming of their breakfast a week later! I am a "clean eater" so finding a... More

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This review is for dinner. We so wanted to love this place. Based on our experience , they should stick to breakfast. The pros: lovely, cozy interior, some interesting items on the menu,a nice bread basket, excellent duck, and they were good at accommodating a young ( well behaved) child. The cons: the double edge of cozy is that we... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Valentine's night was the second time for us at Scarlett Begonia. It wasn't a disappointment! The food was excellent, from the roasted port belly appetizer (and the chicken liver appetizer). They were both beautifully presented with unexpected flavorings. Entrees were the bay scallops and the hanger steak - both delicious. Desserts of Valrhona chocolate pudding and vanilla ice cream didn't... More

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Santa Barbara, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

What a nice spot for a restaurant; creatively decorated inside, the patio outside is charming. Unfortunately, that's where the experience takes a turn for the negative. I met a friend there for breakfast recently, we chose to sit inside. While waiting for my friend, I noticed there were 2 and sometimes 3 employees behind the counter, chatting, making coffee, not... More

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san diego, ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We have been here on previous trips for breakfast and really enjoy the food and setting. This time we were in town to celebrate my husband's birthday and made a reservation for sat nite. Everything was perfect. Wasn't sure which wine to get so the server brought me a sample - I only mention that as it is indicative of... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had dinner there and the food was quite enjoyable. We ordered an appetizer and main dish. Bread came out after about ten minutes. Appetizers finally appeared about 20 minutes after that. Then after meditating another 25 minutes main dish came. Would have ordered dessert but only had 35 minutes before the movie one block away and we would never had... More

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I met friends for breakfast. The menu doesn't include too many options for breakfast and I settled on two eggs with two strips of bacon and sourdough toast. Breakfast did include some delicious fingerling potatoes. I must say, though, after finishing breakfast, I was already wondering what time lunch was. If you're used to large portions for breakfast- you might... More

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Santa Barbara, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We tried Scarlet Begonia for dinner recently and were disappointed to say the least. The waiter did his best but the food was simply lousy and it took forever to get it out of the kitchen. My pear salad appetizer was served on a plate coated with a half-inch of what appeared to be dill-infused Miracle Whip. The pears were... More

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