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Scarlett Begonia

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11 West Victoria Street #10, Santa Barbara, CA (State Street)
(805) 770-2143
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dining experience

Had breakfast and dinner here several time and never been disappointed. Great varied and interesting menu, well cooked and served. A real dining experience especially if you can get a courtyard table. Worth the wait for breakfast, the maple syrup and bacon scones are fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast and dinner here several time and never been disappointed. Great varied and interesting menu, well cooked and served. A real dining experience especially if you can get a courtyard table. Worth the wait for breakfast, the maple syrup and bacon scones are fantastic!

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've had a lot of burgers all over the USA and a few in Europe, too. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, closed Mondays. They have a lot of light fare, but as it happens, I knew the cheeseburger was excellent. Perfectly cooked, perfectly delicious. The service is also excellent, done with a smile and professionally. As it... More 

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Santa Ana, California, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went to Scarlett Begonia for happy hour and had my first taste of Cava wine from Spain. It is very smooth sparkling wine. We would have eaten dinner there if we did not have dinner reservations at Soho. The menu looked great.

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Attractive patio. The shrimp and grits is excellent. Found the wait staff with a lot of attitude and the service was very slow. I wouldn't rush back.

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Los Angeles, CA
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Spent the weekend in Santa Barbara with our kids and our daughter found this place online as highly recommended. It's not easy to find in the maze of buildings and we waited a very long time for a table, but the food was excellent. They made breakfast something unique. Not just scrambled eggs, but ones with all sorts of great... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We sat outside in their courtyard and on a nice, not too warm day, try and do this. The restaurant is too stuffy. The bathroom is shared by many different establishments and waited for over 10 minutes for a woman to get out and finally gave up. If you have small children, I would make sure they have gone to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hard to find but worth the search. Great breakfast menu, gourmet quality dishes, baked goods and coffee. Brunch or lunch is just as delish. Patio or indoors, very pleasant decor, nice service and a must stop for the early eats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I always enjoy dining at the Scarlet Begonia. I don't get out as often as I'd like to but going here ads a touch of class along with delicious food. So nice to sit in the patio and relax over good food.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Was wandering through Santa Barbara looking for a late breakfast. A waitress at another restaurant recommended Scarlett Begonia. It is off state street and I've passed it many times unaware of its existence. In a beautiful umbrellaed patio this is one of our new faves. Had the lemon ricotta pancakes and soft scrambled eggs. Both were outstanding. Quiet, romantic, will... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch for my husband's birthday. When we arrived we gave them our phone number to text us when our table was ready. We took a short walk around the block then came back to wait outside the restaurant. Finally my husband went up to check where we were in the line up, only to have them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 West Victoria Street #10, Santa Barbara, CA
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 770-2143

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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