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Wine Cask

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
805-845-9176
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Ranked #24 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canon Perdido
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Fawnskin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Have not been to Santa Barbara since 2001. My husband had never stayed in Santa Barbara. We stayed in Santa Barbara three days and frequented several restaurants, but the best, by far, was the Wine Cask. Our favorite restaurant is Wally's in Rancho Mirage, but Wine Cask was absolutely fabulous!!! We went there for a wedding reception, and the wine... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I just had our wedding reception here last weekend. It went off without a hitch, and all our guests are still raving about this place. I was told by many that the food was fantastic, and one person even said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Jennifer was my contact for... More

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Camarillo, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Dined here for dinner on a Tuesday during a recent mid-week get away to Santa Barbara. We had a marvelous dinner, with many thanks to table server Adam for his help with our vegetarian palates. Adam recommended an "off menu" dish he said the kitchen does regularly for vegetarians and it was delicious. Inventive and well prepared/presented mix of greens,... More

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new york, ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My daughter and I had eaten a healthy dinner elsewhere, but stopped at Wine Cask for just a glass of wine and dessert. There is both outdoor and indoor dining and on this chilly March evening we choose inside---very cozy, very nice ambience---and a nice mix of ages among the clientele. A good selection of wines from the Santa Barbara... More

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I took my mom for dinner to this restaurant after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. While I liked the food in general it was not outstanding by any means. The root salad was better in presentation than in preparation. The sea bass was kind of dry to my taste. I was told by the waiter that it's a different fish than... More

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. The menu is for sharing. We opted to just have appetizers, salad, and dessert. Fresh food...we ran into a chef at the farmers market. The food is unique, very good. The brussel sprouts were awesome! They also had pavlova for dessert, which I love! It is a small restaurant, so we ended up sitting very close other... More

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Boston, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were in the area and picked this restaurant for lunch. Crab cakes and sandwiches were well prepared with interesting additions such as corn and sauces. Price is reasonable. Patio is beautiful. Recommended overall.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you visit Santa Barbara you should go to Wine Cash. Its a great place to eat a perfect meal with your friends but you have to take in consideration that its expensive but again the dishes served deserve the high prices.

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Wine Cask features many unique menu choices with interesting food combinations and innovative ingredients. The environment of the restaurant is comfortable and luxurious. The noise level was very comfortable making it easy to enjoy the company of our dinner companions. Good place to enjoy a dinner with friends!

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Westport, CT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We enjoyed our special dishes which were excellently prepared, including roasted parsnip soup and branzino. The waiter gave good recommendations for the wine. The restaurant seemed to be very popular with local residents.

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