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Wine Cask

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Seafood, Wine Bar, American
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813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Canon Perdido)
+1 805-966-9463
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa...
DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates al fresco on the patio lounge or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Looking for a casual place to dine after a long day of sightseeing?

Everything here was on point! The wine, the food, the service and the ambiance. Will definitely go here again. Truly found a gem in the heart of downtown Santa Brabara.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
ggeskow70
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Everything here was on point! The wine, the food, the service and the ambiance. Will definitely go here again. Truly found a gem in the heart of downtown Santa Brabara.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a friend's birthday party in this beautiful restaurant back in early July and it was excellent. The staff so attentive, the food was pretty tasty and the wine selection was superb! Great ambience in an elegant and contemporary setting. If you visits downtown SB and want to have a special dinner, you definitely have to try this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wink Cask & Intermezzo are classy places to have a wonderful meal or just to sit and relax (especially in front of the fire on a chilly day) and enjoy some delicious snacks (I'm partial to the mac/cheese...). A lovely place to be with friends and enjoy yourself...

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Nobleton,ON Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We can not say enough about the outstanding service and great selection of fine wine and food. It is downtown SB and recommend using the valet parking next door as there is few places in the area.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So when we were last there in 1994 the meal ranked as one of the best I ever had. We tried to get back on several occasions but we were either in SB on a day when they were closed or someone was sick etc. In the intervening 21 years I have traveled extensively to London, Napa, New York, Ireland,... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My sister had her wedding reception here. Great food, friendly staff, amazing wine. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed it all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We ate outside and it was lovely. The food was excellent and the wine list broad and delightful . Staff was terrific and guidance on wine was very good.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wine Cask includes a gourmet restaurant, a wine shop, a vibrant bar/bistro combination with indoor and outdoor dining and indoor private dining rooms, all within one of the most well-located, historic and attractive venues in the city. And the food is excellent. I have not only been edified there; I will be so again and again.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great food, best local wine selection in town, top notch service, fine dining meets the 'california' relaxed vibe.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food and service were impeccable. Scott was our waiter and he was very attentive. It bugs me when a enters his service area and doesn't scan every table. Scott was on it. The menu has lots of diversity for my picky eater guest. Obviously has a strong wine list, but I personally love the Margerum Syberite. The price is... More 

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Additional Information about Wine Cask

Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (Canon Perdido)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates al fresco on the patio lounge or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?