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Louie's

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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-7003
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
Small wedding reception made great

My wife and I had our wedding reception dinner here after a small 10 person wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. We booked the private room with The Upham and had dinner served by Louie's. The dinner, desserts, and wine / beef were all fantastic, and we all had a great time. The room was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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English first
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I had our wedding reception dinner here after a small 10 person wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. We booked the private room with The Upham and had dinner served by Louie's. The dinner, desserts, and wine / beef were all fantastic, and we all had a great time. The room was spacious, private, and aesthetically very... More 

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Irvine, CA
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285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was part of a group that ate at Louie's. Because we were part of a group, the menu was limited, but I was certainly very pleased with the options and the quality of the food. I had a salmon dish that was very well prepared. The service was excellent (sometimes harder in a group setting). I also thought the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had dinner on a warm March evening at Louie's in the historic Upham Hotel downtown. Sat inside because the porch tables were already taken. As usual, service was relaxed but attentive and the food was excellent. I had two starters...the scallop and shrimp cakes with asparagus, and peppered shrimp with avocado...both were excellent...light and flavorful. My friend also had the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Louie's California Bistro as it is now known is hidden away in the Upham Hotel. Off the beaten path on a quiet residential street, it is an oasis of loveliness. Seating both inside and on the side deck is very comfortable. White table cloth fine dining yet casual. The food was very imaginative. I started out with crab and scallop... More 

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We had an unexpected change of plans suddenly and found ourselves at the Upham. We did not have any dinner arrangements and we were road weary. We took a quick look at the menu at Louies and asked the maître d', Nick if he could get us a seat. With a great smile and tremendous flare he offered to squeeze... More 

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Goleta, California
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Louie's is located in the historic Upham hotel. Small inside space with cute veranda tables outside also. Food is fantastic, my co-workers crave the meatloaf. I had quiche of the day which was Carmelized onions, spinach & Gorgonzola (yummy!) couple blocks off State St, worth it!

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Oakville, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Excellent restaurant, attractive interior and outside veranda, friendly staff, great food, shares premises with very elegant old inn. Close to State Street. Highly recommended!

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Louie's is a terrific jumping off point for a New Year's Eve celebration that is distinctly Santa Barbara. Book an early reservation and relax over a quiet dinner tucked into a cozy nook at Louie's located on the ground floor of the Upham Hotel. After dinner walk, yes walk a couple blocks to the beautifully restored Grenada Theater for the... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Louie's is a great little spot. It has a nice, cozy vibe that is different from the beach places. We sat on the porch, which is nicely laid out, had warmers, and was decorated for the holidays. We arrived when they opened for lunch at 11:30. Service was prompt and attentive. Their chicken and romaine salad was great. Louie's is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious appetizer with shrimp, avocado, and salsa. Followed by a yummy entree of angel hair pasta with sole. Highly recommend this place for a quiet, not real expensive meal just a few blocks off State Street.

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Additional Information about Louie's

Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-963-7003
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-7003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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