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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-7003
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Ranked #54 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Bainbridge Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We hosted 43 friends and family for a wedding rehearsal dinner at Louie's, the day after Thanksgiving. It couldn't have been better. The service, the food and the attention to detail was simply wonderful. From the minute we called to make our initial inquiries, I knew we had found 'the spot'. Communication was tops and menu planning was seamless, accommodating... More 

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charming veranda-dining at this Victorian favorite in Santa Barbara. Was with a good friend who had his dog with him. Who knew that you could dine at such a fine establishment and bring your pup along? Awesome service.

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Long Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food & service were excellent at this restaurant. My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. Sat on the covered porch and had a great meal.

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Santa Barbara, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lunch or dinner, Louie's never disappoints. The food is very good, and the bread is "worth it!" Perhaps the best served bread alongside a meal that I've ever had. I love the lunch salmon--it is one of my favorites. The seafood is fresh, and I've never had a disappointing meal.

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Santa Clarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had lunch there. The soup was great but the salads were run of the mill. I would like to try dinner there sometime tough. Menu looked great.

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Santa Ynez, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I just had lunch at this charming place in a 1871 Victorian - it has a wonderful wrap around porch and is part of the charming hotel. The special lunch was great, service perfect and beautiful space. It was quite and allowed us to have a long, conversation while enjoying the food and service. I would go back to try... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

So many restaurant choices in Santa Barbara but after looking at the menu and wine list, we opted for Louie's. So glad we did. Had a great meal which included a delicious pinot and excellent service. Outside and inside seating, both very nice.

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Petropolis, RJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

While not exactly a celestial culinary experience, the food is very good and is carefully prepared. The wines are beautifully chosen and their prices quite reasonable (they always have the house favorites, and the rest of the list rotates). Service is extra-friendly. Regular visitors and locals love coming here to take a table in the porch, eat well, enjoy the... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have enjoyed many restaurants for lunch and dinner in Santa Barbara, but never Louie's California Bistro in the Upham Hotel. We decided to try it and we were not disappointed. We had a beautiful day and decided to eat outside on the porch. Mark was our server and he suggested several dishes. We ordered "Chicken in Puff Pastry", and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I love this place! It is great unpretentious Cali cuisine. Thou they only serve beer and wine it sill carries a in a French cafe feel. All of the menu is tasty and we'll thought out. The servers are attentive and will be at your service the moment you are sat. There is outdoor seating, with heaters so you can... More 

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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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