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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Something Magical

My friend and I arrived just before closing and asked if we could just have desert and tea. Though we said nothing to him (It was to celebrate an amazing passage in her life), the young man, who was closing, smiled, offered to seat us at the most beautiful and breezy spot on the porch. He brought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and I arrived just before closing and asked if we could just have desert and tea. Though we said nothing to him (It was to celebrate an amazing passage in her life), the young man, who was closing, smiled, offered to seat us at the most beautiful and breezy spot on the porch. He brought us lovely iced... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Or the salmon. Or the halibut. Everything I've eaten here is excellent. Service good, ambience quiet, and there is outside porch seating if weather permits. This is one of the finest restaurants in Santa Barbara, a city that has no lack of fine eateries.

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Toulouse, France
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

attached to the Upham Hotel, this was a very good quality restaurant with very personable service. You have the option to eat out on the covered terrace which is ideal in summer. Staff are helpful and receptive to kids and their dietary quirks

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Topeka, Kansas
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Just hit town and looked for tripadvisor's recommendations. We did not realize this was at the Upham Hotel and that we had been here before. I had the salmon special, and my husband had the ciappino. We loved it. And Nick, who I think was the manager, took great care of us, as did the rest of the staff. Thank... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of the smallest restaurants in town, I would think. Menu may be limited, but it was big enough (good variety); wine list was superb. Service respectful, unobtrusive and classy. One of our favorite places in SB (and we are local!) A note about that limited menu: A smaller menu pretty well insures that everything is mastered (as it is... More 

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Westlake Village, CA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely setting, intriguing menu, fine service, but the food was just flavorless. I had the meatloaf, he had the sesame crusted salmon, and everything was so bland we couldn't finish. The crusty bread was great.

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Ventura, California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Anne and her wonderful team at this restaurant consistently do a phenomenal job across the board. This charming little restaurant has a wonderful patio to enjoy a business luncheon, romantic dinner, as well as inside dining for friends and family to share a delightful lunch and or dinner together. From the starters, to the salads, entrees, topped off with dessert... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First night in Santa Barbara and this restaurant was in connection with our hotel (The Upham). Really good restaurant,food was fresh and tasty. Friendly staff as well. Nice and calm terrace where you can have your dinner.

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?