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Bouchon

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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original...
Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.
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  • 430
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
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  • 13
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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
A wonderful birthday celebration

This was a lovely dining experience. It felt really special celebrating my birthday at Bouchon. The food, service the general ambiance made this a special occasion. Any questions about the menu were answered simply and honestly. We were completely satisfied with every aspect of our visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard B
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lovely dining experience. It felt really special celebrating my birthday at Bouchon. The food, service the general ambiance made this a special occasion. Any questions about the menu were answered simply and honestly. We were completely satisfied with every aspect of our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and nice place to have a special dinner! I tried the duck and it was perfect. The staff is also very helpfull. I strongly recommend the visit.

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Ontario, California
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, not much more need to be said other than this is one of the finest dining experiences my wife and I have ever experienced. It started (and finished with our server Joaquin who was amazing knowledgeable about everything on the menu and great information regarding the wine (we had the Au Bon Climat Pinot 2012)... he gave us the... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at bouchon was a gracious, delicious event and we will return! During a stay cation for my 50th birthday, after perusing reviews, websites and talking to my foodie friends, I chose bouchon for my birthday dinner and I made the right choice! The focus on local food,and local wines served graciously in a casually elegant setting is just what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On second visit to SB we chose Bouchon as it had pretty good reviews already. We were not disappointed. Niggles? Minor issue on getting our table at appointed time- in contrast to some restaurants I have written about before, the staff here seemed genuinely keen to find a table for us. Service throughout was really good. Efficient without feeling rushed.... More 

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rochester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter was absolutely outstanding in his service, was more than able to describe the various menu choices. Also, when it came to wine selection he provided a small tasting of the wines we were considering to assist us in choosing a wine we would enjoy. He and the manager also provided a list of suggested wineries to visit. They... More 

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Lodi, California
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bouchon was a life saver for us. We debated between two comparably rated restaurants for dinner and made a reservation at the wrong one, at least on this particular night. After being seated, only one other couple in an empty restaurant, we were told that they didn't have the menu items we had our hearts set on . . .... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After rushing about to find parking, we were immediately put at ease by the staff. They connected with us personally and guided us through the menu. It felt less like just food, and more like why we were out for dinner and what would make it special. We had some difficulty deciding between all the things we might like, but... More 

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Camarillo, California
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at Bouchon at least 20 times over the past several years, every time has been wonderful. I am a very picky foody, and have had the pleasure to eat at great restaurants all over the world, I would count Bouchon in my top 20 favorites. Everything is wonderful, plan to order several dishes and share them, so... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We went there, using Uber, as the temperature was quite chilly for a walk, although it is actually not "that far" from the Spanish Inn...it was cold this early January. Every table was full, so I strongly suggest reservations. We had a nice CA Cabernet that complimented my four onion soup, which was fabulous through the classic cheese top. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 36
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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