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Bouchon

9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
805-730-1160
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Ranked #6 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Recently remodled for the outside seating, this is a consistent winner for locals featuring a good wine list especially for Santa Barbara County. They serve wine and food righteously and have good stemware.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Bouchon is a good bet for above average food and wine. A lot of local fare prepared and served elegantly. Better make reservations on the weekends.

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Newport Beach, CA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to Bouchon Santa Barbara, and it was fabulous! They do not have vegetarian choices for entrees, but the chef is always happy to create something spectacular with his farm fresh items, based on what you like. My meal was incredible! We will be back next time we are in Santa Barbara!

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Los Angeles, CA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

For about $65 per person, you will enjoy an appetizer, main course, and a glass of wine. You can taste the difference with locally grown organic ingredients. The Tamai Roasted Beet Salad, and Forest Mushroom Appetizers were great. The Pacific Ahi and Roasted Duck Breast were very tasty. Selection of local wines extensive, and Byrons recommendations were very good. This... More

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

This is not really French food. The menu selection was really standard fare. Presentation was nice, but preparation was poor. My duck thigh was overcooked and dry, the duck breast was fine. We also had venison which was also overcooked. The only really good dish was the appetizer special, scallop trio (done three different ways). Overall too pricey for the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The service and food were good. Everyone had a good experience (which doesn't always happen with 10 people in a group. It was a little noisey, but not too bad. One thing to know is that there is no valet and parking anywhere near the restuarant can be difficult so leave plenty of time to arrive before your reservation. One... More

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend asking for Tony (waiter) when making a reservation. He knows every nuisance of the menu and wine list. Our party of four enjoyed salmon, grilled chicken, bass and pork belly. Although the wine list was very extensive, Tony asked the right questions before making a recommendation---both of which were excellent! Bouchon prides itself on a "farm to... More

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Genuine European quality food & service at this charming restaurant. Interesting menu, including daily specials & a comprehensive wine list focussing on the vineyards of Southern California. Food very well priced, wine list a little expensive but many by the glass options. We are visitors passing through but if there is better to be found in Santa Barbara, I would... More

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East Hampton, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had an outstanding dinner with friends at Bouchon. Full disclosure. We picked Bouchon based on our experience in Yountville several years ago. Found out when we got there that Bouchon Santa Barbara is not connected to Bouchon in Yountville. It didn't matter. The service was terrific and the menu and meal matched the service. We especially enjoyed our waiter... More

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We heard about this place and had to go while in Santa Barbara. Fine service and wonderful food. The duck was amazing-grilled breast topped with a confit duck leg. The Forest Mushroom Ragu was a show stopper. Highly recommended.

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