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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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Ranked #7 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $36
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
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.
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Mesa, Arizona
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200 reviews 200 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Hurrah to Integrity 123456. Sadly we did not have the experience that we had hoped for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. When I made the reservations and Mitch assured us the utmost of a fine dining evening and how pleased they were that we would be spending the special occasion with them I felt relieved that we would find this a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Dear Mitchell It is Christmas night and thanks very much for making what is supposed to be a special day a complete and utter disaster I have read these reviews for years but have never been compelled to register, log-in and write until now - that is how passionate I feel at 9.30 on Christmas night ! As one business... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great food. Very nice ambience. Professional waitstaff, and congenial owner. Fine wine list, and just over all charm. Our server introduced us to a nice wine and a satisfying beer, both of which we were abled to obtain independently on our subsequent northern journey from Santa Barbara. No big deal really, but it enriched our experience there by being able... More 

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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247 reviews 247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went for an early dinner before a show at the beautiful Granada Theatre, which is very close. We had a most pleasant dinner and would certainly return again. Our server was good and well versed on the menu. The only "needs improvement" is that you have to go out of the restaurant and back into another door to find... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, awesome wine list and a knowledgeable, engaging and friendly staff. What's not to like? What took me so long to come here? We started with salads ("Apples and Blue" and "Pears and Burrata") and moved directly to the main course: maple glazed duck breast and a delicious roast chicken. Every bite of each entree was to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food here is incredible. Each dish is prepared with delicacy and tastes fantastic. The service is great. The waiter we had really helped us with the menu, and made it a fun dining experience.

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San Francisco
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121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is what it advertises, i.e. farm to table food. Be sure to try one of the salads and whatever the specials of the day are. You can't go wrong with something that the chef just purchased. Very good wine list stocked with regional wines. The wait staff are very knowledgeable on food and wine pairings.

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Cambridge, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent service from Byron, without being over-attentive. Interesting & unusual menu with focus on local produce. No bar/waiting space. Front of house hostess could lighten-up.

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Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had an excellent meal here. Service was great. Our table ordered the trio of scallops and the fish special which was out of this world. Ordered two desserts to share and they were devoured. Waiter recommended a white from Melville Vineyards that was so good we ordered a second bottle and visited the winery the next day on our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were greeted and taken care of beautifully. The wait staff really know their wines. The plate are lovely, but The limited menu is a bit pretentious. I am not an adventurous eater, and I found it difficult to find an entree to my taste.

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Additional Information about Bouchon

Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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
Average Prices: USD 24 - 36
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

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