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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
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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  • 351
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  • 121
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    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
very good

service was great, was expecting a little more wow factor as far as the food was concerned...was it worth the price not really, but it wasn't bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Andy P
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

service was great, was expecting a little more wow factor as far as the food was concerned...was it worth the price not really, but it wasn't bad.

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Lafayette, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Small French restaurant with outstanding food and service. Our server, Joaquin, was excellent and we found his recommendations for entrees and wine extremely helpful.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In a town full of excellent restaurants, Bouchon is our (wife and self) favorite. Impeccable service, incredible food, reasonable wine list. Have visited perhaps 20 times in 5 years and never disapppointed.

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Irvine, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a impressive French restaurant with a good menu selection, well trained and attentive servers and well prepared food. It serves wine by the glass at several price points. The piping hot warm bread is a nice touch too. Highly recommend but make sure to reserve early!!

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here - gorgeous ambience, bustling atmosphere, great service. We had the beet salad and onion soup followed by salmon and duck and creme brûlée and chocolate molten cake. Salmon was a highlight!

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Passing through and no knowledge of the area, I picked this restaurant because it has been well reviewed on TripAdvisor and I was not disappointed. Great service and really good American/French food. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wife's white fish "catch of the day" was beautiful and my wagyu new york strip was tasty. Found the truffle oil in the potato croquette a little too strong. Our waiter was great and the sangiovese went down well with the steak.

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Sonoma, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a most enjoyable meal at this restaurant. The venison was superb! The service was organized and paced nicely. The wine selection is great and they have many local wines. The dining room is cozy, comfortable, and warm. All of the staff were friendly. The chocolate molton cake was a big hit with our table.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Outstanding Vibe....warm and inviting...your choices are expansive...prepared and seasoned by an artist...served by a staff that listens and presents the menu with passion. Justin our guide suggested the Tuna and Wow was he spot on....the wine list is pure joy..as was our evening. This is our second visit to Bouchon...we hope for many many more!!!

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Palo Alto, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a great place in Santa Barbara! The interior is tastefully decorated and very comfortable with views of the open copper kitchen. Our waiter was the star of the show - he was fun and attentive. We had the strawberry sweet foie gras by accident - and it was just delicious. The pork belly was awesome and the fish was... 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, American, Mediterranean

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?