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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 332
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 14
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  • 11
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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
Most recent review
This is what I look for when I want a great restaurant experience.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left I have no negative criticism of Bouchon. First we were given our choice of areas to sit, out on the front open air area or inside the beautiful small dining room. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine lists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
rovingcarole
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buffalo, ny
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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buffalo, ny
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left I have no negative criticism of Bouchon. First we were given our choice of areas to sit, out on the front open air area or inside the beautiful small dining room. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine lists (featuring Santa Barbara county wines, and... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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298 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent meal for a large business group of 12. Their "set" menu features selections from the main menu, and contains ample choices. Excellent crab cake and thoroughly cooked chicken. Nice wine list with a lot of local choices. Real Cal atmosphere. Terrific service by Tony. They were very accomodating of our large table.

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Atlanta
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere, great food, and gracious service. Special occasion. Do not miss! Great wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good food !! The duck was wonderfull. We went with kids andvthey were receptive and tried to help us with some kids food . The price is not cheap but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. Always consistent, delicious food. My favorite is the duck. The food is fresh and that makes it more French. Really can't say enough about this gem.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I have been here multiple times. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful and the food is exquisite. The beer and wine selection is comprehensive and top notch as well. Fair warning: dining here is expensive, but it's well worth it. We frequently come here for special occasions.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came for my Dad's 61st birthday, and were so happy with our dinner. The Dungeness crab cake was to die for. The lamb was by far the winner of the night, though the venison and white fish were perfectly cooked, and everything was so beautiful! Definitely a must, even if the price is high. We would have liked to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Since almost 20 years we eat and enjoy Bouchon. The owners Mitchell and Amy run this restaurant very well and the service is excellent. The menue did not change over the years very often but the food is the best in Santa Barbara. The selection of wines is incredible. It is a must to eat there when you come to... More 

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Bring your wallet, but know that you will walk away sated and satisfied. My only complaint would be that I would like to see more menu rotation. The standard entrees are tremendous, but having been there 4 times over a year and seeing some of the same menu items each go was a bit sad. Otherwise, a delicious experience.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere and dinner were both fine. My son had the duck which was very good. It was so intensely flavored that you would not have guessed it to be poultry. I had the Ahi tuna prepared rare. The quality of the fish was excellent, however the seasoning was non existent. Just unseasoned grilled Ahi. My wife had "Salade Lyonnaise" which... 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: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?