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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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Ranked #6 of 443 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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Santa Fe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We shared the signature scallops-perfectly prepared- and had separate entres, also beautifully done. Several wines by the glass are offered at reasonable prices and there is an extensive wine list for bottles. The service was excellent our glasses of wine arriving with the courses on time.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

You could actually hear your dinner companions. Great food and ambience. I ate only appetizers, but everyone at the table enjoyed their meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Scallop sampler to start was divine! I had the duck and it was delicious and moist. Would recommend this place for family (adult children) celebrations! Sat outside in the patio area in front and it was lovely.

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was so good, I returned twice in one week. From the hostess to the servers and bussers, the food and service was excellent. Wonderful and varied choices for most every palate and diet, all prepared and presented beautifully. A definite return visit is on the horizon!

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

In a town where there are numerous excellent restaurants, Bouchon stands out with great atmosphere, service and an exceptional menu of very original offerings. A reservation is usually necessary.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yes we really liked this place. The waiters were really friendly (hilarious even). The food was delicious, excellent with adventurous flavour combinations. We wish we'd had room for pudding.

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a fabulous dining experience at Bouchon's the other night. It started with meeting Bouchon's chef at the Farmer's Market on State Street. He picked out fresh vegetables and fruits for the week and explained to us what he would be doing with them. He was extremely passionate about the food he would be creating and finding the right... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had dinner at Bouchon on the recommendation from a friend. It was simply fantastic - great service, very nice atmosphere, and the food was out of this world. Our waiter did an excellent job pairing wines, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. It was a fantastic experience, from start to finish, and a great romantic... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Came here for our anniversary dinner, and wasn't blown away by the food. The service is phenomenal and the restaurant went out of their way to decorate the table with rose pedals. I started off with the market salad which hit the spot. My wife's French onion soup was good as well. For dinner I had the flat iron steak,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here on a recent trip. Food and service excellent. Absolutely love French food so this was a great find! Very impressed with the wine too. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Will be back!

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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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