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Bouchon

9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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Ranked #8 of 441 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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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Bouchon prides itself on excellent preparation of locally sourced items, and well it should. The cuisine is nouvelle California and the wine list carefully selected, especially good on local wines. Daily specials are always interesting and usually worth going for. The servers are very friendly and can answer any question about food or drink. They're very willing to let you... More

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

bouchon We had some exceptional meals on our recent trip up the California Coast - but the dinner at the original bouchon (with a lower-case "b") in Santa Barbara topped the list. The bouchon menu was beautifully executed right down to every single individual ingredient with Santa Barbara Channel fish and Santa Barbara/ Central California produce. There's a lot of... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Bouchon has fantastic food and a staff that is ready to set the tone for the perfect meal. We came for a special occasion and found the restaurant to be the perfect ambiance! Not at all pretentious. I highly recommend it for special occasions or just for a night to treat yourself.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Your trip to SB is incomplete without visiting Bouchon. They get all their produce locally. The service, presentation and food are amazing.

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Newbury Park, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I played hooky for the day this Thursday. We played in Sta Barbara. Dinner was an amazing event. We went to one of our favorites. Bouchon. Yes. Lovely with low lit lighting Love that. Charming in size with warm and efficient service. But the best is the food. A treat. I had the lamb with a purée... More

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Temecula, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were there for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The food is fabulous! Every course was a treat for the palate! For the appetizer, I had the crab cake, the main course was salmon with zucchini and fingerling potatoes finished off with a Vanilla Crème Brulee for dessert. The wine with each course made it complete! My taste buds died and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We know this restaurant well as we always eat here. I think it's probably the best restaurant for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, but you don't need a special reason to eat here. It's just good. It also has a lovely patio which I really like. Since there are so many wineries in the Santa Barbara area,... More

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Northridge, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Heard very good things about this restaurant and it certainly didn't disappoint. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. We WILL be back!!!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went for a birthday and they set the table up with rosé pedals. Started with beers and a couple apps. The French onion was good with a nice crust. The wild mushrooms was awesome with a light spinach purée and a fried bread in the center. We each ordered glasses of wine and was suggested two that I was able... More

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Tucson
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Recommended to us by the Spanish Garden Inn as the best in town, it lived unto this in every way. The service was both professional and knowledgeable, but also warm, friendly and relaxed...right up to the owner/chef who brought the entree to our table and took time to explain the complexities. We ordered the scallop trio, which was three different... More

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