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Bouchon

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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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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 393
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Special dinner for my 45th Birthday!

We loved the food, wine and service. The wait staff was amazing and made the evening even more special with how attentive they were. We will definitely make our way back there for another evening of delicious food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Lisa M L
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We loved the food, wine and service. The wait staff was amazing and made the evening even more special with how attentive they were. We will definitely make our way back there for another evening of delicious food.

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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is not always easy to serve a party of 9, but the service we received was fantastic. The food was also top notch. This is our new staple for any trip up the coast.

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Brea, California, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Celebrating our 36th Wedding Anniversary in Santa Barbara we decided to dine at the beautiful Bouchon. Upon arrival we were promptly escorted to our table where our Hostess spread rose petals about our table to acknowledge our celebration. Our waiter, Tony, explained to extensive menu beautifully along with the appropriate wines pairings. We started with an amazing Heirloom Tomato salad... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have eaten at Bouchon a handful of times and been very happy. Unfortunately, tonight we had a very bad experience. We ordered the corn soup and tomato salad for our appetizers. The corn soup was good and seasoned well. The tomato salad was ok but only had 3 small slices of tomatoes and was mostly arugula. It was ok... More 

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Irvine, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We booked our anniversary dinner here and were thrilled from start to finish! they led us to a table, strewn with rose petals and a lovely card from the restaurant, acknowledging our special day. The food was divine, the service outstanding. I couldn't recommend this place more highly!! You can order anything and it will be superb, but don't miss... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very nice place, the food was very good and the wines by the glass of excellent quality. Overall a goodchoice and the staff is very professional and friendly

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Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our family dined at Bouchon last night. There are so many great restaurants to choose from, we are glad we chose this one. Extremely friendly staff, took our allergy info back to the kitchen to double check. We loved every dish, but the crab cakes and the mushroom ragout were our favorites. We should have shared the first course as... More 

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Los Altos, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was highly rated by TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. Delicious food paired with fine wines provided a wonderful dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had the Pork Chop ( best I have ever had) and the Wagyu steak. Both were perfectly prepared. We highly recommend this spot for a fine dining experience.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of the loveliest patios in all of Santa Barbara and the food will not disappoint. From the moment we stepped through the door, everything said first class. The service was friendly and professional. The food beautifully presented and delicious. The chicken was cooked to perfection and the waiter cheerfully switched out the sides for me (I liked... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I think this restaurant was just off with our meal. Ambiance and service were good, the appetizers (onion soup and scallop trio) were great. Then we waited so long for the entrees that we finally had to ask where they were because we were no longer hungry! Husband's steak was uncooked in the center so not hot but on top... 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?