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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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  • 324
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  • 109
    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
Most recent review
Warm, lovely, and romantic

Bouchon offers fresh, local ingredients - prepared well, lovely wine choices - with a special wine list if you want to choose from only local wines and attentive yet unobtrusive service. The setting is warm and lovely, whether inside or on the covered patio area (heaters are available if needed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Bouchon offers fresh, local ingredients - prepared well, lovely wine choices - with a special wine list if you want to choose from only local wines and attentive yet unobtrusive service. The setting is warm and lovely, whether inside or on the covered patio area (heaters are available if needed). The salads were light but innovative. We both chose fish,... More 

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Greenville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Shared a Sunday night dinner with six family members, from 17 - 67. Really good service, great food, nice ambience. Server assisted with choice of a local SantsBarbara are Pinot Noir, to lead in to our own Pahlmeyer Merlot, he lead us to a great bottle. Crab cakes, duck, chicken, beef, all very well prepared and presented. Creme brûlée was... More 

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Fullerton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Bouchon five or six times now, and each and every time has been nothing short of awesome! With the attentive but not hovering service and the locally sourced, super fresh, unbelievably excellent food, Bouchon is easily our favorite Santa Barbara restaurant for a really nice dinner. Their wine list is great, with wines only from the... More 

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Glendale, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We've all had evenings ruined by bad service. I can't imagine that happening to anyone here. The staff are extremly attentive and well trained. Tony, our server, helped us pair wine with our first and second courses, checked on us the right number of times and other staff tagged team service too so we were well cared for. Overall, a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent locally sourced food judiciously prepared to show it off and a great wine list to go with it. Friendly but professional and knowledgeable staff, and grown-up atmosphere. Santa Barbara's best!

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Calgary, Canada
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187 reviews 187 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We booked the private room for nine of us. It has a separate street entrance from the main restaurant and is curtained off from the hallway (which is the route to the restrooms). Very comfortable seating and ambiance which enabled private conversation and as a large group, we were not disturbing others. We had a limited menu with enough options... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food is excellent and so is the service. Whether you are in jeans or a gown you are treated the same. It is a very cozy setting so be prepared to make friends with the folks around you.

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rhinebeck,ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Bouchon was a treat, in a city of amazing restaurants, this dinner was one of our best. The service was excellent, the waiter very attentive to our needs. My husband and I both ate fish, he dined on Tuna and I had the local white fish. Both were delicious. The wine selections are all from California. I had the Bouchon... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is fantastic! The wait staff are professional waiters and know the menu, wines, history of the area, specials and are very eager to serve. My wife and I ate here and i would come back at a moment's notice - assuming i can get a reservation.

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Roslyn, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a couple nights in Santa Barbara and were interested in Bouchon. It is cozy and warm and has a beautiful copper open kitchen. Abe our waiter was attentive and helpful. I thought the service was perfect. Everything was paced nicely and we had some much appreciated help in choosing from the extensive wine list. I really enjoyed the... 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?