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“Consistently good. Nice...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Opal Restaurant and Bar

Opal Restaurant and Bar
1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-966-9676
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Ranked #21 of 436 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $10 - $36
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create dishes inspired by the colorful multi-cultural heritage of America, often with an Asian flair. Items on our menu range from a 14 oz. Herb-Grilled Ribeye Steak on Tuscan Style White Beans, to Fresh Grilled Fish and Seafood, Homemade Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas from our wood burning pizza oven, fresh baked Breads, deliciously imaginative Salads and Homemade Desserts.
Santa Barbara, CA USA
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Consistently good. Nice...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Consistently good. Nice atmosphere and interesting menu. Classy and fun.

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“Lentil soup appitizer has a chili-like feel to it, not so sure I like the cumin and mushrooms in it. Mahi Mahi was the...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

Lentil soup appitizer has a chili-like feel to it, not so sure I like the cumin and mushrooms in it. Mahi Mahi was the best I have ever had, combined with the jasmin rice and steamed veggies, this dish is absolutely stellar.

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“Excellent, quaint restaurant on State St. in Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

Although the tables are a bit close together and it is noisy, the service and food are excellent. We had an appetizer on the nightly special menu, which was spinach and mushroom enchilada with a green sauce - excellent. The best part about the meal was the lemongrass crusted salmon with a thai curry sauce - oh my god!!! The coconut milk really stood out. It was served with a basmati rice. Dessert was tiramisu that was also excellent. It is reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Have some local Santa Barbara wine. The trip there is well worth it.

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“Reliably good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

Reliably good

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“expeeeeeeensive!!!! but...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

expeeeeeeensive!!!! but really good!!!!

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