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31 W Carrillo St, Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Finch & Fork Restaurant) (Chapala)
+1 805-879-9100
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recomend this place!!! Great staff, drinks and food!!! I had the pleasure of comming here with my husband for my birthday. This is now our go to special occation go to place! Eveything on the menue is spot on and the drinks are so great! I highly recomend this place for a special someone. It will not be... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

We are so happy that we are now the go-to place for your celebrations! Now its our turn to celebrate your kind remarks. They will be shared with our staff. Cheers! More 

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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to try a place in SB that we hadn't been to before. We met 4 friends/colleagues there for lunch on a Monday. The menu is fairly small but interesting and seems to have all the bases covered (light fare, heavy items, etc). The wine list is a nice list of central coast wines. While we were all... More 

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Thank KHernan
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything I ate was wonderful but the sides stand out! the carmelized cauliflower and the fries are amazing. My husband loved the seafood potpie which is the Friday special

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Thank anneF7968WA
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

We’re thrilled you chose Finch and Fork and had a great time. Our sides may not play the lead role but we are happy you are giving them some much needed recognition! Cheers! More 

Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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228 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner after a short wait at the bar with a VERY ATTENTIVE bartender. The bar section actually has great spirit, but was a bit loud for eating with conversation. The Crusted Sea Scallops and Butternut Squash Soup were our faves of the meal. Atmosphere was inviting and the staff was very attentive and informative!

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Thank Fred R
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

We love to hear our guests say that our bar staff knows their stuff! They work hard to stay informed and on the ball, even with our very long wine list. We’re glad they made the experience so great for you! Cheers! More 

Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests at the Kimpton Canary and ate breakfast here before checking out. The restaurant attached to the lobby, which also serves lunch and dinner, was handsomely designed with a casual and leather feel. Breakfast was very good. I enjoyed my healthy egg white omelette and my celiac daughter enjoyed her GF Banana Bread and smoothie. My other daughter... More 

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Thank Brett L
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

We’re really proud of our menu options available for all different types of dietary restrictions and sensitivities. We created our menu with care and love that you noticed! We hope you come visit us again! More 

Kirkland, Washington
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216 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worked our way through the breakfast menu each day, and they kept getting better and better. Service was superb and adored the teapots.

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Thank mcclungp
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our breakfast menu! Chef James takes his time composing his dishes with accompanying sides and bold flavors. Its always nice for him to hear that his whole menu was enjoyed! I will pass along the compliments. Cheers! More 

Santa Barbara, California
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an important business breakfast and we wanted it done well. All staff were on it. The menu is creative a thoughtful. I had eggs Benedict with pork belly. Just great. My partner has basic eggs and bacon and the were done perfectly. A good hotel often does the dining room well tool. It did.

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Thank expectquality1942
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed breakfast here with us! It is always great to hear that some of the basics, like eggs and bacon, are enjoyed as much as our unique dishes. We hope you join us again, we have some great lunch and dinner options too. Cheers! More 

Dallas, Tx
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can only review the bar as we did not have dinner in the restaurant. The appetizers were well prepared and preparation was prompt. It has a very good wine list and drinks were well made. The bar staff was slow and seemed completely uninterested in the guest. Not only was table service slow, but ordering from the bar took forever... More 

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Thank goodtwogo
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. You should always receive the level of service you expect during your meal with us. We are really happy you enjoyed the food, I hope you come back and give us another try! More 

San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

This is the restaurant for the canary hotel. It is within the hotel with street access and is very nice, warm and welcoming. The staff is genuinely nice and helpful. I had dinner and breakfast there and found the food to be average. The fish tacos I ordered were not good the salmon of average quality and the dressing insipid.... More 

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Thank dianamna
Rene C, General Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Hi dianamna, thanks for taking the time to give us a review. You're right about our location and ambiance - we're so thrilled that you found it warm and welcoming! We are located in the heart of Santa Barbara next to downtown's only luxury hotel, The Canary. We would love to welcome you back for dinner! We've got an amazing... More 

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240 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

And lovely dinner. We shared the cheese tray with delicious cheeses, apples, fig jam and almonds. Rainbow trout and salmon was enjoyed for dinner. I had the butternut squash soup which was excellent. Adding granola sounds odd but it worked with this soup. Just wish the portion had been bigger!! Atmosphere was inviting and the staff was very attentive and... More 

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Thank JVLD
Rene C, General Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Hi JVLD, thanks for the great review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. Our butternut squash soup is one of my favorite dishes. The pumpkin spiced granola and fried kale compliments its flavors really well. We've got a great ambiance and I'm glad you noticed. I'm excited to share your comments with the rest of the team.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 W Carrillo St, Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Finch & Fork Restaurant)
    (Chapala)
  • Public Transportation: Main Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-879-9100
Description
Finch & Fork is a Modern American Restaurant and Bar centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara's vibrant downtown. Chef James Siao draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. His Cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?