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Stella Mare's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

HORS D'OEUVRES (BRUNCH)‎
$10.00
French Onion soup
$9.00
Escargots persillade
Escargots served in the shell with garlic and parsley butter
$13.00
Crab Cakes
With a tomato, basil, caper and balsamic relish
$9.00
Oak grilled artichoke
With roasted garlic aioli
$12.00
Mussels
In white wine, braised leeks, shallots and cream sauce
$8.00
Celeriremoulade aux crevettes
Celery‎ root julienne, bay shrimp and remoulade
ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE‎
a selection of three French cheese with accompaniments
$15.00
Fourme D'Ambert
Rich,‎ assertive raw cow's milk blue
$15.00
Buche Rondin
Semi-aged goat's milk cheese
$15.00
Pont
brushed-rind cheese from the Normandy region
SALADES‎
$12.00
Grilled chopped salad
'With grilled zucchini, corn, radicchio, tomato, avocado & green onions with mixed greens & a lemon-mustard vinaigrette
$14.00
Grilled chopped salad
'With grilled chicken
$17.00
Grilled chopped salad
'With grilled shrimp
$16.00
Salade Nigoise
..with grilled Ahi tuna, red onion, potatoes, green beans, tomato, olives, hard boiled egg & capers over baby greens with a shallot vinaigrette
$11.00
Stella's Caesar salad
$14.00
Stella's Chicken Caesar salad
$13.00
Cobb salad
tossed marinated grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, bacon, tomato, avocado, grilled green onions, crumbled blue cheese and a shallot Dijon vinaigrette
$12.00
Endive & apple salad
With‎ bacon, blue cheese, toasted pecans and honey mustard vinaigrette
$0.13
Chicken salad
With diced red apples, celery, golden raisins, mayonnaise and chopped pecans over Mixed greens with a honey mustard vinaigrette.
$14.00
Crab & bay shrimp salad
With scallions, celery, avocado, cherry tomatoes and mayonnaise over Butter lettuce with a red onion dressing
SANDWICHES‎
Sandwiches are served with a choice of French fries, sweet potato fries or mixed greens
$13.00
Croque Monsieur
toasted Black Forest ham and cheese sandwich on Brioche and Mornay sauce
$14.00
Croque Madame
toasted Black Forest ham and cheese sandwich on Brioche and Mornay sauce topped with a sunny side up egg
$15.00
Stella's grilled salmon club sandwich
on rustic white bread with Canadian bacon, avocado, tomato and a lemon horseradish aioli
$14.00
Crab & bay shrimp melt
with scallions, celery, mayonnaise, melted double cream Gouda on rustic sourdough, with French fries
PLATS PRINCIPAUX‎
$12.00
Brioche French Toast
With sauteed bananas, caramelized walnuts and whipped cream
$16.00
Omelette au crabe
Maryland Blue Crab, Brie, asparagus, tomato omelette with roasted potatoes
$14.00
Scrambled eggs in puff pastry
With wild mushroom, asparagus, gruyere cheese served with roasted potatoes
$12.00
Cinnamon raisin French Toast
With fresh strawberries, whipped cream and raspberry coulis
$13.00
Eggs Benedict
on‎ a biscuit with Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce with roasted potatoes
$17.00
Filet de Saumon Amandine
Pan seared salmon with green beans, roasted almonds, fingerling potatoes and a brown butter sauce
$23.00
Filet Oscar
roasted Filet Mignon, Blue crab, asparagus, country mashed potatoes and Bearnaise sauce
$18.00
Crab Cakes
trio of crab cakes, tomato basil caper and balsamic relish and French fries
$15.00
Poulet Cordon Bleu
Panko crusted chicken breast stuffed with Swiss cheese and Black Forest ham, fresh julienne vegetables lightly sauteed in olive oil and country mashed potatoes
$12.00
Quiche Lorraine
With butter lettuce and a red onion vinaigrette
HORS D'OEUVRES (LUNCH)‎
$10.00
Oak grilled frog legs
with garlic thyme butter, fresh tomatoes and basil Parmesan bread crumbs
$12.00
Mussels
In white wine, braised leeks, shallots and cream sauce
$22.00
Mussels main course size (1 1/2 lbs)
with French Fries and mayonnaise
$8.00
Celeriremoulade aux crevettes
Celery root julienne, bay shrimp and remoulade
$10.00
French Onion soup
$13.00
Crab Cakes
With a tomato, basil, caper and balsamic relish
$14.00
Seared fresh Foie Gras
on toasted bread, sauteed apples and lobster with a Grand Marnier sauce
$9.00
Escargots persillade
Escargots‎ served in the shell with garlic and parsley butter
$15.00
Escargots persillade
Dozen
$13.00
Coquille Saint Jacques
Baked scallops with mushroom Duxelles, shallots, bay shrimp, cream sauce, topped with herbed bread crumbs
ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE‎
a selection of three French cheese with accompaniments
$15.00
Fourme D'Ambert
Rich, assertive raw cow's milk blue
$15.00
Buche Rondin
Semi-aged goat's milk cheese
$15.00
Pont
brushed-rind cheese from the Normandy region
SALADES‎
$12.00
Grilled chopped salad
With grilled zucchini, corn, radicchio, tomato, avocado & green onions With mixed greens & a lemon-mustard vinaigrette
$14.00
Grilled chopped salad
With grilled chicken
$17.00
Grilled chopped salad
With‎ grilled shrimp
$16.00
Niçoise salad
with grilled Ahi tuna, red onion, potatoes, green beans, tomato, olives, hard boiled Egg & capers over baby greens with a shallot vinaigrette
$11.00
Stella's Caesar salad
$14.00
Stella's Chicken Caesar salad
$13.00
Cobb salad
Tossed marinated grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, bacon, tomato, avocado, grilled green onions, crumbled blue cheese and a shallot Dijon vinaigrette
$12.00
Endive & apple salad
With‎ bacon, blue cheese, toasted pecans and honey mustard vinaigrette
$13.00
Chicken salad
With diced red apples, celery, golden raisins, mayonnaise and chopped pecans over Mixed greens with a honey mustard vinaigrette
$14.00
Crab & bay shrimp salad
With scallions, celery, avocado, cherry tomatoes and mayonnaise over Butter lettuce with a red onion dressing
SANDWICHES‎
Sandwiches are served with a choice of French fries, sweet potato fries or mixed greens
$13.00
Croque Monsieur
toasted Black Forest ham and cheese sandwich on Brioche and Mornay sauce
$14.00
Croque Madame
toasted Black Forest ham and cheese sandwich on Brioche and Mornay sauce topped with a sunny side up egg
$15.00
Stella's grilled salmon club sandwich
on rustic white bread with Canadian bacon, avocado, tomato and a lemon horseradish aioli
$14.00
Crab & bay shrimp melt
with scallions, celery, mayonnaise, melted double cream Gouda on rustic sourdough, with French fries
PLATS PRINCIPAUX‎
$17.00
Coquille Saint Jacques
Baked scallops with diced mushrooms, shallots, bay shrimp, cream sauce and topped with herbed bread crumbs, served with dressed mixed greens
$23.00
Filet Oscar
roasted Filet Mignon, Blue crab, asparagus, country mashed potatoes and Béarnaise sauce
$18.00
Crab Cakes
trio of crab cakes, tomato basil caper and balsamic relish and French fries
$15.00
Poulet Cordon Bleu
Panko crusted chicken breast stuffed with Swiss cheese and Black Forest ham, fresh julienne vegetables lightly sautéed in olive oil and country mashed potatoes
$16.00
Seafood Vol au Vent
puffed pastry cup filled with salmon, bay shrimp, mussels, mushroom Duxelles, Chardonnay cream sauce, served with dressed mixed greens
$19.00
Steak Frites
pan seared beef top sirloin, shallot Bordelaise, Maitre d'hôtel butter & French fries
$12.00
Quiche Lorraine
With butter lettuce and a red onion vinaigrette
$12.00
Omelette au Gruyère et fines herbes
Gruyère and fresh herbs omelette with French fries
$17.00
Filet de Saumon Amandine
Pan seared salmon with green beans, roasted almonds, fingerling potatoes and a brown butter sauce
$18.00
Moules frites
mussels in white wine, braised leeks, shallots and cream sauce with French fries and mayonnaise
About
Stella Mare’s is a Santa Barbara local’s favorite for lunch, brunch and dinner. French country recipes are offered with fresh fish, meats and poultry cooked on our wood-burning grill. Stella Mare's is perhaps one of the best examples of Santa Barbara style. Located between Montecito and Santa Barbara, this charming restaurant is housed in a historic landmark Victorian home, overlooking the Bird Refuge. The decor is French Provincial meets Santa Barbara style. The glass Greenhouse, with stunning views of the Bird Refuge, has cozy sofas, a fireplace, and a full service bar. “I'm so fortunate all over the world to find places that are very good that I can recommend, but I do have a short list of
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
French
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply can't beat the ambiance. As a someone who loves history, I was disappointed there wasn't a spiel on the building but luckily I had my phone. Unfortunately, nothing as grand as "this used to be the mansion and grounds of some super successful immigrant...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SFNYCSCRwC
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had just completed a visit to Lotusland and the noon hour was upon us so we were looking for lunch. What we got at Stella Mare’s was not only an outstanding meal, but also a quick trip to sunny France. As...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great burger here recently , hadn’t thought of having this but when it showed up the taste was super , the cheese was French Brie and I guess that made it even better . Will be back to go again !

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 941Food
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful Victorian building in a great setting close to the water, although we weren’t able to appreciate the vista as it was dark when we had dinner. I would imagine it is a wonderful spot for lunch. The interior of the restaurant is lovely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Stephen F
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and wonderful service. Would like to see more exotic meat selection as they had in the past.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rickpluth
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is my 3rd dining trip to Stella Mares. Scrumptious food and excellent service. It has French decor.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amtel02
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Chopped salad made an excellent starter. The trout had a delightful balance of vegetables and fish. Grilled cauliflower, tiny french green beans and a squash puree were the base on which the fish rested. The sole was equally well placed on a bed of potatoes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goletagone
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Stella Mare for a romantic dinner and for a quick lunch, and the food was exceptional both times. A perfect silky Cassoulet, crisp delicious Troute Almondine (twice) and the richest, most flavorful Coq au Vin ever. The setting is delightful, in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gregh632
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Stella Mare is near our rental home in Santa Barbara and seemed like a good bet for a luxury dinner out. The menu is broad, but with a focus on red meat dishes. We ordered the deviled eggs and a crisp pork belly for appetizers,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PANC J
Reviewed September 22, 2018

One of our favorites in Santa Barbara! The restaurant atrium is beautiful to dine in. I made dinner reservations on a Saturday for 2 at 7:30. Worked out perfectly... and they have parking! Yeah! Our server Nelson was excellent, friendly, attentive and made out dining...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Marian S
May 31, 2016|
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Response from dditzel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They can combine rooms and accommodate your party. They also have another room with beautiful windows all around but I believe to reserve that one was about $1,000! We did not have a buffet, but guests could pick from... More
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TOCKFJK
March 24, 2016|
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Response from Jeffree I | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have any salt-free specific items on their menu but I'll bet they would accommodate such a request. I attended a wedding there; they made sure to have gluten free items available that I could eat. I... More
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Joe A
April 8, 2015|
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Response from sue t | Reviewed this property |
They do serve some seafood here...fresh from the sea. don't know about bringing your own wine..they have a very good selection. You might call and inquire...there would probably be a corking fee.
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