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Wine Cask Restaurant

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
+1 805-966-9463
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Wine Bar, International, American, Gluten Free Options
813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
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Reviewed yesterday

Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to the impeccable job done by the wine cask restaurant. I would recommend this venue for a wedding reception without the highest of accolades! The food was so delicious, the service was perfect and the setting was...More

Thank 906toven
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I just organized a dinner for 120 people during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the staff/team at Wine Cask were so easy to work with. The group loved the setting (it was a great first impression for people visiting from out of town...More

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Great food, enormous Santa Barbara area and CA wine selection, fine dining at its best. Indoor or outdoor heated patio seating. Have an after-dinner drink at companion casual dining-pub. Enjoyed tremendously, highly recommend. One block away from State Street.

Thank kelton56
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

We started out with a wine tasting of some excellent wines from Margerum. We then enjoyed an excellent dinner featuring perfectly cooked Sea Bass and an excellent steak. Service was excellent as well. I would definitely return to the Wine Cask next time I am...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We went to wine cask after reviewing a few restaurants around State street in Santa Barbra. Having seen good reviews we decided to go in. The place had a great ambiance and good service. We ordered sea bass, the fish was dry and baby artichoke...More

1  Thank Latha45
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We had a closing dinner at the Wine Cask. It was very good. The appetizers and wine offerings were excellent. Since it was a large group, there were limited choices for first course, entrée and dessert. The choices were fine, and I very much enjoyed...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Interesting menu, quality wine list. The service was outstanding. First course was a great entry into the rest of the meal. The seasonal risotto was delicious. They let us linger over our wine without pressure. A wonderful evening.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The Wine Cask hosted a group dinner for about 100+ group. We were greeted at the door with glasses of wine and immediately shown to a small courtyard where we were served appetizers and more wine. There was a constant flow of service until we...More

Thank TangledWeb_Unwoven
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Could not have been more pleased! Cocktails in the courtyard and seated meal in the Gold Room. Elegant setting and excellent food. A pleasure to work with the event managers!

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Lavish surrounding but due to being nearly empty lacked ambience Food as expected service attentively But lacked the pizazz customers are seeking Wine lists extensive as expected

Thank Peter D
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August 26, 2017|
Response from Robert B |
I believe so but you should call the restaurant to confirm
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Penny1968 | Reviewed this property |
Not good for children under 10. I am sure they can come up with gluten free.
February 3, 2016|
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Response from cary263 | Reviewed this property |
casual, like for every Santa Barbara restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
    (Canon Perdido)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
  • E-mail
DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates alfresco in the Mediterranean courtyard or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
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