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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3027
+1 805-963-7003
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Louie's is a first class restaurant serving high quality California cuisine in a traditional setting. It is always quiet, has an outstanding wine list, and the food is consistently good, if not great. It is certainly in the top 5 of all restaurants in SB, which is saying a lot, given the quality of restaurants in town.

Thank ZippyGreen
Long Beach, California
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was nice and the food was good , but not exceptional. The cost should have produced exceptional food. It did not. There are many exceptional restaurants in Snata Barbara that don't charge anymore than Louie's. We will not eat threr again for this reason.

Thank murjoe
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great, small, romantic restaurant with excellent food. You will not be disappointed. Wine only.

Thank joe D
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Lunch and Dinner were an experience. Food outstanding and generous. Prices certainly within reason. We were served by a helpful, courteous young lady who recommended many things.

Thank sydney025
San Isidro, Argentina
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123 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

If you are staying at the Upham, diner here is a must Great menu and wines, people are very nice The bill can not on your room, you must pay at the restaurant, separate business Dessert is also very good with several options, the Creme brûlée was excellent !

Thank Alex L
Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Upham overnight and chose to dine at Louie's with slight reservations, because sometimes a hotel's in house restaurant might not be as good as those found in the city. How wrong we were! We were looked after by excellent staff who could not do enough for us and treated to the best meal... More 

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Forney, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Had dinner with friends while staying at The Upham (Louie's is in the hotel). Had dined there several years ago; impressed then, impressed again. Service is outstanding and the menu offers something for everyone. A table on the veranda is a must if one is available.

Thank phorniephan
College Station, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a great find!! I am staying at the Upham, so the location was easy, but it would be worth a drive across town!! Delicious food, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere out on the porch!! A+++

Thank leasterwood
Bakersfield, California
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We ate dinner at this restaurant because we were staying at the hotel where it is located and it was convenient. There was a nice variety of entrees on the menu--all of which were a little pricey even for Santa Barbara. Portions were on the skimpy side. My main issue with Louie's was the "attitude" of the staff. Service was... More 

Thank welshbabe1954
La Jolla, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked a table for three on a Friday evening. Most tables were full, but the room was still quiet enough for conversation. Loved the food. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees, to the desserts was enjoyable. Excellent service. Would return.

Thank JuliaLaJolla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-7003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?