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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-963-7003
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Orland Park, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to eat here both evenings due to the rain, but it wasn't an effort to return for the second night because the food was so good the first night.

Thank orlandparktraveler
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met our inlaws here for dinner when staying at the Upham hotel, which is attached to the restaurant,please read my review, you won't be disappointed. We didn't have a reservation, but that wasn't a problem for them , we waited maybe 5 minutes for a table . It was a very chilly night and they didn't have any available... More 

Thank Patricia R
Cooperstown, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Perhaps this restaurant seems old fashioned to some people, but I love the white tablecloths, the wait staff, the fact that you can eat outside under/next to a heater if you want. But the main thing is the food, which is always delicious. I've had several different kinds of fish, risotto, pasta. Sometimes I have salad and an appetizer. It's... More 

Thank 46hazel
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We live here part time and have been going here for 8 years. Haven't been in a while, trying all the "new" and "hot" spots in town. Why bother???? This is one of the best meals I have had and 2 guests agreed. Great salads, great entrees, great service, and beautiful place to have a meal. Need to come here... More 

Thank stewiel
Antigua and Barbuda
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Stayed at Upham hotel -booked a table to make it easy, and see if we had a great new place for dinner, and was told Toni was a great chef. Unfortunately for us, it was his night off, and our dinner was most disappointing. Lamb was undercooked, and the vegetables were almost raw. Fish was overcooked and no flavor. We... More 

Thank Eliz102
Monterey, California
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202 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

What a great place to eat, Wife had Yellowtail and loved it, lots of fantastic flavors in the way it was cooked, I had the Grilled Meatloaf different than what I expect however met new expectations, super. Good Wine list!!!! Note: We came in a downpour, Parking an issue come early

Thank DaCoach61
Santa Barbara, California
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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18 reviews
9 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

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • 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?