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Bouchon

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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SENT this to Bouchon on their website Nov. 29 -- they never responded - This is an excerpt... Two foodie couples attended. "Sorry to write that we local regular customers were extremely dismayed with key parts of the Thanksgiving turkey meal. The good parts for 2016: First course was terrific - three of our group had the tart and one... More 

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Thank 2retiredinSB
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE had a great experience because someone gave us a gift certificate for $100. We do not normally spend that much on dinner. If you can afford to go here you will not be disappointed. Excellent service.

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Thank CatNilda
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my girlfriend to Bouchon based off of great reviews all over the Internet. Unfortunately, the reality was much less to rave about. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation. Our meat was dry like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. I liked the rest of the food but service was pretty slow. Seating was cramped... More 

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Thank Caribbean W
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I go to Bouchon for special occasions. We were last there for our wedding anniversary. The wait staff explain the dishes and if you have any questions about the food or its preparation, they know the answers! The meals we had were cooked perfectly and were super tasty. mmmm I'm looking forward to our next visit!

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Thank surferpaul
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service at this place is phenomenal and the ambiance is reall nice. We had the Foi Gras, which was cold in the middle and the sea bass which was slightly overcooked. The duck comfit was really good. We will give them another try on our next visit.

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Thank Dellanno31
San Jose, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While on a recent trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate by birthday my wife and I had dinner at Bouchon. We eaten here once before 3 years ago and had a great experience and we always talked about going back. Our experience on this trip was outstanding. The wait staff was outstanding and gave great wine and dinner recommendations. My... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scallop appetizers 5 Venison 4. Champagne 1. Few bubbles and they said they just opened it. I doubt that or if so u need a different source. The pink bubbles they said they didn't have. Really? Was a Tuesday night Wine recommend for the scallops a 4 No cocktails 0 No old world wines 0 Ambience on outdoor patio with... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The true test of any eating establishment is what they do over a long period of time. bouchon has stood that test over a few decades now. For wine oriented folks, they do a good job of wine service with proper stemware including changing out the glasses for another wine. The corkage is $25 per bottle.

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Thank BlakievanHemert
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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472 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had wonderful and memorable meals at Bouchon in the past and were excited to return. Our appetizers were very good, including the crab cakes, an excellent and flavorful mushroom ragout and cauliflower soup. We were off to a great start and the server was outstanding. The appetizers were very good to excellent. Given that we were having different... More 

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Thank waterandmore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made dinner reservations by phone on the 16th, party of 2, 6PM for 12/24. When we arrived we were seated on an outdoor patio. I asked for a table in the restaurant but was told no. When I made the reservation, Bouchon did not mention seating was on the patio. The patio was crowded and loud. Tables were very close... 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 - $36
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
Description
Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.

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