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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orcutt, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Returned to Bouchon with a large group of friends (9) from out of town and again meal was excellent and all very pleased from the onion soup, always a favorite, to rack of lamb or venison. The lava cake also excellent but so rich required sharing among all..not a bad thing. One caviat, if you are apt to bring you... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a dinner with friends or family. Certainly not romantic and the food runs about three stars, but, none the less, a nice place for dinner. Service is great.

Thank FriskeyMoose
Ventura, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many excellent choices for dinner you have to go with friends and family that will share tastes! We arrived a little early for our reservation so it took a while to get seated but it was well worth the wait. Talk about simple elegance both in the menu and in the setting. The wait staff were attentive... More 

Thank Wayne S
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Halibut smelled bad to me, so my husband decided to switch entrees with me, so as not to make a fuss in front of our friends. Well, he got very sick that night... Food safety should be a #1 priority for restaurants.

Thank TropicalTravelerKK
Cumberland Center, Maine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Bouchon. The fresh tomato salad and onion soup starters were delicious, our lamb and duck entrees exceptional. Bouchon's extensive wine list includes many local choices and the wait staff was helpful in making suggestions. Of course no dinner is complete without dessert and for us that means CHOCOLATE....the molten cake with local McConnell's ice... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the service and setting get high marks, we were underwhelmed by the food. The flavors for the scallops did not compliment each other and the venison was not well prepared.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Walpole, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with 4 other couples on our wine country vacation and had a phenomenal experience here. Our staff was great,especially Byron. They had prix fixed menu for our large group that was 3 courses that covered pretty much their entire menu. Preparations were spot on and everything was wonderful.

Thank Joe L
Lake Havasu City, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a very enjoyable dinner on the patio. We were greeted by a very pleasant, friendly young woman and immediately taken to our table. The serve staff were friendly and attentive throughout the meal. Our meal was delicious! I had the Wild Pacific Skin-On salmon and my girlfriend had the Shallot-Glazed Rack of Lamb. After dinner... More 

Thank Elizabeth N
Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip. To find a gem like this outside of Paris.... Wow... Creativity is just wow....How lovingly each dish was prepared... Cannot wait to go back...

Thank jyotsnadietrich
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Barbara is comfortable America with so much choice so making one was difficult. We chose Bouchon for its proximity and environment. It was stunning. Terrific food wonderful wine and a waiter who knew how to advise and interact without some of the obsequiousness that similar establishments exude. We had a lovely evening the star being the vegetarian food .... More 

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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
$24 - $36
French, European
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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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?