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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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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 2 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 

Thank Fred L
Santa Barbara, California
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236 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank lajolla1
Santa Barbara, California
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank BlakievanHemert
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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471 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

Thank waterandmore
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank timothy s
Antigua and Barbuda
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good choice when visiting. Never disappoints and will return again. Variety to choose from, and nice presentation.

Thank Eliz102
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Santa Barbara for Christmas weekend and were able to get early reservations to Bouchon for Christmas Eve. Service was excellent, making several recommendations for items on the menu. Food was great, particularly the presentation. The three-course pricing they provided for the holidays allowed selection from the whole menu so there was plenty of variety to choose from.

Thank Eric W
Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite Santa Barbara restaurant. Three of us shared the delicious and varied scallop-trio appetizer. I stuck with my favorite entree, the duck, while my son enjoyed my runner-up, the venison. The sea bass, per my wife, was "good but nothing memorable." Excellent waiter service included a fine pinot recommendation from the extensive wine menu. We sat in the covered... More 

Thank Taichionthebeach
Redlands, Ca
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294 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we sat down, we noticed that someone at the next table had ordered the duck breast and thigh confit. We asked her how it was, and she said that it was excellent. Her companion had ordered the rib eye and said it was good, but not as good as the duck, which he described as exceptional. We started with... More 

Thank lespes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so gay. Overpriced annoying patrons thinking they are much more important then they are. Food was ok bill was 350

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?