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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
5:30 pm - 9:00 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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Narberth, PA
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bouchon's signature dish, duck breast with duck confit, was absolutely. spectacular. We ate outdoors which was very pleasant and avoided what seemed to be a high noise level indoors. The wine list was amazing. Service was top-notch. This must be the best restaurant in Santa Barbara. Having traveled extensively in the US, Europe and South Africa, this meal was among... More 

Thank anfrankel
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bouchon is an elegant and intimate dining experience that exemplifies what a top-rated restaurant should be. Chef Greg prepares a variety of dishes using locally-sourced ingredients that put the "awesome" in "awesome experience." Bouchon is for adults who appreciate excellent cuisine, fine wine, and impeccable service; I'd shy away from trying to feed a family of four where quantity is... More 

Thank toddwrites
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, incredible wines, and a professional, friendly and enjoyable service. Bouchon is certainly one of the best restaurants I have ever visited.

Thank Miguel B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe this is one of the nicest restaurants and all of Santa Barbara. Always fresh and properly prepared with wonderful, educated service staff. A great place to take people you care about.

Thank Stan H
Potomac, Maryland
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Santa Barbara, and ate at Bouchon at the recommendation of our friends. We loved our meal and the experience. The menu was inviting, and we splurged with decadent first courses of bone marrow and foie gras. For our entree we shared the rib eye, cooked just perfectly, and so nice with a local pinot noir!... More 

Thank 452susanv
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a reservation and the hostess was able to seat us on a Friday evening. By the time we left every seat table was full. The experience was excellent on all counts. The menu inventive, Bouchon wine very good, and the atmosphere perfect, and the service exceptional.

Thank Deborah A
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a foodie, this restaurant does not offer too many surprises. The flavors and textures of the dishes are pleasing. The prices are in line, and there is an extensive wine list to complement the dishes. That said, the environment is not particularly intimate or unusual. The service is casual but attentive. The ambient noise is high.

Thank AmyF91764
Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My meal of duck was delightful accompanied by assorted vegetables. Waitstaff very good and chef able to accommodate food intolerances - garlic, onion - which is often difficult at many restaurants. Great wine.

Thank bettypon7
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious French food. Honestly the way it's supposed to be done. Never had a bad meal. Great service every time - on our last visit our waiter gave us a bottle of his own wine that he makes!!! Decor is nice. Usually busy but not very noisy. Pleasant. Highly recommend. Some of the best in SB!

Thank arw47
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?