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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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Woodbridge, California
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First visit to this warm and lovely restaurant where we four found the food superb and the service excellent. The food was presented beautifully. Made reservations online and forgot to mention the birthday. But, when the hostess called to confirm the reservation she specifically asked if we were celebrating anything. We were greeted with rose petals strewn on the table... More 

Thank chilvr
Highland Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hands down the best dining experience and food on our trip to SB. The lamb was the largest portion I have ever been served and was unbelievable. Heads up for the cocktail drinks those are not served here, wine only. Also this is as farm to table as I think you can get. The waiter explained that almost everything served... More 

Thank Bradley B
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go wrong. This has it all - excellent atmosphere, food, and service. We don't drink wine; so can't speak to those choices, first hand; although, others in our party said the somelier got it right!

Thank Karen K
Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was great. Lag time between courses due to large party in another room. Wine selection was excellent.

Thank Hfamily42015
Draper, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second time here and it's been incredible both times. Great service, amazing food, and I love the ambience. Indoor and patio seating.

Thank Jennifer N
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Birthday dinner with husband and family. Lovely evening and excellent service. Wine list was extensive and incorporated international wine. Wait person was knowledgeable.

Thank melwax
Irvine, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for some dégustation and were well pleased. Heirloom Tomato Salad: Yes! Like from a home grown garden layered with a creamy and smooth goat cheese. Forest Mushroom Ragout: Yes! Amazing firm, earthy and woodsy flavor mixed with some softer velvety texture. Simply prepared with subtle hints of truffle oil and not over salted. Local Sea Bass: Yes! Fish... More 

Thank D L
Paris, Texas
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back in May, my husband and I flew in from Texas and made reservations to dine at Bouchon in celebration of our 35th anniversary. It was amazing then, which is why we returned three months later. Santa Barbara, you have a priceless culinary gem in this tiny establishment. This time around, we tried the Pecan and Goat Cheese Tart, Heirloom... More 

Thank doctall41
Media, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here back in June but I am still dreaming about the experience! This was one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Our waiter Tony was amazing, he encouraged us to order things we would have never tried. His wine suggestions were wonderful. I would return to Santa Barbara because of Bouchon!

Thank lissy1970
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and loved it so much we considered going back the next night! (We were visiting from LA for the weekend.) The staff was very friendly and had decorated our table with red rose petals and a card wishing us a happy anniversary. To start, we shared the savory pan-seared foie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?