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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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Lahaina, Hawaii
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing dinner and server. Dig dessert amazing! Great wine list and ambience. Definitely one of the best restaurants in SB.

Thank MauiConcierge123
Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bouchon has a reputation as one of Santa Barbara's finest restaurants and on our recent visit there it lived up to its reputation. The chef's approach is to use fresh ingredients--most locally grown--to fashion a healthy meal with local color. The food is uniformly good, the service is always first rate and the wine list is extensive. The prices are... More 

Thank Penn69
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a group business dinner in a private room. The service was impeccable and food delicious. My favorite course was the Waygu ribeye. It was cooked a perfect medium rare. It was not a large portion, but with the other courses, still decadent. My neighbor, who was very hungry from a strenuous day of wine tasting, thought it was... More 

Thank alex_miller_1201
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dining at Bouchon was a delight. Friendly knowledgable staff. A relaxed atmosphere. Authentic rather than trendy. A fantastic wine list. But the real highlight was the food. The heritage tomato salad was deliciously fresh, and it was nice that they split it for us to easily share. We both opted for fish dishes, the sea bass and salmon, again deliciously... More 

Thank Dan D
Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was great, very attentive. The menu is very farm to table with no vegetarian entree options. Being a vegetarian I had an appetizer for my entree, which was fine and I could have requested something else and I believe the chef would have been accommodating. It is just frustrating to have a meal made up of other dinners sides... More 

Thank Belinda A
Carlsbad, California
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85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation here for our anniversary dinner as we were just passing through here for one night on our way to Paso Robles. I don't think we could have picked a better place to celebrate our 21st! Every aspect of this night went perfectly. Our server, I think his name is Abe...not 100% certain, but he was wonderful! So... More 

Thank scoshi
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One month later, I still smile when I think about the meal we had at Bouchon. We eat out a lot but this meal was definitely one to remember. Every dish was outstanding and we asked the server to make wine pairing suggestions for each course. The meal was simply amazing and the service was impeccable. They even gave greats... More 

Thank Luvthaislands
London, England
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online in advance and our table was ready when we arrived. The food was divine and service impeccable.

Thank Amy F
Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a different dinner plan that wasn't looking so outstanding, so we didn't have reservations when we inquired of the hostess (owner) if she had a table for two. She sat us immediately, (graciously correcting me on my incorrect assumption of the relationship to the Keller restaurant on the way) and the whole evening was perfect. Everything from the... More 

Thank kristinalisan
Cerritos, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is fantastic as well as the service. Very attentive staff. A must try restaurant in Santa Barbara.

Thank Geoffrey J

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?