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“A Wine Lover's Dream”

Wine Cask Restaurant
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Ranked #57 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canon Perdido
Description: Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Our passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates alfresco in the Mediterranean courtyard or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I took my UCSB senior son to the Wine Cask on Saturday night. The atmosphere was fun, yet elegant. Great food (his steak was perfect and my sea bass was excellent). The wine list was impressive, and the waiters were very helpful in pointing us to the perfect wine.

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Thank Janice D
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Excellent Food, Location and service. I will definitely go back. Great Ambiance. A little on the pricey side.

Thank sunnyjames80
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We dined at the Wine Cask last night and had a delicious meal. The ahi tuna and scallops were perfectly prepared. Try the doughnuts for dessert. Really good. The service was excellent and the wine steward very helpful.

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Thank Penny1968
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant. The food and wine were excellent. the service was amazing. We ate dinner one night and then went back for tapas in the bar another.

Thank Summerfall14580
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Wine Cask is made up of several dining spaces, each offering a different experience. We ate in the main dining room, the "Gold Room", which offers elegant fine dining. Don't mistake that for stuffiness - while it is a place to dress up for a special occasion, we were equally welcome in jeans. The decor is calm and opulent in deep browns and golds. The oversized fireplace and wall mirrors are capped by an amazing wooden beamed ceiling adorned in gold leaf. The decor is not the only impressive thing about Wine Cask. The food, wine and service are excellent. Using the freshest local ingredients, the menu is prepared and presented to a very high standard. The extensive wine list offers an array of excellent wines and our server was attentive without being overly present, and made great recommendations for both food and wine.

Wine Cask's Mission Statement is "to surpass guest’s expectations for service, food and wine in an inviting setting, such that every customer who comes through our doors leaves impressed by Wine Cask and excited to return again tomorrow and thereafter". I think they hit the mark on every aspect!

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Thank AMOsborne
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