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“Great food, great service!”
Review of Bouchon

Bouchon
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Ranked #4 of 553 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Everything is fresh and local. Our wait person told us the origins of our fish, when it was caught and where. We had some reservations about the fish being too rare, since we all tend to prefer it slightly overcooked, but it was done to perfection. The bass was incredible! Dessert was excellent too. Service was flawless.

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Thank Just_stell
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We managed to get a last minute booking for Saturday night and had a very pleasant dining experience. The service was attentive, I have an allergy and the staff were specific about ensuring my selection was ok; the sommelier was helpful and waitstaff efficient. Food was fresh and well prepared. Would return.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Took our son-in-law out for his birthday. Food and service were great. Started with a flavorful 3 part Scallop appetizer, as well as a Wild Mushroom Ragout. Dinner was shared among 4 of us - Sea Bass, Salmon and Venison. The fish had great sauces, portion size was good and the vegetables were delicious. The Blueberry Lemon Upside Down Cake dessert was the perfect end of the evening.

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Thank RussontheRoad
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was my worst xmas eve ever. My husband and I were on our own this xmas and decided to eat in one of the best restaurants in SB, Bouchon's. They had a set xmas eve menu for $65 and it was awful and expensive. I ordered the house famous duck and it tasted like cheap ham and my husband ordered a steak and it was just ok, the starters were nothing special and the dessert was probable the best part. A glass of wine was $17 and it was sooo hot and uncomfortable inside that we started to feel dizzy. We will never ever go back there again.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a hit and miss Xmas dinner at Bouchon. Although we were seated right away we were seated right at the entrance outside it was cold, so not a great start. Our waiter was excellent a real pro. Unfortunately the food was not that great! The kitchen screwed up our order ( strike two) and then one of orders came cold, it was prime rib, rare but not even hot the fat on the meat was cold! We didn't send it back because we had already sent two meals back already because they were not what we ordered.
However, the salad was amazing with a poached egg on top. The desserts were spectacular, the cinnamon ice cream was too die for but unfortunately we remember an unpleasant experience
Don't think we will go back

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Thank calgirlsanjose
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