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“It's not Frencified!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bouchon

Bouchon
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Ranked #3 of 528 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
San Diego, California
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281 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“It's not Frencified!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Ha! My husband made a booking for our last night in Santa Barbara with our dear friends. I expected a FRENCH restaurant. ... but oh was I surprised! This is a splendid delightful remarkable returnable place. Beautiful service. .. Lovely interesting menu. I had the black cod. .. fabulous. My husband had the lamb. .. which he said was excellent. Great salad. .. Oh yummy.
Just GOOOOOOO!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Spectacular food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for my sisters rehearsal dinner with the same menu as the normal restaurant. The duck was superb, the wine list was longer than I have ever seen, and the service was impeccable. There is a reason it's rated in the top 10 in Santa Barbara. Worth a visit of you have the cash to spend. Great atmosphere and right next to a city parking lot as well. You will not be disappointed!

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Houston, TX
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Excellent dining experience at Bouchon! Food was all delicious and our waiter, Byron, was very knowledgable about the food and wines. Would highly recommend.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Ambience and Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Made reservations for a Group of 8 on a Sunday. We felt we were in a French bistro. We ordered a variety of appetizers and meals and all were top notch. The wine list was also quite varied and extensive, and the service was great. Save room for the dessert list which included some interesting and tasty options. I highly recommend Bouchon!

  • Visited March 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A consistently good restaurant with a good wine list and good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Recently remodled for the outside seating, this is a consistent winner for locals featuring a good wine list especially for Santa Barbara County. They serve wine and food righteously and have good stemware.

  • Visited April 2014
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