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Blush Restaurant & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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630 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 (Ortega)
+1 805-957-1300
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Chicago
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

He had the fish & chips and I had the fish tacos at a weekday lunch. (We were the first ones there--maybe the only ones.) Both were excellent. My fish tacos came with a side--I choose the caesar salad which was excellent and big enough to share. Filling and reasonable meal. Good service. We had been here several years ago... More 

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Ventura, California
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for our first visit to Blush as we were out shopping on a Saturday night. We were greeted by a very sweet hostess who promptly seated us. Then Ryan, our FABULOUS server, came to our table to say hello and introduce himself to us. Right away we were so surprised that the sometimes stuffy State Street had... More 

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Elk Grove, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Worst Thanksgiving meal ever. I think the turkey was canned. Definitely not fresh. Beef tenderloin had no taste. Bread was dry. So disappointed.

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Carmichael, California
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159 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great evening ambiance and wonderful food. We enjoyed steak bites (fair), lobster Mac, scallops, and halibut all wonderful!

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Thank FaithGalati
Santa Barbara, California
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620 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Steaks were amazingly good. Wine list is not huge but is remarkably comprehensive. Service is friendly and professional. Slick outdoor dining ambience with lots of fire to warm you on a cool night. My wife and I were impressed with the whole experience. Recommended!

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Thank Waterloonie
Santa Barbara, California
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222 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

So yes, post farmer's market we dropped into Blush for some delicious flatbread and a couple of glasses of wine. Great friendly service and the flatbread(s) were a meal in themselves. We'll come back and have dinner some evening. Good spot!

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Thank Heligypsy
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We both had excellent meals with prompt efficient service and to top it off we used our Axxess card to get a buy one get one free bounus.

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Thank BobNGoleta
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Blush not only has wonderful wines and interesting appetizers (try the lobster mac & cheese) but the outside lounge area with comfortable couches and adequate tables to place food and beverages, and most importantly, the beautiful fire pits which illuminate at dusk creating further fodder for conversation, all combine to create a unique and memorable experience. Lovely and helpful staff... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Eight of us arrived for dinner as part of a business trip. We anticipated a very crowed restaurant as reservations were hard to come by, but essentially it was us and a couple other tables. The food was very good. Filet VERY tender, steak bites, cheese board everything we ordered was very good except for the Jerk Chicken. Two of... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great flatbreads, poppers and drinks at happy hour. Margarita was very good. Lots of fun for me and my 6 friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
    (Ortega)
  • Public Transportation: City Bus Stop and Downtown trolly within feet of our entrance
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-957-1300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?