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Stella Mare's

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
+1 805-969-6705
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cassoulet” (11 reviews)
“coq au vin” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents made reservations at Stella Mare's to celebrate their 58 th anniversary. I called the restaurant an hour before they were to arrive to try and purchase a bottle of champagne and dessert for them, and was told that they could not do that...More

Thank Marcenita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and I like this place so much, we came back for second dinner two days later. Everything was perfect. To start, try the grilled artichoke, moules al la creme,, escargot or the NOIX DE COQUILLE SAINT JACQUES (scallops). All of them are quite...More

Thank Hanafi F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We chose Stella Mare's for a welcome dinner prior to our wedding in the Santa Barbara area. Because of our party size, we were given one of their private rooms, which was wonderful. It allowed our group to chat in a quieter setting than the...More

1  Thank CAK314
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Shared a lovely dinner with friends. They were very accommodating to my seating request to be in a quieter room where we could talk. They were patient with our late departure- they were sweeping up! Our server was attentive and helpful. All of our meals...More

Thank mandp2go
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful French Farmhouse feel. Food delicious, service great. Fair priced for the ambience and the meal. Had the Coq au Vin. Delicious .

Thank Traveler19592015
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great setting in historical cottage. Wonderful food and excellent service in a relaxed but elegant setting.

Thank cpcjim
Reviewed 29 April 2017

At the recommendation of locals, I booked Stella Mare's for a rehearsal dinner (I live on the east coast). Bonnie, the event manager, was terrific in helping me plan the event for our 30 guests. We worked together via email and phone. The event was...More

Thank ljfbos
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a date night here at the end of a long weekend of work. Tried both the Stella Burger and the Duck Burger. Oh wow. The food was delicious. The spot was also so beautiful, and the waitstaff was gracious. We will return on...More

Thank Luna T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Very pretty setting in a glass enclosed garden. Very good and varied menu...fish, steak, even burgers. I had rack of lamb. Very good. They allow outside wine with a corkage fee.

Thank AlixMiami
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

FOIE GRAS SERVED HERE. Wildly inhumane treatment of ducks. Please implore this fine restaurant to discontinue supporting this practice.

1  Thank DaniNicholson
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Marian S
31 May 2016|
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Response from Starlet S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, and you won't be disappointed with their menu.
24 March 2016|
Response from Jeffree I | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have any salt-free specific items on their menu but I'll bet they would accommodate such a request. I attended a wedding there; they made sure to have gluten free items available that I could eat. I... More
Joe A
8 April 2015|
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Response from sue t | Reviewed this property |
They do serve some seafood here...fresh from the sea. don't know about bringing your own wine..they have a very good selection. You might call and inquire...there would probably be a corking fee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the corner of Cabrillo blvd and Los Patos way (our street).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-6705
Stella Mare’s is a Santa Barbara local’s favorite for lunch, brunch and dinner. French country recipes are offered with fresh fish, meats and poultry cooked on our wood-burning grill. Stella Mare's is perhaps one of the best examples of Santa Barbara style. Located between Montecito and Santa Barbara, this charming restaurant is housed in a historic landmark Victorian home, overlooking the Bird Refuge. The decor is French Provincial meets Santa Barbara style. The glass Greenhouse, with stunning views of the Bird Refuge, has cozy sofas, a fireplace, and a full service bar. “I'm so fortunate all over the world to find places that are very good that I can recommend, but I do have a short list of absolute musts. If you come anywhere near Santa Barbara, this is a must - Stella Mare’s, first of all, is so casual and homey. It's beautiful to look at, very relaxed atmosphere, and secondly the food is fantastic!” - Rachael Ray, Rachael’s Vacation Show - Food Network A bientot!
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