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Stella Mare's

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
+1 805-969-6705
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“cassoulet” (16 reviews)
“coq au vin” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and wonderful service. Would like to see more exotic meat selection as they had in the past.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rickpluth
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had just completed a visit to Lotusland and the noon hour was upon us so we were looking for lunch. What we got at Stella Mare’s was not only an outstanding meal, but also a quick trip to sunny France. As...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is my 3rd dining trip to Stella Mares. Scrumptious food and excellent service. It has French decor.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amtel02
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Chopped salad made an excellent starter. The trout had a delightful balance of vegetables and fish. Grilled cauliflower, tiny french green beans and a squash puree were the base on which the fish rested. The sole was equally well placed on a bed of potatoes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goletagone
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Stella Mare for a romantic dinner and for a quick lunch, and the food was exceptional both times. A perfect silky Cassoulet, crisp delicious Troute Almondine (twice) and the richest, most flavorful Coq au Vin ever. The setting is delightful, in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gregh632
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Stella Mare is near our rental home in Santa Barbara and seemed like a good bet for a luxury dinner out. The menu is broad, but with a focus on red meat dishes. We ordered the deviled eggs and a crisp pork belly for appetizers,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PANC J
Reviewed September 22, 2018

One of our favorites in Santa Barbara! The restaurant atrium is beautiful to dine in. I made dinner reservations on a Saturday for 2 at 7:30. Worked out perfectly... and they have parking! Yeah! Our server Nelson was excellent, friendly, attentive and made out dining...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a nice quaint brunch spot to start our day in SB, and we found it at Stella Mare’s. My wife had the Quiche Lorraine and I had the duck sausage omelette. Both were delicious and they treated us very well. It...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank isthistaken2
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I had the sole meuniere which I liked. My husband had the coq au vin that had a dark, savory gravy. I would go again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Liza W
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We met friends for breakfast in Stella Mare’s and we will be back. Everything was perfect: ambiance, food, service. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EmaSaloma
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Marian S
May 31, 2016|
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Response from dditzel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They can combine rooms and accommodate your party. They also have another room with beautiful windows all around but I believe to reserve that one was about $1,000! We did not have a buffet, but guests could pick from... More
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TOCKFJK
March 24, 2016|
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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
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Joe A
April 8, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
    (Cabrillo)
  • 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
Description
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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