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Wine Cask Restaurant

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
+1 805-966-9463
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Wine Bar, International, American, Gluten Free Options
813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We booked it for our 33rd anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better spot. Really cool main dining room, personalized greeting card on table from owner/manager and well informed server, Jamie. As you might guess, they really know their wines and how to pair...More

Thank Albert M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We celebrated our son's wedding with a rehearsal dinner at the Wine Cask. We live in Los Angeles so all of the planning was done by email and every aspect of the event went perfectly. We reserved the wine library which is a private area...More

Thank jennysaad
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We did a tasting menu that included wine . Was very impressed by the quality of locally sourced wine. Would go back again and would recommend this place to friends and family .

Thank Erick I
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Great service , charming , pretty atmosphere, great location. Unfortunately the food was mediocre! Out of 4 of us; only one person liked their entree which was the short ribs. The other 3 were as follows: Lamb. Was ordered medium rare. Was served medium -...More

Thank joanmaze
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We came as a group of 85 people to Wine Cask for a company retreat. This was by far the best and easiest experience I have ever had with a large group at a restaurant. Wine Cask is well equipped for events and for larger...More

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My first experience at the Wine Cask was last week when I had lunch with family. We sat on the patio, which is a very enchanting little enclave in the city. Small but very comfortable and charming. But that was just the start of the...More

Thank Annick831
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at the Wine Cask. The food is always good, the people friendly, the wine list robust. The cherry on top is the ambience. The main dining room is a beautiful restoration that feels like eating in someone's elegant home and...More

Thank Penn69
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I was outside and it was quiet atmosphare, but I had to wait to mutch for service. Personal was friendly. Food was ok but for my personal feeling not special. Handling with WIFI and Passworts has room for improvement.

Thank Zoran-K
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I attended a rehearsal dinner with my family in the courtyard of this restaurant. What a wonderful environment, food and waitstaff. The food was delicious - everything we had was great - well presented and fresh. The waitresses especially made good recommendations and were friendly...More

Thank burbsmom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were seated near the fire place on a chilly evening and felt we were off to a good start! At the recommendation of our server we ordered and enjoyed the stuffed calamari. The halibut chowder was amazing, such a wonderful blend of textures and...More

Thank Walking16
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
Response from Robert B |
I believe so but you should call the restaurant to confirm
14 July 2016|
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Response from Penny1968 | Reviewed this property |
Not good for children under 10. I am sure they can come up with gluten free.
3 February 2016|
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Response from cary263 | Reviewed this property |
casual, like for every Santa Barbara restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
    (Canon Perdido)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
  • E-mail
DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates alfresco in the Mediterranean courtyard or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
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