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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Florence, South Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I shared a bottle of local Pinot Noir.... very good. I had the French Onion Soup ( outstanding ), he had the squash soup and, while he was not as enthusiastic as I, he still cleaned the bowl. My entree was the sea bass ( cooked just right ) and my husband had the venison medallions. Again, he... More 

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Fresno, California
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is so awesome that writing about it does not do it justice. We always split our meals here, as we want to try as many dishes as possible. They don't charge extra for splitting dishes, so tip generously. We split two appetizers, soup, salad, main dish and dessert. Each course was served with an appropriate local wine which... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having a mini celebration and Bouchon was recommended to us as a romantic restaurant. They definitely were. They had rose petals on the table to make it extra romantic. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu, both wine and food. They also were able to provide fantastic recommendations. The food was superb. We are very happy we had... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bouchon is one of the top restaurant experiences in Santa Barbara, with amazing food that never disappoints and extensive wines by the glass. The service is exceptional as is their knowledge of all things food and wine.

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Thank Kristin T
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet classy dining room. Delicious bites of carefully prepared food. Nice presentation by attentive staff. On the expensive side, but worthy of a celebration night. Extensive wine list.

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Thank SBTraveler123
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an all-around wonderful experience here. Our server was helpful, friendly and well-informed. We had the baked Brie first course and it was decadent ! One of us had the ribeye entree and one of us had the sea bass. Both terrific! We will certainly be back next time we're in Santa Barbara.

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santa rosa
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and menu -Wine List made a memorable evening as Simpson House Inn recommended this jewel just a block from Sate Street and all 3 of us had great dishes Pork Shank Sea Bass and Ribeye Steak - done perfectly appetizer and dessert outstanding. Patio or inside dining choice very comfortable; More reasonably priced than Bouchon in Napa!

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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night, we settled back to enjoy. Exposed brick walls, old mirrors. TREMENDOUS wine list. We counted 80 pinot noirs. Not overly expensive. The cheese platter had caught my eye, glad it did...$18 plenty for2-3-4. Split the sea bass entree with saffron cream. Glad we split! Can't remember if we had a split plate charge but when u are staying... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner here was like being in Paris. Wonderful food served in a bistro like atmosphere of people enjoying the food and drink.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our group dined lavishly the other night on such delicacies as bone marrow, foie gras and other delights one wouldn't expect to find on your doctor's survival list. it was wonderful. justin treated us like family. food was delicious and service attentive. if you dine at bouchon (and you should) plan ahead 'cause parking is a small issue in this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$36
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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.

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