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9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (102 reviews)
“scallop trio” (25 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Consistency in a restaurant is a rare thing, but this place has done a fabulous job in presenting and serving righteous food and drink for a long time. A recent meal confirmed such as well as their willingness and ability to accommodate dietary preferences not...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating SIL’s birthday while on a family post-Christmas visit to Santa Barbara, and decided to splurge on a “fancy” dinner. Sometimes you book a dinner at an upscale place, and your fantasy of the perfect meal falls short...this did not happen at Bouchon....More

Thank PiscesLosAngeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bouchon offers decent French food in Santa Barbara - delicious fore gras, scallop, medium rare beef and medium rare lamb rack. The missing piece, if anything, is the wine selection - which is very limited. I could have given a five star rank, yet when...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been returning to this restaurant for over 3 years and have never had anything but great service and super food , highly recommended

Thank 941Life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the No1 restaurant in Santa Barbara. Crab cakes with matching wine simply outstanding. Crab cakes rich, full flavour, lightly fried outside with fennel garnish. Rib eye syeak perfectly cooked medium rare with rosti/mashed potato and cauliflower florets with a matching Santa Barbara Cabernet...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The wait staff were more casual than expected; perhaps because it was a Sunday evening. The restaurant is very romantic with tables far apart. The wait staff were professional. The Salade Lyonnaise and Scalop Trio were outstanding. The grilled ribeye was excellent, however, very expensive.

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came so highly recommended, I did not believe it could live up to my expectations. It exceeded them! We had a lovely table on their beautiful patio. The servers were warm & engaging while totally professional. The menu was so enticing we ordered...More

Thank TravelBlondeh
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The menu here looked incredible, but so did the menu at several other restaurants I looked at. What drew me in here was the duo of tartare. I had the french onion soup and one of the salads and both were fantastic, but the tartare...More

Thank harleyglazer
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Excellent food and service. One of their special touches if you tell them you are celebrating a special day is to decorate your table with rose petals and a card signed by the staff. A wonderful assortment of seasonal and standard menu items. The wine...More

Thank m44
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Been here many times. Service is excellent. Food is normally terrific. The scallop appetizer, though $32, should be a splurge. Though the crab cakes for $20 are very good with generous portions. Good dish to split with another person. Appreciated that they split our salads...More

Thank Wonderer777
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11 June 2017|
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Response from ahdiii | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaraunt !!!
15 April 2017|
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Response from SBFoodWine | Property representative |
No, mine is an independent restaurant est. in 1998 (for more info check out our website at OriginalCaliforniaBouchon). Further, I think you might mean (just guessing) 'is this a Thomas Keller' restaurant, as he has 3... More
Monica S
18 April 2016|
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Response from markj4golf | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember seeing on the menu... maybe by request
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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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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