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1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-963-7003
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Cooperstown, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps this restaurant seems old fashioned to some people, but I love the white tablecloths, the wait staff, the fact that you can eat outside under/next to a heater if you want. But the main thing is the food, which is always delicious. I've had several different kinds of fish, risotto, pasta. Sometimes I have salad and an appetizer. It's... More 

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live here part time and have been going here for 8 years. Haven't been in a while, trying all the "new" and "hot" spots in town. Why bother???? This is one of the best meals I have had and 2 guests agreed. Great salads, great entrees, great service, and beautiful place to have a meal. Need to come here... More 

Thank stewiel
Antigua and Barbuda
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Upham hotel -booked a table to make it easy, and see if we had a great new place for dinner, and was told Toni was a great chef. Unfortunately for us, it was his night off, and our dinner was most disappointing. Lamb was undercooked, and the vegetables were almost raw. Fish was overcooked and no flavor. We... More 

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Monterey, California
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196 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to eat, Wife had Yellowtail and loved it, lots of fantastic flavors in the way it was cooked, I had the Grilled Meatloaf different than what I expect however met new expectations, super. Good Wine list!!!! Note: We came in a downpour, Parking an issue come early

Thank DaCoach61
Santa Barbara, California
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Louie's is a first class restaurant serving high quality California cuisine in a traditional setting. It is always quiet, has an outstanding wine list, and the food is consistently good, if not great. It is certainly in the top 5 of all restaurants in SB, which is saying a lot, given the quality of restaurants in town.

Thank ZippyGreen
Long Beach, California
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The service was nice and the food was good , but not exceptional. The cost should have produced exceptional food. It did not. There are many exceptional restaurants in Snata Barbara that don't charge anymore than Louie's. We will not eat threr again for this reason.

Thank murjoe
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a great, small, romantic restaurant with excellent food. You will not be disappointed. Wine only.

Thank joe D
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lunch and Dinner were an experience. Food outstanding and generous. Prices certainly within reason. We were served by a helpful, courteous young lady who recommended many things.

Thank sydney025
San Isidro, Argentina
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123 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you are staying at the Upham, diner here is a must Great menu and wines, people are very nice The bill can not on your room, you must pay at the restaurant, separate business Dessert is also very good with several options, the Creme brûlée was excellent !

Thank Alex L
Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Upham overnight and chose to dine at Louie's with slight reservations, because sometimes a hotel's in house restaurant might not be as good as those found in the city. How wrong we were! We were looked after by excellent staff who could not do enough for us and treated to the best meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-7003

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