We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

809 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 762: English reviews
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was very warm and efficient; not at all pushy. The venison was the best I have ever tasted. My friends all loved the salmon. I have French onion soup frequently, and I would place theirs in the top 10 category. I have eaten at Bouchon's several times and it is consistently very good. It is also very near... More 

Thank murjoe
Santa Barbara, CA
Level Contributor
195 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Early Friday Holiday Season dinner and the streets, parking lots and sidewalks were busy. Warmly greeted by the hostess and shown to a quiet, romantic table for two. Our server, Joaquin was there quickly and I ordered a bottle of 2014 Melville Pinot Noir from the wine menu. When the sommelier arrived it was with a 2013 vintage. Not wanting... More 

los angeles
Level Contributor
85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Barbara is a vacation spot, and has many fine restaurants. Of these Bouchon is the best for delicious and uncomplicated cuisine accompanied by a great wine selection. .Not cheap, but well worth it. Service good and not too noisy !

Thank leidenaar
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed somewhere to eat on Thanksgiving and this is one of the few places that was open. The crab cake starter was delicious however the turkey main course was bland and very average and nothing to write home about. They were charging $75/person and drinks on top. Overall, the staff were very friendly, the ambience was great however the... More 

Thank Hannah76
Beverly Hills, CA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tough to beat for a romantic meal. French but not French portions. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked and came in a "man sized" portion. The salmon was crazy good. The texture was so perfect it's hard to describe.

Thank moonpod
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've waited years to get here and try Bouchon, and we were mesmerized. The food, the service, the ambiance, and did I mention the food????!!!! Between the six of us we tried the foie gras appetizers and trio of scallops. Then we moved on to an extremely tender duck breast, delicate sea bass, flavorful crusted venison, and a ridiculously delicious... More 

Thank Deb S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're wanting to experience fine cuisine in Santa Barbara this is the place to go to. Not only is the food and wine selection excellent but the service from all of the staff is of the highest quality. Food and wine is very well priced for the excellent quality received.

Thank Oliver D
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner around 6:30pm. We told the waiter to basically order for us and he tried. Beer was warm, food was very basic, little pricey for what you get but the service was good. Not sure if we will come back.

Thank SOocerStar
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Bouchon while in Santa Barbara on a weekend getaway. We found it to be everything the postive reviews we had read promised and more. We were seated on the covered front patio on a warm evening. The sound of a fountain and the lighting made it feel very romantic. We noted that, although it was warm, the... More 

Thank Suzi L
West Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner in this little gem. Every thing was delicious. The staff was so friendly and helpful too.

Thank llp324

Travellers who viewed Bouchon also viewed


Been to Bouchon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$24 - US$36
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bouchon and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bouchon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?