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Bouchon

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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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Toronto
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140 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived late and tired, and because of the time chose items from the hors d'oeuvres section of the menu. The orders were served with panache, beautifully prepared and presented. (We recommend the brie en croute and the warm foie gras.) The accompanying wines were just as pleasing. Strongly recommended for flair and good value.

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Thank winst0n4
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bouchon has been on our list of restaurants to try for some time. We finally made it for my birthday dinner with friends. The menu selections was varied so there was something for everyone. I had a duck entree that came with a medley vegetables. My spouse had venison medallions. Both were prepared well with good seasonings. The wait staff... More 

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Thank Anne L
Andover, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty place inside, quiet possibly because of attractive cork-lined wall, attentive but not obsequious service, but what I will remember it for is the taste explosion in my mouth. Shared a perfectly succulent serving of foie gras and sopped up the sauces with the excellent French bread brought to the table, the simple greens salad with Parmesan shavings was refreshing,... More 

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Narberth, PA
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bouchon's signature dish, duck breast with duck confit, was absolutely. spectacular. We ate outdoors which was very pleasant and avoided what seemed to be a high noise level indoors. The wine list was amazing. Service was top-notch. This must be the best restaurant in Santa Barbara. Having traveled extensively in the US, Europe and South Africa, this meal was among... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bouchon is an elegant and intimate dining experience that exemplifies what a top-rated restaurant should be. Chef Greg prepares a variety of dishes using locally-sourced ingredients that put the "awesome" in "awesome experience." Bouchon is for adults who appreciate excellent cuisine, fine wine, and impeccable service; I'd shy away from trying to feed a family of four where quantity is... More 

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Thank toddwrites
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, incredible wines, and a professional, friendly and enjoyable service. Bouchon is certainly one of the best restaurants I have ever visited.

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Thank Miguel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this is one of the nicest restaurants and all of Santa Barbara. Always fresh and properly prepared with wonderful, educated service staff. A great place to take people you care about.

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Potomac, Maryland
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Santa Barbara, and ate at Bouchon at the recommendation of our friends. We loved our meal and the experience. The menu was inviting, and we splurged with decadent first courses of bone marrow and foie gras. For our entree we shared the rib eye, cooked just perfectly, and so nice with a local pinot noir!... More 

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Thank 452susanv
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation and the hostess was able to seat us on a Friday evening. By the time we left every seat table was full. The experience was excellent on all counts. The menu inventive, Bouchon wine very good, and the atmosphere perfect, and the service exceptional.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a foodie, this restaurant does not offer too many surprises. The flavors and textures of the dishes are pleasing. The prices are in line, and there is an extensive wine list to complement the dishes. That said, the environment is not particularly intimate or unusual. The service is casual but attentive. The ambient noise is high.

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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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?