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“Great lunch bistro”

Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #12 of 75 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Valencia, CA
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Great lunch bistro”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Went here as our first choice was closed. Not disappointed. Crab bisque $4 for a cup was excellent. We shared a carnitas pizza $14 (cheese, pulled pork, chilies dizzled with ranch dressing) and a Murph panini $11(roastbeef caramelized onions garlic aioli). Wide slection of beers and wines outdoor seating available. Overall a nice lunch experience with a very unique menu. Worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food and wine”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I've been to Corktree Cellars numerous times, sometimes just for wine, sometimes for food. When ordering wine, you can get a bottle, by the glass, or you can taste a flight of wines. I think tasting a flight is a fun way to try new wines and I love the way that they do it. You receive all three wines at the same time. They are served on a wooden platter that have 4 adjectives listed around each wine. You can keep track of what you think of the wine by using those descriptions. It isn't necessary, but I thought it was a fun way to serve the flight wine and to potentially keep track of what you think of each. In terms of the food, I've eaten there 3 times and each time I was so impressed. I've had a great pizza and 2 of their delicious salads. The service has also always been great. I always look forward to going to Corktree Cellars, whether it is for food, for a flight of wine or both!

  • Visited October 2013
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Aarhus, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Very nice menu and excellent service”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We have visited this resaturant in the past - this time the experience was very good. Nice steak done to near perfection and large selection of wines. Service was excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Brian R
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costa mesa
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great Wine”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Relaxing atmosphere, great wines, great food, highly recommend. Amazing choice of wines and flights, great for stopping by, good food and great service.

Visited May 2013
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Chula Vista, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice Gem in Santa Barbara Area”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We went to this place by accident when we could not find lodging in downtown SB for the weekend. We ended up staying a few miles from town and ran into this place for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the selection of wines. The service was prompt and friendly, but I recommend you get there early since most restaurants in this area close aroung 10PM.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Luis L
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