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“Ocean View dinner”

The Bistro at Bacara
Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hollister
Description: Named "Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America" by OpenTable, The Bistro at Bacara offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Chef Vincent Lesage's American cuisine can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco on a spacious oceanfront terrace. Local produce and sustainable seafood highlight an acclaimed menu of traditional bistro favorites, including brick oven flatbreads, seasonal salads, and the signature Bistro burger. Recent upgrades to The Bistro's patio include the addition of a cozy wood-burning fireplace, direct access to an oceanfront pool bar, and enhanced outdoor heating to enjoy breathtaking ocean vistas all year long.
California
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ocean View dinner”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Lovely dinner with ocean view. I ordered the lamb and it was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The staff were concerned with making sure that all was well with the meal without being overbearing and we appreciated that. It was our anniversary and they brought us champagne and cake. A big Thank You to the resort for making our weekend special and wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Stevenson Ranch, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, slow service”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The food is wonderful. If it weren't for the views, I might have gotten angry for how long it took. Gorgeous place!

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hit or Miss”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The first night was excellent with great food and service. The second night was a real disappointment with no service at all until Melissa saved the night. Would not return to this restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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Sausalito, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Bistro is The Best”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Superb food, service, and ambience. Loved dining under the stars. The scallops are the best I've tasted! Risotto too!

Visited July 2014
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great view, great service”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The view at the Bistro is awesome- sit on the patio so you can look at the ocean. The food was very good. They have a dinner buffet, but it doesn't start until 6pm, so factor that into your reservation time. Our waiter, Andrew, was great!

You can eat here in resort casual, as most folks did. However there were a few folks there from the nearby area celebrating special occasions and were more dressed up... The place is very comfortable for both types of clientele. They have plenty of heaters for the patio, so you don't get cold in the evening.

We would definitely eat here again.

Visited June 2014
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