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The Bistro at Bacara

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
+1 805-571-3018
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We sat at the Bacara Bar and had some drinks, burger and salad. It was all very good. The bartender was really nice to talk too also

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for a craft beer. Great selection of IPAs+ on draft, plus plenty of bottles. Nice outdoor seating. Music every night (loud). Minimal food. Cheese plated and sandwich for lunch. Dog friendly.

Thank dh2go
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The location is beautiful but the food and service is slow and spotty. Some things were really well done and the ambiance made it easy to overlook the shortfalls.

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had the pleasure of enjoying drinks here on a Friday night and again on a Saturday night after an event. While we didn't order food, we received great, attentive service both evenings for cocktails. They have a great wine and specialty drink menu.

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Food and service in this restaurant is nicely consistent, when they're open. We enjoyed breakfast here each day of our stay. The service was good and the food was good. We had the Chef's Table twice and some food was cold at times, but it...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Next time I would go for the appetizers & cocktails rather then the full meal. Absolutely LOVED the Thai Brussel Sprouts!

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Restuarant needs to update it menu. Menu is very limited. Great service and beautiful atmosphere. Chicken orzo soup was not what I expected.

Thank Teri T
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot for breakfast or any other meal for that matter. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The views across the sea are stunning. The breakfast choices are multiple and I had the homemade granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit - it...More

Thank PEMtheDane
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Bisto was our favorite place for breakfast, lunch and/or a late afternoon snack. The view could not be beat and the food and service were impeccable. Loved!!

Thank pamitch10
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Since the resort is quite a ways out of town, it is great to have several restaurant choices on-site. We ate both breakfast and dinner at The Bistro. The outside tables are terrific - great views, lots of room between tables, not too loud and...More

Thank jlg3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-571-3018
  • E-mail
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.
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