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Petros

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1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-899-9100
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17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend about 3 months or more a year in Greece and have for about 12 years. So yes, we have eaten a lot of Greek food. Petros does a great job of mixing Greek cuisine with a California flair. We had three main courses and the table appetizer of skordalia and bread along with Nikos saganaki, all were really... More 

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Thank Heligypsy
Goleta, CA
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. If you love lamb this is a great place to go. They have many other delicious looking options as well (I just can't stop myself from ordering the lamb). There is nice wine list and for an appetizer I recommend the tray of various dips with pita. Wonderful flavors! The patio is my favorite place to... More 

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Thank Clare805
Andover, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went with friends a few days before Christmas, so it wasn't clear to us whether it would be vastly crowded or very empty—it turned out to have an average number of diners, enough for sociability, not so many we couldn't hear each other. We came early, before the bartender arrived, and so the mixed drink Aphrodite wasn't available—after starting... More 

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Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Santa Barbara, California
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place looked empty, but I trusted the good reviews and gave it a shot. The owner is a delightful Greek guy, very hospitable. The experience on a weekend felt like lunch on the Mediterranean - slow pace, delicious food, relaxing ambience. The pace of lunch service was a bit slow, but maybe that's the point. We had chicken souvlaki... More 

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Thank Jkwusa
La Mirada, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant and will definitely be going back the next time I am in the area. The lamb chops were delicious and I paired it with their own Petros Sarah and it was excellent. The ambiance is beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful, and not expensive for great food.

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Thank Geri H
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I had dinner last night at Petros and have not stopped talking about it! It's sooooo good!! And this is the exact phrase that was proclaimed at all the tables (within eavesdropping distance). I'm not even kidding!! In our party of 3, we ordered the rack of lamb (comes with brocolini), short rib spaghetti, and the best dessert in the... More 

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Thank caliiitrav
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely girls night out here. The strawberry dessert was killer as were the Hercules martinis with feta stuffed olives. Service was impeccable, I'm not sure why we haven't spent more time here. Very European ambiance, I loved the fountains and front row seats for people watching!

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Thank Alyssa L
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were one couple in large party of twenty+ people who had the good fortune of going to Petros for a family celebration. We really enjoyed the platter of assorted appetizer Dips. Our salads were fantastic and the side of sweet potatoes fries were a real treat. Everyone else in our group seemed quite pleased with their entrees. Portions were... More 

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Thank lfiebert
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I have been there once and i ordered the Karpouzi Salad and it was to die for our server was the best and he treated us very kindly i would recommend this place to anybody and especially Greeks

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Thank Sofia v
Palm Desert,CA
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I took my son and two teenage granddaughters and they all LOVED their meal. This always makes me happy. The service was great, tableclothes and the tables were spaced so that we could hear one another talk. We were in the back. It's authentic Greek...A great find. I am going back with a group on Saturday...I was that impressed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-9100

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Thousand Oaks, California
7 months ago
Santa Barbara, CA
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?