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Stella Mare's

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
+1 805-969-6705
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“cassoulet” (15 reviews)
“moules” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to Stella Mare for a romantic dinner and for a quick lunch, and the food was exceptional both times. A perfect silky Cassoulet, crisp delicious Troute Almondine (twice) and the richest, most flavorful Coq au Vin ever. The setting is delightful, in a...More

Thank gregh632
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had just completed a visit to Lotusland and the noon hour was upon us so we were looking for lunch. What we got at Stella Mare’s was not only an outstanding meal, but also a quick trip to sunny France. As...More

Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stella Mare is near our rental home in Santa Barbara and seemed like a good bet for a luxury dinner out. The menu is broad, but with a focus on red meat dishes. We ordered the deviled eggs and a crisp pork belly for appetizers,...More

Thank PANC J
Reviewed 22 September 2018

One of our favorites in Santa Barbara! The restaurant atrium is beautiful to dine in. I made dinner reservations on a Saturday for 2 at 7:30. Worked out perfectly... and they have parking! Yeah! Our server Nelson was excellent, friendly, attentive and made out dining...More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a nice quaint brunch spot to start our day in SB, and we found it at Stella Mare’s. My wife had the Quiche Lorraine and I had the duck sausage omelette. Both were delicious and they treated us very well. It...More

Thank isthistaken2
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had the sole meuniere which I liked. My husband had the coq au vin that had a dark, savory gravy. I would go again.

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We met friends for breakfast in Stella Mare’s and we will be back. Everything was perfect: ambiance, food, service. I highly recommend this place.

Thank EmaSaloma
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I waited 3 years to come back to this restaurant since the last time I was in Santa Barbara, and just as I found on previous trips, the food, service and ambiance is fantastic. Our server treated us like Queens, the escargot was to die...More

Thank FlipFlopFetish
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We came this restaurant by chance, two ladies out walking recommended it to us and I am very glad they did as it was superb. Beautifully appointed with a huge glass conservatory style diningroom complete with Provençal style furniture and a raised fireplace. I had...More

Thank 440SusanB
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had our anniversary dinner here. The food was tasty -- we had the coq au vin and the filet mignon. The filet was medium-done and a fairly large cut (more than I could eat), with pink in the center, but just on the edge...More

Thank Alma M
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Marian S
31 May 2016|
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Response from dditzel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They can combine rooms and accommodate your party. They also have another room with beautiful windows all around but I believe to reserve that one was about $1,000! We did not have a buffet, but guests could pick from... More
24 March 2016|
Response from Jeffree I | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have any salt-free specific items on their menu but I'll bet they would accommodate such a request. I attended a wedding there; they made sure to have gluten free items available that I could eat. I... More
Joe A
8 April 2015|
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Response from sue t | Reviewed this property |
They do serve some seafood here...fresh from the sea. don't know about bringing your own wine..they have a very good selection. You might call and inquire...there would probably be a corking fee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the corner of Cabrillo blvd and Los Patos way (our street).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-6705
Stella Mare’s is a Santa Barbara local’s favorite for lunch, brunch and dinner. French country recipes are offered with fresh fish, meats and poultry cooked on our wood-burning grill. Stella Mare's is perhaps one of the best examples of Santa Barbara style. Located between Montecito and Santa Barbara, this charming restaurant is housed in a historic landmark Victorian home, overlooking the Bird Refuge. The decor is French Provincial meets Santa Barbara style. The glass Greenhouse, with stunning views of the Bird Refuge, has cozy sofas, a fireplace, and a full service bar. “I'm so fortunate all over the world to find places that are very good that I can recommend, but I do have a short list of absolute musts. If you come anywhere near Santa Barbara, this is a must - Stella Mare’s, first of all, is so casual and homey. It's beautiful to look at, very relaxed atmosphere, and secondly the food is fantastic!” - Rachael Ray, Rachael’s Vacation Show - Food Network A bientot!
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