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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (102 reviews)
“scallop trio” (25 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The wait staff were more casual than expected; perhaps because it was a Sunday evening. The restaurant is very romantic with tables far apart. The wait staff were professional. The Salade Lyonnaise and Scalop Trio were outstanding. The grilled ribeye was excellent, however, very expensive.

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came so highly recommended, I did not believe it could live up to my expectations. It exceeded them! We had a lovely table on their beautiful patio. The servers were warm & engaging while totally professional. The menu was so enticing we ordered...More

Thank TravelBlondeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu here looked incredible, but so did the menu at several other restaurants I looked at. What drew me in here was the duo of tartare. I had the french onion soup and one of the salads and both were fantastic, but the tartare...More

Thank harleyglazer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. One of their special touches if you tell them you are celebrating a special day is to decorate your table with rose petals and a card signed by the staff. A wonderful assortment of seasonal and standard menu items. The wine...More

Thank m44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times. Service is excellent. Food is normally terrific. The scallop appetizer, though $32, should be a splurge. Though the crab cakes for $20 are very good with generous portions. Good dish to split with another person. Appreciated that they split our salads...More

Thank Wonderer777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the absolutely top restaurant in town. All their dishes sent us to heaven and the service had a true authentic interest in us without being too much. Mouthwatering experience - cannot wait to visit this lovely restaurant again.

Thank Alstapelfeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderfully memorable meal. We ordered the rib eye, ahi and venison medallions - all melt in your mouth and delicious. My husband loved the crispy potato croquette and daughter - the garlic bread pudding. Salad was great to share. Service was friendly...More

Thank MK513
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10/10 the food is amazing, restaurant is cozy, service is AMAZING! It was by far the best meal of our entire vacation.

Thank Kelli604
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service was excellent and the menu has everything Santa Barbara has to offer. I would give the restaurant a 4.5 if able. It really was fantastic, just very expensive. That said, the scallops were cooked perfectly as were the two fish dishes ordered and the...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

- Wow - one of the best meals I've had! We had local heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese, foie gras, duck house specialty, and scallop trio - every dish was amazing. great wine recommendations. they have a wine specially made to go with the house...More

Thank WMC08
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12 June 2017|
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Response from ahdiii | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaraunt !!!
15 April 2017|
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Response from SBFoodWine | Property representative |
No, mine is an independent restaurant est. in 1998 (for more info check out our website at OriginalCaliforniaBouchon). Further, I think you might mean (just guessing) 'is this a Thomas Keller' restaurant, as he has 3... More
Monica S
18 April 2016|
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Response from markj4golf | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember seeing on the menu... maybe by request
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.
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