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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123 (State)
+1 805-730-1160
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE had a great experience because someone gave us a gift certificate for $100. We do not normally spend that much on dinner. If you can afford to go here you will not be disappointed. Excellent service.

Thank CatNilda
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my girlfriend to Bouchon based off of great reviews all over the Internet. Unfortunately, the reality was much less to rave about. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation. Our meat was dry like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. I liked the rest of the food but service was pretty slow. Seating was cramped... More 

Thank Caribbean W
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I go to Bouchon for special occasions. We were last there for our wedding anniversary. The wait staff explain the dishes and if you have any questions about the food or its preparation, they know the answers! The meals we had were cooked perfectly and were super tasty. mmmm I'm looking forward to our next visit!

Thank surferpaul
San Jose, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on a recent trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate by birthday my wife and I had dinner at Bouchon. We eaten here once before 3 years ago and had a great experience and we always talked about going back. Our experience on this trip was outstanding. The wait staff was outstanding and gave great wine and dinner recommendations. My... More 

Thank Fred L
Kirkland, Washington
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236 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scallop appetizers 5 Venison 4. Champagne 1. Few bubbles and they said they just opened it. I doubt that or if so u need a different source. The pink bubbles they said they didn't have. Really? Was a Tuesday night Wine recommend for the scallops a 4 No cocktails 0 No old world wines 0 Ambience on outdoor patio with... More 

Thank lajolla1
Santa Barbara, California
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The true test of any eating establishment is what they do over a long period of time. bouchon has stood that test over a few decades now. For wine oriented folks, they do a good job of wine service with proper stemware including changing out the glasses for another wine. The corkage is $25 per bottle.

Thank BlakievanHemert
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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472 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had wonderful and memorable meals at Bouchon in the past and were excited to return. Our appetizers were very good, including the crab cakes, an excellent and flavorful mushroom ragout and cauliflower soup. We were off to a great start and the server was outstanding. The appetizers were very good to excellent. Given that we were having different... More 

Thank waterandmore
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made dinner reservations by phone on the 16th, party of 2, 6PM for 12/24. When we arrived we were seated on an outdoor patio. I asked for a table in the restaurant but was told no. When I made the reservation, Bouchon did not mention seating was on the patio. The patio was crowded and loud. Tables were very close... More 

Thank timothy s
Antigua and Barbuda
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good choice when visiting. Never disappoints and will return again. Variety to choose from, and nice presentation.

Thank Eliz102
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Santa Barbara for Christmas weekend and were able to get early reservations to Bouchon for Christmas Eve. Service was excellent, making several recommendations for items on the menu. Food was great, particularly the presentation. The three-course pricing they provided for the holidays allowed selection from the whole menu so there was plenty of variety to choose from.

Thank Eric W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$36
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?