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9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, 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” (27 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a delightful dining experience. We had a waiter who was super-knowledgeable about the local wines, and helped us choose a great bottle. My wife had the duck and I had sea bass. Both fantastic. The hostess, Leann, made us 100% comfortable. Best meal...More

Thank Chrismo66
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband took me to Bouchon for my birthday, and I could not have wished for a better dining experience. Although we have lived in Santa Barbara for two years now, this was our first visit to Bouchon. Everything about our evening was wonderful. Pleasant...More

Thank Theona S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps, the best restaurant in Santa Barbara I have been to. I had their salad and venison, and other people at our parties had duck and lamb. Everything was perfectly cooked. Service was impeccable, and the wine list was impressive.

Thank Konstantin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Bouchon on a busy Saturday night. The place was hopping, and yet the food was as excellent as other reviewers had led me to believe it would be when I reserved the table. I had a salad and the scallop trio for...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere. The restaurant is small, and the service is good. We think it is the best restaurant in Santa Barbara and enjoy taking our out-of-town visitors here. We live in NYC part of the year and are happy to have found a restaurant...More

Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine list is well curated, and everything I had (the foie gras appetizer and the ribeye entree) was exceptional. Worth the splurge!

Thank Frédérique V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at several SB restaurants and we have liked Bouchon the best. The food is always beautifully prepared. Our preference is for fish and they always have great choices. The restaurant is intimate and the staff friendly, but professional. It is important to...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant I have been to in Santa Barbara. Awesome unique menu with something for everyone. Nice location near downtown hotels (right off State Street). Service was excellent and the food was extremely good with a great variety of options. Upscale restaurant...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I visited here for dinner on a Saturday. It was last minute reservations and my party of two was seated rather early (5:45 pm). Bottom line: impressive. Great food, great local wine, and exceptional service. Next time I am in Santa Barbara, I will dine...More

Thank RandallMay
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We went out to dinner or lunch 6 times during our visit to Santa Barbara. My husband and I agree that Bouchon was the biggest disappointment. The server was clipped and brusque and he seemed to want to be somewhere else. The best item was...More

Thank Phoebe059
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Cross Street is State Street, 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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