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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” (105 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 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Bouchon in February for our first time. From beginning to end our experience was one of our best as a couple. The staff was friendly and sincere. Our server Justin was First Class! His knowledge of the menu was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices were high but not overly so and the food was excellent. I was seated in an outdoor closed-in area that was comfortable.

Thank artbacis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal at bouchon for my 30th birthday. This restaurant is very impressive, menu is mostly locally sourced and very reasonable for the quality and service. We had the hamachi crudo, sea bass, lamb chops, and apple crisp for...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excuse for a restaurant splurge when we were visiting Santa Barbara and we chose Bouchon based on good local reviews and a AAA top rating. The service was polite and attentive, the food was delicious as expected, and the atmosphere was cozy...More

Thank blueangel728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve lived in Santa Barbara for many years, but just discovered this amazing dining experience! We will visit again and again. The staff met us with rose pedals on our table and a custom signed card wishing us a happy Anniversary. Wow! The food was...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for our 20th anniversary. Turns out the restaurant was also in their 20th year! When we arrived a table was ready for us with rose petals and a card. The dishes were perfectly prepared and plated. Our server had excellent suggestions...More

Thank Oriana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our starters were just fine. Pleasant friendly service. Great ambience. But my wife found her main course (Chicken) all to be unpleasantly salty (to our British tastes). My duck was initially very cool and far too rare. When I sent it back, it became disappointingly...More

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was super cool and romantic. Our food was excellent and our server was fabulous for us. I had the fish and it was cooked just like I had asked for it to be. Even the hostess cared about the tables and helped if...More

Thank lovept
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining is an experience of food, atmosphere, and service. At Bouchon the food is outstanding and the service superb including the maitre d', server, and table busser. Tables are a bit crowded, but that is the atmosphere of a French bistro which Bouchon most definitely...More

Thank SBHTraveler
Reviewed 16 March 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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