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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Certificate of Excellence
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1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
+1 805-565-8237
07:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing weekend in Santa Barbara, punctuated by a dinner at Bella Vista. The second night of 3 nights of amazing dining with good friends. The weather was great, a warm sunny day with clear skies and we were seated just before sunset. The view was incredible, the food was delicious and the service by Harold was top... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sunday brunch can't be beat. Too many choices to list, but everything of the nighest quality. The Eggs Benedict were to die for. Pamper yourself!

Thank Dellanno31
La Jolla, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service- Bar is exceptional. I had the steak and a very nice bottle of wine. Always good, eat there often.

Thank Lance H
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with some friends for dinner one evening. They had heat lamps out and it was just gorgeous. There is nothing to comment on in that area. The food was decent - not out of this world good, but not bad either. The reason I gave this restaurant 4 stars instead of 5 is because of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for Sunday Brunch after a weekend of wine tasting. Everything was perfect. From the view to the food to the service, we could not have been more pleased!

Thank eph1984
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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98 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, relaxing, and really great hors curves and drinks. I think this is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

Thank Jeff B
New Delhi, India
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Spanish decor in line with the decor of the hotel. The restaurant has a wonderful view of the beach line where we were lucky to see some dolphins swim by. The food and salad was wonderful too.

Thank pratss2014
Los Osos, California
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176 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us wanted to have a special breakfast and this restaurant met our expectations. Although they have a beautiful patio that has a tremendous ocean view we opted for indoor seating due to the strong breezes that followed the previous evening's rain storm. We could still see the ocean from indoors, Two of us choose the egg white frittata... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hotel with excellent facilities. Beautiful, charming outdoor pool and even better greenery around the property. Great restaurant across the street which belongs the hotel. Suggest a trip in summer so you can take advantage of the beach front as well as the beautiful hotel.

Thank The3000
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530 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a business dinner here, then leisurely breakfasts that were a smaller group, and not business. All were pleasant, good service and good food. Yes, it's expensive, but I was pleased with everything I ate. I tried the polpo (grilled octopus appetizer), beet & burrata salad, herb roasted branzino (fish filet), rack of lamb, and fritters bomboloni. For breakfast,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
Bella Vista showcases organic, Italian-inspired California cuisine, courtesy of Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini. The restaurant's decor - with its fireplaces, hand-carved wine wall, rich mahogany and rare marble - adds to the ambience of the tranquil seaside setting that features expansive ocean views and a heated outdoor terrace.

Bella Vista's comprehensive wine list emphasizes local Santa Barbara County producers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?