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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

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1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
+1 805-565-8237
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a special occasion place. The Biltmore is an old hotel, very elegant with coffered ceilings, a luxurious lobby and welcoming staff. Bella Vista restaurant does an equally luxurious brunch every Sunday. And along with brunch comes the unobstructed ocean view. The special occasion for us was visiting family for thanksgiving weekend. Brunch includes all the standards: omelets,... More 

Thank Nina S
Montecito, California
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your savings account and a backup check...the prices are nutts for the quality of the food.....you are paying for the beauty of the spot you are on.

Thank Sheryl223
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not my first time in a Four Seasons Hotel (FS Bora bora, Beirut, Puerto Vallarta etc.) but the Biltmore just blew my mind! It is less than 10 mn away from downtown Santa Barbara but when you enter the resort you have changed planets and when you sit at the Bella Vista Terrace with the sea in front... More 

Thank dianamna
Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant, especially the outdoor patio. Found the food to be average for a high end restaurant. Flavors and sauces were very complex and rich, almost as if the chef were trying too hard to mix too many flavors. We liked this restaurant better a two years ago.

Thank RL987654
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Convenient if you stay at the hotel. Expensive. Good menu selection. Attentive service. Nice view. We dined there at least 3 times. Would come back. Great desserts.

Thank somrov
B'ham, AL
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a real treat. Excellent offerings, lots of variety, and mimosas included for $75 per person. Highly recommend.

Thank MagnoliaC
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 4 of us sat outside under the (olive?) trees and around the fire pit for lunch. We had great pizza and a selection of small bites. Pretty good service and food. Very chilled. Lovely hotel as they are. Moroccan (ish) in style. Give it a try.

Thank MarkHippo
Santa Maria, California
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've heard about the spectacular Four Seasons Biltmore brunch brunch for many years and was finally able to experience it this past Sunday! Go here... for a luxurious, leisurely meal with your love or your loved ones. It is beautiful and delicious and far exceeded our expectations. The view and the service is stellar and we will be back.

Thank beachtravel
Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to come in and enjoy the sunset while sipping on a delicious Martini. Came back after brunch, juts to sit and watch the day melt into the evening. Glad we did!. End to a perfect trip.

Thank publicfood1809
Hollister, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited Santa Barbara for my sons birthday. We choose the Bella Vista and we enjoyed very much. It's a little pricy but they food was good. We enjoyed a bottle of wine as well as shared dishes. Enjoyed the birthday lunch.

Thank Carol R

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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
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
View, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?