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Chase Bar & Grill

1012 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2711
+1 805-965-4351
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“chicken piccata” (15 reviews)
“fish chowder” (4 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1012 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2711
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I felt lien I was in Italy eating here. Pasta was amazing, the best Alfredo I have ever had, and a huge portion at that.

Thank alice320
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had an excellent in this busy restaurant. we enjoyed excellent meals of chicken Alfredo, homemade ravioli, (my wife said they were the best she had ever had!) and even really good burgers. The wait staff was very good and friendly. A very enjoyable time...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Noah was a great server -- personable, patient, and helpful. The ambience is very nice here. There are fairy lights inside and on the patio. There are also very comfortable booths inside and a warm, cosy atmosphere with typical Italian restaurant decor. We had the...More

Thank UptownGirl805
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I really wanted to give a better review to Chase Bar & Grill, owing to how quaint it appears, with tables on the sidewalk and a very warm atmosphere inside. The white twinkle lights inside were a nice touch – I thought I was on...More

Thank FrequentTraveller034
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have been coming to The Chase since the 70's. It is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in all of Santa Barbara. The food never disappoints, and the service is excellent. I have never had a bad meal here at The Chase! The Chicken Piccata...More

Thank Kelly C
Chase R, Owner at Chase Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Kelly- My name is Jack and I am the current owner of The Chase. It is an honor to know that we have such loyal customers and your feedback truly made my day! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Chicken Piccata...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch off the discount menu. The restaurant is very beautiful with rich leather banquette seating and lovely decor. The portions were generous and the food selection was extensive to satisfy a variety of dietary needs. Our server was pleasant and...More

Thank Phyllis54
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Sweet well trained waiter. Delicious food, moderate pricing. This will be our go-to Santa Barbara restaurant from now on. Small outside patio but perfect to sit there and enjoy a lovely lunch.More

Thank bestbunny10
Chase R, Owner at Chase Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us with your review. We are so glad that you could enjoy our staff members as well as our outdoor dining. Next time you are stopping by for lunch, feel free to send me over an email and we...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have been going to The Chase for well over 30 years and have NEVER been disappointed. The best Italian food around Santa Barbara with a very quaint Italian decor and absence. My favorite dish is Chicken Picatta which has always been served well prepared...More

Thank Steve C
Chase R, Owner at Chase Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you, Steve, for sharing your feedback with us! I am glad that you consider The Chase one of the best Italian restaurants in Santa Barbara, we agree with you. We hope that you will be back again soon to enjoy our Chicken Picatta and...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

As a part-time Santa Barbara resident I've come to appreciate the old world charm of the Chase Bar and Grill. Viewed from the street, it's white linen table clothes, subdued lighting and classic, black and white photos looks inviting. The service is friendly and helpful,...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot to take a load off after Tues night farmers market. Whole front of the restaurant is open to the outdoors so we watched State St waltz by. Bartender was so laidback & fun to talk to. My friend & I had Edward Island...More

Thank SoCalGa
Chase R, Owner at Chase Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you so much for telling us about your recent visit to The Chase. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our menu items as well as our staff members after a trip to the local Farmer’s Market! Our Chefs work diligently...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2711
    (Carrillo St.)
  • Public Transportation: There is a downtown open air shuttle that picks up and drops off directly across the street. Which is a .25 fare. Cab fare is $10 or less from most hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-4351
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The Chase Restaurant and Lounge is a Santa Barbara landmark for over 37 years serving the best authentic New York style Italian food in the most romantic atmosphere in the city. The Chase is perfect for all occasions. This restaurant is a MUST SEE when visiting Santa Barbara. Please contact us for reservations or any questions you might have.
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