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The Bistro

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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474 (Hollister)
+1 805-968-0100
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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260 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service in this restaurant is nicely consistent, when they're open. We enjoyed breakfast here each day of our stay. The service was good and the food was good. We had the Chef's Table twice and some food was cold at times, but it was refreshed consistently. The omelette station was great and the fruit and pastry display was... More 

Thank Denise A
Napa, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Next time I would go for the appetizers & cocktails rather then the full meal. Absolutely LOVED the Thai Brussel Sprouts!

Thank Michele Q
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Restuarant needs to update it menu. Menu is very limited. Great service and beautiful atmosphere. Chicken orzo soup was not what I expected.

Thank Teri T
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely spot for breakfast or any other meal for that matter. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The views across the sea are stunning. The breakfast choices are multiple and I had the homemade granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit - it was excellent.

Thank PEMtheDane
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bisto was our favorite place for breakfast, lunch and/or a late afternoon snack. The view could not be beat and the food and service were impeccable. Loved!!

Thank pamitch10
Portola Valley, California
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216 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Since the resort is quite a ways out of town, it is great to have several restaurant choices on-site. We ate both breakfast and dinner at The Bistro. The outside tables are terrific - great views, lots of room between tables, not too loud and good lighting. The food is just OK - nothing wrong with it but nothing special... More 

Thank JLG3000
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93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary Salmon was perfect and ribs done to perfection! The bread was crusty tasty and the fries are incredible! View well worth the trip

Thank Yvonne W
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

All the food here is fabulous. Pretty much anywhere on the resort, the food is great. You can venture off to town if you wish lower prices or to just look around, but if you stay on the grounds, you will always be satified.

Thank tjsage
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had a really good cobb salad at lunch while I read my newspaper at a nice table overlooking the ocean. Not too expensive and the service was good. Ask for Amber.

Thank Keith W
Cerritos, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The breakfast buffet is great. Our kids love the pasta. Lots of outdoors seating but we prefer the inside. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

1 Thank Geoffrey J

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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
USD 20 - USD 35
American, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-0100
  • This restaurant is at Bacara Resort & Spa

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