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The Bistro at Bacara

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
+1 805-571-3018
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there for Saturday breakfast outside the weather was very comfortable and their views are stunning. I had the buffet breakfast which says it comes with cold meats but I did not see any. The eggs were great fresh fruit was available. Staff were...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistro at Bacara offers up really nice food with spectacular views of the coastline and Channel Islands offshore. Great selection of food choices, pleasant seating indoors our outside. You’ll enjoy!

Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bistro at the Bacara has always been a great, calm, well done, top choice for an elegant meal. It is where I take guests to be charmed and have a lovely view of the Pacific. It ranks up there with the Biltmore in Montecito....More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Omelette station, smoked salmon, croissants and much more! Great service and nice view! We love the yogurt and fresh berries.

Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We booked The Bistro at Bacara on Oct 15th by accident. I had read an article about great fine dining restaurants in Santa Barbara. I mistakenly booked the Bistro versus Angel Oak which was the restaurant referred to in the article. Angel Oak is also...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

They have a limited lunch menu but the food is very good. We had a salad and the burger, both beautifully presented and very tasty. The weather was perfect while enjoying the ocean view. It's pricey but worth t just for the ambience.

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ate here last weekend and it was very bad for a fine restaurant. We waited forever for our food, when it arrived we asked for additional dressing for our salad which took 20 minutes to arrive. The sandwiches had minimum amount of chicken...an ounce...More

Thank cherylf32
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The Bistro offer a very plaisant experience. You need to walk by the Bacara pool beautiful view to get there. Ones arrived, the staff take care of you with lot of attention to detail and make you feel like a super star. Food is delicious....More

Thank Marcel_tremblay
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I ate there twice in one day it was so good. The view from the patio is incredible. The food and service was top notch. Their drinks are creative and yummy. I highly recommend any of the salads!

Thank thefreddys
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Food was great, breakfast service slow but worth the wait. Fruit parfait was delicious. All the fruit in the hotel was fresh and sweet.

Thank Naznine A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-571-3018
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Named "Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America" by OpenTable, The Bistro at Bacara offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Chef Vincent Lesage's American cuisine can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco on a spacious oceanfront terrace. Local produce and sustainable seafood highlight an acclaimed menu of traditional bistro favorites, including brick oven flatbreads, seasonal salads, and the signature Bistro burger. Recent upgrades to The Bistro's patio include the addition of a cozy wood-burning fireplace, direct access to an oceanfront pool bar, and enhanced outdoor heating to enjoy breathtaking ocean vistas all year long.
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