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Blush Restaurant & Lounge

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630 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302 (Ortega)
+1 805-957-1300
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Chengdu, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, reasonable prices, pleasant music to enjoy listening to or have it as background while socializing!

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Thank Wei3shi4li2n
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Blush Restaurant was an unfortunate disappointment. I was working with their event coordinator to set up for our wedding rehearsal dinner for 25 people. We started talking 2 weeks before the event. They had staff turnover that caused a delay in communication. The Monday before the event I called the manager to ask what was happening with the menu as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Met family here for dinner and it was an excellent meal. Service a little spotty but hardly an issue as we spent so much time catching up. It was not very crowded so we didn't feel like we should eat and run. They have a 3 for $30. That includes an appetizer, entree and dessert from a diced menu. Portions... More 

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Thank JVLD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My daughter and I took her 2 kids to this restaurant right on State Street. We loved the covered patio on this warm day. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We went for lunch which was fine with the kids but maybe dinner it would be better not to bring the kids. The service was good... More 

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Thank Elizabeth P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

He had the fish & chips and I had the fish tacos at a weekday lunch. (We were the first ones there--maybe the only ones.) Both were excellent. My fish tacos came with a side--I choose the caesar salad which was excellent and big enough to share. Filling and reasonable meal. Good service. We had been here several years ago... More 

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Thank ChiMagMile
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for our first visit to Blush as we were out shopping on a Saturday night. We were greeted by a very sweet hostess who promptly seated us. Then Ryan, our FABULOUS server, came to our table to say hello and introduce himself to us. Right away we were so surprised that the sometimes stuffy State Street had... More 

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Elk Grove, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Worst Thanksgiving meal ever. I think the turkey was canned. Definitely not fresh. Beef tenderloin had no taste. Bread was dry. So disappointed.

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Thank Erica M
Carmichael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great evening ambiance and wonderful food. We enjoyed steak bites (fair), lobster Mac, scallops, and halibut all wonderful!

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Thank FaithGalati
Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Steaks were amazingly good. Wine list is not huge but is remarkably comprehensive. Service is friendly and professional. Slick outdoor dining ambience with lots of fire to warm you on a cool night. My wife and I were impressed with the whole experience. Recommended!

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Thank Waterloonie
Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

So yes, post farmer's market we dropped into Blush for some delicious flatbread and a couple of glasses of wine. Great friendly service and the flatbread(s) were a meal in themselves. We'll come back and have dinner some evening. Good spot!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302
    (Ortega)
  • Public Transportation: City Bus Stop and Downtown trolly within feet of our entrance
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-957-1300
Description
Blush Restaurant & Lounge combines the idea of refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends the day-and night dining experience while staying true to its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Blush Restaurant & Lounge provides a modern, stylish decor in a warm, ambient, indoor dining room, complimented by an exquisite outdoor patio dotted with fireside seating. Blush features seasonal Californian cuisine with inventive signature cocktails that truly highlight a classic dining experience with a creative modern flare. Established in 2009 to bring Santa Barbara a refined "Social Dining" experience.

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