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9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
+1 805-730-1160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (96 reviews)
“scallop trio” (24 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first night in SB we had dinner at Bouchon. Our waiter, Tony, and the rest of the staff provided impeccable service. Tony had great recommendations for wine pairing with our dinner especially the one that I had with perfectly cooked lamb. All of the...More

Thank klspears_98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this place if you are in Santa Barbara and want a nice meal. Excellent food (though docked a star for unimaginative crab cakes). Service was friendly, food was reasonably priced and ambiance was a relaxed mix of locals and tourists.

Thank NYCmid30s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a friendly introduction about the philosophy we started to study the menu. Many appetizing dishes. We had a heirloom salad (very tasty) and a foi gras (just it should be, warm and soft on a very crunchy toast) and the duck was also prepared...More

Thank FreekAmsterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to have dinner at this restaurant with all the great reviews and articles. Made a reservation and was promptly seated when arrived before the reservation time. Very friendly and capable waiting staff, old school dinning room with a more relaxed...More

Thank semanticvision
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quality food. well cooked and seasoned. great atmosphere. classy and knowledgeable staff. great location.

Thank jerry b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here twice over the 4 weeks we were in Santa Barbara and my only regret was that we didn't get there a third time! I have dined here before and it is every bit (if not a little more) as great as ever!.Rack of...More

Thank Randall P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smart restaurant serving very good food. Soup, Roasted Chicken, Rack of Lamb all cooked to perfection. Wine by the glass plus water. Possible not so cheap for some people but we loved it

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. This restaurant is conveniently located and has great ambience. Our waiter was knowledgeable and informative. The wine list is extensive if a little pricey. I highly recommend Bouchon - make sure you book as it is very popular.

Thank janettags
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fourth trip to Bouchon, and they never disappoint. There food is wonderful, but their staff is amazing. We usually just put ourselves in there hand and they make you feel comfortable and pampered at the same time. Be prepared as the serving size is...More

Thank donnak556
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It is so nice to escape the blistering heat of Phoenix by escaping to Santa Barbara. And, it is so nice to find a wonderful knock-off of our new love for cuisine of Lyon. We visited this lovely and relaxed restaurant just off of State...More

Thank johnvback
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12 June 2017|
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Response from ahdiii | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaraunt !!!
16 April 2017|
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Response from SBFoodWine | Property representative |
No, mine is an independent restaurant est. in 1998 (for more info check out our website at OriginalCaliforniaBouchon). Further, I think you might mean (just guessing) 'is this a Thomas Keller' restaurant, as he has 3... More
Monica S
19 April 2016|
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Response from markj4golf | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember seeing on the menu... maybe by request
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1160
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Farm-to-table gem in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Original California bouchon, menu features local produce and wines. Charming rustic ambience with hardwood floors, open kitchen and inviting patio. Service is warm, friendly and informed.
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