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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
+1 805-565-8237
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“caviar” (14 reviews)
“crab legs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bella Vista has a wonderful view being right across the street from the ocean at the Four Seasons Resort. We had breakfast every morning with a full buffet. It was enjoyable watching dolphins swim by while having coffee and a great breakfast.

Thank do1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Four Seasons and Bella Vista Restaurant on many occasions. Usually when we want to meet friends or family for a special lunch we suggest the Bella Vista. We invited one of our sons and his daughter to meet us for...More

Thank EdandEm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Splendid evening with friends, delicious food, excellent service, and the best view in all of Santa Barbara!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last night after the Food and Wine festival, we went to Bella Vista for a final meal before leaving. The restaurant is beautiful with a limited, but delicious menu. Ocean view is great. However, service was inattentive and not what is expected or previously...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The light and airy room is quite special, offering a morning buffet breakfast with a variety of items including gluten free.

Thank butravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing dishes and a stunning view make this spot perfect for romantic dinners or peaceful morning coffee and pastries.

Thank amandamesa
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I have enjoyed only the breakfast fare. The choices are varied and food is very fresh and the presentation is excellent. Outside as well as inside seating is available. Service is excellent.

Thank nomoroy
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very nice champagne brunch! Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Great variety, wonderful deserts, beautiful outside area to see the ocean.

Thank 3yarddogs
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Lovely ocean views and attentive wait staff. Comfortable dining with delicious, fresh food. A winning experience!

Thank paula k
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have done this brunch 6 or 7 times now and it has always been incredible. This year we sat on the patio looking out on the Pacific on a day that was about 70 degrees; very comfortable. The different brunch stations were so varied...More

Thank Ewiley3
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maray s
13 March 2017|
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Response from AaronI1927 | Property representative |
Dear Maray, Thank you for thinking of Bella Vista for lunch! We do recommend reservations however they are not required. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance and we look forward to welcoming you on Friday... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from AaronI1927 | Property representative |
Hello Suzyhair, Bella Vista is closed for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Thursday - Monday, reservations are recommended but not required. May we assist in setting up a reservation for you? Warm regards, Aaron... More
Barbara J
4 September 2015|
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Response from GJo3814 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. We saw everything from shorts and beach shoes to more "date night" type of attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 48
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara's most beautiful premier al fresco oceanfront dining experience. With panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito's Butterfly Beach, guests will enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients inspired by Executive Chef Marco Fossati. The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit and a retractable glass roof further create the indoor-outdoor dining experience. Bella Vista has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats and the shared charcuterie plate is the most popular appetizer on the menu. Thursday nights a crudo bar offers shucked oysters, shrimp and scallops at sunset and the restaurant is home to one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the United States.
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