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Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro - CLOSED

516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-962-9303
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
20 Sep 2017
“Nice restaurant”
17 Nov 2016
“Friendly Montecito”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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11 - 20 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2014

There are many options along State Street however many of them are burger or Mexican orientated and this is one of the few where upmarket food is served. It was lovely sitting outside watching the world go by and, apart from a really drunken nosy...More

1  Thank Ginger005
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Yesterday was Tuesday so we were off to the Farmer's Market on State Street. We also had a certificate for Pierre La Fonds on lower State St. Outside tables were full so we went inside and had a nice table where we could watch the...More

1  Thank DrBud_12
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We ate a quick dinner here before a party at a nearby winery. We used the Axxess Card for buy one get one free entree. I had the Squash and Ricotta Ravioli in a lemon cream sauce..I loved it! I liked that the portion was...More

Thank Gamyleigh
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Had a great experience here! Had two wine flights of all fantastic local wines. Got a pizza for the kiddos that was delicious. French onion soup was great. Quinoa/kale warm salad was phenomenal! I am not usually a kale eater, but this salad transformed me!...More

Thank Dutchman101
Reviewed 5 August 2014

not your traditional breakfast fare but if you can go with a cheese plate, warm quinoa salad with all kinds of suprises in it, interesting toasts you will be in heaven. an ideal setting on state street.

Thank stylcounsel
Reviewed 13 July 2014

A slow evening evidently, no host at the stand and the servers spent more time drinking than working. Waited 20 minutes for a glass of water, 20 for soup, and another 20 for the salad after the soup arrived. Other diners just walked out or...More

2  Thank YaleDad
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I visited with my family. The menu selection is fantastic! We could hardly decide what to eat. There were vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available right on the main menu! The food was cooked to perfection. The service was wonderful in spite of the...More

Thank Lara M
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We saw the last of the summer solstice parade and came upon this lovely bistro. Shady outside seating with a tasty menu suiting all folk.I tried the Mexican breakfast which was first class and my husband had a great avocado sandwich.We also tried the wine...More

Thank Anotherglassofred
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We were looking for a place to have dinner at in Santa Barbara, and stumbled across the Wine Bistro, which seemed to be the perfect place for us - a food loving family. Some of the reviews say it is expensive, I don't think so....More

Thank circusfamily
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I found it to be very average - especially considering its right in the heart of State street. Good service... Really nice and courteous waiter but he had no real knowledge of wine. It's a wine bistro! Food was really good! Tho the flat bread...More

Thank Sedrik V
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 27
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Cota & Haley)
  • Public Transportation: The downtown shuttle costs 25 cents, travels up and down State, to the breakwater and over by the Santa Barbara Zoo. One of the stops is just steps away from the Wine Bistro.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-9303
  • E-mail
The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in the freshest ingredients. The menu is split between appetizers, salads and entrees, including vegetarian dishes and fresh fish. The Steamed Mussels are the best in SB! Entree high-lights include Grilled Duck & Confit of Duck, Seared Salmon and Grilled New York Steak. Fantastic desserts include Salted Caramel Bittersweet Chocolate Tart, Sherry Wine Cake and more.Serving wines from Santa Barbara Winery,Lafond Winery as wines from around the world. Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30pm 9:30 to closingOpen Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm Sat/Sun 9:00am - 9:30pm Weekend brunchSidewalk patio.
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