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Wine Cask Restaurant
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Ranked #55 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canon Perdido
Description: Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Our passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates alfresco in the Mediterranean courtyard or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Ambience is incredibly peaceful, high scale, romantic, and new age. Menu spectacular. I had the salmon on green lentils and it was the best salmon I’ve ever had. Service was perfect, not too fast not too slow, but quietly attentive. This is a wonderful change from the waterfront high energy noisy venues. We will definitely be back next time we are in Santa Barbara.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had lots of appetizers, great local white & red wines; service was attentive & accommodated my GF needs! Other winery tasting rooms in the same complex.

Thank sekingrn
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Historically, this has been a fine restaurant with an emphasis on wine, especially local Santa Barbara County wines. It has gone thigh numerous changes of chefs and therefore menus and currently is offering decent choices across the board for almost all preferred tastes and diets choices.
They have a good wait staff that is informed and service oriented. Parking can be an issue for those not familiar with the area. There is Public Garage within a bock as well as a parking lot next door, but with a high tariff.

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Thank BlakievanHemert
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were at the WIne Cask with a big group in a separate room and they treated us very well. My entree was the Local Sea Bass that was excellent and my wife enjoyed her Risotto. The Wine was good. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant in Downtown Santa Barbara.

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Thank Paulta2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is super pretty inside with a cozy fireplace...wonderful ambience. With that said, food was totally average. My huband's filet was way overdone. We were in a group, otherwise would have sent back. My risotto was totally average. Would not return.

Thank Travel813320
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