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The Bistro at Bacara

8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
+1 805-571-3018
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to the Bacara because it feels as though I'm on vacation and it's only a Friday!! It is so fun playing tennis with friends on the clay courts! You can hear the ocean it is so close! And afterwards we go winetasting...More

Thank j9calgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch, dinner and breakfast. Food seems fresh and service is fine. Good diversity of options and a nice breakfast buffet.

Thank travel78306
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistro at Bacara has achieved an unprecedented feet. They've managed to make all their dishes taste the same...which is to say tasteless! The service is not any better, unorganized and poorly staffed with summer hires that don't know what they are suppose to do....More

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
BacaraServiceTeam, General Manager at The Bistro at Bacara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear maninasuitcase_10: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at The Bistro at Bacara. I am extremely disappointed to hear about the inconveniences you experienced while dining with us. We are very sorry that we did not deliver the way...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Nice decor, good service. But what stood out was the food. I had a shrimp and vodka pizza, and its taste took me by surprise! Certainly more than just another hotel restaurant...

Thank danpoenaru
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We love the bistro we sit by a huge window and overlooked the ocean the food is super service extraordinary and the service is exceptional the Grounds to get there are beautiful as well.it's far from the lobby so your escorted with the golf cart.Fish...More

Thank barbaraleehill
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This restaurant has very good food options. The food was delicious This restaurant is next to the pool with ocean views.

Thank tamara419
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you're staying at the Bacara resort, this is a great option for breakfast... The buffet is incredible. But once the restaurant fills up, service becomes spotty, so get there early.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

You know what happens when you stay at a resort and have limited options? You are forced to leave the property or dine on the grounds. The Bistro has really tasty food. Breakfast is good and besides the buffet they have pretty decent menu items....More

Thank ryan y
BacaraServiceTeam, General Manager at The Bistro at Bacara, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Ryan Y, Thank you for providing your honest feedback regarding the service you experienced at The Bistro. We are sorry to hear you were not provided with the service and support we strive to give our guests. Rest assured, we take the satisfaction and...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Overlooking the ocean and the pool, the bistro is a perfect place to check out from the world and enjoy an elegant brunch. We opted against the buffet and chose to order from the menu. We started with the pastry board; a thing of beauty...More

Thank Far_From_Home45
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Overlooking the ocean with both indoor and outdoor dining options, the Bistro is warm and inviting. My large cafe latte was served in a coffee bowl nice and hot. The menu provided nice choices if healthy to substantial breakfasts. The staff was eager to serve...More

Thank mbchalk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-571-3018
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Named "Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America" by OpenTable, The Bistro at Bacara offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Chef Vincent Lesage's American cuisine can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco on a spacious oceanfront terrace. Local produce and sustainable seafood highlight an acclaimed menu of traditional bistro favorites, including brick oven flatbreads, seasonal salads, and the signature Bistro burger. Recent upgrades to The Bistro's patio include the addition of a cozy wood-burning fireplace, direct access to an oceanfront pool bar, and enhanced outdoor heating to enjoy breathtaking ocean vistas all year long.
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