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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-2400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“macaroons” (24 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European
€€ - €€€
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Coffee machine broken, so no fresh coffee, instead, coffee from dispensers. Great, dispensers almost empty, and cold. We ordered a fresh orange juice, “we’ll bring it to your table”. Ten minutes later we asked about our orange juice. “Sorry, we are not happy with the...More

Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We stopped here for lunch on a recent visit to town. The croissants were wonderful. My husband and I also had French onion soup which I thought was a little sweet but good. It came with salad and little open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. The pastry...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I got the croque monsieur and it was ok. Served with a mixed green salad that was ok. The highlight was my iced mint peach tea.

1  Thank brattonj
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Renaud's croissants are the best in town, better than Bouchon's and more expensive venues. My favorite location is the Ontare, next to Harry's, one of the best moderately priced restaurants in S.B., and Gelson's. It is far more spacious than the location across from the...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Highlights: I've had a lot of macarons and I love these! We had the kindest service! Easy access from shopping on State St.

Thank JChaff12
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The pastries are exceptional at Renaud's. Possibly the best I've had in the U.S., and when we're buzzing through this area we often stop for croissants and the little hazelnut-cinnamon pinwheel things. This time we had lunch at the Bistro. Had the mushroom quiche--my god,...More

1  Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had the almond croissant, the ham and cheese croissant and the french toast. They were all exemplary of their genres. This was the best breakfast place for our entire trip.

Thank Johnny W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food would have been even better if they had brought it to or table when it was ready. Instead, it sat in a bag on the counter, because they misunderstood and thought we wanted it to go. They were friendly about fixing the mistake,...More

Thank DecafCapp
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the best pastries and French food in town. He studied there and it shows. Genuine French food without pretense.

1  Thank Doug F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this place hubby and I decided to give it a go. It really lives up to its reputation really good almond cuiasonts and plain cuiasonts and there cookies are excellent.

1  Thank MariaH7210
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Alejandro Y
24 September 2017|
Response from OLDFirefighter | Reviewed this property |
I have no connection with the bakery, you'd have to call them directly. Have you asked Bouchon if they can provide a cake?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-2400
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