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Finch and Fork

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31 W Carrillo St, Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Finch & Fork Restaurant) (Chapala)
+1 805-879-9100
07:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, CA
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lively restaurant seems to be a hit with both tourists and locals (us.) If there's a wait for a table, the raised communal tables in the bar often provide a nice conversation with a vacationer or friends enjoying short break. This is not your typical "captive audience" hotel restaurant. All the dishes on the somewhat short menu include a... More 

Thank Jagggs
Borders, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here. Food was first class & service top notch. The restaurant has quality stamped all over it. If in Santa Barbara or close at hand, the Finch & Fork is a must.

Thank Rob M
Central Coast California
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here simply because we were staying at The Canary. We're really glad we did. The food was so good that we'll eat here again even if we stay elsewhere.

Thank Denise09_9
Bedford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Santa Barbara on the USA Mother's Day and dined at the Finch and Fork. Being true Brits we saw on the menu a roast beef dinner including Yorkshire pudding so we went for it and we were not disappointed the slice of beef covered the plate and was an inch thick and it went down beautifully with... More 

Thank Adrian S
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed eating here a few times during our stay at the hotel. We had make your own salads that were excellent. Everything very fresh

Thank mitchetn
La Jolla, CA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt like this place had a creative (but limited) menu, with items looking better than they tasted. In particular, their take on eggs Benedict looks fantastic, but we found it was only average in taste. It's just off State Street and was a little more fancy that we expected. It's a solid choice but we felt like it didn't... More 

Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

TXTBOOK. We are glad you saw the creativity in our menu that Chef James works so hard on. We hope you will come check us out again soon! Try us out for dinner, we have some fun and exciting options on our menu. Cheers! More 

durham, nc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the French toast was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat. The service was fine. Definitely enjoyed my meal.

Thank lerhunmw
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

lerhunmw it really sounds like you enjoyed your time with us. We were so glad to have you and hope you join us again soon! Cheers! More 

boston ma
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took a 10 day trip down the coast of CA- best meal we had was here, great service, great food, and really enjoyed the sides (all the vege ones are great)

Thank font2010
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

font2010, wow thanks so much for the high praise! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us! Cheers. More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The room is very pretty and the crowd was young and attractive. My daughter and I dined here and enjoyed it, the food was good, and the service was fine if a little on the rushed side. It is on the expensive side for the quality of the food but better than average for hotel dining in SB. Wine list... More 

Thank northwesty7
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

northwesty7 We love to hear our guests say that our atmosphere is inviting! We’re glad you got that feeling. Hope you will come join us again so we can impress you further! Cheers. More 

Portland OR
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very attractive restaurant attached to the Kimpton Canary hotel. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable. The Sunday evening English style Prime Rib was one of the best I've had in years. They know how to do it right here. They also make a lovely butternut squash soup that's worth considering. Their Kale feta salad is delicious. Well... More 

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Rene C, General Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

FrequentTraveller61 Wow we are so happy to hear you loved us so much! We are loving you right back. Come join us on a Tuesday night for some fried chicken that will really knock your socks off. We really hope you will come join us again, cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 W Carrillo St, Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Finch & Fork Restaurant)
  • Public Transportation: Main Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-879-9100
Finch & Fork is a Modern American Restaurant and Bar centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara's vibrant downtown. Chef James Siao draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. His Cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.

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