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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
+1 805-565-8237
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“caviar” (14 reviews)
“crab legs” (5 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Requested outside patio dining on reservation, but saw all diners were asked if they wanted inside or outside. Ordered 2 champagne cocktails on the reservation and were delivered as soon as we were seated, as requested. Excellent service, food, and view. Will return.

Thank cactuspal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch on the terrace overlooking the Pacific-delightful. Beautiful surroundings, splendid view, friendly and attentive staff. Our sandwiches were hearty, tasty and totally consumed! A tranquil and enjoyable lunch.

Thank Leon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable Italian meal at Bella Vista. The beautiful setting makes this restaurant what it is and the food and service certainly compliment it well. We both had pasta dishes which were delicious and would happily go back again!

Thank Willescapinglondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a superb surrounding, with attentive service, the Holiday Brunch at the Bella Vista stands out as elegant with a great variety of food.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Bella Vista has a wonderful view being right across the street from the ocean at the Four Seasons Resort. We had breakfast every morning with a full buffet. It was enjoyable watching dolphins swim by while having coffee and a great breakfast.

Thank do1975
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have been to the Four Seasons and Bella Vista Restaurant on many occasions. Usually when we want to meet friends or family for a special lunch we suggest the Bella Vista. We invited one of our sons and his daughter to meet us for...More

Thank EdandEm
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Splendid evening with friends, delicious food, excellent service, and the best view in all of Santa Barbara!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our last night after the Food and Wine festival, we went to Bella Vista for a final meal before leaving. The restaurant is beautiful with a limited, but delicious menu. Ocean view is great. However, service was inattentive and not what is expected or previously...More

1  Thank ai24
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The light and airy room is quite special, offering a morning buffet breakfast with a variety of items including gluten free.

Thank butravel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Amazing dishes and a stunning view make this spot perfect for romantic dinners or peaceful morning coffee and pastries.

Thank amandamesa
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maray s
13 March 2017|
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Response from AaronI1927 | Property representative |
Dear Maray, Thank you for thinking of Bella Vista for lunch! We do recommend reservations however they are not required. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance and we look forward to welcoming you on Friday... More
23 January 2017|
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Response from AaronI1927 | Property representative |
Hello Suzyhair, Bella Vista is closed for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Thursday - Monday, reservations are recommended but not required. May we assist in setting up a reservation for you? Warm regards, Aaron... More
Barbara J
3 September 2015|
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Response from GJo3814 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. We saw everything from shorts and beach shoes to more "date night" type of attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara's most beautiful premier al fresco oceanfront dining experience. With panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito's Butterfly Beach, guests will enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients inspired by Executive Chef Marco Fossati. The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit and a retractable glass roof further create the indoor-outdoor dining experience. Bella Vista has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats and the shared charcuterie plate is the most popular appetizer on the menu. Thursday nights a crudo bar offers shucked oysters, shrimp and scallops at sunset and the restaurant is home to one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the United States.
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