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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8301 Hollister Ave, Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had the scallops and the mussels. Both were very well prepared and delicious. End your meal with the beignets!

Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Bistro twice since we did not want to have to drive to dinner. Both nights we had entirely different entrees and all were very good. The fish special one night had the most colorful, lovely presentation. It is quiet and does...More

Thank daschpitch
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We enjoyed a delightful lunch when we arrived and were greeted by the Food and Beverage Supervisor. Hospitality at its finest. Eggs Benedict the next morning was delicious and one of us took advantage of the morning buffet, beautifully displayed and fresh fruits, pastries, omelets,...More

Thank pattica1
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great views from this venue. Fireplace, terrace, pool, beach, serenity. Awesomeness all round! Highly recommended!

Thank Nahir B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My dining partner and I had a delicious breakfast at the Bistro. We did not stay on property but were offered a golf cart ride to the restaurant as this was our first time visiting the property. The valet staff were very professional and welcoming....More

Thank FS_Junkie_with_kids
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I really liked this spot at Bacara, seemed more fitting for a California beach resort than fancier Angel Oak. I had 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts here. Thought the dinner choices were diverse and properly priced, the breakfast was a little pricey, particularly the $38...More

Thank gfp76
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The bistro is located at the bacara resort. It's a beautiful hotel . We valet parked and got on the golf cart for a short ride to the restaurant. We had reservations and we were seated right away on the terrace. The buffet had a...More

Thank 722Lola88
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to the Bistro for a celebratory brunch with another couple and were not disappointed. The temperature (9 AM) was mild, the view of the ocean was clear, and the service was very good as was the food. The manager on duty, Bogdan Dejanovic,...More

Thank rjshibata
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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