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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
08:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Woodland Hills, CA
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's in the perfect location when staying at the Canary. We enjoyed our breakfast, My husband ordered coffee which he said was too strong. He ordered the French Toast with caramelized bananas and walnuts. It was delicious without being overly sweet. I had the egg white omelette, the omelette was good not great, the fruit on the side had delicious... More 

Thank subrogoddess
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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295 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great brunch here! Mimosas are $11 for the first with $1 refills. You can pick from orange, grapefruit or peach juice- the peach was our favorite. I was there with 3 friends and we all loved our meals. I got the huevos ranchero and it was great.

Thank CrystalAnn56
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

CrystaAnn56 It looks like you had a great time brunching with us! The Huevos Rancheros is one of our house favorite dishes and we are thrilled you enjoyed it. Come join us again soon! Cheers! More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Jagggs Looks like you really had a great time here with us! We are so glad that enjoyed your meal and found our lounge area a great place to find new conversation and friends. We hope you will come join us again soon! Cheers! More 

Borders, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Rob M So glad you enjoyed us so much you gave us your stamp of approval! We hope you come join us again soon, cheers! More 

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

Denise09_9 We always love to hear our hotel guests gave us a try and enjoyed! Our Chef works so hard to make all of our dishes special and delicious and we love to hear when people take note. Please come join us again, Cheers! More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
37 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
Rene C, Manager at Finch and Fork, responded to this review

Adrian S we sure are glad you visited us for Mother's Day and enjoyed! It looks like our team really made a great impression on you and we are so happy you joined us. If you are ever back this way, come join us again! Cheers! More 

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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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 3 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 4 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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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