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Stella Mare's

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
+1 805-969-6705
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“cassoulet” (11 reviews)
“coq au vin” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stella Mare's is in one of the most scenic spots in Santa Barbara, sitting on a small street overlooking a bird reserve and a park. It is so unfortunate that the food is so average. I have no complaint about the staff and the waiters--they...More

Thank Penn69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 2nd time dining here. I made Open Table reservations for 7:30 on a Saturday, when we arrived we were greeted and seated in the beautiful atrium. Our server Carol was excellent. My friend and I started with Cocktails. For appetizers, we ordered the Spinach...More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private room, menu selection was appropriate and modestly priced. Service was excellent, very attentive & cheerful staff.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited menu, but very good food, and relaxing atmosphere. Service can be "iffy" depending on day and hour.

Thank SeamomInSB
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A charming restaurant just outside of downtown Santa Barbara. We just celebrated another Anniversary. Beginning with fresh warm french bread and then an endive and apple salad with nuts and gorgonzola cheese. I had their appetizer Duck leg with a generous side of mashed potatoes....More

Thank Rosel T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Nice atmosphere of a farmhouse-style place. Good French food. Fine service.Moderately priced. Authentic food preparations.

Thank Altomom
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Stella Mare is a great brunch spot in Montecito that is not on Coast Village Road. The menu is perfect for lunch. If you are gluten free you can find items to satisfy your hunger. I had the duck omelet- wow, packed with flavor. You...More

Thank Lannette T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My parents made reservations at Stella Mare's to celebrate their 58 th anniversary. I called the restaurant an hour before they were to arrive to try and purchase a bottle of champagne and dessert for them, and was told that they could not do that...More

Thank Marcenita
Reviewed 8 July 2017

my wife and I like this place so much, we came back for second dinner two days later. Everything was perfect. To start, try the grilled artichoke, moules al la creme,, escargot or the NOIX DE COQUILLE SAINT JACQUES (scallops). All of them are quite...More

Thank Hanafi F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We chose Stella Mare's for a welcome dinner prior to our wedding in the Santa Barbara area. Because of our party size, we were given one of their private rooms, which was wonderful. It allowed our group to chat in a quieter setting than the...More

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Questions & Answers
Marian S
31 May 2016|
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Response from Starlet S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, and you won't be disappointed with their menu.
24 March 2016|
Response from Jeffree I | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have any salt-free specific items on their menu but I'll bet they would accommodate such a request. I attended a wedding there; they made sure to have gluten free items available that I could eat. I... More
Joe A
8 April 2015|
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Response from sue t | Reviewed this property |
They do serve some seafood here...fresh from the sea. don't know about bringing your own wine..they have a very good selection. You might call and inquire...there would probably be a corking fee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2822
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the corner of Cabrillo blvd and Los Patos way (our street).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-6705
Stella Mare’s is a Santa Barbara local’s favorite for lunch, brunch and dinner. French country recipes are offered with fresh fish, meats and poultry cooked on our wood-burning grill. Stella Mare's is perhaps one of the best examples of Santa Barbara style. Located between Montecito and Santa Barbara, this charming restaurant is housed in a historic landmark Victorian home, overlooking the Bird Refuge. The decor is French Provincial meets Santa Barbara style. The glass Greenhouse, with stunning views of the Bird Refuge, has cozy sofas, a fireplace, and a full service bar. “I'm so fortunate all over the world to find places that are very good that I can recommend, but I do have a short list of absolute musts. If you come anywhere near Santa Barbara, this is a must - Stella Mare’s, first of all, is so casual and homey. It's beautiful to look at, very relaxed atmosphere, and secondly the food is fantastic!” - Rachael Ray, Rachael’s Vacation Show - Food Network A bientot!
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