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Wine Cask Restaurant

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
+1 805-966-9463
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Wine Bar, International, American, Gluten Free Options
813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, enormous Santa Barbara area and CA wine selection, fine dining at its best. Indoor or outdoor heated patio seating. Have an after-dinner drink at companion casual dining-pub. Enjoyed tremendously, highly recommend. One block away from State Street.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We started out with a wine tasting of some excellent wines from Margerum. We then enjoyed an excellent dinner featuring perfectly cooked Sea Bass and an excellent steak. Service was excellent as well. I would definitely return to the Wine Cask next time I am...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went to wine cask after reviewing a few restaurants around State street in Santa Barbra. Having seen good reviews we decided to go in. The place had a great ambiance and good service. We ordered sea bass, the fish was dry and baby artichoke...More

Thank Latha45
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a closing dinner at the Wine Cask. It was very good. The appetizers and wine offerings were excellent. Since it was a large group, there were limited choices for first course, entrée and dessert. The choices were fine, and I very much enjoyed...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting menu, quality wine list. The service was outstanding. First course was a great entry into the rest of the meal. The seasonal risotto was delicious. They let us linger over our wine without pressure. A wonderful evening.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Wine Cask hosted a group dinner for about 100+ group. We were greeted at the door with glasses of wine and immediately shown to a small courtyard where we were served appetizers and more wine. There was a constant flow of service until we...More

Thank Cweb123
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Could not have been more pleased! Cocktails in the courtyard and seated meal in the Gold Room. Elegant setting and excellent food. A pleasure to work with the event managers!

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Lavish surrounding but due to being nearly empty lacked ambience Food as expected service attentively But lacked the pizazz customers are seeking Wine lists extensive as expected

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had dinner at Wine Cask restaurant with my husband. The staff is really good, especially the sommelier. For being French we can be pretty picky about the wine and the food : but this place was just perfect! The patio is absolutely lovely and...More

Thank Eve P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We attended a lovely wedding reception at this restaurant and truly enjoyed a wonderful evening. The outdoor courtyard was a beautiful location for pre-dinner cocktail hour with outdoor heaters as needed. The staff was attentive throughout the entire evening. The indoor wedding reception dinner was...More

Thank Phyllis54
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27 August 2017|
Response from Robert B |
I believe so but you should call the restaurant to confirm
14 July 2016|
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Response from Penny1968 | Reviewed this property |
Not good for children under 10. I am sure they can come up with gluten free.
3 February 2016|
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Response from cary263 | Reviewed this property |
casual, like for every Santa Barbara restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
    (Canon Perdido)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
  • E-mail
DOUG MARGERUM and MITCHELL SJERVEN'S Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara's favorite restaurants. Indulge in great foods featuring the freshest local ingredients and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates alfresco in the Mediterranean courtyard or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room, you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
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