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Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro - CLOSED

516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-962-9303
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
20 Sep 2017
“Nice restaurant”
17 Nov 2016
“Friendly Montecito”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Ate on the porch area. Very good meal. Service was average. Nice choice of food. Upscale but casual. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Nicetoeatout
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Wine Bistro is popular in Montecito. Although this is a very fine restaurant, last night we counted perhaps 20 different residents picking up "take out." Only in Montecito would you see so many people getting take out from a fine dining establishment. We sat...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This review is for Pierre LaFond on East Valley Road...Since the early 1980's when I would stay at the Immaculate Heart Center for Spiritual Renewal (888 San Ysisro Road)... I would alway sneak away to Pierre La Fond's... Just for the chocolate graham crackers. i...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We have eaten there once a week since it opened. Our friends refer to it as the best restaurant around.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Beryl K
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Attended an anniversary luncheon. Food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed it. I had the steak with potatoes and asparagus. The chocolate cake was out of this world. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank sylvieFS
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I've just found out that this place, on lower State Street, has closed down. This is hugely disappointing because I had a TERRIFIC meal here with my wife in September 2014 - I've travelled a lot in Italy and the pasta dish I had here...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank CotswoldFish
Reviewed 1 December 2014

LOVED this restaurant. Made it a point to visit whenever in Santa Barbara. When we stopped by this weekend, we were shocked...it was closed during normal business hours. Apparently, it is closed for good. (Review is based on last meal...in August)

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank maileann
Reviewed 27 October 2014

There was a change of ownership sign on the window... Arrived just after noon on a Sunday with our son and friend, were seated outside along the sidewalk, and given both breakfast and lunch menus. There were umbrellas to shade from the sun,as it was...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank A M
Reviewed 7 October 2014

A glass of Central Coast Syrah Rosé, delicious food, and my Labrador. What could be better? I saw a sign indicating that ownership was being transferred. Hopefully that doesn't mean big changes.

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank Notgyet13
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Enjoyed the outside sidewalk dining. Excellent food with good portions. Service was only so so, as waitress forgot request for ice and also forgot rolls. Did not return to table after serving main dish until we were finished.

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank whattimestheflight
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
    (Cota & Haley)
  • Public Transportation: The downtown shuttle costs 25 cents, travels up and down State, to the breakwater and over by the Santa Barbara Zoo. One of the stops is just steps away from the Wine Bistro.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-9303
  • E-mail
The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in the freshest ingredients. The menu is split between appetizers, salads and entrees, including vegetarian dishes and fresh fish. The Steamed Mussels are the best in SB! Entree high-lights include Grilled Duck & Confit of Duck, Seared Salmon and Grilled New York Steak. Fantastic desserts include Salted Caramel Bittersweet Chocolate Tart, Sherry Wine Cake and more.Serving wines from Santa Barbara Winery,Lafond Winery as wines from around the world. Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30pm 9:30 to closingOpen Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm Sat/Sun 9:00am - 9:30pm Weekend brunchSidewalk patio.
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