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“Great ambience and overall buzz. Food is very good. Excellent wine list. Recommended!”

Blush Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #100 of 548 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ortega
Transit: City Bus Stop and Downtown trolly within feet of our entrance
Description: Blush Restaurant & Lounge combines the idea of refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends the day-and night dining experience while staying true to its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Blush Restaurant & Lounge provides a modern, stylish decor in a warm, ambient, indoor dining room, complimented by an exquisite outdoor patio dotted with fireside seating. Blush features seasonal Californian cuisine with inventive signature cocktails that truly highlight a classic dining experience with a creative modern flare. Established in 2009 to bring Santa Barbara a refined "Social Dining" experience.
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Steaks were amazingly good. Wine list is not huge but is remarkably comprehensive. Service is friendly and professional. Slick outdoor dining ambience with lots of fire to warm you on a cool night. My wife and I were impressed with the whole experience. Recommended!

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Thank Waterloonie
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

So yes, post farmer's market we dropped into Blush for some delicious flatbread and a couple of glasses of wine. Great friendly service and the flatbread(s) were a meal in themselves. We'll come back and have dinner some evening. Good spot!

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Thank Heligypsy
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We both had excellent meals with prompt efficient service and to top it off we used our Axxess card to get a buy one get one free bounus.

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Thank BobNGoleta
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Blush not only has wonderful wines and interesting appetizers (try the lobster mac & cheese) but the outside lounge area with comfortable couches and adequate tables to place food and beverages, and most importantly, the beautiful fire pits which illuminate at dusk creating further fodder for conversation, all combine to create a unique and memorable experience. Lovely and helpful staff as well. Really enjoyed a fun evening last night with friends, great food and wine, and lively conversation!

Thank annelizanderson
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Eight of us arrived for dinner as part of a business trip. We anticipated a very crowed restaurant as reservations were hard to come by, but essentially it was us and a couple other tables.

The food was very good. Filet VERY tender, steak bites, cheese board everything we ordered was very good except for the Jerk Chicken. Two of us ordered this item and it fell short of the spicy hot food one would expect.

Service was okay. The guy was relatively new he said so he couldn't really recommend entrees. He was hit and miss as to how often he came to the table. The food seemed to take a long time to arrive for a place that wasn't busy.

We did select this restaurant for it's diverse menu so everyone had options. I would try it again.

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Thank Christue D
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