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“Nice Lunch”
Review of Blush Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Blush Restaurant & Lounge
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 14 January 2017

He had the fish & chips and I had the fish tacos at a weekday lunch. (We were the first ones there--maybe the only ones.) Both were excellent. My fish tacos came with a side--I choose the caesar salad which was excellent and big enough to share. Filling and reasonable meal. Good service. We had been here several years ago and remembered it. It was as good as we remembered!

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Thank ChiMagMile
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5 - 9 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for our first visit to Blush as we were out shopping on a Saturday night. We were greeted by a very sweet hostess who promptly seated us. Then Ryan, our FABULOUS server, came to our table to say hello and introduce himself to us.

Right away we were so surprised that the sometimes stuffy State Street had such great customer service! It almost made us blush.

Beautiful polished wood accented interior and a fabulous patio with heaters.

We had already had a cocktail early so we skipped that here but we did look at the drink menu. Very nice wine list and cocktails plus 6 beers on tap and others in bottles. Our glasses of water were cucumber infused.

We started by sharing the Best salad. Nice salad that also included mixed greens, shallots, orange slices, a very smooth goat cheese and pecans lightly dressed with a citrus vinegarette. A nice basket of warm mixed breads was served too.

My husband had the Tamarind Salmon with potatos and veggies. A sweet chili sauce was a great addition. I had the Bass. OMG! So moist and grilled to perfection. Served with Israeli couscous and shiitake mushrooms along with other veggies. The white creme sauce was so so good! Both were exquisite!!! Presentation was beautiful and such large portions. We spoke to Ryan and asked him to extend our compliments to the chef and menu coordinator.

We were too full for dessert but I am sure it would have been good!

Seriously this yumminess will make you BLUSH and visit again and again. We can't wait to do it all over soon .

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Worst Thanksgiving meal ever. I think the turkey was canned. Definitely not fresh. Beef tenderloin had no taste. Bread was dry. So disappointed.

Thank Erica M
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great evening ambiance and wonderful food. We enjoyed steak bites (fair), lobster Mac, scallops, and halibut all wonderful!

Thank FaithGalati
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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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