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Wine Cask

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(6 Reviews)

813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 966-9463

Today: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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General Info
Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting. Our 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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Extra Phones

Phone: (805) 845-9176

Phone: (805) 845-9186

Fax: (805) 564-7665

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, visa
Price Range
Downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Downtown

Wine Cask Restaurant

Wine Cask - Santa Barbara

American Restaurants, French Restaurants, Caterers, Pizza, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Parties

Cuisines: Caterers, American, French, European, Continental, Pizza

Cuisine: Fusion, American, French, European, Continental

Price Range : Above Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
one of a kind

this was a real treat! everything was wonderful, from the service to food to wine. this place is 5 star in my book. there is such attention to detail that you just don't seem to get anymore in most fine restaurants. we will be back very soon.



Provided by Citysearch - 
salt mines disguised

It was a weekend trip for 5 good friends and this place was recommended by one of the girls who had a good experience there before the new owners. Everything was disappointing. Our entrees came an hour late and our waitress came by only once to check on us for drinks, with no explanations or apologies. Even so, if the food was good, it would have been worth the wait but it was not. The two who ordered steaks, one ribeye, one NY, were medium rare on the inside, as requested, but the outside was well done and very chewy with no flavor. The duck was too chewy to eat. The Bougelais sauce was a thinned out steak sauce. Most dishes harbored a salt mine! The 2 fish entrees were good but when you factor in the price and the portion, they were 3 stars max. We left puckering our lips from being over salted, insulted by poor service and assaulted by really, really bad food disguised as fine dining.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great service, Awesome Kobe Burger

This is a true California original with great food and an amazing wine list. The service is impeccable.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Really not what you would expect from the price or the rating.

Our biggest complaint was the service- had to ask for water refills a several times, once three times in a row, were never asked for bread and dishes took a long time to clear.
The setting was questionable, but OK- courtyard idea is cute even if the tables are, well, crappy, and the heating lamps scarily teetering. The food was mediocre to great- and at this price everything should be good or better. On second thought both food and service were really disappointing.
We did not take advantage of the extensive wine collection- but were impressed by what we saw.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Horrible experience

Our party was seated at the edge of the patio at a table with no heatlamps. When we asked 3 different staff members for a heatlamp we were finally told it would be intrusive to allow us to share one with the closest table (which had two)....this was by the manager..the most smug human being I've ever had the misfortune to encounter, I would have laughed at the absurdity if my party hadn't been upset, starving & by now freezing. We left, I've never in my life experienced such disregard for customer service.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Excellent service and excellent food: what else do you want from a restaurant? The Wine Cask knows how to deliver both. The waiters were attentive without being intrusive. We never had to wait or even ask for water refills and the wine glasses never stood empty.
The smoked salmon and the escargots as appetizers were delicious as was the lamb T-bone and the seared ahi tuna as entrees. The wine list was impressive, although on the expensive side.
Overall a very enjoyable experience. I strongly recommend this place.

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