MICHELIN Guide 2019

Belmond El Encanto

  • 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, 93103, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Belmond El Encanto

  • 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, 93103, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The Santa Barbara Hills may be a more residential neighborhood, but this renowned resort houses an elegant and romantic dining room with vistas that are downright stunning. Outside, sit on the spectacular terrace surrounded by treetops, hills and the ocean off in the distance. Inside, the huge lounge features live piano tunes most nights of the week, adding to the celebratory ambience. The contemporary cuisine focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, often highlighting herbs from the chef’s own gardens as in the colorful presentation of seared tuna with heirloom tomatoes. Classic desserts are also a high point, including the intensely rich and well-puffed dark chocolate soufflé. The excellent French and domestic wine list merits a bit of exploration.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • ˆ Brunch
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • N Notable wine list
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • K Valet parking

Information

+1 805-845-5800
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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