Santa Barbara is home to many delicious, local restaurants that we recommend to you during your stay:


On Site

Each of the hotel’s dining options offers its own twist on a successful pairing of ocean views and local flavors:


Angel Oak

Open Daily 5:00pm – 10:00pm

(805) 571-4220

Signature fine dining restaurant. A modern take on the traditional steakhouse serving an assortment of aged and prime cuts paired with the deepest wine cellar in the region over panoramic views of the Pacific.



‘O’ Bar + Kitchen

Open Daily, 12:00pm – 12:00am. (Kitchen closes at 10:00pm)

(805) 571-3018

Located adjacent to the lobby, this bar and restaurant offers Latin cuisine and premium beverages for a casual yet refined dining experience overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean.


The Bistro

Breakfast Daily, 7:00am –11:30am

Lunch Daily, 11:30am – 3:00pm

Dinner Tue–Sat, 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Named “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America” by OpenTable, The Bistro offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Capturing the casual essence of the resort, The Bistro offers a menu highlighting local produce and sustainable seafood. The dining room is complemented by an oceanfront terrace with a fireplace.


San Setto

Open Thursday – Monday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm


San Setto – or sunset in English – offers a menu of traditional sushi, sashimi, and nigiri with Coastal California flare against the backdrop of breathtaking sunsets.



Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Presented by Lavazza, caffè offers coffee and espresso beverages, traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, fresh pastries, and soft-serve ice cream.


Haskell’s Bar

Guests can spend all day poolside enjoying food and beverage service from Haskell’s Bar. Choose from craft cocktails, frozen delights, sandwiches, salads, and more.


Bar De Vino

Open Thursday – Saturday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm


Soak in uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, savor light bites and sip on local and Italian wines at our oceanfront Wine Patio.


Cohiba Cigar Lounge

Open Thursday – Sunday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm


Perched at the top of the resort and overlooking the sprawling grounds and ocean, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the Cohiba Cigar Lounge, in partnership with Cohiba.


In the Area

Santa Barbara, aka The American Riviera, is home to a plethora of exceptional restaurants. A selection is listed below by distance from our resort:


The Lark (15 minutes, 14.5 miles)

131 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 284-0370

Sunday-Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday-Saturday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

The Lark instantly became a “new classic” when it opened in the Funk Zone. Busy and buzzy since day one, this expansive farm-to-fork restaurant is stylish, relaxed, and 100% delicious.


Bouchon Santa Barbara (16 minutes, 13.1 miles)

9 W Victoria Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Sunday – Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:30pm

The original “Santa Barbara Wine Country” restaurant, Bouchon Santa Barbara searches for the freshest, most local ingredients available.  A warm and inviting ambience, professional yet friendly service combine to create the most authentic regional dining experience in Santa Barbara.  Wine Spectator Magazine “Award of Excellence” recipient.


Olio e Limone Ristorante (16 minutes, 13.1 miles)

11 W Victoria St, Ste 17

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 899-2699 ext. 1

Lunch Monday – Saturday, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner Nightly from 5:00pm

Olio e Limone Ristorante, located in downtown Santa Barbara’s ARTS District, serves artisanal Italian cuisine. Meaning “oil and lemon” in Italian, their restaurant’s name reflects husband-wife team Alberto and Elaine Morello’s philosophy: rely on the integrity of the ingredients and quality of the preparation to provide Santa Barbara diners “simply sophisticated” Italian cuisine served in an inviting atmosphere with European hospitality.


Loquita Santa Barbara (16 minutes, 14.6 miles)

202 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 880-3380

Sunday-Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday-Saturday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Spanish-style tapas is the specialty at Loquita, an always hopping, dinner-only restaurant in the Funk Zone. Chef Nikolas Ramirez concocts beautiful interpretations of traditional Spanish cuisine using Santa Barbara County’s abundance of fresh produce.



Lucky’s Steakhouse (18 minutes, 17.3 miles)

1279 Coast Village Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 565-7540

Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Dinner Monday –Thursday and Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Dinner Friday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Lucky’s is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, farmer’s market vegetables, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar.


Caruso’s – One MICHELIN Star (18 minutes, 17.8 miles)

1759 S Jameson Lane

Montecito, CA 93108

(805) 900-8388

Sunday – Thursday, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Rosewood Miramar Beach’s one-star and Green Star MICHELIN oceanfront restaurant features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. Caruso’s is an exceptional dining destination in the relaxed glamour of the American Riviera that locals and visitors seek to experience time and time again.


Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch (22 minutes, 19.7 miles)

900 San Ysidro Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 565-1720

Dinner Daily 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, the Stonehouse Restaurant features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with a crackling fireplace and creek side views. Chef Matthew Johnson evocative regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the Ranch’s organic chef’s garden.



Santa Barbara’s three 18-hole championship golf courses include Sandpiper Golf Club, located next door to the resort. Please contact our resort for additional information.


The resort’s four Har-Tru clay composition courts host adult and junior clinics, matches and private and semi-private lessons. Tennis Racquets are available to rent. Guests can purchase tennis balls once they arrive to the courts. Guests can also bring their own tennis balls.

Click here to learn more about our tennis program.


Set on 78 acres, the resort offers two-miles of natural beach, three zero-edged heated saline pools with private cabana rentals and watersports including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Learn more about our Pool Cabana rentals.


We are delighted to be the first hotel in Santa Barbara to officially offer guests 18 and older complimentary use of our fleet of pedal-assist bikes by BCycle. The bicycles have the ability to transport travelers up to 30 miles on a single charge at a maximum speed of 17 mph. If guests decide to go beyond the maximum range, the bike can simply be pedaled back to the resort just as one would a traditional, single-speed manual bike.


Take advantage of Central California’s year-round temperate climate and discover the beauty of Santa Barbara on a leisurely bike ride along the beach or through historic downtown. Adventure seekers can enjoy mountain biking atop the Santa Barbara Bluffs, catching waves on a surfboard, and exploring the Gaviota Coast by kayak or paddle board.
For more information regarding tours and rentals, please contact CalCoast Adventures at 805.628.2444.