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California restaurant dining is all outdoors, so
—even though our weather is unbeatable—
pack a sweater or light jacket as evenings al fresco are cool!

West Victoria Street is OPEN for pedestrian traffic only!
Parking is available in City Lot #5, free for the first 75-minutes and only $1.50/hour thereafter.


While it may look a little different, bouchon is unchanged in our commitment to providing an outstanding dining experience.

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What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

  • Applying distancing protocols where possible
  • Installed UV filtration in our air circulation system
  • Added hand sanitizer stations throughout the restaurant
  • Enhanced sanitation procedures, especially surfaces and restrooms
  • Screening all team members health, including daily temperature checks
  • Requiring face masks for all bouchon staff and for guests to enter the restaurant
  • Providing QR codes for ease of viewing menus & wine lists from your own device

Finally, know that restaurants are uniquely qualified as frequent handwashing is already our normal, everyday routine for both kitchen & front-of-house staff.


bouchon is delighted to announce TAKE-OUT now available

Can’t join us for dinner at bouchon? Order take-out instead! All of our classics available with curbside pick-up at 9 W. Victoria St.

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Wine Country Cuisine

Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambience with engaging service at a relaxed, leisurely pace. This is bouchon. We source our ingredients using an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. We then take into account how these flavors can be presented with our local wines.


Dinner Nightly

5-9pm


‘Market Tour & Gourmet Dinner’
with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy!


Join Chef Greg Murphy of bouchon santa barbara on either the Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market for an informative ‘foodie stroll’ followed by a wine pairing dinner designed so you can relax and enjoy an evening of Wine Country Cuisine. Market Tour & three-course dinner with wine, $125/per person and for maximum benefit with limited market intrusion, tours are limited to eight guests.

For ‘Market Tour & Gourmet Dinner’ reservations
Contact: (805) 730 – 1160 or: info@OriginalCaliforniaBouchon.com

More Information
Read Carl S.'s review of Bouchon on Yelp

An Introduction

Owner, Mitchell Sjerven introduces bouchon.

bouchon Santa Barbara's zagat rating

What People Say About Us

bouchon Santa Barbara, with its warm and inviting ambience, is the perfect place to dine at a leisurely pace and enjoy an authentic regional wine dining experience. Our “exclusively Santa Barbara County” wine list has earned Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” for our focus on regional wines for 10 years running! We’ve also been voted by Trip Advisor as a “Hall of Fame” recipient in addition to being recognized in local Independent and Santa Barbara News-Press newspapers. Click on our nightly notes tab to view comments from customers or visit Yelp to read what others say about us.



quotes from customers of bouchon Santa Barbara

Nightly Notes

We feel honored to have received so many awards over the years. But, to be honest, there is nothing more gratifying than reading a note written directly from one of our customers. This is just a small sampling of some of the notes our customers have left behind.

Best of Santa Barbara 2019 – Best French Restaurant
independent.com
October 16, 2019

Foodie Awards 2019
independent.com
August 28, 2019

Bouchon rated a “four-diamond” restaurant by the American Automobile Association
santaynezvalleystar.com
March 19, 2019

The 15 Best Restaurants & Bars in Santa Barbara
tastingtable.com
February 27, 2018

The People Behind the Passion

Mitchell Sjerven, Proprietor of bouchon Santa Barbara

Mitchell Sjerven
Proprietor
A 25 year restaurant veteran, Mitchell owns and operates bouchon. His passion lies in providing an authentic, regional dining experience. Mitchell graduated the University of... California, Santa Barbara with a degree in International Relations, Political Scienceand and is a member of the School of Culinary Arts faculty at Santa Barbara City College.

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Amy Sachs, Proprietor of bouchon Santa Barbara

Amy Sachs
Proprietor
A 25-year industry veteran, Amy moved to Santa Barbara from Pasadena, CA in the late 1980s. Ms. Sachs attended the Cal Poly Pomona School of Hospitality Management (now called the... Collins College of Hospitality Management) and honed her restaurant skills at LA-area institutions The Daily Grill, Barney’s Beanery and Maple Drive. Upon arrival in Santa Barbara she managed local icons Piatti and Acacia until the opening of bouchon in 1998. Her passion for the restaurant is evident in her attention to the details of every guest experience. And, of course, her love for Santa Barbara County pinot noir!’

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Greg Murphy, Executive Chef of bouchon Santa Barbara

Greg Murphy
Executive Chef
Greg Murphy grew up in Orange County, California, “My earliest recollections as a young boy were of my mother perusing her cook books,” says Murphy, and attempting new dishes... for the family to “expand their horizons.” Chef Murphy attended college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and obtained a degree in Environmental Studies.

“Although there were many avenues I could have pursued with my degree I kept coming back to food. And, really, being good stewards of our planet— be it through organic produce or sustainable seafood— isn’t at all a stretch for an environmental studies major!”

Chef Murphy began his career at the Wine Cask, worked under Chef John Pettitt at Seagrass Restaurant and took over the reins at Bouchon Santa Barbara in 2010. Chef Murphy recognizes that today’s diners expect more than great food. “Presentation and flavor are obviously essential to a fine meal but a truly memorable dining experience includes a thoughtful wine list, great ambience and warm, friendly service.”

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Eric Hanson, Restaurant Manager of bouchon Santa Barbara

Eric Hanson
Restaurant Manager
An unwavering passion for service and a strong desire to always perfect a guests experience are trademarks of Eric Hanson, Restaurant Manager at bouchon. Working within the bouchon... family since 2006 years, Eric has honed his knowledge of food & wine on the American Riviera, including achieving his Sommelier Level 1 in 2012.

In his free time, Eric thoroughly enjoys traveling to cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago to try the latest and the greatest. An avid fan of restaurants and risk-taking plates, he can always be impressed by a great burger. Although the metropolitan areas may be some of his favorite dining destinations, he always returns to bouchon inspired, and invigorated.

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Contact Us


9 West Victoria
(1/2 block west of State St.)

805.730.1160

Dinner Nightly 5-9pm

Business Office Hours
Sunday at Noon | Mon-Sat 10am

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About bouchon

A Video Introduction
What People Say About Us
The People Behind the Passion
Join the Mailing List

Directions
Google Map
Directions to Bouchon from Points South From Northbound 101 →
  • Get off at exit 98A, CARrillo Street (NOT exit 94C, "CABrillo")
    [Confusing? There's a CAStillo in SB too!]
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Carrillo.
  • The 4th traffic light is Chapala street (Just past the fire station on your right). Turn LEFT.
  • Go past the first two stoplights on Chapala.
  • About half way up the next block on the right is a city parking lot.
    (First 75 minutes is free, then $1.50/hr)
  • Walk to the back of the parking lot and go to the left. At the street (Victoria) turn to the right. We are a 3 doors down at 9 West Victoria.
  • After 6pm and all day Sunday, there is free street parking in the green and unmarked curb areas.
Directions to Bouchon from Points North From Southbound 101 →
  • Get off at exit 98, Carrillo Street
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Carrillo.
  • The 4th traffic light is Chapala street (Just past the fire station on your right) . Turn LEFT.
  • Go past the first two stoplights on Chapala.
  • About half way up the next block on the right is a city parking lot.
    (First 75 minutes is free, then $1.50/hr)
  • Walk to the back of the parking lot and go to the left. At the street (Victoria) turn to the right. We are a 3 doors down at 9 West Victoria.
  • After 6pm and all day Sunday, there is free street parking in the green and unmarked curb areas.
Parking Directions →

City Lot #5, directly behind bouchon, is best place to park. Enter from Chapala Street.
(First 75 minutes is free, then $1.50/hr)

bouchon Santa Barbara's location in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

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9 west victoria street   santa barbara   805.730.1160