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For a supplement, course-by-course wine pairings are available. The eight-course menu served nightly highlights the best ingredients of the season, enhanced by skillful technique and an eye toward varied textures and flavors. Desserts, masterfully prepared by Chef Santos, are irresistible complements to Cogley’s savory courses.
Reservation Cancellation Policy: 24 Hours Prior to Reservation Time.
Late Cancellation Fee: $185 per person Cancelling.
Menu: Eight Course Tasting Menu $265 per person, plus tax and service.
Dining Room Attire: Smart Casual. Jackets for gentlemen are encouraged. Ties are optional. No t-shirts, shorts, or open-toed shoes.
In keeping with the atmosphere, Olivella is intended for guests 10 years and older. Kindly note that jackets are not required, and well-kept dark denim or slacks with a collared dress shirt is appropriate.
Please Note: Our seating is a mix of tall tables with barstool style seating, as well as standard height tables with traditional chairs. Our outdoor patio also includes two large tables with bench style seating.
First and Oak is located inside the Mirabelle Inn, and was awarded a Michelin Plate designation in 2022. We offer a seasonally-inspired menu that highlights local and organic ingredients prepared in a thoughtful manner. Our dining room operates with the mindset of warm compassionate attentive service.
Reservations are only available through OpenTable up to 3 weeks in advance.
Le Soufflé is a fine dining restaurant serving a traditional French soufflé dinner menu. Everything is exclusively prepared by our Executive Chef/Co-Owner creating a very unique and finely crafted dining experience. The wine list offers a selection of wines from exquisite boutique producers in France and are all available by the glass or bottle. Our guests can look forward to an elegant escape when they step into our intimate and luxurious dining room. We are located on Dolores Street, just two blocks off Ocean Avenue in the beautiful village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The 2013 opening of their second Santa Barbara Wine Country restaurant, Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez, allows them to offer visitors and locals alike great food, wine and hospitality. The brothers strive to have legendary service, innovative cuisine, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that causes you to return time and again.
As chefs, the brothers continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch”, homemade element. Fresh ingredients from local producers, a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines and a comfortable and historically interesting atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of the old west. They want you to feel at home, and experience all the best of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.
Chef Michael Rotondo’s ever-changing multi-coursed tasting menu focuses on sustainability and celebrates the bounty of the Monterey Bay and Central Coast. A supplementary wine pairing of thoughtfully curated wines selected by the Sommelier team is available to complement each captivating course.
Menu: Multiple Course Tasting Menu starts at $145 per person plus tax and service
Reservation Cancellation Policy: 24 Hours Prior to Reservation Time.
Late Cancellation Fee: $95 per guest cancelation.
We offer a family-style lunch experience for $75 per person. Our dinner experience priced at $145 per person. Both lunch and dinner service is available to hotel guests and the general public on a limited basis. The minimum age for guests is 18 years old and pets are not allowed.
Off-property guests will be welcomed at the gate house no more than 30 minutes prior to their reservation.
Visit us for enjoyment on the outdoor patio! Reservations required, standard and outdoor seating result in the same reservation. Must be 21+ to visit, or accompanied by a parent.
Reservations Available: Thursday - Monday
Tasting Flight: $30.00 waived with (2) bottle purchase
Duration of Reservation: (90)mins
Location: Outdoor Patio*
Guest Count: (8) guest maximum, including children and non-drinkers
To Reserve: OpenTable
Cancellation Policy: (24)hrs advance notice or $20.00 per guest
Group Reservation Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Offerings: Wren Foods Snack Box $25, while supplies last. Outside food welcome.
*NOTE: our outdoor patio is uncovered and we do not have heaters onsite, please dress in preparation for the weather. Reservations are subject to change or cancellation due to inclement weather however, we will do our best to accommodate all reservations inside our tasting room.
Inside Café Roma and you'll feel like you've been transported to Italy. From the vintage Italian bike hanging above the bar to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to celebrate Italian culture.
Pair your meal with one of the many wines on Café Roma's extensive list, which changes monthly to include new and exciting Central Coast and Italian finds.
Café Roma is a popular destination for locals, vintners, families, travelers, and professionals alike. Whether you're looking for a romantic date night spot or a gathering place for friends and family, you'll find it here.
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- MKMichaelKCalifornia Central Coast •2 reviews5.0Dined 1 day agoThe waitstaff was friendly and helpful and the food was top quality and well prepared. The noise level was a bit high, but acceptable. A pleasurable evening.More infoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo$$$$• Italian• San Luis Obispo•4.8
- RSReinaSLos Angeles •3 reviews5.0Dined 1 day agoWe went for happy hour and what an amazing deal! The food is so good. I live in Los Angeles and I have yet to find Peruvian food as good and inventive as MisturaMore infoMistura$$$$• Peruvian• San Luis Obispo•4.7
- KKennyCalifornia Central Coast •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Went for our anniversary and was exceptional. They seated us early before our appt time and even switched tables so we could get a booth table. Server and food was great.More infoAlex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn$$$$• Steakhouse• San Luis Obispo•4.7
- GGGailGvipCalifornia Central Coast •102 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Excellent food and exquisite service from JeremiahMore infoMama's Meatball$$$$• Italian• San Luis Obispo•4.5
- TBTBrightSan Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023We had a wonderful time at breakfast. The server was wonderful and the atmosphere was lovely. Although some of the food was a little on the overcooked side, it was still very good. We will be back for sure! Thankful OpenTable could help us with a reservation on a holiday too!More infoCopper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn$$$$• American• San Luis Obispo•4.4
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The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
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The best reviewed restaurant in Central Coast is Alma Rosa Private Estate Experience
The best vegan restaurants in Central Coast are Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Convivo and Oliver's
The restaurants with the best service in Central Coast are Alma Rosa Private Estate Experience, McClain Cellars - Solvang and Al Lago Wines
The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Coast are Alma Rosa Private Estate Experience, McClain Cellars - Solvang and The 'O' Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
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