Louie's California Bistro

$$ • American

1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
(805) 963-7003


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

Louie's is one of the best kept local dining secrets in Santa Barbara. It's our go to restaurant for gourmet food and professional waitstaff in a beautiful, romantic and historical setting. Last night we ate on the veranda on a balmy night. I ordered the Caesar and the Sea Bass catch of the day and my husband ordered the grilled shrimp appetizer and the chicken/spinach ravioli. Local wine list. A memorable meal during a pandemic and we felt completely safe.

We had a reservation for 8:30pm. Arrived a few minutes late at 8:44 and the manager called us as we were walking up and said they had decided to close the kitchen even though they don't close until 9:30. No warning or anything - just "we have closed the kitchen". He could have easily seated us but chose not to.

Lovely place for dinner! Took the family and son's friends as a belated graduation dinner.We sat on the lawn as we had the 2 pups with us. Even with the passing traffic, it was a tranquil spot. I would pick this Beautiful floral landscape for a dining spot versus the regular patio any day ! The wine list is varied and there is a full bar as well. Minor quibble: I did wonder why my brut rose split order only came out to one serving though. I am used to a split serving of 187...read full review

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Monday 5:30 - 9PM
Tuesday 11:30AM - 9PM
Wednesday 11:30AM - 9PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 9PM
Friday 11:30AM - 10PM
Saturday 5:30 - 10PM
Sunday 10AM - 1PM

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.