1325 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 966-9676

Recent Reviews

Lynne H.

Well what can I say this place is absolutely fabulous! I haven't had anything here that I haven't just really loved. And the service is top-notch! Drinks are fabulous and the food just can't be beat.


Opal is in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara on State st. The menu is fantastic and the ambience perfect. Everyone loved the cocktails, starters, and main courses. Great service too. I will definitely eat there again.

lulu s.

Very nice dinner in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Dishes were eclectic- lots of ingredients, but somehow it works!


Great service and good food. Lots of ingredients in every dish. Hard to pin down a food profile but everything was very fresh and cooked well.


Service was great. Outdoor dining was warm and spacious. Love the crab cake - very fresh and and has lighter crispy flavor compared to the average crab cake. Great wine selection too.


We love this restaurant and go here a few times a year. They have fabulous appetizers, a good selection of wine, and a wide variety of entrees with various price points. I always love the french fried portebello mushrooms and phyllo wrapped tiger prawns for appetizers. Their seafood salad is excellent. This time I ordered homemade basil fettucini with peppers and shrimp and asked them to add garlic. It was so good! It is a tad noisy with all the chatter, but you get used to it, and it is not too bad. Overall it is a great place for a nice dinner.


As always, great food, exceptional service


Very enjoyable atmosphere to connect with friends.


I took my hubs here for a Birthday celebration as we have wanted to try it for a long time. We will definitely return as our experience was perfect. Food, service and ambiance, all outstanding!


Consistently great food and drinks, wonderful atmosphere, and amazing service.


We've been dining at Opal a couple of times a year (on average) over the past few years, and it's been great to see both variety and quality steadily improve. Excellent innovative cooking in a relaxed atmosphere.


We go 3-4 times a year and are never disappointed. In addition to the food ,drink, and service we usually meet interesting people. A real bonus.


Enjoyed excellent food and service. Markus was perfect server, attentive and welcoming. Bella at front desk and helping with serving also very good. Sea bass special was outstanding. Everything else also really delicious.

OpenTable Diner

Opal never disappoints. The food, service, and atmosphere is always top-notch


Food and ambiance were great. Our waitress and bus staff were unresponsive in a few areas. The manager helped us out but also have a few excuses that didn't make us feel as heard as we'd like. We've been dining at Opal for years and the service is usually excellent so hopefully just a bad Sunday.

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