Opal Restaurant and Bar for Fine Dining in Santa Barbara

opal restaurant and bar
Eclectic California Cuisine
1325 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.966.9676


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A popular local's favorite, opal restaurant and bar  infuses an eclectic California cuisine with creative influences from around the world. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create dishes inspired by the colorful multi-cultural heritage of America, often with an Asian flair. Items on our menu range from a 5 Peppercorn-Crusted Prime Grade New York Steak with a Dijon-Zinfandel Cream, to Fresh Grilled Fish and Seafood, Homemade Pastas and Gourmet Pizzas from our wood burning pizza oven, fresh baked breads, deliciously imaginative salads and homemade desserts.

Dinner - outside dining:
5:00 - 9:00 pm
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club
Private Dining:
Our private banquet room is attractively decorated and available for any size group up to 65 guests.
Full Bar:
Awesome martini specialties, coffees, after dinner drinks. "Perfect 10" martini made with Half Stoli Gold and Half Tangueray 10. Over 35 vodkas on the menu. Our list of spirits is always growing, so if you don't see your favorite on our menu, just ask! If we don't have it, we guarantee to get is for you by your next visit!
Wine List:
Extensive, and winner of the Wine Spectator Award for the past 11 years. Nice selection of wines by the glass as well.
Sidewalk Dining:
Limited seating.
Takeout and Catering Available
Children's Menu
Pasta, pizza, etc. We're flexible.
Located downtown, near theaters and shopping, with easy parking, opal restaurant and bar has a full bar, which is enhanced by a unique menu of Specialty Martinis. opal restaurant and bar is also known for its Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, and our private room can now accommodate parties of up to 65.
 Sophisticated yet comfortable, opal restaurant and bar radiates a warm, friendly atmosphere graced with the genuine care we show our guests. Our style of "Team Service" makes the entire dining room staff available to take care of each table, ensuring an exceptional level of service that is not only efficient but also fun and lively. After 20 years in business, opal restaurant and bar is busier than ever!
At opal restaurant and bar our philosophy is, "People are hungry for more than 'just great food'; we seek to create an experience that removes barriers and creates a connection between people, one that ultimately nurtures the soul as well."
"The restaurant's menu is a fusion of cuisine from California and around the world. An especially memorable meal is the five peppercorn crusted prime grade New York steak with a Dijon-Zinfandel cream. Seafood and pasta dishes are also specialties."
Santa Barbara News-Press
"I ordered the Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon Filet with a Thai Curry Sauce. Wow, said my taste buds. This is a spicy, flavorful dish that really turns on the heat, but doesn't burn up the buds. I fell in love with the 'Like Water for Chocolate Surprise' dessert."
Night Scene, Dining with Arthur Von Wiesenberger

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