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
Fax: 805.965.6012
Opal Restaurant and Bar for Specialty Martinis, Cocktails and an Award Winning Wine List
 

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Menu

Lunch

Dinner

Signature Desserts

Daily lunch and dinner specials are also offered.

 
Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns, Thai Salmon and 'Like Water for Chocolate' Surprise
Hours:
Lunch:
Mon-Sat:
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner:
Sun - Thurs:
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat:
5:00 - 11:00 pm
Hours:
Payment:
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. Over 35 vodkas on the menu.
Wine List:
Winner of the Wine Spectator Award.
Sidewalk Dining:
Limited seating.
Takeout and Catering Available
Children's Menu
Pasta, pizza, etc. We're flexible.

 

-- Lunch --
Appetizers -- Salads -- Sandwiches
Classic Caesar Salad
With Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano and Garlic Croutons 6.95
With Crabmeat Crostinis add 6.75
Mixed Gourmet Greens
With Tomatoes, Roasted Pinenuts and our Herb Vinaigrette 6.95
Butter Lettuce with Gorgonzola
With Shaved Red Onions and our Herb Vinaigrette 7.95
Smoked Chicken and Avocado Sandwich
With Tomatoes, Gourmet Greens and our Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise
On a Fresh Baked Focaccia 8.95
The Vegetarian Gourmet Sandwich
With Fresh Mozzarella, Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes and Fire Roasted Red Peppers, Gourmet Greens, Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise on our Fresh Baked Focaccia 8.95
Tri Tip Wrap with a Spicy Tomato Salsa, Avocado, Gorgonzola Dressing and Field Greens 9.95
Black Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna, Seared Rare, on Crisp Won Tons
With Amazuke Ginger-Cucumber Salad and laced with Wasabi Cream 9.95
Crab Cakes on Gourmet Greens
With Endive, Fire Roasted Red Peppers, tossed with our Herb Vinaigrette and drizzled with a Roasted Red Pepper Aioli 10.95
Bouillabaisse of Tiger Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Fresh Shucked Oysters
In a Tomato Herb Garlic Broth, with Saffron, Fresh Cilantro, Anaheim Chiles,
Fennel and our Garlic Bread 11.95
 
Gourmet Pizzas
From Our Wood Burning Oven
Tiger Prawn Pizza with Pesto, Baby Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers
With Tomatoes, Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Cheese 12.95
Smoked Chicken Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella and a Chipotle Glaze
With Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Fresh Cilantro 11.95
Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Garlic Spinach Pizza
With Pesto, Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Smoked Mozzarella 11.95
Homemade Three Cheese Pizza - Cooked in our wood-burning pizza oven
With Pesto, Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Smoked Mozzarella, Goat
Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese 11.95
 
Main Courses
Warm Fried Brie on Fresh Arugula and Watercress Salad
With Granny Smith Apples, Toasted Almonds and our Herb Vinaigrette 9.95
Grilled Eggplant and Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad
With Gourmet Greens, a Cilantro Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Goat
Cheese Pesto Crostinis 10.95
Grilled Chicken Scallopini Rolled with Goat Cheese and Pesto
On a Salad of Baby Arugula and Watercress with Avocado, Tomatoes
and our Herb Vinaigrette 11.95
The opal Cobb Salad
With Grilled Chicken, Smoked Bacon, Cooked Egg, Red Tomatoes, Gorgonzola
Cheese, Chopped Romaine, Roasted Red Beets, and Fresh Avocado
Finished with our Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing 11.95
The opal Chinese Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken tossed with Napa and Purple Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds, Crispy Noodles, Black Sesame Seeds and our
Asian Sesame Dressing 11.95
Sauteed Chicken on Penne Pasta with a Homemade Chipotle Cream
With Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Sweet Basil
and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 12.95
Homemade Tomato Liguini with Shrimp and Anaheim Chiles *
With Fresh Cilantro, Sauteed Garlic, Toasted Pinenuts and a Rich Ginger
Chicken Broth 12.95
Homemade Basil Fettuccine with Sauteed Tiger Prawns
With Homemade Pesto, Tomatoes, Fire Roasted Peppers and a
Smoked Mozzarella Cream Sauce 12.95
Arborio Risotto with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Fresh Asparagus & Artichokes
With Toasted Walnuts, a Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cream and a
Gourmet Truffle Oil 11.95
Vegetable Napoleon with a Gorgonzola Potato Cake and Wild Mushrooms
With a Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Grilled Eggplant, Sauteed Garlic Spinach,
Grilled Polenta, Roasted Red Peppers, a Roasted Tomato Sauce and Fresh
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 11.95
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto & Smoked Mozzarella
On a Baby Spinach Salad with Tomatoes, Toasted Pinenuts, our Roasted Garlic
Dressing and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 11.95
Pesto Sauteed Bay Scallop Salad - Local's Favorite
With Toasted Pinenuts and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano on a
Baby Spinach Salad with our Roasted Garlic Dressing 11.95
Shredded Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns Flash Fried
With a Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce
On Napa Cabbage Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds,
Julienne Vegetables and our Sesame Asian Vinaigrette 12.95
Warm Seafood Salad on Baby Spinach and Gourmet Greens
With Fresh Sauteed Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Cilantro and our
Roasted Garlic Dressing 12.95  (Local's Favorite)
Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon Filet with Thai Curry Sauce
(Local's Favorite)
With Sauteed Julienne Vegetables and an Apple and Orange Zest Basmati Rice 12.95
Chile Crusted Filet Mignon *
With a Gorgonzola Potato Cake, a Smoked Mozzarella and Pesto Stuffed
Grilled Pasilla Chile and a Roasted Garlic and Wild Mushroom Zinfandel Sauce
6oz. 23.95  ...  9oz. 28.95
Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.
"Too much of a good thing ... can be wonderful."  Mae West
-- Dinner --
Appetizers and Salads
Opal Classic Caesar Salad
With Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano and Garlic Croutons 7.95
Add Crabmeat Crostinis add 7.95
Mixed Gourmet Greens
With Tomatoes, Roasted Pinenuts and our Herb Vinaigrette 6.95
Butter Lettuce with Gorgonzola
With Shaved Red Onions and our Herb Vinaigrette 8.95
Grilled Eggplant and Portabello Mushroom Salad
With Gourmet Greens, Goat Cheese Pesto Crostinis and a
Fresh Cilantro Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil 9.95
Black Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna, Seared Rare
With Amazuke Salad, Crispy Wontons and a Wasabi Cream 10.95
Pan Seared Crab Cakes
With Endive, Fire Roasted Red Peppers, tossed with our Herb Vinaigrette and drizzled with a Roasted Red Pepper Aioli 10.95
Pesto Sauteed Bay Scallop Salad - Local's Favorite
With Toasted Pinenuts and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano on a
Baby Spinach Salad with our Roasted Garlic Dressing 10.95
Bouillabaisse of Tiger Prawns, Sea Scallops, Fresh Shucked Oysters *
In a Tomato Herb Garlic Broth, with Saffron, Fresh Cilantro, Anaheim Chiles,
Fennel and our Garlic Bread 11.95
Shredded Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns, Flash Fried
Served with a Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce
On Napa Cabbage Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds,
Julienne Vegetables and our Sesame Asian Vinaigrette 11.95
 
Gourmet Pizzas
From Our Wood Burning Oven
Tiger Prawn Pizza with Pesto, Baby Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers
With Tomatoes, Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Cheese 14.95
Smoked Chicken Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella and a Chipotle Glaze
With Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Fresh Cilantro 13.95
Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Garlic Spinach Pizza
With Pesto, Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Smoked Mozzarella 13.95
Homemade Three Cheese Pizza - Cooked in our wood-burning pizza oven
With Pesto, Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onions and Smoked Mozzarella, Goat
Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese 12.95
 
Main Courses
Grilled Chicken Scallopini Rolled with Goat Cheese and Pesto
On a Salad of Baby Arugula and Watercress with Avocado, Tomatoes
and our Herb Vinaigrette 13.95
Warm Seafood Salad on Fresh Baby Spinach and Gourmet Greens
With Sauteed Fresh Tiger Prawns, Salmon, Bay Scallops and Fresh Fish of the Day,
Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Cilantro and Our Garlic Dressing 14.95  (Local's Favorite)
Sauteed Chicken on Penne Pasta with a Homemade Chipotle Cream
With Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Sweet Basil
and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 14.95
Homemade Tomato Liguini with Shrimp and Anaheim Chiles *
With Fresh Cilantro, Sauteed Garlic, Toasted Pinenuts and a Rich Ginger
Chicken Broth 13.95
Homemade Basil Fettuccine with Sauteed Tiger Prawns
With Homemade Pesto, Tomatoes, Fire Roasted Peppers and a
Smoked Mozzarella Cream Sauce 14.95
Vegetable Napoleon with a Gorgonzola Potato Cake and Wild Mushrooms
With a Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Grilled Eggplant, Sauteed Garlic Spinach,
Grilled Polenta, Roasted Red Peppers, a Roasted Tomato Sauce and Fresh
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 13.95
Arborio Risotto with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Fresh Asparagus & Artichokes
With Toasted Walnuts, a Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cream and a
Gourmet Truffle Oil 14.95
Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast on Fresh Herb Risotto
With a Roasted Tomato Marsala Cream Sauce and Fresh Grated
Parmigiano Reggiano 14.95
Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon Filet with Thai Curry Sauce
(Local's Favorite)
With Sauteed Julienne Vegetables and an Apple and Orange Zest Basmati Rice 21.95
Honey Glazed Roasted Duck with a Chambord Blackberry Compote
on Wild Rice with a Port Wine Demi Glace 22.95
Marinated and Grilled "Flat Iron" Steak with Gratin Potatoes
With Sauteed Fresh Vegetables and a Pancetta Cipollini Onion Sauce 22.95
Chile Crusted Filet Mignon *
(Local's Favorite)
With Whipped Truffle Butter Yukon Potatoes a Smoked Mozzarella and Pesto Stuffed
Grilled Pasilla Chile and a Roasted Garlic and Wild Mushroom Zinfandel Sauce
6oz. 24.95  ...  9oz. 29.95
Herb Grilled Filet Mignon
(Local's Favorite)
With Whipped Truffle Butter Yukon Potatoes, Sauteed Broccoli and Green Beans
and a Port Wine-Marsala and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce
6oz. 24.95  ...  9oz. 29.95
* Chilies will vary in spice depending on the season.
Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.
-- Signature Desserts --
"Like Water for Chocolate" Surprise
Hint: Belgian Callebaut Dark Chocolate and Raspberries 8.95
French Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
Rich Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Top 7.95
Tiramisu
An Italian Favorite with Mascarpone, Espresso Soaked Ladyfingers
and Dark Chocolate 7.95
Brown Butter Tart with Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries
On Fresh Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise 7.95
Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart
With Fresh Whipped Cream and a Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise 7.95
Gourmet Peach or Mango or Tequila Lime Sorbet 5.95
 
and Dessert Specials such as...
Dark Chocolate Jack Daniels Creme Brulee...
Fresh Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee...
Felipe's Incredible Strawberry Cheesecake with a Fresh Berry Coulis...
 
Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.

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