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

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

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Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns, Thai Salmon and 'Like Water for Chocolate' Surprise
HOURS:
Dinner - outside dining:
Weeknights:
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Fri-Sat:
5:00 - 10:00 pm
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.

 

-- Dinner --
In-House Starters
Grilled Eggplant and Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad  15.95
with gourmet greens, a cilantro unfused extra virgin olive oil and goat cheese pesto crostinis
Mixed Gourmet Greens  10.95
with red tomatoes, roasted pinenuts and our herb vinaigrette
Butter Lettuce with Gorgonzola  11.95
with shaved red onions and our herb vinaigrette
French Fried Portabello Mushrooms  12.95
with gourmet truffle oil and a balsamic reduction
Shredded Phyllo Wrapped Tiger Prawns  16.95
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
Asian Glazed Crispy Calamari  15.95
baby arugula, crispy Asian rice noodles
Warm Slow Roasted Duck Confit  14.95
on portobello mushroom ravioli, with toasted macadamia nuts and sun-dried cherries in a sage brown butter sauce
Opal Classic Caesar Salad  11.95
with fresh grated parmigiano reggiano and garlic croutons
Pesto Sauteed Bay Scallop Salad  17.95
with toasted pinenuts and fresh grated parmigiano reggiano on a baby spinach salad with our roasted garlic dressing.  LOCAL'S FAVORITE
Black-Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna Seared Rare  15.95
with an amazuki ginger cucumber salad, crispy wontons and a wasabi cream
Pan Seared Fresh Crab Cake on Sesame Beurre Blanc  16.95
tender wild red deepsea crabmeat cake, on a sesame beurre blanc, a drizzle of wasabi cream, fresh mango salsa and crispy potato strings
Pan Seared Fresh Salmon Soft Tacos  17.95
warm flour tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole, shredded red and green cabbage
Fresh Roasted Red Beets & Grilled Pears  12.95
on baby arugula & watercress with candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese and our honey balsamic vinaigrette
 
In-House Pizzas
tiger shrimp pizza  19.95
pesto, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, fresh grated parmigiano reggiano and pecorino cheese
smoked chicken pizza  17.95
smoked mozzarella and a chipotle glaze, tomatoes, shaved red onions, fresh cilantro
prosciutto & goat cheese pizza  18.95
garlic, spinach, pesto, tomatoes, shaved red onions and smoked mozzarella
wild mushroom pizza  16.95
pesto, goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions, red tomato, arugula, watercress, gourmet truffle sea salt
Tonight's Pizza Special is: Homemade Grilled Filet Mignon Pizza - Cooked in our Wood-Burning Pizza Oven  22.95
with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Homemade Pesto, Roasted Garlic, Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Tomato Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella Cheese.
Nightly specials available for pickup or in-house dining only.
Opal's Takeout Pizza Dinner Combo for 2  $40
$75 for a double combo (for 4)
2 individual pizzas from our menu (Smoked Chicken Pizza, Wild Mushroom Pizza, Tiger Shrimp Pizza or Goat Cheese Prosciutto Pizza - both pizzas must be same pizza type), large salad (Gourmet Mixed Greens with our Herb vinaigrette or Opal's Classic Caesar Salad), our homemade bread and a slice of dark chocolate pecan tart or Homemade Organic Strawberry Cheesecake for $40 plus tax.
Takeout combo for pickup only, not available for in-house dining or delivery.
 
Fresh Seafood Entrees
Warm Seafood Salad on Fresh Baby Spinach  20.95
and gourmet greens, with sauteed fresh tiger prawns, salmon, bay scallops and fresh fish of the day, roma tomatoes, fresh cilantro and our roasted garlic dressing.   LOCAL'S FAVORITE
Fresh Fish Special: Pacific Halibut  36.95
Tequila Citrus Marinated, on a Meyer lemon cream sauce, on saffron rice, with fresh seasonal vegetables and a fresh mango salsa.
Nightly specials available for pickup or in-house dining only
Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon  29.95
Thai curry sauce, sauteed julienne vegetables, caramelized apple & orange zest basmati rice.   LOCAL'S FAVORITE
 
Pasta and Other Entrees
Grilled Chicken Scallopini Salad  18.95
Rolled with Goat Cheese and Pesto, on a salad of baby arugula and watercress with avocado, tomatoes and our herb.   ENTREE SIZE
Homemade Basil Fettuccine with Sauteed Tiger Shrimp  19.95
with homemade pesto, tomatoes, fire roasted red pepper and smoked mozzarella cream sauce.   GLUTEN FREE OPTION
Wild Mushroom Risotto  19.95
fresh asparagus, artichokes toasted walnuts, freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cream and truffle oil
Pasilla Chile Filet Mignon   6 oz 34.95 | 9 oz 43.95
whipped truffle butter yukon potatoes, smoked mozzarella, pesto stuffed grilled pasilla chile, roasted garlic and wild mushroom    LOCAL'S FAVORITE,  SPICY
Opal's Paella  29.95
bay scallops, tiger prawns, black mussels, chicken and chorizo sausage saffron on rice, tomatoes, cilantro and anaheim chiles, in a garlic herb broth.   SPICY
Sauteed Chicken Picatta on Penne Pasta  18.95  lemon beurre blanc
tomatoes, sauteed garlic, capers, cilantro, fresh grated parmigiano reggiano
Sauteed Chicken Picatta on Penne Pasta  18.95  homemade chipotle cream
with a  with caramelized onions, tomatoes, toasted red peppers, sweet basil and fresh grated parmigiano reggiano   LOCAL'S FAVORITE    SPICY
Vegetable Napoleon  18.95
gorgonzola potato cake, wild mushrooms, grilled portobello mushroom, grilled eggplant, sauteed garlic spinach, grilled polenta, roasted red peppers, roasted tomato sauce, fresh grate parmiggiano reggiano
Honey Glazed Roasted Duck  29.95
butternut squash risotto, baby roasted root vegetables, port wine demi glace
Herb Grilled Filet Mignon    6 oz 34.95  |  9 oz 43.95
with whipped truffle butter yukon potatoes, sauteed broccoli and green beans, and a port wine marsala and wild mushrooms cream sauce   LOCAL'S FAVORITE
Grilled Chicken Marsala  22.95
sauteed wild mushrooms, herb risotto, seasonal vegetables, tomato marsala cream sauce
Steak Special 14 oz. Grilled Ribeye Steak  43.95
with Tuscan style white beans, a garlic herb butter and sauteed fresh vegetables.
Nightly specials available for pickup or in-house dining only.
Opal's Takeout Pasta Dinner Combo for 2   $40
$76 for a double combo (for 4)
either the Chicken Chipotle Penne Pasta or Chicken Piccata Penne Pasta from our menu, large salad (Gourmet Mixed Greens with our Herb vinaigrette or Opal's Classic Caesar Salad), our homemade bread and a slice of dark chocolate pecan tart or Homemade Organic Strawberry Cheesecake for $40 plus tax.
Combo special for pickup only, not available for in-house dining or delivery.
 
In-House Desserts
Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee  8.95
rich custard with a caramelized sugar top
Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart  9.95
with fresh whipped cream and a vanilla bean creme anglaise
Homemade Organic Strawberry Cheescake  10.95
with a fresh berry coulis
 
In-House Kids Menu
Kid's Pizza  11.95
with Opal's housemade roasted tomato sauce and mozzarella
Kid's Pasta  11.95
penne pasta, choice of alfredo sauce, butter sauce, or Opal's roasted tomato sauce
* Chilies will vary in spice depending on the season.
Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.
 

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