DINING

Belmond El Encanto offers some of the best restaurants in southern California. Artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors create an unforgettable dining experience.

Within our Santa Barbara restaurants, each dish is created with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Expect herbs directly from the chef's garden and Belmond El Encanto cheese, each block made from the milk of Ellie, the resort's cow.

The Dining Room and Terrace

Santa Barbara Restaurants

Dine in the elegant dining room, or delight in a romantic dinner under the stars on the terrace. Either way you’ll be treated to a spectacular gastronomic experience, featuring locally sourced, artisanal ingredients.

An innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara views.

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Breakfast  |  Brunch |  Lunch  |  Dinner 

Winemaker Dinner Series

Join us for a series of epicurean events. Regionally-inspired cuisine from Executive Chef Johan Denizot is paired with local Santa Barbara County wines.

A welcome reception begins at 6:30pm, followed by a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings.

Priced at $120 per person, for reservations call + 1 805 770 3530

The Riviera Bar

Meet friends and fellow travellers, and linger at this sophisticated bar. Browse our eclectic cocktail list, a phenomenal wine collection and a choice of tasting experiences.

American bar food is elevated to new flavorful heights for those looking for a light bite. Or splash out on a ‘Tsar Experience’ and savor decadent caviars atop blinis.

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Afternoon Tea Santa Barbara

The Lounge

The Lounge is the ideal retreat for light dining or an elegant afternoon tea with friends.

Delicately crafted breads and buns come filled with classic British combinations. Tempting scones and French pastries will sweeten any afternoon.

Afternoon Tea reservations must be made 24-hours in advance.

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Lounge  |  Afternoon Tea 

The Wine Room

Wine Santa Barbara

Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, hosting a retirement dinner or just because, The Wine Room is the perfect place to gather.

Take a seat in the warm, intimate setting and savor refined cuisine. Sip perfectly paired wines, selected from local vineyards and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner’s Choice: Voted among the top 10 restaurants for alfresco dining in Santa Barbara

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Live Music

Complementing the ocean views and Chef Johan Denizot’s sensational cuisine, live music sets the scene seven days a week.

Monday – Thursday: Solo pianist from 6 – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: Vocalist from 6 – 9pm
Sunday Brunch: Jazz trio from 11am – 2pm

Bellini Brunch

Treat yourself to bottomless Bellinis or Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne, California-coastal cuisine and live jazz music.

A seasonal selection of shared appetizers starts the experience. Then, select from à la carte entrées like Seared Local Swordfish or Riviera Clam Bake. Following this sumptuous meal, head to The Wine Room where an irresistible selection of desserts awaits.

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Available Sundays from 11am to 2pm

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