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The Best of Coastal California

A sublime dining experience is guaranteed at El Encanto. Playing host to some of the best restaurants in southern California, our passion for artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors matches the region’s culinary abundance. Expect in-season herbs from our ocean-facing garden and fresh seafood caught daily from the shores below.

The Dining Room & Terrace | The Lounge | The Bar | Bellini Brunch | Alfresco Dining

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    The Dining Room and Terrace

    The Dining Room and Terrace

    Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

    All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

    Opening hours:
    Breakfast: 7am–11am, Lunch: 11:30am–2pm, Dinner: 5:30pm–10pm

    View our menus:
    Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

    The Dining Room and Terrace

    The Dining Room and Terrace

    Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

    All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

    Opening hours:
    Breakfast: 7am–11am, Lunch: 11:30am–2pm, Dinner: 5:30pm–10pm

    View our menus:
    Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

    The Dining Room and Terrace

    The Dining Room and Terrace

    Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

    All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

    Opening hours:
    Breakfast: 7am–11am, Lunch: 11:30am–2pm, Dinner: 5:30pm–10pm

    View our menus:
    Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

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      The Lounge

      The Lounge

      The Lounge is an ideal retreat for elegant light dining.

      Sample delicately crafted small plates, tempting sharing platters and cooling cocktails. Enjoy them outside with Pacific vistas.

      Open 11:30am–9:30pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am–10pm (Fri-Sat), 2pm–9:30pm (Sun)

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        The Bar

        The Bar

        Socialize and unwind in a laidback scene. Savor fine wines and gourmet bar snacks while learning Santa Barbara’s secrets from our warm bar staff.

        Santa Barbara restaurants can be beautifully polished or perfectly informal. At El Encanto, we invite you to enjoy both.

        In this lively laidback hub, meet old friends or make new ones over a selection of wines, spirits and inventive cocktails. For those seeking a light bite, American classics are reinterpreted on a gourmet bar menu.

        Opening times:
        Sunday–Thursday from 11:30am–10:00pm
        Friday & Saturday from 11:30am–midnight

        Food is served daily from opening until 10:00pm (last call 30-minutes prior to closing).

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          A Feast for the Ears

          Dine in sensory style

          Dining at El Encanto is multisensory—our band treats your ears; our chefs, your palate.

          Complementing sublime ocean views and our chef's sensational menu, live music sets the scene every Sunday from 11am–2pm

          More to Savor

          Savor our options for every mood and appetite

          Alfresco Dining

          Make the most of the Santa Barbara sun with a delectable dining experience at Belmond El Encanto.

          Head to our hilltop gardens to savor an afternoon of alfresco dining.

          View our new menus to delight every taste:
          Picnic baskets

          Pool menu

          Bellini Brunch

          Indulge in bottomless Bellinis or Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne, coastal cuisine and live jazz.

          Savor delicately crafted desserts as you while away your Sunday morning.

          Available Sundays, 11am–2pm

          Left Right

          Alfresco Dining

          A slow afternoon in the sun paired with irresistible edibles

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          Bellini Brunch

          What Sundays are made for

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          Dining table setting

          Culinary Delights

          A Taste of Santa Barbara

          From seasonal Californian cuisine to an extensive list of regional wines, settle in and savor El Encanto’s many culinary treats.

          • Luxury accommodation
          • US$150 dinner credit per room per stay
          • US$60 daily breakfast credit per room
          • Access to 'The Spa' and gym facilities
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