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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

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 light dining or an elegant afternoon tea with friends.

    Delicately crafted breads and buns come filled with classic British combinations. Tempting scones, signature macaroons and buttery French pastries tempt any sweet tooth. Enjoy them outside with Pacific vistas.

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

    Afternoon tea is available from 2pm to 4pm
    Reserve afternoon tea 24 hours in advance (excludes Sundays).

    View our menus:

    Lounge | Afternoon tea

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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.

      Open 1pm to 10pm (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

        Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner Experience

        August 25, 2021

        Join us for an exceptional wine dinner experience at El Encanto hosted by Patrick Will, Vice President of VINTUS, Montelena’s US distributing company. Patrick is an expert on Chateau Montelena as well as many estates both domestic and abroad.

        The 5-course pairing menu is meticulously designed by El Encanto’s Executive Chef Bruno Lopez, featuring delectable treats from caviar to prime ribeye. The evening will provide a unique look into the different wines Montelena offers, including a range of vintages dating back to 2005.

        Round off the evening with an extremely rare dessert wine tasting and the chance to win a Magnum of the 2003 Estate Cabernet.

        349 USD per person, excluding tax and gratuity

        For reservations and ticket information, please contact concierge.ele@belmond.com or call +1 805 845 5800.

        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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        Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner Experience

        Taste a rare vintage

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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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