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The Best of Coastal California

A sublime dining experience is guaranteed at Belmond 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 | Festive Season | Wine Masters | 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 to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 9pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List

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 to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 9pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List

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 to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 9pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List

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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 from 1pm to 10pm

    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 Belmond 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).

      Download menu

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        A Feast for the Ears

        Dine in sensory style

        Dining at Belmond 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 Wednesday through Sunday.

        Wednesday–Saturday from 6–9pm
        Sunday Brunch: Jazz trio from 11am–2pm

        More to Savor

        Savor our options for every mood and appetite

        The Holiday Season

        As the weather cools and Santa Barbara sparkles with a festive glow, join us at our chilled hilltop hideaway for a season of celebrations.

        Tuck into sumptuous seasonal fare overlooking the glittering coastline, or focus on family and friends as you gather for fine festive dining. Belmond El Encanto is an oasis anytime of year, but this is a winter you won’t want to miss.

        View our festive menus:
        Thanksgiving | Christmas | New Year's Eve | Veuve Clicquot Champagne Wishes

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        Master Sommeliers of the Central Coast

        For one night only, our charming Channel Islands Terrace sets the stage for an exclusive dinner paired with the most exquisite local wines. Master sommeliers will host up to 15 guests in celebration of the region’s finest vintages.

        November 13, 2020
        Fred Dame, DAOU Vineyards and Winery
        $295pp, six-course dinner with pairings

        Tax and gratuity not included.

        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, or tuck into a refreshing menu after a cooling dip in the pool.

        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.

        Shared appetizers precede an à la carte menu of locally sourced favorites, including our popular Riviera Clam Bake. For something sweet, head to The Wine Room for an irresistible dessert buffet. 

        Available Sundays, 11am–2pm

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        The Holiday Season

        Revel in the sparkle of the season at Belmond El Encanto.

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        Master Sommeliers of the Central Coast

        Join us under the stars for an evening of epicurean delight

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        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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        Culinary Delights

        A Taste of Santa Barbara

        From seasonal Californian cuisine to an extensive list of regional wines, settle in and savor Belmond 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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