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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 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.

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Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Children's  

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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.

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | 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.

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner | Children's  

Wine List  

The Lounge

More to Savor

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.

Reserve afternoon tea 24 hours in advance.

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Lounge  |  Afternoon Tea 

The Bar

More to Savor

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.

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 Chef Johan Denizot’s sensational menu, live music sets the scene seven days a week.

Monday–Friday from 6–9pm
Sunday Brunch: Jazz trio from 11am–2pm

Seasonal Events

Celebrate in sensational style at Belmond El Encanto.

December: Holiday Season

Revel in the sparkle of the season at Belmond El Encanto. From a Winter Solstice Wellness Retreat to unique afternoon teas and Christmas dinner, there’s something for everyone.

For reservations, please call 805-770-3530.

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Festive Season Brochure | Christmas Menu

31 December: New Year’s Eve

Glamour awaits on the American Riviera. Join us for an enchanting evening of music and fine dining as we ring in 2019 and celebrate the 101st anniversary of Belmond El Encanto’s opening.

Begin with a welcome glass of Champagne followed by Executive Chef Johan Denizot’s sumptuous multi-course menu as live jazz fills the air. Then the tempo rises as we begin the countdown to midnight. Celebrations begin at 5pm, priced at $140 per person, excluding beverages.

For reservations, please call 805-770-3530.

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December: Holiday Season

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

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31 December: New Year’s Eve

Glamour awaits on the American Riviera. Join us for an enchanting evening of music and fine dining.

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Bellini Brunch

Dining Experiences

Bellini Brunch

What Sundays are made for. 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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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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Private Hire

Let us help you plan an unforgettable event.

Situated in The Dining Room, The Wine Room is a uniquely welcoming space that’s perfect for small, private celebrations.

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No matter what occasion you’re planning in Santa Barbara, venues at Belmond El Encanto are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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