About Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

31 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Finch & Fork is a Modern American Bar and Grill centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Chef James Siao draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. His Cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner Monday thru Sunday 5:30 pm thru 10:00 pm
Bar Sunday to Thursday closes at 11:00pm
Bar Friday to Saturday closes at 12:00am
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 am thru 2:30 pm
Breakfast Monday thru Friday 7:00 am thru 10 30 am

Cross Street:
Chapala

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 879-9100

Website:
http://www.finchandforkrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Elizabeth Duffy at elizabeth.duffy@canarysantabarbara.com.

Parking Details:
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

Public Transit:
Main Bus Terminal

Executive Chef:
James Siao

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 805 879 9174.

Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Join us for Mother's Day at Finch and Fork to enjoy Chef's favorites for brunch! For information on our rooftop brunch, please inquire with our restaurant reservation team.
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

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Sun 12:30PM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Private Dining

Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef James Siao designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Service was slow, probably due to the fa ...

vip
Dined 5 days ago

Service was slow, probably due to the fact that the room appears to be understaffed. My companion's dinner, a bouillabaisse, arrived piping hot; my short ribs arrived warm, at best. We used to find this dining room dependable and looked forward to eating there. Now it is merely dependable for being slow, noisy and indifferent.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

The service, food, and ambiance are amaz ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

The service, food, and ambiance are amazing here. I look forward to having our wedding reception here!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love, love, love

Dined on April 16, 2016

This is by far my favorite brunch spot. I will drive hours from where I live to eat here. And while in Santa Barbara, I have and will continue to eat here every morning because of the short rib and sweet potato hash with chimichurri sauce and horseradish. Everything about this dish is perfect. I love breakfast hash and order it on the menu everywhere I go if it's an option and every hash pales in comparison to this one. The short rib is tender and full of flavor, perfectly cooked and not overdone one bit. The sweet potatoes are soft but not mushy and the eggs on top are fried and easy to perfection. Not only is the food spot on, but so is the service. On our most recent visit, our waitress from Saturday recognized us on Sunday and was sure to bring me extra chimichurri and horseradish like I had requested the day before. And the delicious mimosas cap it all off perfectly. I have tried all that they offer (orange, grapefruit, cranberry and peach) and while all are yummy, peach is my favorite.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Disappointing

Dined on April 16, 2016

I wish I could rave about this restaurant--the decor and ambiance are lovely, but we had a very disappointing dinner. The menu checked a lot of the right boxes for locavore dining and fresh takes on classic comfort fare. However, the salt and pepper chicken wings, while crisp and lovely in texture, were bathed in a too- sweet sauce without any noticeable seasoning to balance the sugar. A roasted trout over spaetzle main course was under-seasoned in the extreme, the fish overcooked and unappetizingly arrayed over the potatoes, which had a nice chewy texture but no flavor, despite the addition of pancetta. A special 'frozen tiramisu' dessert tasted old and had terrible texture. This was exchanged for a too-sweet salted caramel pudding with graham cracker...all in all, nothing to rave about. We did appreciate the high-caliber staff and service, very professional in all respects.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Downtown Delight

Dined on April 16, 2016

While we had a dinner reservation for a table, we chose to stay at the bar after our excellent cocktails---the Guava Margaritas are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed all the plates we shared. The ambiance was high energy and classy. I look forward to returning to Finch and Fork soon, plus recommending to friends!

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a treat

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Another fantastic dining experience here. Highly recommend the wings and the brussels sprouts, entree salmon kale salad....wow! Tatiana the floor manager was wonderful in pairing wine with each course and our server was very genuine and respectful. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Nice evening

Dined on April 14, 2016

The service was excellent; food very good; staff very attentive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food3
ambience3
service5
value2

No Rooftop dining

Dined on April 13, 2016

I was disappointed that we could not eat on the roof top. On the website is shows roof top dining but the restaurant is actually on the lower level. It was a bit disappointing as I picked that place because my niece was in from Ohio.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorites in Santa Barbara. Go!

Dined on April 10, 2016

Why go any place else when this is one of the best?

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Incredible food

vip
Dined on April 6, 2016

The food is absolutely incredible. Everything I have ordered I have loved from breakfast, cocktails, dinner. Highly recommend.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

If I had to describe my idea of a perfec ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

If I had to describe my idea of a perfect evening, this would be it! The hosts were stellar, the food was delectable and the location is matchless. This was our third time dining here and each time exceeds the wonderfulness of the previous one.

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Fantastic Brunch

Dined on April 3, 2016

We had a fantastic brunch! We'd recommend making reservations as they were turning people away or seating them in the bar ... Food was great; service on drinks was a bit slow (probably because of how busy they were and how many were being ordered) ... but worth waiting for.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food1
ambience2
service1

My friend and I had brunch which, if I c ...

Dined on April 3, 2016

My friend and I had brunch which, if I closed my eyes could have been at any low end ,run of the mill chain. It was extremely overpriced, horrible service and lacking in taste.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Substantial in every way

Dined on April 3, 2016

Could honestly not find fault with this venue. Great servers, minimal wait for reservation which is to my liking. Good menu which delivers on taste. A quite exceptional dessert with the milkshake decent cocktails wine and beer. Nothing could go wrong and it didn't. Pity I live not just on the other side of the US but on the other side of the Atlantic otherwise I'd be a regular

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding! Tuesday fried Chicken was ...

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Outstanding! Tuesday fried Chicken was the best and the milk shake for desert was to die for. Gotta go back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place can't wait to go back...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Great place - can't wait to go back! The food was fabulous - service was great and the ambiance was sublime . . .

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara.

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

This is a great spot in the heart of town. Vibrant bar scene with great bar snacks. Don't miss out on the warmed olives served with garlic and rosemary. The menu with the daily special is always a treat. Wonderful service!

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our server Nicole was very attentive. Fo ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Our server Nicole was very attentive. Food was delicious and ambiance was great. Will definitely go back to this restaurant when Im in town again.

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

worst meal ever

Dined on March 13, 2016

from the time we entered the front counter people were rude, couldn't make me my Martini and then had to wait another 30 mins. for the replacement and not sure what it was but not what I ordered, my wife had a lemon drop, I sure didn't taste any lemon in it. my short ribs were to fatty and cover in a sauce to cover the fat. the waiter was the only thing that was good. the noise level was way passed a 11. Not what we have come to expect from the Kimpton group

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently great food and service!

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Finch and Fork has beautifully presented food with gourmet ingredients and a flair for creativity. Our waiter Curtis knew the menu and wine list inside and out. Tatiana the manager was very helpful and gracious. I loved my fish special dinner and the passion fruit cheese cake was very light and yummy!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

Uneven

Dined on March 8, 2016

Enjoyed the food but the service lacked polish and was inattentive. Nice portions. Delicious large rib eye but sadly me wine glass sat empty for most of it. My wife loved the Mac and cheese. My son enjoyed the duck very much. Attractive space just need a wait staff that matches the ambiance and food

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Impressive effort

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

They went all-out to honor my dietary restrictions. My server, the manager and the chef all collaborated to find a way to accommodate my needs in the dish I wanted to order. They could not have done more. We were very impressed. My only complaint is the noise level. We came once before on a weekend evening and it was very hard to hear each other speak at our own table so we decided to come early on a weekday evening thinking it would be much quieter. No way. Their bar is very popular and super noisy at all times it seems.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

Our server Monica was terrific. We came ...

Dined on February 29, 2016

Our server Monica was terrific. We came in without checking in at the front desk and I mentioned to the person who took us to out table that we had reserved on Open Table and he remarked that it was fine they had plenty of tables. Monica came by and mentioned that she overheard me and would take care of it in the system. She then recommended some items and we were very pleased. Now that we have tried Finch and Fork for dinner and breakfast will look forward to returning for lunch!

food5
ambience4
service4

Prime rib and ribeye cooked perfectly. ...

Dined on February 29, 2016

Prime rib and ribeye cooked perfectly. Loved the pickled veggies that came as soon as we sat down

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Had it's moments

Dined on February 28, 2016

I think the issue was we had late reservations on a Saturday night and I think maybe the staff was gassed a bit. Scallops were good. Ribeye was tasty but not the highest quality. Nice place though but wasn't blown away enough to rush back. I'd probably trust the better reviews that it has earned.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Vegetarian Friend

Dined on February 28, 2016

The food was great. We had a vegetarian guest staying with us. She enjoyed every option. The server was rushed and didn't spend much time with us. He was quick to grab our menus and run. The food runners and table busers spent more time with us than the server did. I hope Finch & Fork is tipping out the food runners and busers more. They deserved our tip over our server.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Odd space attached to a hotel. It's nice ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Odd space attached to a hotel. It's nicely decorated and super clean but kind of large so felt empty for a Saturday brunch. Delicious mimosas (not bottomless but each refill is 1.00 so may as well be bottomless). My nephew had the French toast and he said that it was crispy on the edges and moist on the inside. My husband had the kale salad, which he enjoyed, and I had the huevos rancheros which was more of a tostada than what I expected but the flavors were still good. Aside from the quiet location and ambience, food and service was good. Mimosas a huge plus.

food5
ambience5
service5

Good food at reasonable prices. One of t ...

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Good food at reasonable prices. One of the best breakfast places in town. Probably have the most comfortable seats of any restaurant anywhere.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great place!

Dined on February 27, 2016

Great place!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Absolutely the best restaurant in Santa Barbara!

Dined on February 17, 2016

Can't go wrong with anything on this small but great menu. Love coming here!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

We went to this restaurant prior to atte ...

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

We went to this restaurant prior to attending a show at the Granada Theatre. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the manager, Tatiana. She also came to check in on us during the meal which we appreciated. We had the fried chicken special which was excellent. The crunch on the chickenwas perfect and there was just enough spice to give it a really good flavor. My husband had the Jidori chicken which was also good. However, when we asked the server what Jidori chicken was, he just said natural and organic. It would have been helpful to know what type of sauce came with the chicken. It was served over a polenta which was a nice addition to the plate. We would definitely come back to this restaurant.

Tags: kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The French 75's are probably the best I ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

The French 75's are probably the best I have ever had

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

This place came highly recommended and I ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

This place came highly recommended and I'd love to pass that recommendation on to others. The food was great. Our server, Nicole, had great suggestions for us. Portions were hearty and the atmosphere was perfect for an intimate dinner setting. Can't wait to come back.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Service, Good Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

Went to this restaurant for Valentines Day weekend with my girlfriend and had a great time. Service was impeccable and even wiped a dish we didn't enjoy. Thanks!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

Food was terrible. Service was terrible. ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Food was terrible. Service was terrible. They Dropped the food in the middle of the table instead of putting in front of the person who ordered it. Food came out of order. Yuck

food5
ambience5
service5

We really liked this place! The space is ...

Dined on February 11, 2016

We really liked this place! The space is very attractively furnished, and the spacing of the tables allowed conversations to be private. Everything we ordered was excellent, and the Field Greens salad was quite possibly the best salad my wife and I had ever eaten. We will be back for more.

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Good service sub par food

Dined on February 6, 2016

My girlfriend and I went here for lunch at 1:30 on a Saturday. We were excited to try their lunch menu. Apparently they only serve their brunch menu on weekends until 2:30 when they serve more options. The server admitted it does not mention the brunch menu only on weekends and that many people including himself have complained to get it changed on their website. We asked if the chef could make any of the flatbreads or the ahi sandwich since he had made something that was on the lunch menu for another guest. The server came back and flat out said the chef refused to make either (even though they would be serving flatbread in less than an hour in the lounge) My gf got the burger which was good but nothing special and they didn't even ask how she wanted it cooked. I ordered the Ahi salad (it doesn't call it a salad on the menu or even mention there is lettuce) but the waiter did say this is also something people complain about. The ahi salad was plain as if there was no dressing and no seasoning to the salad and the tuna. The tuna was very fishy tasting (and I eat ahi tuna all the time). The manager noticed my unhappiness and offered to replace it with something else. They even compt both my ahi salad and the bagel and lox I had and gave me a free refill on my memosa. We made sure to give a good tip based on the service but we will not be coming there again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Try the Chicken Sandwich for Lunch

vip
Dined on February 5, 2016

I had read about the Finch and Fork's buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and wanted to try it, but, when we arrived at the restaurant, we found out that the SB Independent hadn't noted that the chicken sandwich served during happy hour is a smaller and different version than the one served at lunch. Happily, our server was able to talk to the kitchen, and the chef promptly made us the lunch version for dinner. The chicken sandwich was everything we'd hoped it would be - indulgent and filling but with enough greens on it that we could pretend it wasn't all bad for us. We also ordered the Brussells sprouts, which were delicious, along with my favorite cocktail the Figueroa. We were on a tight time schedule, trying to make an event at the Arlington Theater, and our server made sure that our meal was served with plenty of time for us to enjoy it before we had to leave. We look forward to our next dinner at the Finch and Fork!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Ok but not up to expectations

Dined on February 4, 2016

Took forever t get serve at the bar, however table service was excellent. Th food was expensive and much heavier than it needed to be. Lost some of the flavors because of this. The server asks how everything was, and when w said "ok" she took time to understand why and comped us desserts. Sadly the desserts were also extremely heavy. Won't go back.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Best chicken!

vip
Dined on February 3, 2016

The Tuesday night special right now is Buttermilk Fried Chicken which was To-Die-For good. Our server was intelligent, attentive and described dishes perfectly. This is on my must-return list for future trips to Santa Barbara.

Tags: fit for foodies

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