Louie's California Bistro

$$ • American

1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
(805) 963-7003


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

The server Graham was amazing!! The food was terrible. The portion sizes were tiny. The food was cold, and we were the only ones there. The prices were expensive. We walked in to the owner on speaker phone arguing with someone. He sat us at our table and went back and continued to argue… so, good luck. We will probably never go here again. But if you go, hopefully Graham will be there. He was a kind and fun and joked around with us!!

I organized a group brunch of 27 people here and it was perfect. I worked with Bob on the initial details and met his son on the day of. We were on the veranda and the tables were set up nicely. The servers were great, very polite and efficient in getting us all seated and taking orders. The food was delicious! It was the perfect end to a very long weekend (family gatherings, am I right?).

I was traveling, decided to stop for some dinner, and chose Louie’s on a whim. The crab dumplings are delicious- the cream sauce is laced with tarragon and is a lovely compliment to the crab. I also had the catch of the day (mahi) with mushroom risotto, green beans, and a saffron cream. The fish was grilled but not “bbq” flavored, which was nice with the saffron, and the risotto was perfectly creamy, but still had that al dente bite you want. Wine list is a good length as...read full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:30 - 9PM
Wednesday 5:30 - 9PM
Thursday 5:30 - 9PM
Friday 5:30 - 9:30PM
Saturday 10AM - 1PM
5:30 - 9:30PM
Sunday 10AM - 1PM

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