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Blackbird
36 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 882-0135


Reviews by the General Public

Enjoyable dinner - nice atmosphere and creative menu, 2/2/2018
Reviewer: Jonathan from Santa Barbara, CA
Three of us went for a birthday dinner last night. I like the look of the space a lot. The bar stools particularly stand out. We shared a charcuterie plate which was very good. Overall, the food was good and creative. There is room for improvement, and it sounds like they are making progress compared to older reviews I've read. Our server was very nice and attentive. The other staff needs to improve some, e.g. waiting a long time with an empty glass of water. The wine I ordered was the wrong year compared to the menu which is a bet peeve of mine. Entrees were in the mid $30s for the most part and starters around $20. On the high end, but not out of whack with other restaurants in town trying to reach that clientele. I'll definitely try it again in a little bit to see how it improves.


Opportunity Lost, 11/14/2017
Reviewer: Jack from Santa Barbara, CA
Nice food, nice space! But! Clearly this restaurant and management team don't know Santa Barbara. They will get the lets try it out crowd, tourists wanting to check it, hotel guests not knowing any better and then reality will set in. Adjust your pricing and attitude, please.


Hope they figure it out., 10/24/2017
Reviewer: ADinSB from Santa Barbara, CA
Went recently on a Sunday afternoon. The bar staff is friendly and attentive. The drinks are "craft" and the food is small and expensive (even for an upscale place.) But the tidbits were good. 5 of us sat & stood at the bar. After a while the manager told us he "didn't like us milling around." Seriously. Won't be back soon.


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