Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro


Pierre Lafond has played a pioneering role in the history of Santa Barbara County's wine industry since 1962 when he opened the Santa Barbara Winery - the first commercial winery to open in Santa Barbara County post-prohibition.  A local favorite since 1993, the Wine Bistro is Pierre Lafond's culinary venue.

The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in the freshest local products.   Start with the Steamed Mussels in Santa Barbara or Grilled Apricot & Arugula Salad follow with Grilled Duck Breast or Seared Salmon w Green Leek "Spaghetti" Pair your meal with wine from Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery or one of the wines from around the world.  Wine flights are a fun way to learn new wines. ...Fresh Oysters Tuesday and Saturday.

Happy Hour: Monday through Saturday  4:30-6:30pm and 9:30pm -closing!

Live Music Every Wed in September

Changing art exhibit.

 The restaurant is colorful with an open kitchen -  Creative festive atmosphere  -  Enjoy a glass of wine on the sidewalk patio and watch the world go by.

What our guests say.... "...The steamed mussels - our waiter's recommendation- were the best I've had anywhere hands won't be able to resist using the table bread to sop up the broth. Wow..." Nicole J. Santa Monica, CA ".... Appetizers were delicious.. I got the shrimp pappardelle, one friend got the lamb... Had a nice French feel and even had a picture of Julia Child on the wall....." Melissa R. Philadelphia, PA "... It was the perfect end to our trip. We split the beet salad and lobster roll. The presentation was excellent. I would definitely recommend the food was delicious..." Steph & B. New York, NY ".. the outdoor seating is great fun people watching on State Street..." Taryn b. Culver City, CA


Price Range Maximum $27.00
Price Range Minimum $10.00
Payment Methods Accepted American Express,Cash,Check,Visa
Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am- 10pm
Saturday 9am - 10pm
Sunday 9am -9pm
ADA Accessible
Dining and Nightlife
Beer & Wine
Family Friendly
Group Dining
Happy Hour
Kids Menu
Live Music
Outdoor Seating
Reservations Accepted
Take Out
Amenities - Menu
Menu View/Download File
Restaurant URL View Link
Max Indoor Capacity 64
Max Outdoor Capacity 24
Total Max Capacity 88
Available For Buy-Out
Entertainment Available
Disabled Access
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