Stella Mare's


“I am so fortunate all over the world to find places that are very good that I can recommend, but I do have a short list of absolute must… if you come anywhere near Santa Barbara, this is a must… Stella Mare’s… first of all, it is so casual and homey… it is beautiful to look at…very relaxed atmosphere,and secondly the food is fantastic!”

Rachael Ray

Rachael’s Vacation Show
Food Network - January 2009


We welcome you to Stella Mare's overlooking the Bird Refuge for casual French Country Cuisine… Lunch… Brunch… and Dinner. Enjoy cocktails or French and Central Coast wines with our seasonal bistro menu, along with a variety of cheeses and chocolates.

      French Provincial design meets casual Santa Barbara in an historic landmark house on the Bird Refuge. With two locations and several intimate rooms we can also accommodate special events, rehearsal dinners, holiday and wedding celebrations, luncheons and dinners from 10 to 200 guests.

In 1872, Captain W.H. Johnson built this house on De La Vina Street in downtown Santa Barbara for his family. It was moved to this site in 1962 to become an antique store for many years. Since 1996, as Stella Mare’s...we call it home

Restaurant Hours
Dinner Tuesday-Sunday 5:00 to Close
Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30 to 2:30
Brunch Saturday-Sunday 10:00 to 2:30
We are closed on Mondays

Reservations (805)969-6705
Event Coordinators (805)969-3415

More information available on our website.


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Max Indoor Capacity 94
Max Outdoor Capacity 10
Total Max Capacity 104
Available For Buy-Out
Private Dining Room
Private Dining Room Capacity 55
Disabled Access
Full Bar
Wine & Beer
Meals Served Lunch,Dinner
Dining Cost High

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