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Corktree Cellars Wine Bar & Bistro

910 Linden Ave. (Carpinteria Ave.) Send to Phone
805-684-1400 | Menu
An unlikely spot in quaint Carpinteria, where burger joints are steadily giving way to more sophisticated eateries.
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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

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Corktree Cellars Wine Bar & Bistro Restaurant Review

: Not so long ago, the thought of a wine bar in quaint little Carpinteria would have been laughable. The beach town famous for burgers remains happily unsophisticated, but proprietor Jessica Pintard’s adventurous foray brings an urban touch to a decidedly casual setting. The interior is hip and stylish, with tightly packed tables. Local artwork adorns the walls. While the wine list isn’t particularly extensive, several different wine flights are available each month. If you like what you try, pick up a bottle to bring home. When it comes to food, charcuterie and artisan cheese plates are popular, but there are also full-size entrées --- think grilled fish of the day, roasted vegetable ratatouille and a flat-iron steak with truffle Parmesan, arugula and chimichurri --- as well as clever small plates like lobster and white truffle macaroni and cheese. The char-grilled heart of romaine salad puts an interesting twist on traditional raw salads. And if you just can't get out of Carp without having a burger, Corktree uses California Kobe-style beef to make a selection of specialty burgers served with house-made chips and french fries. Dessert standouts include chocolate-dipped macaroons and salted caramel pudding.

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