Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

1324 State St. Send to Phone
805-892-2800 | Order Now! | Menu
A French-style bistro and pâtisserie on the main street of Santa Barbara.


 
Cuisine
Open
Breakfast & Lunch daily
Features

* Click here for rating key

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant Review

: Proprietor and pastry chef Renaud Gonthier baked for The Ritz-Carlton and has appeared on The Food Network and The Travel Channel. In Santa Barbara, he presides over two eponymous eateries. Equal parts bistro and pâtisserie, Renaud’s offers espresso drinks and flaky croissants, as well as a wide range of other French delicacies like éclairs and millefeuilles. Full meals include a richly flavored raclette tartine on multigrain toast, the nutty Swiss melting in a flood over buttery golden Yukon potatoes, caramelized onions and smoked bacon. Salads are crisp and lively, and omelets are made with organic eggs produced by cage-free, grain-fed chickens. A retail section stocks imported French fare, homemade candies and fruit preserves. While the service is fickle, the food is typically topnotch. Also located at the Loreto Plaza at 3315 State St., 805-569-2400.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.