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Wine Cask

813 Anacapa St. (E. De la Guerra St.) Send to Phone
805-966-9463 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
One of Santa Barbara County’s most comprehensive wine-and-dine experiences.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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5.0 rating over 4 reviews
Wine Cask, Santa Barbara, CA

Wine Cask Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: Ground zero for wine and cuisine in Santa Barbara County, Wine Cask comprises a trio of the restaurant, Intermezzo wine bar and Margerum Wine Companywine tasting room orbiting one of the city’s most historical courtyards. The interior is dark and moody, sleek and sophisticated, though not formal and stuffy. There are also private rooms available, including the Wine Library and Riviera Room.

Likes: Sophisticated dining room, including a fireplace.
Dislikes: Chefs seem to change as frequently as the seasonal menu, so we have not assigned a rating.

Drinks & Food: Executive chef Brandon Cogan has taken charge of the kitchen and can devise a tasting menu of five ($75) or eight courses ($95). The à la carte menu changes seasonally, but you may encounter such dishes as octopus “a la plancha,” gnocchi Parisienne and roasted filet mignon with black truffle gratin, grilled asparagus and black truffle jus. Lavender crème brûlée remains a mainstay on the dessert menu, which also might offer bread pudding with bourbon-salted caramel and chocolate molten lava cake. The sommelier guides patrons through a phone book-size wine list that has a strong showing of Santa Barbara labels.

User Ratings & Reviews for Wine Cask
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Wine CAsk Restaurant - worst dining experience ever
by daniloni on Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:05 pm
We spend a fair amount of time and money eating out both dometically and interntionally. We had reservations for 7:45 on Saturday night for 4. and were seated on time. The waiter was cluless but that was not the issue. Though we received our appetizers within a reasonable amount of time we did not get our main course (nothing too complicated) until 9:45 at which time we were sitting at an empty table for more than an hour and a half. Though we had few meek appologies oferred we finally left without eating.

I will not recomand this restaurant to anyone, friend or foe until (and if) they get their act together.

Expensive, non attentive, decent appetizers but expensive. Can not comment on the main courses or desert as they were never served.

Stay away from this place!

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