They overbooked on Valentine's and put one dimwit bartender on for the many parties waiting for their reservation. Our party waited for half an hour--with no drinks--and then were treated to a very ordinary and overpriced three-course meal. Santa Barbara has so many better restaurants, no one should waste their time or money patronizing this ridiculously vaunted motel restaurant.
I went to Citronelle for a working dinner and was amazed at how elegant and peaceful this restaurant is! The atmosphere was very calm, and relaxing, at times making one forget that you're sitting inside a restaurant that sits on top of a hotel. The views of East Beach are magnificent! I had the filet mignon plate, and it was mouth-watering. Their wine list is superb, and comes highly recommended. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is interested in fine dining
The restaurant was less than half full and there were 4 window tables available. We asked for a window table but were told that these tables needed to be bussed. This was a lie: the tables were clean and set. We waited at the bar. After the bartender ignored us for 10 min, we ordered champagne. We received 1 glass of flat champagne from a nearly empty bottle and 1 glass from a newly opened bottle. I asked for the flat glass to be replaced. I eventually got a new glass, but only after an argument. The hostess led us to a poorly lit table in a hidden corner. We asked again for a window table. The hostess walked us over to the central area, where there were 3 empty window tables. Just as we got there, another couple was being seated. The hostess said,
The Santa Barbara Inn offers all the excitement of Santa Barbara in an intimate and peaceful setting. Nestled between the
Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, the hotel is a mere fifty steps from the beach, a half ...
Within walking distance to Amtrak's Santa Barbara station, downtown, shopping, restaurants, park, theatres and watersports. Amenities:Hot Water. Private bathroom. Fan.
Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Daily Maid Service. Television. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Telephone. Iron. In Room ...