Wine Cask is a locally owned, multi-faceted restaurant with an iconic reputation as Santa Barbara’s culinary and wine landmark. It’s food and wine central for aficionados; a full sensory experience from the historic setting the restaurant occupies to the innovative cuisine balanced with the warmth of personal service. Wine Cask Chefs shop at the farmer’s market every week and feature local seafood, produce and wines in support of Santa Barbara industry. Repositioned and reinvented to meet the modern-diner movement, the Wine Cask concept consists of several elegant spaces, all offering a different ambiance and experience. The ‘Gold Room,’ our main dining room, offers an up-scale yet approachable lunch and dinner experience famous for its majestic oversized fireplace and its historic vaulted wood beam ceiling adorned with gold leaf. The ‘Margerum Wine Tasting Room’ is branded after the original and now current co- owner and wine maker, offering a dual use space as a tasting room and event venue. ‘The Riviera Room’ is a private banquet/dining room that is sophisticated in nature with the ability to accommodate mid-sized events or groups. Intermezzo is the colloquial ‘bar/café’ of Wine Cask, a favorite after work and evening haunt for locals and a comfortable, quaint place to sit by the fireplace and enjoy fine wines and flat breads with friends before a show. Lastly, the courtyard between the Gold Room and Intermezzo, delicately draped with whimsical, retractable sails high above the space, offers an al fresco experience. We are delighted to provide the same exceptional cuisine and service for private and group dining that you would expect as a table for two.
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Sandy · Getting married on 08/28/2021
We had a rehearsal dinner the night before our son's wedding at Wine Cask. It was for 70 people. It was not a small event and there was so much to do for the whole wedding weekend. From start to finish, Wine cask took care of everything. I arranged the menu, flowers and table layout ahead of time with Jennifer. Wine Cask has a great selection of food and wine. Jennifer was easy to reach when I had questions, professional and responsive to my suggestions. She helped me in planning a spot for speeches and where to get the microphone. They provided individual menus for each guest with the wedding couple's names on the top.Sent on 06/11/2012
The food was outstanding from appetizer to dessert. The service was great and the servers friendly.
Usually while having a party or event, I don't expect to have much time to visit. There is always so much to do. When I walked in that evening, there was nothing for me to do, but visit and enjoy the guests. Wow, what a concept.
We are still getting comments from friends on how lovely the evening was. Thank you Wine Cask, Jennifer and all the staff. You are the best.
i would definitely use Wine Cask again for a party or just go there for a nice dinner.
Wine Cask's reply:Thank you so much Sandy, we definitely pride ourselves on making it a seamless evening for our guests with not much for you to have to worry about or take care of on your end. You are the guest and should enjoy!
Donna S. · Married on 10/14/2018
The Wine Cask is a beautiful venue with Mediterranean courtyard, the tasting room, and the restaurant. The courtyard was beautifully decorated for our wedding with white linens, beautiful fresh flowers, and candles. The food was amazing and the wine selection was phenomenal. Lindsay helped us with all the preparations and David helped with the wine selections. We only has six weeks to plan and prepare for the wedding and with Lindsay's help we accomplished in six weeks what most people take a year to plan and prepare for. Our guests truly enjoyed themselves. Plus the price tag didn't break the bank! Yet, everything was 1st class!Sent on 10/24/2018
Cheryl · Married on 10/13/2018
We had our ceremony at the Courthouse and were looking for nearby restaurants to host our reception when we stumbled across Wine Cask...and I'm so happy we did! From the very beginning they were so responsive to my emails and almost always got back to me within a day which was so appreciated during stressful wedding planning! Lindsay, the event manager, was especially helpful and was always willing to hop on a phone call with us! Our guest count kept changing and they were very accommodating with the changes. When the weekend came, Wine Cask let us drop off all our personal items and decor the day before and they set it up perfectly! We got so many compliments from our guests on how perfect this venue was! The food was also amazing and the staff working that evening was so on top of everything! I would 100 percent recommend Wine Cask to anyone looking for a reception venue, they were a big part in making our day so special!Sent on 10/29/2018
Society Jazz is happy to endorse the Wine Cask......The Wine Cask is truly an elegant Santa Barbara tradition! First Class all the way either dining in or catered. We have experienced both and they always bring something unique to the table!