Louie's California Bistro
1404 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, Ca.
Phone: (805) 963 7003

"California comfort food served with an elegant flair"

 Served Monday - Friday
 11:30 - 2
 Served 7 Nights a week

Louie's is that "hidden jewel" located in a picturesque, amiable neighborhood, in Santa Barbara, tucked away on the ground floor of the historic Upham Hotel, and walking distance from hip State Street and the theater district that calls it home...a favorite among locals and tourists alike and has become one of the true destination dining spots in Santa Barbara.

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Locally Owned & Operated By
Anne Rizzoli

Anne had worked at Louie's for many years prior to becoming the "new" owner eight years ago.  Anne has found that she loves the restaurant business and has learned every facet of food and wine service, as well as the finer aspects of customer service, always welcoming you to Louie's with a smile and welcome feel.

Louie's has been open for over thirty years, maintaining the very special dining experience with the menu and food staying consistent through the years.

Inside the 127 year old Hotel Upham reflects the charm and tradition of its location with a comfortable feel all its own.  A small but well stocked bar is at the entry, and guests are
served extraordinary fresh seafood, pastas, and filet mignon--with a changing menu of specialties.  Cozy tables and booths inside or on an old-fashioned porch outside await our guests.  When in Santa Barbara do come by
Louie's --a Local's Favorite--with a knowledgeable and friendly staff
to serve you.

Louie's is also known as one of the most welcoming pet-friendly restaurants in Santa Barbara and welcome dogs on their patio.

Reservations accepted for lunch, dinner, catering, and private parties. 

 Come join us
for a great meal and a FUN time!

Head Chef Tony Manzanares is going over 26 years at

Along with a professional and loyal staff, the food , presentation and service seems effortless.

The wine list is well thought-out and eclectic. It features some great Santa Barbara County and Central Coast wines.  Included are Napa Valley Cabernets as well as hard-to-find boutique wines...an array of wines that suit every dish we offer.


Louie's Sample Lunch Menu
(Entrees and prices may change throughout the seasons)

Soups and Salads

Soup of the Day

Poached Scottish Salmon Salad
 over Mixed Greens, Shaved Cucumber, Red Onions and Scallion Vinaigrette

Chicken and Romaine Salad

 with Rice Noodles, Toasted Almonds  and Sweet Ginger

Tuna Caesar Salad

Class Crab and Shrimp
Louie Salad

Pasta & Sandwiches
(Small house salad included with Pastas)

Penne Pasta
with Fresh Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Spinach, and Feta Cheese

Linguine with Clams
in a Light Sauce of White Wine, Garlic and Herbs

Chicken and Spinach Ravioli
with White Wine, Roasted Garlic, Asparagus, Arugula, and Fresh Tomatoes

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado

 on Toasted Whole Wheat served with Mixed Greens or Cup of Soup

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
with Mozzarella, Pesto Aioli and Caesar Salad

(Small house salad included with Entrees)

Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry
with Strips of Sautéed Chicken

Grilled Meat Loaf
with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions, Cabernet Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chicken in Puff  Pastry
with Broccoli, SaffronRice, Toasted Almonds and a Parmesan-Garlic Cream Sauce

Anaheim Chili

stuffed with Vegetables and Rice in a Cilantro Chevre Cheese Sauce

Homemade Quiche of the Day

Sample Dinner Menu


Shrimp and Scallop Cakes
with Scallion Vinaigrette and Asparagus

Filet Mignon Tips
Sauteed with Mushrooms, Onions in a Dijon Cabernet Sauce

Crabmeat Dumplings
 with a Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Cream Sauce

Angel Hair Pasta
 with Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Oregano, basil, Pine nuts and Parmesan



Tomato, Gorgonzola,
 with Red Onions, Basil and Pine Nuts

Mixed Sweet Greens

with Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette

Pasta and Pizza

with Cajun Chicken and Pineapple

with Tomato, Fresh Basil and parmesan in a Light Herb Cream Sauce

with Grilled Shrimp, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Spinach and Feta Cheese


Seafood and Shrimp Cioppino
 with Saffron Rice

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach and Dijon Mustard Sauce

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
 on Angel Hair with Tomato Garlic Concasse, Asparagus and Gorgonzola Cheese

Grilled Scottish Salmon
over Vegetable Spanish Rice with a Black Bean Vinagrette topped with Anaheim Chili, Tomato Relish

Grilled Filet Mignon
 with Sautéed Mushrooms and Caramelized Shallots

AND, don't forget Dessert!

-Deep Apple Torte-
-Crème Brulee-
-Flourless Chocolate Cake-
(served warm with raspberry and whipped cream)
-Peanut Butter Pie-

-Fresh Berries with Cream-

-Banana a la
Louie Custard-
(filled puff pastry with caramelized bananas)
-Root Beer Float-
(Abita Springs Natural Root Beerwith Vanilla Gelato)

Be sure and ask your server about the Port & Dessert Wines


During the summer here we offer outside seating on our wonderful porch area!

A Favorite Place For Locals!

Come Join Us for Lunch or Dinner.
Louie's is also available for that next business meeting, conference or special occasion, whether it's a rehearsal dinner, anniversary, birthday or family reunion.
We have two separate event rooms located on the grounds adjacent to the restaurant at the historic Upham Hotel.  The Garden Room is available for up to 60 people and the Board Room can host up to 16 people.

The menu can be customized to suit your own tastes from
Louie's creative menu, and Audio/Visual equipment is also available upon request.