OpenTable Diners' Choice

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Located in the historic El Paseo complex in the Presidio neighborhood, Wine Cask is surrounded by a many other restaurants yet, it stands out with its attention to detail, and the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of its owners, who are very hands-on in their approach. They like to be present and enjoy working with their team. Together, they have created a truly innovative and epicurean menu.
— Southern California Homes
Wine Cask pairs impeccable food with a romantic courtyard setting. The expansive cellar accentuates Central Coast selections.
— Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Later that evening, I take my seat at the communal high-top table inside Wine Cask Restaurant. I am served a plate decorated with one large prawn, fiddleheads (the fronds of a young fern), roasted hearts of palm, turnip puree and delicate zucchini blossoms Iā€™d selected at the farmers market. The blossoms retained the complete shape of both flower and stem, yet crunched and melted in your mouth, finishing with a burst of extra-virgin olive oil. The lavender buds I spied earlier that day took the form of an infusion in a decadent creme brulee. The meal was regional, sustainable and delicious beyond words.
— The Bay State Banner
Wine Cask restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara (and less than a 15-minute drive from Stearns Wharf) is an elegant gem and local favorite that is well-versed in the art of dining and has access to top-quality local produce and excellent wines.
— Wine Spectator