1325 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-9676, info@opalrestaurantandbar.com
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A Santa Barbara local'sfavorite, opal restaurant & bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World.

Eat Well, Live Well

We are passionate about creating fresh, original, and above all delicious food. That's why we call our menu eclectic: we source the finest ingredients and create innovative taste combinations, sometimes familiar, sometimes adventurous, always flavorful!

Opal Restaurant & Bar, A Santa Barbara Favorite

Creative Craft Cocktails, Award-winning Wines

Local, Fresh Ingredients

Everything we serve comes in fresh daily.


Opal Direct Delivery Menu


Pickup Food at Opal

Opal Restaurant & Bar

A local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create dishes inspired by the colorful multi-cultural heritage of America, often with an Asian flair.

Opal Info

Monday March 20, 2023 

For information about upcoming events,  please click on the link below. 


Hello everyone- we have all appreciated the re-opening of our businesses in an unrestricted fashion, and here at opal our goal is always to create a wonderful evening out with great food, drink, and company. But we have an equally important mission, to make sure we do so in a manner you can feel comfortable is safe as well as enjoyable.

Staff here at opal are all fully vaccinated and our local health department has lifted the requirement to wear masks inside for guests. Our staff is no longer required to wear masks, however some of us may continue to wear them as a personal choice.  On that topic, we have also installed high quality antiviral UV filters on our air-conditioning system, and doors are open throughout service, to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for your dining.

Bar service is currently fully open, though we have limited bar space available.

Our outdoor parklet/patio has a roof to provide more shelter on chilly nights, many heat lamps to keep you warm, and  with the addition of pull-down shades to keep the sun out and warmth in, we can provide a comfortable outdoor dining environment in almost every kind of weather. In addition to outdoor dining on our heated patio, we have limited indoor dining as well.

Our usual Dinner hours are 5-9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 pm Friday and Saturday. 

We are normally open for takeout, either pickup or delivery, and we have online ordering options for either pickup or delivery, so that you can enjoy a wonderful meal from us at home.  However takeout options may change, based on the day of the week.  

For pickup, State Street is partially blocked but there is limited parking available by approaching State Street from Arlington Avenue.

To make a reservation to dine with us here, please click on the link below or call us at 805-966-9676 to inquire about availability and reserve a spot if we have an opening at the time you would like. 


Opal is now offering Gluten Free Pasta as an alternative choice on any of our pasta dishes. After trying several products we decided on a wonderful corn and rice-based Penne Pasta, so please feel free to ask your server to substitute this if you have a Gluten Sensitivity or Allergy.

March 20, 2023: 

Weekly Soup Special: Homemade Wild Mushroom, Vegetable and Lentil Soup 10.95 Nightly specials available for On-Site dining only

Starter Special: Honey and Pistachio Crusted Warm Goat Cheese and Fresh Pears on a Butter Lettuce Salad. With Caramelized Onions and our Honey Dijon Dressing  15.95 Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only 

Fresh Fish Special: Pan-Seared Striped Bass with a Picante Cognac Cream Sauce.  On Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and a Portobello Mushroom, Red Pepper and Onion Relish 38.95   Available For Pickup or On-Site Dining Only

Weekly Cheesecake Special: Homemade Mixed Berry Cheesecake with a Fresh Berry Coulis and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise 10.95

Our entire menu is usually available for takeout via the menu links below, takeout is Available tonight.  

Pickup Menu

Delivery Menu

Dinner and Cocktail Menu

Proceed to Site

Opal's current cocktail specials:

Fall Cocktails!

Apple Ginger Snap- Makers Mark Bourbon, Apple Liqueur, Muddled Ginger, Fresh Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar $15

The Royal Flush- Empress Gin, Lillet Blanc, St Germain, Fresh Lemon Juice $16

Chai Hottie-  House Infused Chai Vodka, Grand Marnier, Agave Nectar (Served Hot) $15

Autumn Sunrise- Nosotros Blanco Tequila, Pom Juice, Nutmeg, Orange Bitters, Fresh Lime and Orange Juice, Luxardo Cherry $16

Harvest Punch- Plantation Rum, Basil, Blackberry and Blood Orange Puree, Fresh Orange Juice $15

Opal Favorites!

Opal Martini...A Perfect “10”  Tito’s vodka, Tanqueray “10” gin, gorgonzola olive $16

Mandarin Ginger Cosmo-  Hanger One Mandarin vodka, ginger, triple sec, cranberry, lime juice $16

Opal Old Fashioned-  Makers Mark bourbon, caramelized orange, luxardo cherry $14

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita-  Ghost tequila, blackberry puree, lime juice, cuarenta y tres, jalapeno $14

Hot Buttered Bourbon- Bulleit Bourbon, house made holiday spiced butter, whipped cream, cinnamon $14

The Clooney-  Cutler's vodka, cranberry, brown sugar, cucumber, ginger, lemon $14

Thai-Chee-Ni-  Chile-infused vodka, Lychee Puree  $15

Blood Orange Greyhound-  Absolut vodka, blood orange, grapefruit juice $14

Yellow Jacket- Nosotros reposado tequila, Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, lemon juice, jalapeno  $16

We appreciate everyone’s support and friendship and look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

Tina and Richard

Partners, opal restaurant & bar