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

Saturday July 2, 2022

Happy 4th of July Weekend, everyone! We are open all weekend but will be closed Monday, July 4th, so that our staff may celebrate the holiday with family and friends after a very long difficult last 2 years where that wasn't easily possible. We will be back open Tuesday July 5th at our usual time of 5pm for dinner. 

For current information about upcoming events, please click 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, though some of us may choose to continue doing so.

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

Our outdoor 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 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: see below for more details if there are changes.

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.

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


Weekly Soup Special: Homemade Wild Mushroom, Lentil and Vegetable Soup 10.95 

Starter Special: Caprese Salad-Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Baby Arugula, Watercress, Campari Tomatoes, and our Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette 15.95 Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only

Fresh Fish Special: Pan Seared Fresh Striped Seabass
on a Tomato Saffron Beurre Blanc With a Black Olive , Red Onion and Caper Relish, Herb Risotto Fresh and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables 38.95 Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only

Dessert Special:  Homemade Mango Cheesecake with a Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise  12.95


Pickup Menu

Delivery Menu

Dinner and Cocktail Menu

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opal's current cocktail specials:

Late Spring /Early Summer Cocktails!

Raspberry Mint Julep- Bourbon, fresh raspberry coulis, lemon juice, mint  $14

Belfast Spring - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, fresh lemon and lime juices, agave nectar, bitters  $15

Miss Demeanor- Drake’s Organic Vodka, fresh lemon juice, St Germain, cucumber, mint  $15

East Beach Summer- Nosotros Blanco Tequila, Luxardo Liqueur, Fevertree ginger beer, lime juice, agave nectar $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