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.


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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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Hello everyone- we have all been appreciating 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 vaccinated but our local health department has issued a mask mandate for everyone inside a business, so at this time all staff will be masked, and we are tasked with requiring everyone to wear a mask whenever you are inside.  But of course you may dine mask free when at your table as has always been the case during this time.


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


At this time, we once again have indoor and outdoor seating, though with some limitations.  On our outdoor heated parklet and sidewalk dining area we have created a warm, welcoming, and savory experience for you and your guests.


Our 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 (though delivery options may change, based on the day of the week: see below for more details if there are changes) and we have online ordering options for either pickup or delivery, so that you can enjoy a wonderful meal from us at home.


Your safety and comfort are always the most important considerations for us and guide our seating decisions. This is especially true now as the weather doesn't seem to follow the usual pattern lately, and challenging weather situations which arise may affect outside dining. Consequently, our ability to offer outside dining will be based on the weather, and we will update this page daily with that information, which follows below:


Tonight, October 26, there is no rain forecast. Our outside parklet has a roof, and we are happy to report our roof creates a sheltering environment even in a rainstorm, and you are able to dine comfortably outside if you so choose, rain or no, as we also have many many heaters available to keep you warm if needed.  To reserve online please click on the Proceed to Site link below and then click on reservations 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. 


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


Before we list tonight's specials, we have an exciting change to our menu:


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 corn-based Fusilli Pasta, so please feel free to ask your server to substitute this if you have a Gluten Sensitivity or Allergy. We are still assessing demand, so please be aware that there may occasionally be a longer preparation time until we know what to expect on an ongoing basis. For the time being, this will only be available for on-site dining but we will try to make it available for takeout as well in the future. On a final note, however, a majority of our regular dishes are already gluten-free or can easily be made so, both for on-site dining or takeout.


Here are the specials for 10-26-21:


Soup Special: Spicy Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup. With Diced Avocado, Aged Cheddar and Crispy Tortilla Strips  10.95  Nightly specials available for On-Site Dining only


Starter Special: Housemade Puff Pastry Empanadas filled with Sautéed Curry Vegetables, with a mild Jalapeno Cilantro Aioli. On Gourmet Mixed Greens with our Herb Vinaigrette, Campari Tomatoes, and Fresh Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano  14.95 Nightly specials available for pickup or On-Site dining only


Fresh Fish: Pan-Seared Fresh Wild King Salmon on an Orange Citrus Sauce with a Fresh Mango Salsa, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, and a Caramelized Apple Orange Zest Basmati Rice  36.95  Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site Dining only


Weekly Cheesecake Special: Homemade Citrus Cheesecake with a Fresh Berry Coulis 12.95


Our entire menu is available for takeout via the menu links below:


Pickup Menu


Delivery Menu


Dinner and Cocktail Menu


Proceed to Site


opal's cocktail specials!


Late Summer/Fall  Cocktails!


Strawberry Blonde:  Drake's organic vodka, homemade strawberry puree, minted lemonade  $14


Basil Watermelon Margarita:  Nosotros blanco tequila, agave nectar, fresh watermelon puree, lime juice, fresh basil, Tajin rim $14


Blueberry Lemon Drop:  Drake's organic vodka, homemade Blueberry syrup, fresh squeezed lemon  $14


Ginger Mint Paloma:  Sauza Hornitos reposado tequila, ginger, mint, agave nectar, fresh grapefruit and lime juice  $14


Passion Fruit Martini: Vodka, Passoa passion fruit liqueur, fresh orange and pineapple juice  $14


Opal Favorites


Opal Martini...A Perfect “10”  Tito’s vodka, Tanqueray “10” gin, gorgonzola olive $15


Mandarin Ginger Cosmo  Hanger One Mandarin vodka, ginger, triple sec, cranberry, lime juice $15


Opal Old Fashioned  Makers Mark bourbon, caramelized orange, luxardo cherry $13


Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita  Ghost tequila, blackberry puree, lime juice, cuarenta y tres, jalapeno $13


Hot Buttered Bourbon Bulleit Bourbon, house made holiday spiced butter, whipped cream, cinnamon $13


The Clooney  Cutler's vodka, cranberry, brown sugar, cucumber, ginger, lemon $13


Thai-Chee-Ni  Chile-infused vodka, Lychee Puree  $14


Blood Orange Greyhound  Absolut vodka, blood orange, grapefruit juice $13


Yellow Jacket Hornitos reposado tequila, Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, lemon juice, jalapeno  $15


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