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

Sunday January 16, 2022 


For current information about upcoming events, such as Valentine's Day, 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 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. This has just been extended by the local health department until February 1 2022. 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.


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, with the only current restriction being the need to wear masks when indoors as noted above.


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 (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.


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 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. 


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-based Fusilli Pasta, so please feel free to ask your server to substitute this if you have a Gluten Sensitivity or Allergy.


Here are our specials for 1-16-22.


Weekly Soup Special: Homemade Cream of Roasted Tomato Basil 10.95 Specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only


Weekly Starter Special: Homemade Duck Confit Eggroll with Julienne Vegetables on a Spicy Mango Glaze. With Gourmet Greens and finished with a Fresh Tropical Fruit Salsa 15.95 Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only


Fresh Fish Special:

Pan-Seared Fresh Atlantic Halibut with a Tomato Mascarpone Cream Sauce.

With Herb Risotto, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and a Black Olive Caper Relish 38.95 Nightly specials available for Pickup or On-Site dining only



Weekly Cheesecake Special: Homemade Citrus Cheesecake with a Vanilla Bean Anglaise  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 current cocktail specials:


Winter Cocktails!


Holiday Fashion- Bulleit Bourbon, infused simple syrup with cinnamon, maple and rosemary, topped with a splash of soda water  $14


Apple Cider Mule-  Drake’s organic Vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer and apple cider $14


Pear and Elderflower Collins- 14 St Germain, gin, pear puree, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, soda water & dash of cinnamon $14


Winter Citrus Tequila Smash- Nosotros blanco tequila, blood orange puree, pomegranate juice, lime juice and agave nectar  $14


Peppermint Martini  Drake’s Organic Vodka, Van Gogh vodka, peppermint schnapps, a touch of cream and a crushed peppermint rim $ 16


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- Nosotros 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