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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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

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

opal restaurant and bar is open for outside dining only from 5-9 pm Sunday-Thursday, and 5-10 pm Friday & Saturday. See In-house Dinner Menu link below. Curbside Pickup and Delivery Available also- see links below. 

We have been given permission to remain open for outside dining, and as we have throughout the Coronavirus Crisis, we have remained mindful of the need to "do it right", and our staff has been thoroughly trained in all government and health department protocols, to make dining with us enjoyable AND safe. To see our Menu click on the In-House Dinner Menu button below.

Meanwhile we continue to offer both Pickup and Online Delivery, every night from 5-8:30 pm weeknights and  5-9:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays. Our limited menu ensures everything is fresh, and yes! we can serve cocktails (like our Mandarin Orange Ginger Cosmo, or Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita), beer, and wine to go as well as in-house.

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

To arrange Pickup directly from opal, please call 805 966 9676 from 5pm on, to leave an order within 15-20 minutes of when you want to pick up.  Or you may order from our new online service, with some limitations: we are not currently able to offer beverages as an online option. Please bear with us as we transition to offering more expanded online ordering.

And as a special addition to our menu, we have partnered with 805 Living to present a special dish to benefit the Arthritis Foundation:

Sautéed Chicken & Wild Mushroom Chipotle Pasta Charity Special: With Oyster and Shitake Mushroom, Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Sweet Basil, and Fresh Grated Parmigiano Reggiano   $22.95

Between November 1 and December 31 2020, every time we serve an order of this dish we will donate $2 to the Arthritis Foundation. For more details please proceed to Site Below and click on our Events Tab. 

Pickup Menu  Delivery Menu  Proceed to Site  In-House Dinner Menu

For pickup at opal here are tonight's specials (any order with beverages currently not available through online ordering. Call 805 966 9676 or order in person)


Soup Special: Homemade Black Bean and Roasted Vegetable Soup. With Crème Fraiche and a Fresh Tomato Salsa Garnish      95 Nightly specials available for pickup or in- house dining only

Starter Special: Wild Mushroom Enchilada on Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce. Filled with Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms, Fire-Roasted Peppers, Spinach, and Smoked Mozzarella. Accompanied by a side Caesar Salad.12.95 Nightly specials available for pickup or in- house dining only

Fresh Fish: Fresh Blackened Swordfish on a Mild Jalapeno Cilantro Cream Sauce: On a Latin Herb Risotto, with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, and finished with a Roasted Corn Wild Mushroom Salsa  32.95  Nightly specials available for Pickup or In-House Dining only

Dessert Specials:

Housemade Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise 10.95

"Like Water for Chocolate" Surprise (Let's just say chocolate and raspberries in a wonderfully surprising presentation) 10.95

We are now offering a happy hour from 5-6 pm Sunday through Thursday:

Light Bites

opal’s housemade Fries
with our chipotle pesto aioli 6.95

opal’s housemade Tortilla Chips
with fresh made salsa and guacamole 6.95

asian glazed crispy calamari
arugula & watercress, almonds, crispy asian noodles 9.95

shredded phyllo wrapped tiger prawns
coconut curry dipping sauce, napa cabbage, mandarins, toasted almonds,
julienne vegetables, sesame vinaigrette 9.95

Flash-Fried Homemade Chicken Taquitos
With Shredded Cabbage, Fresh Avocado Salsa and Pico de Gallo 9.95

($2 off regular price)
Draughtsmen IPA $6.95
Draughtsmen "Czech Please" Pilsner $5.50

1/2 bottles
Murphy Goode Sauvignon Blanc $12 (Regularly $14)
Cambria Chardonnay (Katherine’s) $20 (Regularly $24)
Cambria Pinot Noir (Julia’s) $20 (Regularly $24)

By Glass
Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay $8.95 (Regularly $10.95)
Honora Vera Garnacha $6.95 (Regularly $7.95)

Cocktails $9.95
(Regularly $12-13)

Fresh Passion Fruit Margarita

Strawberry Blonde: vodka, fresh strawberry puree, lemon juice, lime juice, mint

Opal Cosmopolitan: vodka, triple sec, cranberry, lime juice

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade: Bourbon, homemade minted lemonade,
fresh blackberry puree, dash of cinammon

Thank you for understanding that we are still subject to Health Department Coronavirus restrictions and are only allowed to serve alcohol with food. We hope you will enjoy the unique and flavorful new menu items we have devised to accompany your beverages!

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

Tina and Richard
Partners, opal restaurant & bar