2017 Restaurant Awards


Angel Oak is thrilled to receive Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.” To qualify, wine lists must display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions. Selected restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team. Please click here to learn more about Angel Oak’s wine program.


Eat This: New Menu at Angel Oak


Dining at the Bacara Resort’s Angel Oak is somewhat like being invited to confide in your friend’s juicy secret, a bit of deliciously private mystery for you to chew on. As soon as you enter the award-winning and fashionably dark interior, with its sleek and shadowy color palette and dimly lit bonsai trees, you feel exclusive. Read more about Angel Oak’s summer menu in Santa Barbara Independent.


The Ultimate Guide to Santa Barbara


As far as cuisine, Bacara’s new restaurant Angel Oak is rated one of the top in the area with a 12,000 bottle wine cellar. There’s an impressive seafood “tower” with lobster, oysters, and crab but the focus here is steaks, which all come with a selection of tasty sauces, and sides. For dessert go for the “Candy Bar” which tastes exactly the way it sounds. Complete Article


Santa Barbara Chefs to Know


As executive chef at the stylish new steakhouse at Bacara Resort & Spa, Lesage has everything you want in a rising chef. He’s young. He’s French. He sharpened his farm-to-table technique at a pair of Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, L’Astrance and Bras. And he super-charges resort standards like a blue crab cake, served with a playful celery root and apple remoulade. Complete Article


5 New Reasons to Eat in Santa Barbara


Whether or not you’re staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa, the newly opened Angel Oak is worth the short trip to Goleta — for many reasons. But a prime one is the 18 oz. bone-in rib-eye. Chef Vincent Lesage has set out to reimagine the traditional steakhouse. Complete Article


10 Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara


Oceanfront steakhouse? Yes, please. If you haven’t been out to eat at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta in awhile, it’s time to revisit this stunning property. What you’ll find there is a modern update of a traditional steakhouse, paired with incredible views, dark wood and great service. Complete Article


Angel Oak Features List of 1,200 Wines


The more exclusive or secretive the location, the more likely I am to seek it out again and again. Bacara Resort & Spa’s newly renovated restaurant, Angel Oak, is one such place. And they are serving up a bit more than your typical fine-dining experience of decadent dishes. The wine list at this restaurant is the real reason to visit. Complete Article


Angel Oak earns national design award


Thank you restaurant development + design magazine for awarding Angel Oak the Form + Function Innovation Award. Angel Oak was chosen for our innovative use of space and creation of more intimate zones within a larger footprint. Only five restaurants across six categories were selected, each representing the best of the best in both restaurant development and design. Learn More


3 Sommeliers Warming Your Glass This Winter


The changing of the seasons brings a fresh crop of amazing sommeliers rocking the wine lists at respected restaurants across the country. That’s why you should cozy up this winter with a beautiful glass at one of the following three superb establishments. Whether you’re looking for a little vino after hitting the slopes or a robust red to pair with steak, these talented tasters can recommend something special. Read Article

View Angel Oak’s wine list (subject to change): Angel Oak Wine List