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Elephant Bar Restaurant - 4 Reviews - 521 Firestone Rd, Goleta, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (805) 964-0779
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Elephant Bar Restaurant

521 Firestone Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-0779
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Elephant Bar Restaurant - Goleta, CA


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The wait staff are the best around! Such a varied menu and the ambiance was good.


Horrendous staff, overpriced wine list, poor customer ettiquette, food is mediocre at best, would not recommend! Horrible experience!

Service Lacking, Food Preparation Questionable 10/2/2010

I dropped in here with a friend having not seen an Elephant Bar since the Ventura, CA location closed. Overall the prices are acceptable but the menu is loaded with add-ons for an additional cost. Our waitress seemed determined to try and sell us on every one of them, without telling us of the additional cost unless asked. We ordered a $10 appetizer, "would you like avocado with that?", "is there an additional cost?", "yes.", "no thank you." "Would you like garlic bread?", "Is it complementary?", "no.", "no thank you." (Apparently Elephant Bar does not provide complementary bread.) Nearly every trip to our table was accompanied with an attempt to up-sell additional items, with a visible irritation by the waitress at our lack of acceptance. When our food arrived it included an over-boiled cut of ribs significantly smaller than what would be expected, but not so much so as to send back. As we finished our food the dessert menu was left at our table followed by a lengthy period in which our waitress disappeared. It appeared the waitress understood we were not adding much on to our meal and deemed the passive-aggressive approach to make us wait appropriate. The check arrived in much the same way, she appeared and left the check at the table as I reached for my wallet, and she disappeared again without taking the card. An equally extended wait later our bill was finally run and we escaped, happy to be free. Elephant Bar in and of itself has wonderful food and drinks. This particular location may be questionable however, at the very least I would request a different server if presented with an excessive up-sell situation. They will not tell you in advance if add-ons cost extra. If the server suggests add-ons, assume they're trying to inflate your bill. My experience happened in an evening where I was out with a friend looking for a quick meal. I definitely won't be returning to this location in a date situation where I would be more willing to be extravagant. The service breaks it here. more

Love this Place!!! 3/30/2010

The wait staff are the best around! Such a varied menu and the ambiance was good. more

Good Food, Good Service! 8/9/2005

I visited the Elephant Bar because I had heard some good things about it and so I decided to try it out for myself with a friend of mine. The minute we entered the restaurant we were kindly greeted and immediately seated and given our menus. We were then approached after a reasonable amount of time by a waiter who asked us what we wanted and answered our questions. I ordered the Mahi Mahi Sandwich and a soda. The sandwhich was delicious and came with fries. I would have to say that the Elephant Bar is a great place to eat in Santa Barbara if you are looking for a good meal, good customer service, at an affordable price. A must try. more
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  • In Short
    Take a look around the restaurant's location and you will find nothing but industrial buildings. However, once you step into this exotically decorated restaurant, prepare to be...

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