Inspired by its Southern Californian namesake, Montecito offers an unparalleled group dining experience, serving a family-style spread that features the finest of seasonal products. We invite you to experience and indulge in our crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and delicious dessert.View Private Dining Details
This may just have been an off night. The service was poor - they forgot our salads, pizza was cold and was indifferent when we mentioned issues. There was some sort of work group upstairs that was using a microphone and we had to hear all the speeches. The cod was good but the service and ambiance was poor.
Excellent service from start to finish and food was incredible!
The server took our bottle of wine before we finished (still had half a glass left) and didn’t really come by unless it was to pick up dishes. Great food, poor service.
AMAZING food!!! Had the Albacore Tuna - definitely one of the best I have ever had!
Fabulous! First time here and will be heading back as soon as possible. Delicious food, outstanding service! Would give more than 5 stars if possible!
Great spot. Wonderful wine selection and the best service I've experienced in months. The food was excellent and fast! We made the theatre with time to spare.
Wonderful, knowledgeable service. Gorgeous surroundings and comfortable upscale atmosphere without being pretentious. Interesting decor with moving video pictures. Washrooms are classy. Food presentation was stunning; however, I'm a bit of a foodie and found the Octopus slightly overdone and have had better Bone Marrow. The beet and goat cheese salad was amazing, as was the custom cocktail they made me (Bourbon Sour with Black Walnut Cardamon) prior to our bottle of wine with dinner.
This was recommended to us by a friend as a great place to grab dinner before the show at the Royal Alex. They were bang on! The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was great too. It is a little bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Everything we had was delicious starting wth the meatballs starter and my braised short-rib dinner was melt-in-your-mouth superb!
Great food and service. Will definitely return and recommend !
The food was good, since it happened to be nearly empty, the service was quick.
Unfortunately, the fire alarm kept going on throughout the night.
The 40 oz steak for the table was superb.
Don’t miss the cabbage starter.
Service very good.
Food average nothing notable.
Loud, rambunctious noise from upper level made dining room not such a great venue.
I found the overall food and service by my waitress friendly. I did not find the hostess at the front to be very polite on the phone and in person.
Great restaurant, highly recommend checking it out
Lovely lunch with good service. Coffee was disappointing.
Decided to go for dinner one night and it was delicious! We had the short ribs, and the clam chowder and the steak. The portions could be a little bigger for the price but it was a very good food!
We both split a side order of potatoes. You don't tend to get any starch with your meal just vegetables. The potatoes were enough for four people they gave you so much. For Dessert we had the toffee cake also very good but a very tiny portion.
Service was impeccable and the restaurant was beautiful. I would definitely go back for a special occasion.
Really enjoyed the food and the service was "spot on". Will be back.
We have been there a few times, but not for over a year. We were very disappointed. On previous occasions we sat upstairs where it was much airier and more attractive. Food used to be delicious, but is now quite ordinary. I'm guessing the chef has changed. Worst of all was the very ordinary service, from servers who were very poorly trained. Previously we had very professional and attentive servers. We used to recommend Montecito a lot. Now I regret my referrals!
Not our first dining experience here . Always outstanding exceptional service and food. Will definitely be back. Great for a special occasion or any occasion.
None of us had been to the restaurant before so no expectations. We were there for my daughter's birthday. Everything was exceptional starting from the menu that had happy birthday Shannon on the front. Exceptional touch!! Soft music in the background to cover ambient noise but allow for easy conversation. Tables positioned so conversation private from other tables. We had ribeye for the table and the steak and sides were all outstanding. Meal can be made or broken by the waiter and ours did a wonderful job of being friendly and there when needed. Highly recommend
Kale salad awesome as always! Enjoyed the whole experience.
We enjoyed our evening. Food and service was excellent
Our main dishes were just okay
Exceptional food, great variety, very tasty dishes. Celebrated a birthday, and was pleasantly surprised by the personalized menu, would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & family.
Service was horrible. Understaffed, clueless manager. Poor leadership hires a poor team, which is then lead by a poor leader and everything is a downward spiral. It's not to much to ask that glasses are filled at all times. It not to much to ask someone that orders lamb how they would like it cooked. Basics. If you're understaffed then management should jump in the fill the void. This is the first negative review I've written because I'm not a complainer. Tonight was an exception.
Went here for an anniversary & had a lovely time! They created a personalized menu for us and wrote "happy anniversary" in chocolate for one of the desserts we bought. The dining room felt lively & conducive to good conversations; the decor was beautiful as well. And the service was both prompt and friendly — definitely would visit again!
Erica was a wonderful waitress! She made it very special for us.
Had a great lunch with my wife. Really well prepared food with excellent wines available by the glass. Our server Karon was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.
Server was terrible, condescending. Surprised and disappointed to have been treated like that especially after I had a great experience the last time I dined here. Don’t waste your time or money here, lots of places to go with stellar service for in the area.
We ate there on a Monday evening in January, so it was quiet. The service was impeccable and our server was very helpful in guiding to us the right selections. And she paced the food wonderfully, so we were able to savor the experience.
Great service, fab menu and everything tastes great. Wine choice awesome. Great relaxed and cosy atmosphere.
Popular for pre theatre meals
Great atmosphere, super happy that they noticed my request on my reservation.
Food was really tasty and even though it was a bit late I understand that something happened in the kitchen.
The only thing I would note is that the lady with the curly hair at the welcome desk was a bit moody. Not very nice first impression..
Went with friends for the New Year's Eve Prixe-Fixe menu. Delightful! We ate very slowly just to savour the tastes. Highly recommended.
Took my wife to Montecito for her birthday. We enjoyed it.
James always takes the best care! The food was phenmenal and service on point
Quite possibly one of the best dining experiences I ever had.
Service very attentive, staff very friendly, and food tasted amazing!
We found the atmosphere quite pleasing and the staff very welcoming but the menu was short and serving size lacking. I had the chicken, it came with nothing.
Good service good drinks a tad expensive
Thank you we had a lovely lunch and my clients that had a much shortened luncheon were thrilled with the service. I also with a upset stomach was extremely well taken care of.
Definitely a great place - and love those orange shoes!
all the best Fiona Macrae