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Clementine's Steak House
4631 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
Phone: (805) 684-5119


Reviews by the General Public

Pleasant experience, 8/25/2013
Reviewer: Caryl from capinteria
I live in this city. I don't dine out often. However, Clementine's is a wonderful experience. Both the food and the service are very good. I'm very happy that we chose this restaurant for dinner.


Some dishes are better than others....but service is great, 8/20/2013
Reviewer: Jack B from Carpinteria, CA
I've been going here since I was a kid. I do not order steak here. I always order the salmon, which is always completely amazing. Buttery, delicious and cooked to perfection. The twice baked potatoes are great, too as are the steamed veggies. I pass on the soups since they are not made in house and as they cool, you can tell they're just condensed stuff since water rises to the surface. Not worth the calories and the least tasty thing I've ordered here. The pies are amazing, all made in house and fresh. By the time you get to the end of the meal, you're full. But if you're judicious about how much you eat (don't order the full meals unless you want left overs or to feel sick for the next day or two) you will likely enjoy your meal. It is a bit of a bizarre time capsule dating back to 1980, with pink cloth napkins and maroon accents and plastic flowers for decor. But honestly, it's an experience and the staff and owner are incredibly friendly. I can't imagine anyone having a truly bad experience there, service wise.


Wonderful!, 8/7/2013
Reviewer: Anthony from Lancaster, Ca.
First time dining at Clementine's steakhouse and I must say that it was fantastic! We were seated promptly and had fresh homemade bread placed upon the table immediately. While perusing the menu our waitress Cindy brought a relish dish. I had read other reviews so my mind was set on the fried chicken., my wife ordered the filet. Both meals came with soup, salad, vegetable, potato, and homemade pie. An excellent value. Everything was fabulous and we will definitely be returning anytime we are within the area.


Treated Poorly
Reviewer: Maryann from Los Angeles, Ca
My sister and I were visiting Carpeteria and had already had a huge lunch in Santa Barbara. We asked the desk clerk at our hotel if there was a place in town where we could just have coffee and cake or pie and he recommended Clementine's. We entered and asked the waiter if it was possible for us to have coffe and pie. He said he would check with the owner who was standing near. Now mind you there were only 3 tables filled with dining guests even though it was about 6:30pm. The owner shook her head and then headed toward us and said it was her busy time and NO. I showed her the outside tables and asked "Isn't is possible to have it outside since all the tables were empty?" She gave in but quite reluctantly. The waiter made up for her rudeness. He came and brought out a tablecloth and smiled and treated us with respect. I will not visit here ever again. You are in the business of service and this is how you treat diners? Next time would have been dinner but now there will be no next time. The only nice thing was the waiter. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for being kind! I also made sure to tell the hotel desk clerk not to recommend this place for coffe and whatever.


I LOVE CLEMENTINE'S
Reviewer: MOEI from Santa Barbara, CA
I LOVE CLEMENTINE'S EVERY ONE SHOULD GO THERE THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE IS OUT STANDING SERVICE 100% FOOD 100% Atmosphere AMAZING LOVED IT


always excellant
Reviewer: dot latrell from cambrige new york
Had the pleasure of eating many fine meals before irene opened her restaurant. Sounds like she is still cooking[no pun inteded] If I could only figure out how to get a pie sent to me I would certainly do so. uch love to you and family. Dot latrell }butler}


1970 all over again
Reviewer: Barbara from Santa Barbara, CA
Homey, friendly and pies to die for! Wish there was more variety on the menu and a salad bar, but it's like eating at Aunt Matilda's on Sunday night. Friendliest staff ever. Everyone knows everyone in Carpinteria and they all end up at Clementines eventually!


Best pie in the world
Reviewer: Charlotte from Woodland hills, ca
Carpinteria is a lovely place to visit. This isn't the best restaurant in the world but it is great. Loads of food, nice staff. Just eat as much pie as you can and hope your children don't eat theirs so you can eat that too. I will go again as it was such a pleasant visit. Nice atmosphere. They were super nice to my children. Go hungry. They give you a lot of extras like bread, celery, peppers etc.


need to experience this place
Reviewer: Kent from Santa Barbara, CA
I stopped by on a business trip and was happy about the experience. The food is good (not great), but the experience and service are worth everything. I believe Irene (sorry if I have the name wrong) bought the place in the 1950's. She still makes the pies everyday. I hope to go back someday soon and take my wife.


my dog
Reviewer: martin from Santa Barbara, CA
We had dinner this evening in clementine.I was looking forward to a nice steak.When i saw the menu and the prices i decided to go for the chicken because 30 dollar for a steak is a bit to much.So time goes by and they serve the soup.Ok it was just ok.After that I got my salad with 2 drips of the blue cheese.Straigt after the salad the got 4 pieces of chicken ooooohhhhh my lord.the salt on this chicken way too much and the taste was not great.I saw other people even smelling their chicken too.The taste was horrible.So we finished our dinner and decided to go.She asked about the pie here or to go. ok to go. The wiped cream aahhhh it melts my teeth in my mouth soooo much sugar!!! Again not my type of restaurant , the smell in here is ahhhhh. Everything is really old dirty and out of the century. They should not have a big sign on there roof with steakhouse.A live graveyard is better. For less money, a better atmosphere and really great food (steaks)go to THE PALMS in Carpinteria.


Will never go back!
Reviewer: Angie from Ontario, CA
Way too over priced! (Its average $30 a plate)Steak was beyond well done when I ordered medium well.By the time I got a new one back my family was done eating. Room smelled of body odor. Seemed like no ventilation at all in restaurant. Their vegetables as a side dish was a load of carrots. Need better options for side dishes. Only thing good I have to say was their salad and pies were good. Waitress was polite. Wish we would have left after looking over menu. Lesson learned... look at reviews before trying a new restaurant.


Clementine's - Just Can't Beat it!
Reviewer: Jack from Ventura, CA
We've been going to Clementine's since the 80s. After eating at tons of restaurants over the years for value and service this is our favorite. You are treated as family there. This is so hard to find. I have spent much, much more on dining out and was sorely disappointed in many ways. Irene, Lloyd and the whole staff do whatever it takes to keep you happy. If there is any restaurant I totally suggest you try it is Clementines. We have taken many friends there over the years and they too loved it. It's Americana and I hope it never, ever goes away.


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