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Jill's Place Shalhoob's Restaurant
632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 963-0378

Reviews by the General Public

average! at best., 10/4/2014
Reviewer: Robert from Santa Barbara, CA
Atmosphere was much better than the old previous interior but the FOOD and SERVICE has declined. A really had the handle on what old time restaurants kept a secret and stayed in business for many many years...Now its just a copy of many upgraded" non -caring but looking for more profit" restaurants all over town..prices are really much too high for the quality on the plate and the below average service.....I would hesitate going back.

great catering job, 7/11/2014
Reviewer: Pat from Santa Barbara, CA
Jill did a wonderful job catering our party - engagement party for family. Everything was delicious, delivered on time - guests all enjoyed it. There was plenty of food, even had left overs to enjoy. Thanks for a delicious dinner. You made it so easy for me!

Prices higher - food so-so, 6/30/2014
Reviewer: Jim from Santa Barbara, CA
Since reopening five weeks ago, their prices on steak meals have increased and my wife and I were disappointed in what was once our favorite locally owned steakhouse in SB. I had the ribeye and it was over $40 including the extra $2 I had to spend on a baked potato. I've had better steaks for less at other places in town. The new decor and vibe are all great. The fish and chicken are still reasonably priced and tasty (wife had the buttermilk chicken). We will continue to frequent Jill's place but probably will not go for their ribeye as we have done in the past.

Reminded me of Sizzlers
Reviewer: Bill from Santa Barbara, CA
Food was bland. Thank goodness for the sauce. Service was fine.

Lunch at Jill's, always tasty.
Reviewer: Paul from Santa Barbara, CA
Jill's is great for it's fresh tasting food and location (being away from the craziness of State St.) Their fresh sandwhichs, burgers or specials of the day are a great choice for a getaway from work. I have not been for dinner, but look forward to going when I can. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

A Great Meal @Jill's
Reviewer: Martee from Santa Barbara, CA
We just had the most amazing meal at Jill's Place. The signature martini with heat and cucumber plus the live Jazz music just made it that much better. Oh! and the filet...We will be back.

Great food, great value, great service
Reviewer: Kris from Camarillo, CA
My favorite place to eat in Santa Barbara. I love the steak bites and the split pea soup is the best I have ever had, but my all time favorite is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, talk about comfort feel good's amazing and you won't leave feeling me. The people are great and always serve you with a smile. My choice, always. :)

Good Food
Reviewer: Robert from Santa Barbara, CA
Dig the sliders. Build your own burgers ROCKS!!! Keep up the good work, Jill.

Great food, great drinks, great service!!! One of my favs!!!
Reviewer: Jen from Santa Barbara, CA
Had dinner and drinks last night at Jill's Place. As usual the food was great and the service friendly. The wine by the glass selection is top notch and my party had a great time. We cater parties from Jill's often and throw a few get togethers there at the restaurant each year! Great job Jill making your place one of the best dining experiences in SB. Steaks, chicken,'s ALL delicious.

The deafening lounge music ruined it
Reviewer: Ryan Barnhill from Santa Barbara, CA
I have enjoyed this place in the past but apparently I had only been there on weekdays. Friday and Saturday evenings they have a one-man lounge act that takes over the entire joint. It was impossible to hold a conversation with the other members of my party and it was even difficult to communicate with our waitress (who didn't seem to enjoy the situation either). I cannot overstate how bad (and loud) the music was... something I would expect to find in a cheap hotel bar by the airport. We canceled our order, paid for our drinks, and left. (I can handle bad music in a restaurant, but not at that volume)

Best place I know in SB!
Reviewer: Robert from Santa Barbara, CA
I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and I love the atmosphere. The service is always great and the owner (Jill--hence the name :p ) is a total sweetheart! It's the first place I think of when I'm craving a filling meal and a good beer.

Passion is essential in the restaurant business.
Reviewer: Alessia Guehr from Santa Barbara, CA
A few years ago I went to Shalhoob for dinner and the service and food was wonderful. Sadly I speak those words in past tense. I recently went back on valentines day, we were seated and after 15 min a waitress came to ask if we wanted anything to drink, the soup starter was alright, and the salad was small and seemed like it was from vons. I ordered a 6oz steak and baked potato, my steak was suppose to be medium rare, and came out well done, the seasoning was good but the steak itself wasn't. My vegetables were over done and had no flavor. The mashed potato was the best part of my meal. I over heard the people next to me and we arrived after them and we served our meal and dessert before them, the service is poor never was I asked how my meal was, I also had to ask for water which wasnt given to me. I ordered dessert and the cheesecake was good, the raspberry sauce needs a lot of work, tastes out of a bottle. Over all if your wait staff and chefs don't have passion, your restaurant will fail, and I will not be returning.

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