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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

Tiniest Petite Filet Ever
Reviewer: Amy from Oxnard, CA
I ordered the Petite Filet Mignon. Was very disappointed when it arrived because it was smaller than the diameter of a soup can, and less than 1/2" thick. It also was over cooked and dry as a bone. Keep in mind, it was $21.95. I jokingly referred to it as "my piece of shoe leather" throughout dinner. Joking aside, I am disappointed that Jill's has become like most most other restaurants in SB: overpriced for the quality and quantity. This used to be my go-to steak place, and in my 10+ years of patronizing Jill's, never did the petite filet come in such a small portion size. Any upstanding steakhouse shouldn't even serve a portion that small. Other disappointments include the low quality wine served during happy hour and the overlooked rice pilaf, which had clumps of stuck together rice balls in it where they seemingly scraped out the bottom of the pan. I've also posted this review on yelp.

Great food, good service, wonderful old-time atmosphere
Reviewer: Peyton from Santa Barbara, CA
I just discovered this place after living here for 1 1/2 years. What a find! GREAT burgers lovely fresh crunchy salads, and very attentive service. I'm thrilled to find a great, down-to-earth casual dining place with good food, kind service and no pretensions. Go there!

average! at best.
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
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
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)

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