This restaurant has no affiliation with Thomas Keller’s chain of Bouchon bistros. It offers seasonal California cuisine with a French accent, using mostly organic local produce, fish from the Santa Barbara channel, and venison and lamb from local purveyors. The wine list exclusively features Santa Barbara County wineries, and they can recommend pairings. Bouchon prides itself on its seared duck, venison and lamb. The covered patio is lovely year round. All in all, this is one of Santa Barbara’s better eateries, so reservations are essential.