The Gathering Table Restaurant
- Open to the public
- Wednesday - Sunday
- 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dining in Ballard
Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Ballard, California restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country – wonderful wine and delicious food!
Chef Budi Kazali artistically melds Asian and French cuisine to deliver a truly delectable and extensive menu that features seasonal, locally sourced produce, seafood, and meats.
Whether you’re reconnecting with family and friends at our communal gathering table, or with that special someone at one of our more intimate tables, you’re in for a truly remarkable dining experience.
There's something on the menu for everyone, and all the dishes are small plates and meant to be shared, so come hungry!
Call us for more details and reservations 800-638-2466.
A “wine country must” attest oenophiles of this “unbelievable find” in Ballard – voted No. 1 for Food in Santa Barbara – showcasing chef-owner Budi Kazali’s “talent in the kitchen” with “sophisticated” Asian-inflected New French fare crafted from “fresh” ingredients and complemented by a lengthy list of “local” vintages; the “intimate” setting with a “roaring fireplace” is elevated by “superb” service, making the entire “dining adventure” an “extremely pleasant” “getaway.”
Chef Budi Kazali
Chef Budi Kazali was born in Indonesia and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. Always an enthusiastic eater, Budi first started cooking for his roommates in college as a way of avoiding washing dishes! He enjoyed cooking for friends and family so much he went on to attend culinary school and work his way through the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in the East and West Coasts. In 2004, Budi and his wife Chris purchased Ballard Inn. Since then, he has won several awards and been voted among the best chefs in California's Central Coast. Which is why he has cemented The Gathering Table as one of the most distinguished restaurants in the area.