—  Private Events —

EVENT PLANNING FOR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION 

Situated on the corner of State and Anapamu, directly across from the Granada Theatre and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Benchmark has become a favorite. Our comfortable setting, diverse menu and attention to service elevates events to the next level. Whether your party is large or small, corporate or social, your guests will never forget their experience at Benchmark.

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Brunch

PLATED BRUNCH

Brunch & Bubbly $38 per person

Assorted Juice/Coffee/ Tea Included

WELCOMING MIMOSA FOR EACH GUEST!

APPETIZER

SELECT ONE

Assorted seasonal fruit plate

Mini Greek yogurt parfait with fresh fruit & granola

ENTREE

SELECT FOUR

VEGGIE OMELETTE - zucchini, red onion, bell pepper, eggplant, spinach, avocado, goat cheese

SANTA BARBARA LOCAL OMELETTE - bacon, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomatillo salsa

BAJA OMELETTE - chorizo, onions, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, topped with sour cream, cilantro, queso fresco

HUEVEOS RANCHEROS - two over-easy eggs atop black beans, house-made tortillas, ranchero sauce, queso fresco, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, and avocado

BELGIAN WAFFLE - Belgian waffle with mixed berries, whipped cream, powdered sugar

EGGS BENEDICT

Veggie – spinach, grilled tomato, and avocado

Salmon – house-smoked salmon

Meat lovers – capicola, bacon wafer

*All served with whole mustard hollandaise

DESSERT
Additional $8 per person

Chocolate Pot de Crème – creamy chocolate custard, whipped cream, candied pistachios

House- made Churros – fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar, dark chocolate dipping sauce

 

Lunch

PLATED LUNCH OPTIONS

$25 PRE-SET MENU
UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS, COFFEE, TEA INCLUDED

APPETIZERS

SELECT THREE/SERVED FAMILY STYLE

Brussel Sprouts - fried, topped with bacon, parmesan, & honey drizzle

Onion Rings - served with Benchmark Bourbon BBQ sauce

Fried Calamari - spiced batter served with tartar and cocktail sauce

Chips & Guacamole – house-made tortilla chips

Fried Zucchini – whole grain mustard aioli

ENTREES

SELECT FOUR

Kale Avocado Salad - roasted tomatoes, garbanzo beans, green olives, cucumber, red onion, crispy fingerling potatoes, garlic vinaigrette

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwich - house made Benchmark Bourbon BBQ sauce, crispy fried shallots on a brioche bun

Chicken Bahn Mi - tender grilled chicken breast, pickled carrots and eggplant, cilantro & green papaya salad, sriracha-mayo on a soft baguette

Fish and Chips - beer battered fish, tartar sauce, coleslaw and fries

Granada Burger - ½ lb patty, brie cheese, crispy fried shallots, arugula, tomato jam & creamy horseradish

Pasta Bowl - lemon, tomato, basil, white wine, parmesan served over linguine with parmesan garlic toast

Carnitas Tacos – braised pork, pickled onion, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, Pico de Gallo & cilantro on corn tortillas

DESSERT
Additional $7.50 per person

Chocolate Pot de Crème – creamy chocolate custard, whipped cream, candied pistachios

House-made Churros – fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar, dark chocolate dipping sauce

 

Dinner

PLATED DINNER OPTION

$35 PER PERSON PRE-SET MENU
UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS, COFFEE, TEA INCLUDED

APPETIZERS

Iceberg Wedge Salad – bacon, blue cheese, tomato, cucumber, shaved red onion

House Salad – crisp greens, tomatoes & cucumbers tossed in a basil vinaigrette

Pozole Verde – house made tomatillo broth with hominy garnished with cabbage, radish & cilantro

ENTREES

SELECT FOUR OPTIONS

Kale and Avocado Salad – roasted tomatoes, garbanzo beans, green olives, cucumber, crispy fingerling potatoes

Granada Burger – ½ lb patty, brie cheese, crispy fried shallots, arugula, tomato jam, creamy horseradish

Fried Chicken Sandwich – cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon-onion marmalade

Pulled Pork - Benchmark Bourbon BBQ sauce, coleslaw, crispy fried shallots, brioche bun

Carnitas Tacos – braised pork, pickled onions, tomatillo salsa, Pico de Gallo, queso fresco & cilantro

Fish & Chips – beer-battered fish, french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce

Tri-Tip – caramelized onions, red bell peppers, pepper jack cheese, creamy horseradish, baguette

DESSERT

Chocolate Pot de Crème – creamy chocolate custard, whipped cream, candied pistachios

House-made Churros – fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar, dark chocolate dipping sauce


Thank you for considering Benchmark Eatery as a venue for your upcoming event. We provide value-driven dishes in a casual and comfortable downtown Santa Barbara setting.

For sit down gatherings of 30 guests or more, a customized limited menu is offered.  Private banquets may choose from a selection of passed appetizers and buffets as well. We require a minimum of $20 per person for lunch and $35 per person for dinner (pre-tax and gratuity, excluding alcohol). A food & beverage minimum may be required depending on your party size.

Our full bar can accommodate any level of cocktail service. We pride ourselves with our crafted cocktails, local micro brews on tap, and local wine selection. We offer full bar service or can create a limited selection to work in your desired price point.

A 50% security deposit is required for patio and restaurant buyouts in order to secure your event date. The remaining balance will be required on the day of the event.

We are conveniently located in the theater district of State Street. Minimum pricing may change due to local events in our area. Provide us with the details of your event below. Submitting this form is not a confirmed booking but rather an inquiry. Our event coordinator will contact you shortly.

Thank you