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Best American Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(956)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(319)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(768)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(65)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(111)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(228)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(551)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(128)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(569)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(358)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1335)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2064)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(109)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(503)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2072)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(942)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(856)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(409)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
CadizCadiz
(623)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Arnoldi's CafeArnoldi's Cafe
(368)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Chase Restaurant Bar & GrillChase Restaurant Bar & Grill
(144)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Tre LuneTre Lune
(444)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(493)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(399)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1713)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1009)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(562)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(198)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(771)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(46)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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Santa Barbara Restaurants

LoquitaLoquita
618 reviews
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Spanish | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great food, excellent service! We will definitely recommend Loquita to friends and family! More

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BarbareñoBarbareño
320 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Really wonderful creative food and menu, great experience. Thanks for a great evening. More

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Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
2072 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

My birthday was made extra special because everything was perfect. The service, food and atmosphere were great. More

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The Creekside Restaurant and BarThe Creekside Restaurant and Bar
8 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Very family friendly! Will be back. More

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Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
942 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful and attentive service. Delicious food. We especially enjoyed the fish soup appetizer -- broth was wonderful! I enjoyed the barrel-aged manhattan and a glass of Brunello wine. Everything was done well. More

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milk & honeymilk & honey
326 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

great evening 270 bucks for 7 people to get full, including tip. More

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AlcazarAlcazar
102 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Food was tasty, drinks were delicious and service was friendly . More

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Sama Sama KitchenSama Sama Kitchen
156 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great variety and seasonal offerings ! More

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Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
768 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We came to wine cask to celebrate my 30th Bday. Christopher was our guy! Service as expected to be good was not that. It was beyond exceptional. Food and wine knowledge, all that jazz but more importantly an inviting and welcoming and patient with us. We knew what we wanted and he still directed us for a better time. Six stars out of five. Executive chef and the BOH is doing it proper. Thank you wine cask!!!! More

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JaneJane
479 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Always love going to Jane, beautiful setting, wonderful food and great servers. Highly recommend More

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Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
956 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great breakfast and service. If you want an exceotional meal check it out.food was well prepared and fresh. More

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Bouchon - Santa BarbaraBouchon - Santa Barbara
2560 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We typically dine here when coming into town. It's close to our house, parking is always available, the food quality is great, wine selection good, and the service is always top notch. It's a great neighborhood gem. More

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Les MarchandsLes Marchands
102 reviews
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Bistro | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We had a family diner here on a Saturday night, including 2 kids and a grandparent. It took us a while to figure out the menu, the staff was kind enough to explain it to us. There was not much choice for our 4 year old but he absolutely loved their fries and our 9 year old said it was the best burger he ever had. The avocado toast was superb and the lamb meatballs were delicious and plenty! We were sitting outside so we could clearly hear the live band playing next door. I didn’t mind but for my elderly mother it was a bit much, just something to keep in mind for those who are sensitive to noise. Overall a great experience. More

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Opal Restaurant & BarOpal Restaurant & Bar
45 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

A lovely dinner! More

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Olio PizzeriaOlio Pizzeria
697 reviews
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Pizzeria | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great pizza and we always enjoy a meal here before going to the New Vic Theatre for a performance. Great choices among the many pizzas and they are always willing to let you "make your own" by adding or subtracting ingredients. More

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The Lark - Santa BarbaraThe Lark - Santa Barbara
1915 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Food and service here is impeccable! The Paloma cocktail is terrific. Divers scallops and the Porkbelly are sooooo good! More

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Stella Mare'sStella Mare's
571 reviews
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French | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Stella Mare feels elegant and bright. The menu is mostly French with some fresh California accents. More

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Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraAngel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
205 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

David - excellent server Dillon- came by to check on us and had my husbands jacket sent to dry cleaner when he spilled something on it Bartenders were amazing More

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The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
319 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great food! Very creative and local. Portions are on the small side considering the price. More

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Carlitos Cafe Y CantinaCarlitos Cafe Y Cantina
48 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

From out of town and this place was a gem to find. Service was wonderful, food was delicious and live music was fun! Would eat here again!!! More

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ConvivoConvivo
409 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The food was delicious and the service was great we had a wonderful experience More

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The Little Door - Santa BarbaraThe Little Door - Santa Barbara
106 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

While it is a nice restaurant when I made the reservations they specifically asked if there was any special requests. I asked them to put happy birthday on a dessert. I even stated I was willing to pay as it was my boyfriends bday. They completely ignored the request. I would think for what I paid for the dinner it wouldn’t have gone ignored. Would I go back? Maybe, probably not. More

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Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
856 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Authentic Italian cuisine with excellent service and elegant atmosphere. More

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Fess Parker's Doubletree - Rodney'sFess Parker's Doubletree - Rodney's
96 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

It was lovely. More

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RoyRoy
203 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The ravioli was amazing More

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Holdren's Steaks & SeafoodHoldren's Steaks & Seafood
182 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The food and ambiance were outstanding. Our server Angel was awesome. More

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Sandbar Mexican RestaurantSandbar Mexican Restaurant
103 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Friendly servers. More

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Belmond El Encanto Dining RoomBelmond El Encanto Dining Room
631 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, and a knowledgeable, friendly staff. We highly recommend El Encanto for fine dining and a truly special evening. More

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Chase Restaurant Bar & GrillChase Restaurant Bar & Grill
144 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Food was great, as usual, and the servers were friendly and efficient. More

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Arnoldi's CafeArnoldi's Cafe
368 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Good food in a unique setting! More

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BlackbirdBlackbird
76 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We went with friends and had a delightful meal. Very creative cuisine . Some unusual combinations of taste, but all outstanding. We each ordered something different so we could try all the different items. I recommend trying something from each category, and save room for dessert. You will not be disappointed. The service was terrific, Our server was very knowledgeable about the foods and the wines. They have a wonderful selection, featuring many local wines. All excellent. My only suggestion is that they get a SIGN with the restaurants name so you can find it!!! We definitely will return. More

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Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
65 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Joe's food and service is consistently great. They are a Santa Barbara tradition. More

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Outpost at the GoodlandOutpost at the Goodland
210 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Server was very friendly and polite. Food was great. The only issue I had was the $4 cup of coffee. For one, that's too expensive. And it had grounds in it. Other than that, great experience. More

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Chuck's Waterfront GrillChuck's Waterfront Grill
231 reviews
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Steak | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful table right on the harbor. It was just wonderful!! More

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Harbor RestaurantHarbor Restaurant
408 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Had a window table with view of the waterfront. Excellent service and good food. More

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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa BarbaraEnterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
981 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Had a great birthday lunch. Our server, Katy, was outstanding. More

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Smithy Kitchen+BarSmithy Kitchen+Bar
113 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Excellent service. Beautiful ambience. The food is pretty good, too. Thanks...we’ll return as usual for the pretty patio. More

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Paradise CafeParadise Cafe
173 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Very nice casual restaurant, great hamburger! More

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Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
111 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great service More

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Moby Dick RestaurantMoby Dick Restaurant
3 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We were very happy with our visit to Moby Dick. Great venue and menu to bring out-of-town friends. It's a unique location on the wharf. The view is fantastic. Menu options have something for everyone--it's not just seafood. Our server was outstanding and attentive. However, the bus team shouldn't be in as big of a rush. That's why the service was only 4-star. We used the online reservation process and requested a window table. When we arrived at our time, they escorted us right to a window table for four. When we first arrived, conversation was easy, but as the restaurant filled it started to become a little louder. We'll be back again. More

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CadizCadiz
623 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We loved everything , had a great experience overall. Our server Max was very accommodating. highlights were the scallops, sliders, and salmon. More

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China Pavillion at ChapalaChina Pavillion at Chapala
16 reviews
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Chinese | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We ate here on a double date before seeing a play. Great place for splitting checks and they were very quick. All the food was hot and tasty. We will definitely be back! More

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Patxi's - Santa BarbaraPatxi's - Santa Barbara
27 reviews
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Pizzeria | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Cold wings cold pizza.... The upside my beer was also cold.... More

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Dargans Irish Pub & RestaurantDargans Irish Pub & Restaurant
1 review
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Irish | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Had a great pre-St Patty's Day dinner at Dargon's. Our reservation was honored to the minute. Corned beef and cabbage with mashed potatoes was excellent. The Guinness and the Smithwick's were wonderful as well. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! I would recommend this establishment. More

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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa BarbaraBella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
761 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. Service was attentive, professional & pleasant. 11/21/17 More

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California Pizza Kitchen - Santa Barbara - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Santa Barbara - PRIORITY SEATING
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes you by PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant.

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.More

HopeRanchGrillHopeRanchGrill
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Farm-to-table | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The All You Can Eat BBQ PopUp hosted by Chef Ross of HopeRanchGrill will be an unusual pop-up event that will take place on a gorgeous afternoon. On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 75 people, casually dressed will come to dine in a public, yet secret place in Santa Barbara, California. All guests will eat in splendor at a location they’ll only learn about minutes before they arrive.

All the produce is organic and locally grown and picked the day of the event from John Givens Farm.More

Intermezzo Bar + CafeIntermezzo Bar + Cafe
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Comfort Food | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Intermezzo is Wine Cask's casual venue, open for lunch and dinner nightly. Reservations are available for lunch; dinner is a walk-in basis only (no reservations are accepted for dinner in Intermezzo due to high volume). Intermezzo has an outside area, if you prefer outside dining please request it with your lunch reservation. More

Santa Barbara Diners' Choice Winners

Santa Barbara's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Les MarchandsLes Marchands
102 reviews
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Bistro | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We had a family diner here on a Saturday night, including 2 kids and a grandparent. It took us a while to figure out the menu, the staff was kind enough to explain it to us. There was not much choice for our 4 year old but he absolutely loved their fries and our 9 year old said it was the best burger he ever had. The avocado toast was superb and the lamb meatballs were delicious and plenty! We were sitting outside so we could clearly hear the live band playing next door. I didn’t mind but for my elderly mother it was a bit much, just something to keep in mind for those who are sensitive to noise. Overall a great experience. More

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LoquitaLoquita
618 reviews
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Spanish | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great food, excellent service! We will definitely recommend Loquita to friends and family! More

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milk & honeymilk & honey
326 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

great evening 270 bucks for 7 people to get full, including tip. More

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Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
942 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful and attentive service. Delicious food. We especially enjoyed the fish soup appetizer -- broth was wonderful! I enjoyed the barrel-aged manhattan and a glass of Brunello wine. Everything was done well. More

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Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
768 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We came to wine cask to celebrate my 30th Bday. Christopher was our guy! Service as expected to be good was not that. It was beyond exceptional. Food and wine knowledge, all that jazz but more importantly an inviting and welcoming and patient with us. We knew what we wanted and he still directed us for a better time. Six stars out of five. Executive chef and the BOH is doing it proper. Thank you wine cask!!!! More

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Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
2072 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

My birthday was made extra special because everything was perfect. The service, food and atmosphere were great. More

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Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
956 reviews
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Great breakfast and service. If you want an exceotional meal check it out.food was well prepared and fresh. More

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JaneJane
479 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Always love going to Jane, beautiful setting, wonderful food and great servers. Highly recommend More

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The Little Door - Santa BarbaraThe Little Door - Santa Barbara
106 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

While it is a nice restaurant when I made the reservations they specifically asked if there was any special requests. I asked them to put happy birthday on a dessert. I even stated I was willing to pay as it was my boyfriends bday. They completely ignored the request. I would think for what I paid for the dinner it wouldn’t have gone ignored. Would I go back? Maybe, probably not. More

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BarbareñoBarbareño
320 reviews
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Really wonderful creative food and menu, great experience. Thanks for a great evening. More

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