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  • OpenTable Diner
    Coastal North Carolina •1 review
    Dined 2 days ago
    Jamie was an amazing server and setting up the table with rose pedals was a super unexpected touch being I was celebrating my anniversary. Complimenary pink bubbles were also awesome. The octopus special and peel and eat shrimp were perfectly prepared. 5/5. Will be back again!!!
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    Intermezzo By Wine CaskPrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Barbara
  • FrankFvip
    Los Angeles •9 reviews
    Dined 6 days ago
    Great evening with delicious food. The cocktails were interesting and well prepared. This is a new star in the downtown Santa Barbara scene!
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    GalaPrice: Expensive• European• Santa Barbara
  • MaryGvip
    Phoenix / Arizona •24 reviews
    Dined on Sep 22, 2023
    An overall excellent experience. Wonderful food and service.
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    Chase RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Italian• Santa Barbara
  • DeidreD
    California Central Coast •4 reviews
    Dined on Sep 20, 2023
    Four of us went to Roy’s It was a wide variety of options on the menu All of our meals were delicious
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    RoyPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Santa Barbara
  • GenR88
    California Central Coast •3 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Very delicious. I got the huevos rancheros and my boyfriend got the smoked salmon bagel. We also shared the fruit plate and a side of bacon and sausage. The sides of bacon and sausage were delicious but it was only 3 pieces of bacon and 2 pieces of sausage for 12 dollars total. Our service was very nice but not very attentive, granted it was New Year’s Day so most people are tired. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Definitely would love to come and try out the dinner menu sometime.
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    Finch & ForkPrice: Expensive• American• Santa Barbara

Discover Santa Barbara

Only a two-hour jaunt from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is a busy seaside town with a relaxed vibe and proximity to California's booming wine region. Sometimes called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara exudes alfresco charm while benefiting from local, fresh produce and sustainably harvested seafood. From the taco trail to cracked fresh crab at the pier to eclectic wine bars with delicate snacks, Santa Barbara is a culinary delight for a range of tastes. One thing you won't find much of is pretentious, black-tie dining; Santa Barbara prefers it low-profile. Fresh and local is the name of the game here. Copious nearby ranch land, wine country and independent distillers and breweries keep chefs inspired to design their menus with a distinctly local bent.

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The best reviewed restaurant in Santa Barbara is Bedda Mia

The best vegan restaurants in Santa Barbara are Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Bibi Ji and Secret Bao

The best vegetarian restaurants in Santa Barbara are Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, OKU and Convivo

The restaurants with the best service in Santa Barbara are Bedda Mia, The Lark - Santa Barbara and Barbareño

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Santa Barbara are Bedda Mia, The Lark - Santa Barbara and Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

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