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  • Anonymousvip
    California Central Coast •28 reviews
    Dined 3 days ago
    Always a great time… food and service is always some of the best in town. And surprisingly some of the best pizza in SB!
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    Intermezzo By Wine Cask$$$$• Californian• Santa Barbara
  • ThomasNvip
    Orange County •23 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    We wanted some Italian food during the I Madonnari event at the Mission and found Chase on OpenTable on State Street. What a cool vibe. The service was excellent and the food delicious. This section of State Street is closed to car traffic so we enjoyed the outdoor dining and people watching while enjoying Chicken Marsala and Jalapeño Gorgonzola French Pork, both with pasta.
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    Chase Restaurant$$$$• Italian• Santa Barbara
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Washington, D.C. Area •18 reviews
    Dined 7 days ago
    First time to this new restaurant in Santa Barbara. The service team was very accommodating when our table wasn’t ready. Our waiter, Alberto, was top notch…personality, charm, personal touch, attentiveness. The crudo, oysters, quinoa potatoes and tempura squash blossoms were excellent. Sat outside which was wonderful. Plenty of heaters so not too cold. Will definitely be back!
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    Gala$$$$• European• Santa Barbara
  • RobinL
    1 review
    Dined on May 8, 2023
    See at Tripadvisor were I have left a reference already.
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    Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza$$$$• Italian• Santa Barbara
  • GenR88
    California Central Coast •2 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Very delicious. I got the huevos rancheros and my boyfriend got the smoked salmon bagel. We also shared the fruit plate and a side of bacon and sausage. The sides of bacon and sausage were delicious but it was only 3 pieces of bacon and 2 pieces of sausage for 12 dollars total. Our service was very nice but not very attentive, granted it was New Year’s Day so most people are tired. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Definitely would love to come and try out the dinner menu sometime.
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    Finch & Fork$$$$• 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 The 'O' Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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

The best vegetarian restaurants in Santa Barbara are OKU, Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch and Opal Restaurant & Bar

The restaurants with the best service in Santa Barbara are The 'O' Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Bedda Mia and Barbareño

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