We love Downey's!! John and Liz are terrific!!!! We are going to miss them So much!!! They were an institution in Santa Barbara ❤ Gary and I wish them the very best in whatever lies in store for their next chapter of their lives!!!! Thank you for all of our superior meals weather for a special occasion or just a surprise splurge!!!! Love you both. XOXO Jill and Gary 🌹
Wonderful dinner. So sorry to see them closing. I was a very special evening.
Outstanding service and the best meal I've ever had! Very sad they will be closing.
We have been enjoying Downeys since they first opened 30-35 years ago. John is a fabulous chef and Liz is a charming hostess! He uses the finest ingredients! Its a delightful place for a special occasion.
Great meal, too bad they are closing up shop... this was 'the last supper' for us. We'll miss it.
Has been our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara for years! Sorry to see them closing but wish owners the best as they retire!
Downey's is closing at the end of this month (August 2017). The wine list appeared abbreviated, so we took glasses, rather than a bottle. Also, a lot of people were having one last dinner there so it was packed and noisy. Otherwise Kate and John were perfect hosts and the food (Hawaiian Swordfish and Noisette of Veal) were prepared and presented perfectly. It was our 59th wedding anniversary and a good send off.
So sorry to see Downey's close - great place for great dinner
Downey's is and always has been 5 stars. We will miss Liz and John but wish them well in their retirement!
We have loved John Downey and his restaurant for all the years it was open - 35! John was an early and generous supporter of our wine (Whitcraft Winery) and we held many winemaker dinners there, celebrated anniversaries and birthdays, and just couldn't say more about what a legacy John is leaving as one of the premier chefs in Santa Barbara. Favorites: duck, angel hair lobster, vegetarian plate and everything else!
He will be missed.