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Best American Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(902)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(287)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(60)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 5 times today
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(743)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
Bistro at Bacara ResortBistro at Bacara Resort
(220)
$$$$
American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(101)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(495)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 9 times today
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(549)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 3 times today
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(93)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 8 times today
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(336)
$$$$
American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 1 time today
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1249)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 15 times today
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(1983)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 12 times today
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(74)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 4 times today
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(37)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Tre LuneTre Lune
(410)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 2 times today
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1919)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 27 times today
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(881)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 8 times today
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(802)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 10 times today
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(472)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today
ConvivoConvivo
(356)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 2 times today
CadizCadiz
(610)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Arnoldi's CafeArnoldi's Cafe
(334)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Chase Restaurant Bar & GrillChase Restaurant Bar & Grill
(121)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(369)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1620)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 12 times today
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(931)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 10 times today
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(392)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 1 time today
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(145)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 8 times today
Cafe RomaCafe Roma
(717)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 7 times today
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(517)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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Cafe Roma
(166)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
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(108)
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
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(78)
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Vegetable Butcher
(114)
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(44)
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(143)
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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Santa Barbara's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Lucky's1. Lucky's
859 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 5 times today

Lucky's is the best! Service! Food! Feel! it has the old school feel with cool folks eating. I have been coming to Lucky's for over 10 years. Every time is a great experience, for me and my quests. please come and enjoy. More

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch2. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
1267 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

We loved our experience at the Stonehouse. We loved the ambience and service was wonderful. More

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Toma Restaurant & Bar3. Toma Restaurant & Bar
1919 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 27 times today

Welcoming layout and ambience. My wife and I especially enjoyed the entrée and the excellent bottle of wine. More

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Tre Lune4. Tre Lune
410 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 2 times today

Absolutely great, authentic Italian food. Our favorite spot for dinner when we are in Santa Barbara. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The meal was a perfect 10. More

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Les Marchands5. Les Marchands
69 reviews
$$$$
Bistro | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

I would have given 5 stars...however. They were out of 2 of their 4 entrees and we we’re told 10 minutes after we arrived that the kitchen would be closing so we needed to get our order in ASAP. If they are going to allow an 8:45 reservation they need to be prepared and they need to give at least 30 mins for ordering. Especially considering we ordered a charcuterie plate as an appetizer. That being said, we all ordered the fried chicken and it was amazing. Literally the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Also the cocktails and recommended wines were exceptional. So I’ll be back and hopefully I can try one of their pasta dishes on my next visit. More

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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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