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Best American Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(926)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(300)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(62)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(757)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(223)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(103)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(528)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(557)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(110)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(347)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1304)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2020)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(96)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(49)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Tre LuneTre Lune
(422)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1979)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(911)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(828)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(482)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(382)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
CadizCadiz
(615)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Arnoldi's CafeArnoldi's Cafe
(348)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Chase Restaurant Bar & GrillChase Restaurant Bar & Grill
(128)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(380)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1666)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(970)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(406)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(175)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(748)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(541)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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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
877 reviews
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Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara

Great food! The steaks and seafood .....excellent. Fun atmosphere. Abalone appetizer, fantastic. Excellent service. Great for a business customer venue More

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch2. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
1269 reviews
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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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Arnoldi's Cafe3. Arnoldi's Cafe
348 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Casual, locals cafe (though tourists are now discovering it). Very caring staff and Alissia is on top of all. No bocce tonight-so settled inside. Olympics on tv- so bar action—a fun atmosphere. Caesar salad always great and large enough to split and pasta special was good . Pizza not on menu—but love very thin crust w/mushrooms—yum. More

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Les Marchands4. Les Marchands
83 reviews
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Bistro | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Delicious small, share-plate menu with options for everyone. Set in a wine bar with modern atmosphere – perfect for a date or small group. Very good wine list including lots of local varieties. Run by the same management as The Lark next door, it delivers the same high-quality, in a quainter environment, and a different menu. Highly recommended. More

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Tre Lune5. Tre Lune
422 reviews
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Ca' Dario Cucina ItalianaCa' Dario Cucina Italiana
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Italian | Goleta, Santa Barbara

Anything grilled is "divine" and the rest of the menu is "delectable" at the "charming" Italian in Santa Barbara known for its "excellent" execution of "simple" pasta, meats and other classics plus a "fantastic" wine list with many available by the glass; it's a local "favorite", so reservations are a must.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

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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