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4.8
Exceptional(5286)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Barbara
Booked 26 times today
We are delighted to have added additional outdoor seating but Santa Barbara nights are chilly so bring a sweater or light jacket!Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambiance, service at a relaxed, leisurely pace. Santa Barbara ‘Wine Country Cuisine’ means we source our ingredients using an ‘as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible’ approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. We then take into account how these flavors can be presented in concert with our local wines. We believe you’ll taste the difference. Bon Appètit!
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4.8
Exceptional(591)
Price: Expensive
• Asian • Santa Barbara
Booked 48 times today
Modern Asian American Restaurant from Chefs Peter Lee & Felicia Medina. "Consider the bao. Chinese in origin, it’s most easily described as a steamed bun filled with something savory. Yet, like the American concept of a sandwich, the bao exploded into a flexible format of untold bounds — served at any meal, filled with you-name-it, completely closed or wide open, with endless regional variants from across Asia and far beyond." - Matt Kettmann (SB Independent)1 Block From State Street, Easy Parking, Public Lot Nearby, Free 75 Minute Parking, Walking Distance, El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District, Superior Court, Spanish Colonial Revival Courthouse, Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, Courthouse Gardens, Bell Tower, Bao, Food, Restaurant, Asian, American, New, Modern, Fried, Chicken, Octopus, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paelo, Friendly, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Patio, Heaters, Warm, Inviting, Hospitable, Modern Design
A photo of Barbareño restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1793)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Barbara
Booked 26 times today
At Barbareño we seek to help further shape and define Central Coast cuisine. We take our inspiration from traditions and specialties of our area, delicacies unique to our region, and the many outstanding purveyors with whom we are so fortunate to work. In all of our efforts, we hope to capture the essence of a particular place or local flavor, embracing the nuances that make our food and drink unique to our home.
A photo of OKU restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1648)
Price: Expensive
• Asian • Santa Barbara
Booked 72 times today
Tina Takaya, proprietor, welcomes you to our newest two story restaurant on the water. We feel the key to success is our passion for creating the highest quality food and warm friendly service. We hope you will enjoy your experience as much as we enjoyed creating it for you."We want Locals to feel like Family and Visitors to feel like Locals"Our menu draws from Asian favorites that inspire and excite such as Wagyu Steak, Japanese Sushi, Chinese Dumplings, Garlic Noodles and fresh local seafood.We are located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront and Funk Zone Districts. Come enjoy lunch or dinner, soak in the sun by day at our waterfront rooftop bar while sipping on a refreshing cocktail surrounded by our beautiful ocean vista and by night, enjoy lounging by the fireplace after a delicious meal and a great glass of wine.Our chef uses the freshest ingredients from central coast farmers and local fisherman to create dishes with the best of what California has to offer.
A photo of Opal Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1669)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Barbara
Booked 21 times today
We have inside and limited outdoor sidewalk dining. If you prefer to sit outside, please indicate that with your reservation request. To accommodate our second seating, early parties should plan for a maximum stay of 1.5 to 2hrs, depending on party size. Please call 805 966 9676 for more details. A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant & bar’s Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative world cuisine influences with American Regional touches, from a 14 oz. Herb-Grilled Ribeye Steak on Tuscan White Beans, to Fresh Pan-Seared Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, fresh Baked Breads, imaginative Salads, & Homemade Desserts. We have a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, & a full bar with seasonal Craft Cocktails. Our entire dining room staff assists to take care of each table, enabling exceptional service in a warm engaging manner, properly nuanced to your mood & taste. Our staff genuinely cares about giving you the best possible experience!
A photo of Toma Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5328)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Santa Barbara
Booked 48 times today
Toma Restaurant and Bar a waterfront bistro, located along Santa Barbara's picturesque Cabrillo Blvd. Experience Santa Barbara waterfront's most romantic restaurant. Savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes from Santa Barbara's seasonal bounty, supporting our local fisherman, farmers, foragers and food artisans. Pour over local and Italian wines along with a full bar of handcrafted cocktails and spirits. Enjoy warm and attentive service while dining window side with a view of the enchanting Santa Barbara harbor.
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4.4
Awesome(1728)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 24 times today
Here at Finch & Fork, we are inspired by the bounty of Santa Barbara's lush farms and rugged coastline. Our attitude is relentlessly local, influenced by the diverse culinary techniques of our neighbors, the subdued, natural colors of our fog-swept cliffs, and the glow of afternoon sunlight on our grapevines. Begin your day with a nourishing brunch or savor an evening of eclectic wines, ingredient-driven cooking, and good company. Finch & Fork is conveniently located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Complimentary valet parking for diners upon availability.
A photo of Bluewater Grill - Santa Barbara restaurant
4.3
Awesome(549)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Barbara
Booked 58 times today
The waterfront locals choice in Santa Barbara for premium quality, sustainably sourced seafood! Located at the gateway to Santa Barbara on the beach at State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard with a stunning patio and beach view. Adjacent to the "Funk Zone", Santa Barbara's premiere wine district, the wine list features an extensive selection of local wines in addition to a "no-corkage" policy on the first two bottles. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Seafood, this owner operated gem features lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, a "Kids Live Well" Kid menu, full bar, heated patio, and is pet friendly. Well known for classics like Clam Chowder and Fish & Chips, Oysters on the half shell and numerous varieties of fresh fish, lobster and crab, Bluewater also operates fishing vessel "Pilikia" which specializes in the freshest caught local fish in town! Come in, Get Hooked!
A photo of Convivo restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2048)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Santa Barbara
Booked 37 times today
Convivo is a Santa Barbara restaurant and bar with an Italian soul. Chef-Owner Peter McNee's food is best described as ‘Nomad Italian’. It strays from the standard or traditional Italian, sourcing inspiration from many other cultures’ cooking but its soul is thoroughly Italian. The ever-changing menu includes small plates, housemade pasta, wood-fired pizza, rotisserie chicken, fresh seafood and steaks served family-style. McNee’s all-star supplier network provides the freshest produce and local seafood the region is famous for. Inspired by the bounty of the sea, the lush farms and abundant vineyards nearby and the cooking methods of Italy, Convivo is a festive gathering place for locals and visitors alike inside the newly-restored Santa Barbara Inn.
A photo of Gala restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(234)
Price: Expensive
• European • Santa Barbara
Booked 23 times today
Gala exudes a European meets Santa Barbara charm, where you feel like you’re transported to a beautiful bistro somewhere in the Mediterranean. Enjoy shared tapas, seasonal favorites, oysters and a great steak with bone marrow butter & chimichurri. Or cozy up with a pulled pork sandwich or our duck confit. Experience craft cocktails with fresh juices & house infused liquors as well as local Spanish wine & beer. Right down the street from the Santa Barbara Courthouse enjoy an evening at Gala. 1 Block From State Street, Easy Parking, Public Lot Nearby, Free 75 Minute Parking, Walking Distance, El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District, Superior Court, Spanish Colonial Revival Courthouse, Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, Courthouse Gardens, Bell Tower, Farm to table, Farmer's market driven, Tapas, Seafood, Steak, Oysters, Happy Hour, Food, Cocktails, Wine, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Friendly, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Patio, Heaters, Warm, Inviting, Hospitable, Modern Design

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  • FoodieLife
    San Francisco Bay Area •8 reviews
    5.0
    Dined today
    They accommodated our group of 9 beautifully. Jeff is a top notch server with excellent suggestions. The food was out of this world! Will definitely be coming back to enjoy Convivo again.
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    ConvivoPrice: Expensive• Italian• Santa Barbara
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    California Central Coast •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We made reservations for our 20th wedding anniversary. We heard how good Bouchon was from locals and the restaurant, and its staff did not disappoint. Nicholas was our waiter and was very helpful with recommendations. We started with the Escargot Vol Au Vent in a light pastry. Delicious. Then for our entrees, my wife had the Steak En Poivre...perfectly cooked. I was torn between the signature maple-glaze duck breast and thigh and the seasonal Pepper-crusted Venison Loin - I went with the venison and oh my. I was not disappointed. The two courses were timed perfectly. And we finished with the warm blackberry-lemon upside-down cake. Just beautiful and rich with flavor. Wine pairng was spot on for each course. Rose pedals were strewn about on our table, in celebration of our twenty years together. A magical evening and again, I cannot sing the praises of Nicholas enough. Such a knowledgeable young man. Merci, Bouchon...Merci beaucoup.
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    Bouchon - Santa BarbaraPrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Barbara
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    Chicago / Illinois •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    A wonderful evening with delicious, fresh sushi and excellent service. We loved meeting the owner - she was so gracious and welcoming! Wish we lived in the area so we could frequent this terrific restaurant!
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    OKUPrice: Expensive• Asian• Santa Barbara
    4.7
  • EllenR
    California Central Coast •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Outstanding and interesting food. Always fresh, always creative! The restaurant is a bit noisy, but some call that "lively and energetic." Good value for the quality! One of my favorites.
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    Secret BaoPrice: Expensive• Asian• Santa Barbara
    4.8
  • Nickvip
    Orange County •96 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    We had made a reservation for our 29th wedding anniversary celebration. We were seated on time at a nice table. The service was excellent, our waiter was on top of it, never needed to flag him down for anything. The food was very good, good amount, temperature and appearance. It was a great dinning experience. We will go back again.
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    Lucky'sPrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Montecito
    4.8
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