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  • MikeN
    California Central Coast •3 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    Great food. Jamie was very helpful. Owner John always makes his customer feel like family. Luv this place!
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    Intermezzo By Wine CaskPrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Barbara
  • OpenTable Diner
    Orlando / Central Florida East •4 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    The staff was amazing. We were greeted upon our arrival and given two table options to select from. The hostess was pleasant and friendly. Our server Miguel was exceptional he knew our need before we were able to ask. He was on top of everything and made our evening pleasant. Food was delicious and the service notably excellent. 
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    GalaPrice: Expensive• European• Santa Barbara
  • Margo
    San Francisco Bay Area •1 review
    Dined on Nov 24, 2023
    Had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Thank goodness they were open! We had the turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Best turkey I have ever had! The ambience was festive and the servers were great! So happy we stopped here on our road trip!
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    Chase RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Italian• Santa Barbara
  • HungryInHancock
    Los Angeles •2 reviews
    Dined on Nov 23, 2023
    Always have amazing, tasty, home-cooked style meals here. Plus, best bread and drinks in town!
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    RoyPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Santa Barbara
  • GenR88
    California Central Coast •3 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 & ForkPrice: Expensive• 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.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Santa Barbara is Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

The best vegan restaurants in Santa Barbara are El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel Dining Room, Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch and Convivo

The best vegetarian restaurants in Santa Barbara are Convivo, Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch and El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel Dining Room

The restaurants with the best service in Santa Barbara are Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Valley to the Sea Winery and Barbareño

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