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  • JOHNC
    Phoenix / Arizona •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Old school Italian restaurant with Dean Martin songs. Great food & service. Would definitely return.
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    Chase RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Italian• Santa Barbara
    4.4
  • KathiSvip
    California Central Coast •10 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Great everything! Ambiance, servers, hostess, food, drink, dessert. Best go to with friend or family to celebrate or just have drinks and appetizers.
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    GalaPrice: Expensive• European• Santa Barbara
    4.8
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Los Angeles •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Amazing restaurant with great vibes, excellent service and delicious food. Our server was great. He made some menu recommendations that I would’ve never normally ordered and they were so flavorful! The manager came to make sure we were pleased with our experience which I always appreciate. Five stars for sure!
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    Finch & ForkPrice: Expensive• American• Santa Barbara
    4.4
  • Smashvip
    Los Angeles •43 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Walking past one of our favorite restaurants last night only to discover they were open on a Sunday! Yay! We had a delicious impromptu dinner… Best pizza in SB! A New York strip and some Oyster Rockefeller. Made our weekend. So happy Intermezzo is finally open on Sunday nights now.
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    Intermezzo By Wine CaskPrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Barbara
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    Dublin •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    We had an earlier reservation and took advantage of the early prix fixe menu and it did not disappoint. Upon arrival I was a little nervous with the white table clothes because we had our 3y old in tow but it was great! The service was wonderful, food was AMAZING, and they were so friendly with our toddler. Date night or family night - don’t miss this place! It’s a must visit.
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    The Black Sheep SB BrasseriePrice: Expensive• Contemporary French / American• Santa Barbara
    4.6

Discover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a true melting pot of cultures, and the culinary possibilities for you to enjoy in this coastal city are representative of the city’s incredible diversity. American options for steak lovers and vegetarians alike are available in sophisticated dining rooms as well as casual restaurants. With Santa Barbara's unique location close to the Pacific Ocean, you can enjoy fresh seafood dishes at your choice of elegant restaurants or cafes overlooking the coast. European eateries feature Mediterranean, French, and Italian options that will delight you. You can also enjoy dining at a Chinese, Japanese or Thai restaurant with an Asian vibe. You will never tire of the options available when you are in Santa Barbara.

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Celebrate special occasion at the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. Our customers recommend Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Bouchon - Santa Barbara and Opal Restaurant & Bar

As of May 30, 2024 there are 62 restaurants in Santa Barbara. Filter by “outdoor dining”, “romantic” or “dog friendly”.

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