3055 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 687-6636
Fax: (805) 682-6750
This restaurant serves a large variety of New Mex cuisine, including specialty burritos, tacos al carbon, handrolled taquitos, tostado salads, flame-broiled chicken, and a salsa bar offering several types of fresh salsa.
The most traditional Japanese restaurant in Santa Barbara, this restaurant has an authentic Asian environment, where the sushi and sashimi are beautifully presented and served in generous portions.
The chef at this restaurant creates a menu of traditional French country cuisine from his home region of Alsace.
Located at the La Cumbre Plaza in the North State area, Marmalade Cafe presents an idyllic venue for casual dining and even special occasions. Personal attention to detail, eclectic Californian cuisine, top-notch service and elegant ambiance make it a favorite spot with the locals. An extensive menu features specialties like Artichoke Chicken, Beef Pot Roast, Grilled Salmon, Seafood Louis and Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp. And a hand-picked wine list along with a good choice of cocktails, martinis and beers accompanies the menu selections. A definite must-visit for the overall experience!
This is the home of California's first salad bar. It is also a Santa Barbara tradition for those looking for good steaks and grilled fish in an intimate, darkened atmosphere.
At the Opal Restaurant and Bar you will not only find consistency but also innovation. The team work of the staff is a genuine surprise. Even during peak hours, the care and hospitality displayed is very heart warming. The menu is a smart mix of American culture infused with Asian tastes. The menu offers delicacies like smoked chicken and avocado sandwich, grilled chicken scallopini rolled with goat cheese and pesto and the best of all bacon wrapped slow roasted free range chicken coq au vin. Deserts include French vanilla bean creme brulee, dark chocolate pecan tart and tiramisu to name a few. Also sample the wine in stock at Opal Restaurant and Bar. This is one place you just cannot miss!
With a cool, relaxed environment and tons of goodies to choose from, Crushcakes Cupcakery is sure to delight dessert fans and anyone with a sweet tooth. The bakery, which also has two nearby locations in Carpinteria and Isla Vista, specializes in cupcakes but also offers baked goods like scones, lemon bars and croissants, as well as hearty breakfast and lunch options. Come here for a guilt-free sweet fix, as most of the produce and ingredients are locally grown or organic.
Husband and wife duo John and Liz Downey run this quaint local restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara. Specializing in exquisite Californian cuisine with traces of French flavors, the daily-changing menu highlights local ingredients and the season's freshest produce. Stand-out dishes include the Prosciutto, Butternut Soup with Caramelized Apples and Grilled Duck with Cabernet Sauce. A hand-picked wine list accompanies the menu selections. The decor is minimalist with Liz Downey's paintings framing the walls, and the ambiance is intimate and elegant. Reservations are welcomed.
This family owned pizzeria features traditional New York style pizzas using dough that is made fresh daily plus salads and awesome Italian subs.
Some of Santa Barbara's best Italian food can be found in this authentic, lively Italian restaurant which features magnificent pasta, meat, and fish dishes.
Bouchon stands by its claim of using fresh ingredients, which is reflected in its contemporary cuisine. Their huge collection of wines comprises of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Red Rhones, Cabarnets etc. The restaurant swears by their bourbon & maple glazed duck, pacific ahi tuna, molten-center chocolate cakes, venison loin and tarte tatin. The service is professional and the best part is that your server can advise you on the food and wine most suitable to your tastes. Their seasonal dishes are to die for. Every dish is a perfect balance of tastes and textures and leaves a great taste, which you are likely not to forget soon.
In a town full of music lovers, SOhO fills an essential niche, live music seven nights a week. The only venue of its kind in the area, this is the perfect combination of great food, a fun bar scene, and great music. Dine on California fare like gourmet pizzas and pastas, fresh seafood and steaks, complemented by a carefully selected (primarily local) wine list. A favorite stopping point for touring musicians en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this intimate venue has attracted artists such as (then rising star) Jack Johnson, Kenny Loggins, and Reggae Legends Alpha Blondie. So come hungry, bring your dancing shoes, and let the good times roll!