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s a n t a b a r b a r a Dining Guide
santa barbara County has its own unique food traditions—from santa Maria barbecue to santa barbara spot prawns and the world-class local wines that
accompany them—so we’d like to help you find some of the area restaurants that create the distinctively santa barbara dining experience. restaurants are
chosen for this dining guide because of their emphasis on using local, seasonal ingredients in their menus and their commitment to real food.
Santa Barbara Spiritland Bistro Full of Life Flatbread
230 E. Victoria St. 225 West Bell St. FULL of LIFE
Backyard Bowls Santa Barbara Los Alamos
331 Motor Way 805 966-7759 805 344-4400
Santa Barbara spiritlandbistro.com fulloflifefoods.com
ALL NATURAL PIZZA
805 845-5379 spiritland bistro serves organic world cuisine with a
On weekends Full of Life Flatbread converts their
backyardbowls.com local flair, healthfully prepared and artfully presented.
production flatbread bakery space into a restaurant
they are dedicated to locally sourced organic produce,
santa barbara’s most innovative breakfast and lunch and offers an extremely innovative menu based
spot featuring acai bowls—bowls of a thick smoothie sustainable seafood and meat, and they provide a
almost entirely on what is grown locally and in season.
made from acai, an antioxidant-rich berry, topped wide range of options for vegan, vegetarian and raw
Open Fri–sat 5–10pm, sun 4–8pm.
with fresh fruit, granola and other toppings. they also diets as well as for those with food sensitivities. Open
offer oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies and more. Mon–Fri daily for lunch 11:30am–2pm and dinner sun–thur
7am–6pm; sat–sun 8am–6pm. 5:30–9pm and Fri–sat 5:30–10pm. Los Olivos Wine
Merchant & Café
The Wine Cask
9 W. Victoria St.
bouchon 813 Anacapa St.
2879 Grand Ave.
Santa Barbara santa barbara Santa Barbara 805 688-7265
805 730-1160; bouchonsantabarbara.com 805 966-9463; winecask.com losolivoscafe.com
bouchon sources all of its ingredients using an “as- the Wine Cask restaurant offers fine dining in their the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café brings togeth-
fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach, and Chef exquisite Gold room and the Wine Cask bar Café er the best flavors of the Central Coast. their award-
offers casual dining in the courtyard, patio or by
Greg Murphy is a familiar sight at the local farmers winning wine list offers over 500 wines, primarily from
markets. Experience fine dining, excellent regional their cozy fireplace. their food is sourced from area Central Coast winemakers, to enjoy with their fresh,
farms and local purveyors. they also have a tasting
wines and relaxed service in a warm, inviting ambi-
ence. Private dining in the Cork room is available for
room where you can sample some of the finest wines
seasonal and local cuisine, or to enjoy at home. Open
for lunch and dinner daily 11:30am–8:30pm.
groups of 10–20. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. of santa barbara County. restaurant nightly from
5:30pm; bar and café Mon–Fri 11am–10pm, sat–sun
Coast Restaurant 4–10pm; tasting room daily noon–6pm. The Hitching Post II
31 W. Carrillo St. 406 E. Highway 246
Santa Ynez Valley Buellton
Avant Tapas and Wine From santa Maria–style barbecue to more contem-
Coast restaurant and bar offers savory, accessible
35 Industrial Way porary cuisine such as smoked duck breast, ostrich,
comfort food in the heart of downtown santa barbara
Buellton homemade soups and outstanding pastries, the
at the Canary Hotel. the food at Coast reflects santa
Hitching Post II also offers their own world class
barbara’s plentiful bounty of local seafood and farm- 805 686-9400 Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines. Open daily
ers market produce. restaurant serving 7am–10pm avantwines.com
daily. bar open Mon–thurs 11am–11pm and Fri–sat except major holidays. Cocktails/wine tasting Mon–
11am–midnight. avant offers a selection of savory tapas, gourmet Fri at 4pm, sat–sun at 3pm. Dinners only Mon–Fri
pizzas and desserts that are the perfect counterpoint 5–9:30pm, sat–sun 4–9:30pm.
to the over 30 wines available for tasting at their
Seagrass state-of-the-art production facility. Open thur–sun
30 E. Ortega St.
805 963-1012; seagrassrestaurant.com
seagrass offers a fresh santa barbara coastal cuisine
Ballard Inn & Restaurant
2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard
fine dining experience. they are a charter member 805 688-7770; 800 638-2466 Restaurant
of the sustainable seafood Program and procure the ballardinn.com at Herzog Wine
highest quality ingredients available, including local
fish from the santa barbara Fish Market and produce Chef budi Kazali’s award-winning cui- Cellars
from the farmers market. Dinner nightly Fri–sat 5:30– sine, extensive wine list, exceptional 3201 Camino Del Sol
10pm; sun–thur 5:30–9pm. service and romantic atmosphere
create one of the most memorable dining experiences Oxnard
in the santa barbara wine country. Open Wed–sun 805 983-1560 herzogwinecellars.com
Sojourner Café 5:30–9pm. tierra sur restaurant, located inside Herzog Wine
134 E. Cañon Cellars state-of-the-art winery, is Chef todd aarons’
Perdido St. Announcing masterful expression of Mediterranean-influenced
Santa Barbara seasonal cuisine. the restaurant uses produce and
805 965-7922; sojournercafe.com new Supper club ingredients from local farms, and they participate in
the Edible santa barbara supper Club brings the Growers Collaborative Program to help support
the sojourner has been serving unique dishes created family-scale sustainable agriculture. Lunch sun–thur
with wholesome natural ingredients for over 30 years. together a small group of people for prix fixe
11:30am–3pm, Fri 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner sun–thur
they purchase organic produce from local growers, dinners at one of the restaurants in this guide
5–8pm. Closed saturday.
carry local wines and beers and are known for their in- each quarter.
novative desserts. serving lunch, dinner and weekend see ediblesantabarbara.com for details.
brunch. Open daily 11am–11pm, sun 11am–10pm.
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