edible ADVERTISING IN THE DINING GUIDE IS BY INVITATION ONLY 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 Flatbread TM 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 Bouchon The Wine Cask 2879 Grand Ave. 9 W. Victoria St. 813 Anacapa St. Los Olivos 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- bouchon Greg Murphy is a familiar sight at the local farmers offers casual dining in the courtyard, patio or by 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, wines and relaxed service in a warm, inviting ambi- ence. Private dining in the Cork Room is available for santa barbara farms and local purveyors. They also have a tasting 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 Barbara 805 879-9100 Santa Ynez Valley Buellton 805 688-0676 canarysantabarbara.com hitchingpost2.com 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. Santa Barbara 11am–8pm. Ventura County bouchon 805 963-1012; seagrassrestaurant.com Seagrass offers a fresh Santa Barbara coastal cuisine Ballard Inn & Restaurant 2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard Tierra Sur santa barbara 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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