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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
                                                                                                                                                Flatbread
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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
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                                                          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
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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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