Taste the best of the Central Coast in The American Riviera®; from the Santa Ynez Valley to downtown Santa Barbara you’ll find the freshest ingredients on your table and in your glass. Locally sourced, farm-to-table meals, craft brews and criticallyacclaimed wines await your palate. When it comes to food and drink in Santa Barbara, perhaps the hardest choice you’ll make is where to dine. Fresh-off-the-boat seafood, Santa Maria-style barbecue, authentic Mexican cuisine and other coastal-inspired creations all pair perfectly with local wines.
If you’re looking for a new way to discover Santa Barbara, plan an unforgettable foodie feast through town and indulge in unique, creative, and delectable dishes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find chain restaurants in our neck of the woods!
For more of a hands-on experience, treat yourself to a fun and educational cooking class or book a food or wine tour where you’ll go behind the scenes, meet the makers and find out why our restaurants and tasting rooms are so special. And keep Santa Barbara on your calendar during the month of October, as the abundance of harvest is celebrated with food- and libation-centric festivals.
Dig in and discover new places to dine and drink every time you come to Santa Barbara. Every meal is a reason to celebrate.
Artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors blend to create an unforgettable dining experience. Each dish is created with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Expect herbs directly from the chef's garden and Belmond El Encanto cheese, each block…
Named “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America” by OpenTable, The Bistro offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere to dine and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline. Chef Vincent Lesage’s American cuisine can be enjoyed…
Complimentary tasting of fresh estate extra virgin olive oil made from olives grown on the farm. Spanish and Italian olive trees supply the hand harvested fruit for their award winning premium olive oils. Tasting olive oil is a superb compliment…
Treat yourself to a gorgeous table right on the patio overlooking the ocean and eat our way through the menu at Bella Vista at Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Photo Credit: Image by Instagram Fan @_thomasdawson
Enjoy a taste of Italy at Olio Pizzeria Enoteca & Bar. More in the mood for pasta? Don't fear! The formal Italian dining is just around the corner at Olio Limone. Photo Credit: Instagram Fan @oliosantabarbara
This mouth watering dish comes with a melange of wild mushrooms, toasted almonds, red peppers, carrots, zucchini, red and green cabbage, surrounded by fresh capri tomatoes, avocados and crispy wontons. Photo Credit: Instagram Fan @opal_sb