wining and dining in santa barbara

Southern California has long been a destination for rest and relaxation, which pairs perfectly with a glass of world-class wine and critically acclaimed cuisine. Here are some of our favorite places to wine and dine around Santa Barbara.

Mosto Crudo

Mosto Crudo is a wine and tapas bar here in Santa Barbara, and it’s the subject of many great reviews from satisfied diners. The elegant dishes here exhibit a wide range with highlights including duck crostini, steak tartare, and yellowtail ceviche.

Mosto Crudo. 7 W Haley St.

State & Fig

State & Fig is another destination in Santa Barbara where you can wine and dine with tapas options, and glasses of wine from the acclaimed local region and around the world. The New American menu changes weekly, keeping ingredients local and fresh.

State & Fig. 1114 State St.

Cafe Ana

A new 2019 addition to the esteemed Santa Barbara restaurant lineup, Cafe Ana is a wine bar, New American restaurant, and coffee and tea destination. Wining and dining here is a special treat with an open space, massive windows, and top-notch breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes.

Cafe Ana. 1201 Anacapa St.

Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop

Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop gives visitors the option of enjoying some of the choice wine selection with a meal, or taking a bottle back to the hotel room. The wine list is massive and spectacular, and there are number of cheese and charcuterie boards, alongside New American dishes to choose from.

Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop. 131 Anacapa St.

Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen

This restaurant is among the most popular and well reviewed places to wine and dine in Santa Barbara. The vino comes from local vineyards, as well as established regions around the world. The food menu features craft sandwiches, and small, shareable plates like avocado bruschetta and white anchovies.

Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen. 618 Anacapa St.

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep is a creative, forward-thinking Asian fusion restaurant in Santa Barbara with a craft wine and beer list that impresses the most tasteful travelers. We recommend the scallop crudo and the wagyu beef carpaccio.

The Black Sheep. 26 E Ortega St.

Satelite

A standout on this list, Satellite is one of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants where you can wine and dine in Santa Barbara. Sample an excellent list of varietals from the esteemed Santa Barbara wine region alongside healthy dishes like smoked mushrooms, and vegan tacos.

Satelite. 117 State St.

Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen

Uncorked is a fun place to wine and dine, as it has its own wine tasting room, structured for visitors to sample a wider variety of local vinos than at a typical restaurant. The food is also to die for with options like lobster sliders and crostini platters.

Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen. 432 E Haley St.

Lucky’s

Lucky’s is a special and fancy place for travelers to wine and dine in Santa Barbara. This traditional American steakhouse features large cuts of the finest local beefs, which can be enjoyed alongside hearty glasses of red wine from vineyards surrounding the city and county.

Lucky’s. 1279 Coast Village Rd.

Roost

Roost is a popular seafood and steakhouse restaurant in Santa Barbara, located nearby Hotel Milo on the world-famous Satte Street. The wine list here is as impressive and dynamic as any, and the eats have a nice variety with highlights like an ahi tuna salad, and a braised pork roulade.

Roost. 1305 State St.

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