Dive into this selection of eateries where culinary excellence meets stunning coastal views!
Indulge in the perfect fusion of vintage wines, fine dining, and panoramic ocean vistas at Angel Oak, nestled atop the breathtaking cliffs of Haskell’s Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara. Delight yourself with a menu that celebrates the best the region has to offer, whether you choose to savor delectable bites from the raw menu, indulge in hot seafood entrees, or a 30-day, dry-aged New York strip.
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Embark on a culinary journey like no other at Caruso’s, a Michelin-starred gem nestled along the serene shores of Miramar Beach in Montecito. Indulge in the extraordinary with Chef Massimo Falsini’s world-class menu, showcasing seasonal delights such as the impeccably charred Pacific octopus and the Santa Barbara bluefin ahi tartare. Caruso’s is perfect for those who desire impeccable service, breathtaking surroundings, and melt-in-your-mouth bites.
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Discover the local gem Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, mere steps from the shores of Arroyo Burro Beach. Delight in your surroundings as you experience the coastal breeze intertwine with the delicious aromas of seafood and gaze out to the Pacific. Their menu is brimming with culinary delights, like the Pan Seared Scallops and the Boathouse Seafood Pasta.
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Experience the charm of Reunion Kitchen + Drink, a delightful eatery offering seaside dining on Santa Barbara’s popular East Beach. With an extensive drink list to complement their diverse menu, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor signature dishes like the mouthwatering slow-braised short ribs or the refreshing poke bowl.
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Set against the backdrop of Stearns Wharf, Bluewater Grill beckons from the unmistakable lighthouse, offering a three-story seafood haven. Specializing in hyper-local, sustainably caught seafood, their dishes are crafted with classic precision or infused with a modern twist. Inside, discover two bars boasting an extensive selection of Santa Barbara’s local wines, completing the ultimate culinary experience.
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Just down Cabrillo Boulevard is Toma Restaurant & Bar, a premier Italian-inspired Mediterranean restaurant across from the Santa Barbara Harbor. Consistently hailed as the #1 restaurant in the area, Toma presents a unique and seasonal array of classic dishes with a modern twist, skillfully curated by Executive Chef, Gregorio Bonilla.
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Indulge your palate with elevated Japanese cuisine at Oku, where a tempting array of fresh-caught sushi, sashimi, and seafood awaits, along with exquisite “from-the-land” offerings like the certified Japanese A5 Miyazaki Wagyu. Whether you choose to dine ocean-front indoors or on their rooftop patio and lounge, Oku promises a culinary experience that transcends expectations.
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Immerse yourself in the sophisticated blend of coastal California and Mexican cuisine at Flor de Maiz. From creatively crafted cocktails to thoughtfully inventive plates, Flor de Maiz promises a unique dining experience that elevates your palate.
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