Upscale Restaurants in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast

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Upscale Restaurants in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast

Restaurants Overview
Name Price/
Cuisine
Location
 
71 Palm Restaurant
This elegant restaurant occupies a 1910 house, and it still has...

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$$$
French
Ventura
 
Artisan
Innovative variations on traditional American comfort foods...

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$$$
American
Paso Robles
 
Azu
Delectable tapas, a full bar, slick furnishings, and piped jazz...

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$$$
Mediterranean
Ojai
 
Bistro Laurent
Owner-chef Laurent Grangien's handsome, welcoming French bistro...
$$$
French
Paso Robles
 
Black Cat Bistro
Jazz wafts through the several small rooms of this intimate East...
$$$
American
Cambria
 
Cracked Crab
This traditional New England–style crab shack imports fresh seafood...
$$$
Seafood
Pismo Beach
 
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
The candle-lighted, creaky-floor restaurant in the main house...
$$$
American
Central Big Sur
 
The Hitching Post II
You'll find everything from grilled artichokes to quail at this...

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$$$
American
Solvang
 
Luna Red
A spacious, contemporary space with a festive outdoor patio...
$$$
International
San Luis Obispo
 
McPhee's Grill
Just south of Paso Robles in tiny Templeton, this casual chophouse...

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$$$
American
Paso Robles
 
Nepenthe
It may be that no other restaurant between San Francisco and...
$$$
American
Central Big Sur
 
Olio e Limone
Sophisticated Italian cuisine (with an emphasis on Sicily) is...
$$$
Italian
Santa Barbara
 
Palace Grill
Mardi Gras energy, team-style service, lively music, and great...
$$$
American: Southern
Santa Barbara
 
Peirano's
New owners have transformed a market building dating back to...
$$$
Mediterranean
Ventura
 
The Ranch House
This elegant yet laid-back eatery has been around for decades...
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American
Ojai
 
Root 246
The chefs at this chic restaurant tap local purveyors and shop...

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$$$
American
Solvang
 
Roy
Owner-chef Leroy Gandy serves a fixed-price dinner (selections...

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$$$
Eclectic
Santa Barbara
 
Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Cambria's best place for seafood fills up soon after it opens...
$$$
Seafood
Cambria
 
Sides Hardware & Shoes: A Brothers Restaurant
After renovating a historic Los Olivos storefront, brothers Matt...
$$$
American
Los Olivos
 
Suzanne's Cuisine
Peppered filet mignon, linguine with steamed clams, and pan-roasted...
$$$
European
Ojai
 
Villa Creek
With a firm nod to the Rancho and Mission cuisine of California's...

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$$$
American: Southwestern
Paso Robles
 
Windows on the Water
Diners at this second-floor restaurant view the sunset through...
$$$
Seafood
Morro Bay
 
Wine Cask
A reinvention of a same-named local favorite that closed a few...

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$$$
American
Santa Barbara
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