Dear chowhounds: need recommendations for restaurants in Montecito for a dual purpose occasion: 50th birthday and future inlaws meeting each other for the first time.
I am looking for something fairly upscale but non-pretentious, well-priced, where we can coverse easily (ie not too noisy). Ethnic/exotic cuisines would be pushing the envelope.
Hope I am not asking too much!! Thank you for your recommendations!!
If you don't want pretension, why Montecito? ;^)
From the description of what you're looking for, Montecito Cafe is perfect. The menu won't challenge you, but it will be executed well. For Montecito, the prices are quite reasonable. The room is light and airy, and it shouldn't be too noisy for conversation.
Sounds like you're all set.