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Dinner in Santa Barbara Tomorrow Night (5/24/11)

djquinnc May 23, 2011 12:11 PM

Going to see a concert in Santa Barbara tomorrow night at the Lobero Theater. Very bummed that Julienne is closed on Tuesdays. What would be a good place grab a nice dinner in the area?

Thanks in advance!

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    sbgirl May 23, 2011 12:54 PM

    Pity. Petit Valentien is a couple of blocks away, one of our favorites. It may be less crowded than Wine Cask before the show. Enjoy Ricky Lee (and my husband's lighting)!

    Wine Cask
    813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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    1. re: sbgirl
      djquinnc May 23, 2011 01:17 PM

      Thank your husband in advance!

      1. re: djquinnc
        sbgirl May 25, 2011 01:04 PM

        So, do tell - where did you end up?

      2. re: sbgirl
        glbtrtr May 23, 2011 06:10 PM

        Petit Valentin is a good choice. I hope this works.

        Another one is Zaytoon which is a few blocks away the other direction from the Lobero heading East on Canon Perdido -- Middle Eastern food, quite nice, particularly if the evening is warm enough to enjoy their outdoor setting. SeaGrass is also within walking distance for a bit more upscale and new management hopefully has put it back on track.

        I have not been their myself, but there have been some good reports about the new chef at the venerable El Paseo restaurant, next to the Wine Cask in the same wonderful historic complex of builidings. "Mexican" ,food but with generous margaritas if you are in the mood.

        A few blocks north at East Victoria is Ca Dario (N. Italian) up from the Lobero on Anacapa Street.

        Wine Cask
        813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

        209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

        El Paseo Restaurant
        10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

        1. re: glbtrtr
          glbtrtr May 23, 2011 06:39 PM

          Recent reviews for Seagrass look promising - about 2 blocks away:


          Seagrass Restaurant
          30 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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