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Need some recommendations in SB for both lunch and dinner - and any thoughts on the most romantic restaurant in the SB area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Not romantic, but La Super Rica should not be missed.

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    1. re: jsandler

      Most romantic without fear of the bill- San Ysidro Ranch Stonehouse. For me- it would be The Chase, with all its lights- and its reasonable check!

    2. While not necessarily the most romantic, it is (IMHO) one of the best and can't-be-missed restaurants in Santa Barbara... The Palace Cafe and Grill... http://www.palacegrill.com. They are open for both lunch and dinner but make sure you have reservations to skip the line.

      1. High end with good culinary reputation: Julienne ***** or Downey's, if you love food as much as you love each other! Most romantic setting for me is Cold Springs Tavern or Stella Mares, but this is good to very good dining and not the very, very good dining the other recommendations offer. Recent visitors loved the twinkle light fantasy they find at Chase and there are fans for their quasi-Italian menu as well.

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        Stella Mare's
        50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108