1. Julienne - first tier
2. La Superica - casual - #15 special
3. Cold Springs Tavern - Ballard Inn Restaurant - Grappolo - Mirabelle - outside SB
(Recommend searching past archives for list of oft-reccomended favorites - it all depends on your own tastes, pocket-book, location and desire to move around)
Breakfast, lunch and in-between: Scarlett Begonia; Ca Dario; Via Maestra 42; Renaud's; SuperCuca's; Tre Lune; Stella Mares; Petit Valentin; Anderson's Danish Cafe and Bakery; Art Museum Cafe; Arts & Letters Cafe; Opal; Boathouse at Hendry's Beach; SB Shellfish -Stearns Wharf; Wine Cask; .....
I never go there, but here are some local reviews for Brophy Bros: http://santabarbara.com/dining/review_read.asp?pk_restaurant=611
More from locals and the "best clam chowder" in Santa Barbara: http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?...