Hi all, we are going to be in Santa Barbara 3/28 for three nights (Sat, Sun, Mon) We are looking for dinner recommendations for our stay inSB or Montecito. I have booked the Lark for one night, but am open to changing that. We like all food (really, almost without exception); asian, french, 'eclectic' (what does that mean!), so long as it is done well. We are not too price senstive on this trip.
We also were looking for a recommendation in Solvang for lunch as we may drive up there one day.
Thanks very much.
Solvang Santa Ynez Valley for lunch:
Santa Ynez: Dos Carlitos, Vineyard House, SY Kitchen & Panino
Solvang: Succulent Café, Fresco, Alisal River Grill, Solvang Brewing Pub, Panino, Cecco, Birkholms Bakery makes a great sandwich- that you can take over to the Santa Inez Mission grounds- or to the park in the middle of town.
Los Olivos: Petros, Los Olivos Café, Sides H & S, Panino, Tri-Tip sandwich at R Country Store
Buellton: Industrial Eats
SUNDAY ONLY- Trip Tip sandwich at Cold Spring Tavern, top of Hwy 154.
Solvang will be very busy that weekend, as there is the Garagiste Festival going on- its a gathering of a great amount of garage style/less than 1,000 case production
I liked the Firestone-Walker pub and brewery in Buellton where you turn off to Solvang from 101. Cold Springs Tavern is always a worthy pick for a lunch stop on your way to Solvang via Highway 246, where you need to drive in full alert mode.