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7 E. Anapamu St. (State St.) Send to Phone
Arts & Letters Café features gallery artwork on the walls, matched by culinary artistry on the plate.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Arts & Letters Cafe Restaurant Review

: Just finding the Arts & Letters Café is part of its magic. To get there, you have to walk through Sullivan Goss, one of Santa Barbara's premier art galleries. The café features seating inside one gallery room, but we prefer the open terrace with tall trees, flowing fountains and ambient classical music. We also like the local slant to the food. The white sea bass, fresh from the Channel Islands, is cooked in a sauce of white wine with roasted tomatoes, chili flakes, garlic and capers; the house salad is prepared with produce from nearby Shepherd Farms. Sandwiches are big by design, so bring your appetite; you can't go wrong with the smoked turkey with warm Brie on whole-wheat. And for its freshness, we recommend the flash-grilled ahi served with crisp baby bok choy and soft fingerling potatoes.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Arts & Letters Cafe
Average rating    5
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Excellent Evening
by aperture1 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:31 pm
This is an excellent restaurant in a very beautiful setting amidst magnificent Santa Barbara. Imagine eating in a courtyard surrounded by wonderful, fine paintings and beautiful plantings.
The menu, which changes every few weeks, is very unusual, full of imaginative, fresh ingredients with subtle flavors. The salads are pure perfection and the bread pudding desert, made with apples and currants, is to die for (without having 1000 calories). The service was excellent, and best of all the prices were very, very reasonable for the quality.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this sophisticated restaurant.
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