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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
SANTA BARBARA

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Besides attending one of the world's Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, you'll find the best restaurants in Santa Barbara to ring in the New Year.

Bella Vista Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Bella Vista , Montecito, CA Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Dr.
Montecito, CA 93108
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Italian-inspired Californian coastal cuisine in one of Santa Barbara’s best settings. More...

Blush Restaurant & Lounge Eclectic
13/20
630 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Nightlife and fine dining collide at this hot-spot in downtown Santa Barbara. More...

The Brewhouse American
13/20
229 W. Montecito St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A lively hub of local energy, where the mixed crowd enjoys international comfort food and a full bar. More...

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn American
13/20
3539 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Traditional meat and potatoes fare in the heart of Santa Barbara cowboy country. More...

Cava Restaurant & Bar Mexican
13/20
1212 Coast Village Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108
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Diverse and boldly flavored food at this cozy Montecito eatery. More...

Cielito Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Cielito, Santa Barbara, CA La Arcada Courtyard
1114 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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An upscale approach to Mexican food in Santa Barbara’s La Arcada Courtyard. More...

Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Irish
11/20
18 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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The pub is better than the grub at this popular Irish-themed eatery in downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Downey's Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Downey 1305 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Contemporary cuisine for those who appreciate a more formal dining experience. More...

El Paseo Mexican
13/20
10 El Paseo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Pricey but satisfying Mexican food in an historic setting. More...

Finch & Fork California
14/20
Dining Room at Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara, CA Canary, A Kimpton Hotel
31 W. Carrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Finch & Fork crafts seasonal menus reflective of the diversity of Santa Barbara. More...

Harry's Plaza Cafe American
12/20
3313 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Fierce cocktails and local color make this a Santa Barbara old-school classic. More...

Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood Steakhouse
14/20
512 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. More...

Joe's Cafe American
11/20
536 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Consistent food, a retro environment and stiff drinks make for a nice night out. More...

The Lark New American
14/20
Dining Room at The Lark, Santa Barbara, CA 131 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Seasonally inspired fare in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone. More...

Lucky's Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Lucky 1279 Coast Village Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108
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Lucky's is a sophisticated steakhouse with an impressive wine and spirits list. More...

Outpost at the Goodland New American
13/20
The Goodland, A Kimpton Hotel
5650 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117

Fresh, creative food, along with cocktails and wine, at this hotel restaurant. More...

The Palace Grill Cajun
13/20
8 E. Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Traditional New Orleans cooking in the city of Santa Barbara. More...

The Palms Steakhouse
12/20
701 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Local character and a unique cook-it-yourself concept distinguish this Carpinteria institution. More...

Root 246 New American
No Rating
Dining Room at Root 246, Solvang, CA Hotel Corque
420 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463

A delightfully simple approach to cooking takes full advantage of the region's bountiful ingredients. More...

Roy American
13/20
7 W. Carillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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An artfully styled neighborhood restaurant known for its hip vibe and late-night dinners. More...

Santa Barbara Brewing Company Brewpub
12/20
501 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Microbrewery with a menu that’s better than you might expect in a sports bar. More...

Soho California
13/20
1221 State St., Ste. 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Hopping live music and California cuisine are the selling points of this Santa Barbara hot-spot. More...

S.Y. Kitchen Italian
14/20
Dining Room at S.Y. Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA 1110 Faraday St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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A modern take on Italian cuisine in a California farmhouse setting in Santa Ynez. More...

Wine Cask California
No Rating
Dining Room at Wine Cask, Santa Barbara, CA El Paseo
813 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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One of Santa Barbara County’s most comprehensive wine-and-dine experiences. More...

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