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2017 Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area

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Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to impress a date. Certain restaurants may please the tongue and fill the belly but don't tug on our emotions. The selections we have gathered here have that certain something—perhaps a light-speckled patio, or a roving musician, or inspirational garden—that can really impress a date.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best romantic restaurants in Santa Barbara.

Find more romantic ideas, follow GAYOT's Guide to Romance.

 


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