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1311 State St. (Victoria St.) Send to Phone
805-962-1311 | Menu
Loyal patrons flock to Jane for the creative cuisine and familial warmth.
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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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  • Dress code: Casual

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Jane Restaurant Review

: Well-executed creative fare is the hallmark of Jane. You’d be hard pressed to categorize a restaurant that serves a Greek salad, Italian pastas and culinary anomalies like Dungeness crab and a half papaya with curry sauce and honey-lime dressing atop butter lettuce. There are also straight-ahead steakhouse selections, as well as burgers and sandwiches. And it all works. Owner Jane Chapman knows the restaurant business; her parents opened the nearby Montecito Café. This one is named for her grandmother, whose photos adorn the room. Located on the northern edge of downtown Santa Barbara, Jane is convenient yet just far enough removed from the hustle and bustle. If you’re in the mood for steak, a flat-iron is grilled to a savory peak and served with pearl onions and balsamic demi-glace. Duck breast is paired with seasonal fruit and a citrus and port reduction. While the wine list is heavy on California labels, many of them from Santa Barbara County, it also includes Italian Proseccos, Champagne and an Argentine Malbec.

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