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686 Linden Ave. (7th St.) Send to Phone
805-684-6666 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Prime steak and topnotch seafood mark the culinary evolution of Carpinteria.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Sly's Restaurant Review

: Yet another indication of Carpinteria’s evolving character, Sly’s brings uptown dining to the previously lowbrow strip of shops and restaurants along Linden Avenue, the little beach town’s main street. Best known for formerly running the kitchen at Lucky’s in Montecito, chef-owner James Sly took over a space that’s seen many a sports bar---and turned it into an elegant steakhouse. Prime, aged beef is the main draw, and Sly prepares it admirably: grilled to order and served with a choice of sauces including béarnaise, Cognac pepper and mushroom ragoût, among others. His seafood dishes are also first-rate---fresh bay scallops from the icy waters of Nantucket are tossed with butter and breadcrumbs; the generous Dover sole is available both grilled and meunière. Another highlight is fresh, local abalone, which was one of Sly’s specialty dishes when he worked at Santa Barbara’s El Encanto Hotel. For those who don’t see fit to pay abalone and Prime steak prices, Sly’s offers “Blue Plate Specials,” a nod to the Depression-era tradition of affordable meals on a single plate. Look for comfort food such as chicken potpie, filet mignon meatloaf and beef stroganoff with wild mushrooms.

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