2021 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Santa Barbara Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Santa Barbara

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Santa Barbara .
 
Arigato Sushi
15/20
Downtown Santa Barbara’s most popular and trendy sushi spot is also one of its best. See More
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Italian, California, Breakfast
Bella Vista
14/20
Italian-inspired Californian coastal cuisine in one of Santa Barbara’s best settings. See More

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bouchon
15/20
Santa Barbara and Central Coast cuisine complemented by local wines. See More

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Finch & Fork
14/20
Finch & Fork crafts seasonal menus reflective of the diversity of Santa Barbara. See More

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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
14/20
A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. See More

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The Lark
14/20
Seasonally inspired fare in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone. See More
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Louie's
15/20
A quintessential Santa Barbara experience featuring California Wine Country-style cuisine in a country cottage setting. See More
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Olio e Limone Ristorante
14/20
Friendly neighborhood trattoria in downtown Santa Barbara. See More
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S.Y. Kitchen
14/20
A modern take on Italian cuisine in a California farmhouse setting in Santa Ynez. See More

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Toma Restaurant & Bar
14/20
Fine Italian and Mediterranean fare on the Santa Barbara waterfront. See More

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