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Tydes Restaurant & Bar

1281 Channel Dr. (Olive Mill Rd.) Send to Phone
One of Santa Barbara’s most unique restaurants, Tydes is recognized for its limited access and contemporary architecture.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Tydes Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: There is no sign indicating a restaurant at Butterfly Beach in Montecito. The hoi polloi prowl the sand, but patronage at Tydes is limited to members of the private Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club and guests staying at the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara across the street. Those privy to the golden key enjoy one of Santa Barbara’s most unique dining experiences: a rare oceanfront location and Scandinavian modern styling in a city known for a surfeit of Spanish Colonial architecture. The menu starts off with contemporary takes on classics, such as beef tartare and Caesar salad. Move on to seafood dishes like sea scallops with morels, snap peas, brown butter sabayon, pea tendrils and chive flowers. Other options might include jidori chicken and steak frites. For dessert you might encounter the chef's garden basil mousse with dark chocolate soil, salted caramel Bavarian and lemon verbena ice cream.

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