Always in the food shadow of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara deserves to be a foodie destination in its own right. The restaurants below show why.
1. Angel Oak at Bacara
Located within the Bacara Resort & Spa and overlooking the Santa Barbara coastline, sits Angel Oak. This modern steak and seafood restaurant is run by classically-trained Parisian Executive Chef Vincent Lesage. The menu includes items such as Santa Barbara’s famous local uni, as well as items from the certified Kobe and dry-aged beef program. At the bar, order the California Lookout, using California-produced citrus vodka, or choose from one of the 12,000 bottles from the wine cellar. Whether a special occasion or an after-dinner dessert and glass of wine, Angel Oak will not disappoint for those looking for local ingredients paired with innovative techniques.