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“An Incredible "Foodie" Restaurant in Santa Barbara”
Review of Barbareno

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Ranked #9 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Description: Conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara, Barbareño seeks to embody California's Central Coast. Serving regionally inspired cuisine, fine California wines, and locally crafted beers in a rustic yet modern environment, we seek to celebrate our home through our service to our guests.
Reviewed June 28, 2018

I recently went to Barbareno to celebrate my birthday with close friends. Most of us had to been there before and it was beyond AMAZING on every level!! The atmosphere is authentic, cool and intimate (recommend sitting inside), the service was impeccable and the food & presentation were out of this world!! Emily was our serve. She greeted us, told us about the whole story behind the restaurant and their approach to the menu and also recommended some incredible dishes. For appetizers, the Grilled Avocado and the Panzanella Salad were absolutely delicious. We each had a different entree and everyone loved theirs! The entire experience couldn't have been better!

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Thank Diane D
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We ate here last week and were so impressed by the creativity and quality of the dishes. They were thoughtful and playful and really made an impression on our kid who is an aspiring chef. The service was great, loved the outdoor patio, music (beach house and talking heads- how can you go wrong?). This dining experience was an unexpected highlight of our family vacation. Thank you!!

Thank dmw199
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Interesting and original menu that changes monthly. Leverages local fresh produce, herbs and spices. Home made bread and butter were a nice touch. Market Fish and beef were Devine and spot on. Chicken was hit and miss (the crusting was overwhelming, over cooked and heavy). Unfortunately the desserts were a disaster on all levels, presentation, flavor combination and taste, which let down the whole experience. Tried too hard to be original but failed to hit its mark. Sometimes going for quality and safe is the best bet, especially for desserts.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

My wife and I ate dinner at this restaurant in June 2018. The food was excellent, as was the service. The dishes were interesting, tasty and nicely prepared. The atmosphere was also good..not noisy or phrenetic.

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Thank Ted_Fez
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times. Each time we are impressed with the creativity. One time we had quail cooked in coffee grounds. The last time we had grilled avocados for an appetizer. They had a delicious sauce on them with tamarind. The place is in an obscure part of town, but expanding with a new outdoor covered patio. You won't see the same thing twice, but you will have a taste treat.

Thank Elizabeth K
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