Check out the latest restaurants, style boutiques and home decor stores that have opened in the area from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria.
Located within The Bacara Resort and Spa, this modern steak and seafood restaurant features a diverse menu of fresh, local delicacies such as Santa Barbara’s famous uni, as well as a premier cocktail program and an outstanding wine selection. The elegant space boasts floor-to-ceiling ocean views and comfortable outdoor patio seating to catch a perfect Pacific sunset.
8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta
A hip café and retail store that serves as half coffee shop, half art gallery, and fully charming, Breakfast Culture Club is “founded on the principle of connecting artists around the world by and for a group of friends who like to make things and go places”.
711 Chapala Street
New to the downtown SB tasting room line-up is Cebeda, featuring Eatate Grown Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Forbidden Fruit Orchards. Also offered are other tasty goods like jams, syrups, sauces and green tea produced from the 7.5 acre farm’s organically grown fruits.
8 East De La Guerra Street
Housed in the newly renovated, historic Santa Barbara Inn along East Beach’s scenic waterfront, this new hot spot features a contemporary twist on Italian entrees, including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, rotisserie chicken and fresh seafood and steaks served family-style. Enjoy happy hour from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and a dog-friendly patio.
901 E Cabrillo Blvd.
A Louisiana-style crab shack originally founded in North Hollywood, this family-friendly restaurant features a menu full of delectable seafood fare, craft beer and wine in an upscale, yet casual environment.
416 State Street
This lively taproom and bottle shop nestled in The Waterline building shares space with The Nook Eatery and features 20 beers and three wines on tap, as well as a wide range of specialty bottled beers that guests can either take home or enjoy on site.
120 Santa Barbara Street
Mediterranee Antiques recently relocated to a more intimate space on Carpinteria Avenue. The new store is a visual feast, housing antique and vintage furniture, textiles, rugs, decor items, paintings, sculpture and more. Recent retail additions include a thoughtful collection of gift items such as whimsical hand-hewn moon-phase dominos from Fredericks & Mae and luxe bubble bath from Soap and Paper.
4193 Carpinteria Ave #6, Carpinteria
The Nook, the neighboring eatery to Lama Dog Taproom in the Waterline building, presents a flavorful menu of dressed-up comfort food such as Pretzel & Beer battered fried shrimp and garlic white truffle Parmesan fries. Drawing on global inspiration, Executive Chef Norbert Schulz provides patrons with clean, creative dishes at a fair price.
120 Santa Barbara Street
This cozy tapas bar combines the essences of many Latin-American cultures with delicious, organically and sustainably sourced ingredients to create dishes such as ‘White Fish Ceviche’ and a ‘Cubano’ sandwich with Niman Ranch ham.
30 E. Ortega Street
Owner Kerry Clarkson-Valdivia brings her ten years of experience in the fashion industry to create the timeless, minimalist designs of her shoe line, TAKA. The collection includes suede, leather and vegan leather sandals and loafers, all handmade in Los Angeles. Custom orders are available within two weeks. takamadebyhand.com