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Best American Restaurants in Carpinteria


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A photo of Lucky's restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Montecito
Booked 43 times today
Situated in the heart of Montecito, Lucky's Steakhouse serves as a delightful culinary destination for steak lovers. Patrons frequently highlight the excellent food, impeccable service, and inviting ambiance, describing it as a blend of classic steakhouse and elegant dining experience. Customer reviews often praise the outstanding steaks, recognized as the finest in Santa Barbara county, and even lauded as the best west of the Rockies. From a warmly crafted ambiance to the authentic steakhouse vibe, and up to the highly professional and convivial service, Lucky's has cemented its place as a topnotch destination for a high-end steakhouse experience.
A photo of LOCAL Montecito restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montecito
Booked 12 times today
LOCAL Montecito is acclaimed for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Situated at the heart of Montecito, this restaurant boasts an incredible menu that features local seafood. Reviewers rave about the exceptional preparation of dishes like the ahi tartare and seared crispy skin salmon, even asking "who does salmon like that?" Others praised the crudo tuna and firm, perfect shrimp cocktail. The creative presentation, attentive service, fun atmosphere, and the restaurant's commitment to using local produce have earned it a beloved spot among Montecito's residents. As per the reviews, every visit to LOCAL Montecito guarantees an enjoyable and unforgettable seafood dining experience.
A photo of Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 42 times today
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is a distinguished Contemporary American cuisine restaurant suitable for any gastronome. The venue is praised for its tranquil and charming atmosphere and top-notch service. Dining at Stonehouse is often described as an elevated and elegant experience by frequent diners, who have been enthralled by its range of exquisite dishes, from quintessential American offerings to exquisite seafood, all executed flawlessly. The ambiance, encapsulating the fairy-tale-like character of the location, only adds to the delightful experience. As one reviewer beautifully articulated: "San Ysidro Ranch is absolute PERFECTION! We had a lovely brunch with impeccable service in the most beautiful location. My favorite spot in California." Indeed, many reviews highlight Stonehouse's rare triple threat: breathtaking setting, superior service, and mouth-watering cuisine.
A photo of Lilac Montecito restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Montecito
Booked 10 times today
A new gluten-free fine dining experience.Now open!
A photo of Stella Mare's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 18 times today
Stella Mare's is highly praised for providing the best French cuisine experience in Santa Barbara, described as a local gem. Regular patrons commend the consistently incredible food, with the salmon almandine being a favorite among the delicious offerings. The French Onion Soup is noted as always being delicious and the authentic French menu is appreciated, including items that are hard to find elsewhere like frog legs, escargots, and country pate. The ambiance of the restaurant is frequently admired, often compared to being in France itself. The excellent service from the friendly and well-trained staff is also a recurring praise, making Stella Mare's a much-loved destination for both regular and special dining occasions.
A photo of Anchor Rose restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 13 times today
Anchor Rose is a gem in the American dining scene, encapsulating the spirit of good American cuisine. The restaurant gains high praise for its "excellent outdoor patio space" and "delicious" seafood dinners. The quality of the fish is emphasized, skillfully prepared to avoid becoming overcooked, a testament to the chef's culinary prowess. Anchor Rose's staff is highly commendable for being "helpful" and "accommodating", ensuring customers receive the best dining experience. The addition of live music on the patio adds to the appeal. Moreover, the "selection of small plates to share" and "tasty cocktails and wine menu" add to the wholesome and authentic American dining experience.
A photo of Coast & Olive restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montecito
Coast & Olive is recognized for offering true Californian cuisine that fails to disappoint. Reviewers continually praise the excellent food, friendly staff, and pleasing atmosphere of the restaurant located in Santa Barbara, California. A highlight of the restaurant is its various well-loved dishes such as the vegan salad, fried cauliflower, smoked salmon and Blue Crab Benedict. The unique taste and aroma of the dishes, credited to the freshness of the ingredients used, have been widely referred to as phenomenal. Coast and Olive has a well-rounded menu catering to vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian preferences, making it an all-time favorite among the locals.
A photo of San Ysidro Ranch restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montecito
For over a century, San Ysidro Ranch has been a haven for those seeking tranquility amidst the captivating landscapes of Santa Barbara. This historic hideaway effortlessly weaves together natural beauty, romantic heritage, and classic luxury, welcoming discerning travelers to experience a retreat like no other. In the heart of this timeless escape, experience indulgence through Afternoon Tea, where an enticing array of tea sandwiches, seasonal scones, and house-made pastries promise to elevate your senses. As the day transitions to night, immerse yourself in a clandestine world within our speakeasy, where crafted cocktails and an intimate ambiance transport you to a bygone era. San Ysidro Ranch invites you to become part of its storied history, where the past meets the present in an atmosphere of natural beauty, culinary delights, and timeless moments.
A photo of Goat Tree Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Goat Tree Restaurant, located in the Californian Hotel in Santa Barbara, is a top contender in contemporary American cuisine. It has earned rave reviews for its amazing food, ambiance, and service, with customers lauding the restaurant's excellent customer service. From the delicious lemon ricotta pancakes for brunch to the fresh and tasty smoked salmon toast, the menu delivers on quality and creativity. One reviewer complimented the chef, stating the restaurant provided a "spectacular meal" with "creative combinations and presentation". Many also appreciate the restaurant's ideal location and the classy atmosphere it offers. Despite its higher price range, patrons believe the experience at Goat Tree Restaurant is definitely worth it.
A photo of The Set restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
Enjoy the ocean view and cozy up by the fire pits at Santa Barbara’s best sunset-watching spot. The Set serves a delightful selection of dishes and specialty cocktails for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
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