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Best American Restaurants in Goleta

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A photo of Angel Oak restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1188)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 30 times today
Angel Oak is continuously praised for its incredible steak cuisine and consistently top-notch service. The restaurant, located with an ocean view, serves memorable, flavorful, and perfectly seasoned dishes. Multiple reviews highlight that the steak is always cooked just right and is a star on their menu. Visitors also applaud the staff for their attentiveness and the ambiance for its elegance and tranquility. As one customer stated, "Our meal was delicious! Our server gave us the best recommendations and each dish was so good! One of the best meals ever." Another reviewer proclaimed, "Quite possibly the best meal we have ever had. Steaks were perfect." The restaurant provides an experience that leaves customers intending to return and highly recommending Angel Oak for anyone seeking a fantastic steak dinner.
A photo of Caya Restaurant restaurant
4.0
Excellent(385)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 3 times today
Caya Restaurant is truly a gem of contemporary American cuisine, nestled in the heart of Goleta. Diners praise the diversity of flavors on the menu, the attractive décor, excellent food, and great service. Some notably rave about the delicious cocktails and munch-worthy snacks available. This spot offers comfort with outdoor heaters and live music, contributing to a festive and enjoyable dining atmosphere. Caya Restaurant is not only popular with the locals but also with visitors to the area, who appreciate its unique ambiance and excellent food. The restaurant even caters to varying dietary preferences, offering a plethora of vegetarian options. As is evident from their reviews, Caya Restaurant is a highly recommended location for a quality dining experience in Goleta.
A photo of Timber's Restaurant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(116)
Price: Expensive
• American • Goleta
Booked 3 times today
Timber's Restaurant, located in Goleta, California, is a celebrated destination for Contemporary American cuisine, receiving high praise for both its food and delightful ambience. Patrons have lauded the eatery for serving excellent meals, with the blackened halibut, prime rib, and burgers being particularly savored. The restaurant's friendly and attentive service, personified by servers such as Filip, contributes significantly to the overall dining experience. Many customers have mentioned that despite Timber's high-end offerings, the prices are reasonable and worth every penny. The restaurant's beautiful setting and relaxing atmosphere further enrich the experience, making it a popular choice for special occasions.
A photo of The Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara restaurant
4.4
Awesome(524)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 8 times today
The Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is renowned for its excellent take on American cuisine. Customers rave about the variety on offer, from a plentiful brunch buffet to a stunning dinner menu featuring items such as NY steak and lasagna. Not only is the food highly praised but so is the service, with one customer stating, "The customer service is excellent. Everyone was really nice." The setting is also lauded for its relaxing and peaceful ambiance. As one diner aptly summarized, "Amazing service and food with a setting that is beautiful." Every aspect of this restaurant, from its delicious food to the impressive service and stunning location, makes it a prime example of exceptional American cuisine.
A photo of Kief Culinary restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Goleta
Infused Soul Food by Chef Guidance Moon. Louisiana flavor combined with family recipes to create an elevated culinary experience.
A photo of Momma's Soul Food restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Goleta
Soul Food Sushi Fusion by Chef Guidance Moon. Experience Cajun Soul food and Louisiana flavor in a whole new way!
A photo of Barbareño restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1771)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 19 times today
Barbareño, a Santa Barbara gem, has established itself as a pillar of Californian cuisine, with guests lauding its "superb," and "incredibly flavorful and original" dishes. Reviewers have highlighted the careful sourcing of ingredients from local farms, praising the restaurant's commitment to humane and sustainable practices. This attention to detail is evident in everything from preparation to presentation. Signature dishes such as the pork chop and Baked Californian have garnered acclaim, with one patron declaring the pork chop as "one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life." The knowledgeable and attentive staff further enhance the dining experience, guiding guests through "fascinating combinations of flavors" for a truly memorable culinary journey.
A photo of Finch & Fork restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1722)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 12 times today
Finch & Fork is a standout American cuisine restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Highly commended by customers, it serves innovative and delectable dishes that clearly reflect the vibrant flavors of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Notable is the "healthy, tasty, vibrant" dinner menu, with items like "12oz Creekstone Prime New York Steak", "Short Rib Pappardelle Pasta", and "Niman Ranch Pork Chop". The brunch menu is equally remarkable, featuring creative items like "Short Rib & Sweet Potato Hash". The restaurant is also appreciated for its accommodating service, "beautifully presented" food, and "casually elegant" ambiance. Eye-catching reviews frequently note Finch & Fork as "delicious", "great" and "excellent", a clear testament to its dedication to providing top-notch American cuisine.
A photo of Opal Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1655)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 21 times today
Opal Restaurant & Bar is a well-regarded establishment emphasizing on the fresh ingredients and diverse flavors that epitomize Californian cuisine. Their menu offering, ranging from the "Lemon Broiled Mahi Mahi" to the "Homemade Grilled Filet Mignon Pizza" cooked in a wood-burning oven, demonstrates a commitment to quality and creativity. The restaurant has garnered high praise from patrons, with reviews highlighting the enjoyable "upscale atmosphere" and "excellent service". Many diners have specifically lauded the unique "Asian Calamari appetizer" and the "divine" herbed 9 oz steak. The restaurant's offerings of "delicious and beautifully served" food, combined with its attentive staff have earned it an esteemed place in the dining scene.
A photo of Gala restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(217)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Barbara
Booked 3 times today
Gala is a highly recommended European restaurant based in Santa Barbara. Its owners, originally from Barcelona, bring a fusion of Spanish cuisine along with their expertise from operating the critically acclaimed restaurant "picnic" in Barcelona. Praised by customers for its excellent food variety, quality service, and unique and meticulous food preparation, Gala truly delivers a delightful European culinary experience. Furthermore, the restaurant's fresh ingredients and delicacies like the morel mushroom or branzino dishes have been particularly highlighted by patrons. Reviewers frequently commend their attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable staff and enjoy the vibrant ambience. Indeed, Gala sets the bar high for European cuisine and meets those expectations flawlessly, making it a notable addition to the Santa Barbara food scene.
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