Menus are laminated to prevent staining from diners' spilled coffee or attempts to pen “lobster” into every item’s description. Get the dish you really want with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and steaks at Enterprise Fish Co..
Enterprise Fish Co., which OpenTable named one of Santa Barbara's Best Seafood Restaurants, slakes hunger pangs with a menu of mesquite-grilled seafood, fresh shellfish, and juicy Angus beef steaks. Cold-water mussels steam in a white wine & garlic sauce ($12.95), and the smoky aroma of mesquite-grilled mahi mahi mingles with a citrus-infused beurre blanc ($24.95). Chefs fetch live Maine lobster out of onsite tanks (market price), and fettuccine pasta ties a festive bow around shrimp and scallops ($21.95). Dining companions can reminisce over vestigial gills while sipping citrus-lavender martinis ($10), microbrews ($5.50–$8), or a global selection of more than two-dozen wines ($7.50–$12).
With its arched windows and soaring wooden ceiling beams, Enterprise Fish Co.'s dining room inspires comparison to a vast ship's hull. The eatery reinforces its nautical vibe by punctuating ruddy brick walls with vintage diving suits, elegantly mounted fish, and signed autographs from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Enterprise Fish Co. – Santa Barbara
Though Enterprise’s menu focuses solely on seafood, the offerings are still diverse. The fresh fish dishes include British Columbian salmon sweetened with a Coca-Cola barbecue glaze, Costa Rican mahi-mahi topped with toasted macadamia nuts, and basa swai paired with citrus jasmine rice and Asian slaw. Seafood also bulks up pastas and sandwiches, and the dessert roster presents molten chocolate cake and key-lime pie.
Upon entering Enterprise, patrons may feel as though they’ve waded onto an immense sailboat. A blue-green marlin perches above the bar, and ship wheels and colorful buoys hang on the walls. Dock lights hook over each table, and an old-fashioned diving suit with a bronze helmet stands above the open grill, haughtily asking patrons how many leagues they can go under the sea.