Restaurants in Santa Barbara Downtown

$19 for Two Glasses of Wine and One Appetizer at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro (Up to $38 Value)

Pierre LaFond Wine Bistro

Lower State

$38 $19

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Local and international cabernet, pinot noir, and sauvignon blanc wash down sausage piperade flatbread or mussels steamed in white wine

Japanese Food and Sushi at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Barbara

$20 $12

Sushi rolls filled with ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy crab meat defeat hunger alongside rice bowls topped with meat

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Rose Café on the Mesa

Rose Café on the Mesa

Alta Mesa

$30 $15

Housemade chorizo from a family recipe spices up chilaquiles, quesadillas, and huevos rancheros served all day

American Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Two or Four at Restaurant Open (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Open

Santa Barbara

$20 $10

Daily specials sourced from local markets include honey-battered corn dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, and meatball subs

Barbecue for Dine-In or Carryout at Woody's Bar-B-Q (Up to 40% Off)

Woody's BBQ

Santa Barbara

$30 $18

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This barbecue joint has been serving slow-smoked baby back ribs and BBQ chicken for more than 30 years

$15.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Sam's To Go ($30 Total Value)

Sam's To Go

Goleta

$10 $5.33

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Sandwich shop bakes bread fresh daily for a range of signature sandwiches, including ham and cheese, hot pastarmi, and veggie combos

Pizza and Drinks Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Giovanni's of Carpinteria (Up to 45% Off)

Giovanni's of Carpinteria

Downtown Carpinteria

$20 $11

Specialty pies topped in veggies or pepperoni, salami, and Canadian bacon served alongside hot sandwiches and local beer

Chinese Gastropub Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or Chinese Takeout at Shanghai Beer Garden (Up to 45% Off)

Shanghai Beer Garden

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Gourmet Chinese eats pair alongside a large selection of drinks in this dog-friendly gastropub reminiscent of a microbrewery

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Classic Indian dishes prepared according to your preferred spice level

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Sample more than 180 dishes featuring the rich, spicy flavors of Thailand and Peru

$12 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Fuji Sushi

Fuji Sushi

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

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Sushi platters, teriyaki combinations, soups and rolls

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The Taj Cafe

The Taj Cafe

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

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Diners dig into traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, vegetable biryani, and samosas

Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Café

Ojai

$15 $7

(58)

Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Seaward Sushi Bar

Seaward Sushi Bar

Ventura

$30 $15

Chefs whip up an eclectic menu of specialty maki rolls filled with fresh ingredients such as baked lobster, garlicky tuna & torched halibut

Danish Food for Two or Four or More at Viking Garden Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Viking Garden Restaurant

Solvang

$35 $20

Located in the historical Jensen's Copenhagen Square, restaurant serves up Danish specialities alongside American dishes with a Danish twist

Healthy Café Food at Mia's Place Coffee Shop (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Mia's Place Coffee Shop

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

The café promotes health with handcrafted sandwiches, fruit, salads, and smoothies packed with protein or fruit

New American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sugar Beets Restaurant & Bar (Up to $15 Off)

Sugar Beets Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Oxnard

$20 $11

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Dive into new American cuisine that includes the likes of guac and chips, salmon teriyaki salad, and a BLT with avocado

Café Cuisine for Two Monday–Friday or Saturday–Sunday at Tomas Cafe & Gallery (Half Off)

Tomas Cafe and Gallery

Downtown Oxnard

$20 $11

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Using local ingredients, chefs dish out fresh, Mexican-influenced café food, paired with coffeehouse drinks

$40 for a Wine Tasting for Two and $50 Toward a Gourmet Meal at Herzog Wine Cellars ($84 Value)

Herzog Wine Cellars

Downtown Oxnard

$84 $40

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Tastings of six reserve wines prelude a meal at a Zagat-rated restaurant where chefs prepare new American fare from local ingredients

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at Thai Peru Restaurant

Thai Peru Restaurant

Camarillo

$20 $12

Classic Thai dishes such as pad thai and curry served with Peruvian favorite such as ceviche in a richly furnished space

$12 for Gourmet Sandwiches and Sides for Two at Stone Oven ($20 Value)

Stone Oven

Stone Oven: The Oaks Mall

$20 $12

Emerging from the oven every seven minutes, still-hot focaccia is the base of each gourmet sandwich, layered with fresh veggies and meat

Pizza and Salad, Subs and Sodas for Two, or Family Pizza Meal at The Don's Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

The Don's Pizzeria

Simi Valley

$30 $16

Salads, subs, garlic bread and large build-your-own pizzas crowned with toppings such as pepperoni, goat cheese, olives, and bacon

Korean Food at Fresh Korea BBQ (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Korea BBQ

Simi Valley

$15 $9

Diners prepare Korean barbecue by cooking thin, marinated slices of meat at their table; meats include bulgogi beef, pork belly & calamari

Up to 40% Off Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner for Two or Four, or Carryout at Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

San Fernando Valley

$20 $12

Local celebrity chef Lenny Bent cooks up homestyle breakfast and barbecue such as whiskey-glazed ribs and smoked chicken

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mauricio's Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Mauricio's Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(51)

Grilled chicken or vegetarian burritos, pork chili verde, and sautéed chipotle shrimp served inside brightly colored bar and grill

$10 for Two Vouchers for American Diner Food at Pappy's Coffee Shop ($20 Value)

Pappy's Coffee Shop

Bakersfield

$10 $5

(29)

Large breakfast burritos sate morning appetites, plus chicken-fried steak & burgers in a homestyle diner decorated with American memorabilia

Pita Meal for Two or Four or Ten-Pita Catering Package at Pita Pit (Up to 41% Off)

Pita Pit

Valencia

$18.74 $11

Pita sandwiches stuffed with meat, veggies, falafel—and in the morning, breakfast fixings—topped with tzatziki and other savory sauces

Argentine Cuisine for Two or Four at Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills (40% Off)

Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills

Warner Center

$30 $18

Chimichurri-marinated steaks and Argentine wines served in a blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Two Medium One-Topping Pizzas or One Large Combination Pizza for Carry-Out at Slice of Italy (Up to 48% Off)

Slice of Italy

Westlakes

$23 $12

Bring home cheesy one-topping pizzas or grab a large combination pie topped with salami, pepperoni, bell pepper, onions, and olives

Steak and New American Food at The Bistro (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bistro

Bakersfield

$50 $25

Seated in the casual bar or more upscale dining room, guests enjoy American bistro classics, including seafood and steak

$35 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Steak & Grape Restaurant

Steak and Grape

Fruitvale

$50 $35

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Carefully curated wine selection complements choice steaks, handmade burgers, and fresh seafood in rustic steak house

$15 for $30 Worth of Southern-Style Steak-House Cuisine for Two or More at Logan's Roadhouse

Logan's Roadhouse - Bakersfield

Riviera/Westchester

$30 $15

Mesquite wood-grilled steaks, baby back ribs, grilled-chicken, and specialty salads are complemented by selection of beer and cocktails

Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

Fries, Chips, and Loaded Potatoes at Potato Corner (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Potato Corner

Northridge

$10 $5

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Choose from tots, chips, or original, curly, or waffle fries, dusted with flavorful seasonings such as BBQ, sour cream & onion, and cheddar

Diner Food for Two or Four or More at The Saugus Cafe (40% Off)

The Saugus Cafe

Valencia

$20 $12

(102)

Pancakes, burgers, and cocktails served around the clock

Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Lunch or $12 for $20 Worth of Dinner at Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

$5 $3

Freshly made pizzas topped with jalapeños, canadian bacon, or veggies; juicy burgers and sandwiches; cheesy calzones stuffed with chicken

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Tomo Sushi (Up to 38% Off)

Tomo Sushi

Northridge

$30 $20

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Chefs artfully plate sushi and sashimi rolls that are just as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the tongue, as well as a lineup of seafood

$25 for $40 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Persia Lounge. Groupon Reservation Required.

Persia Lounge

Santa Clarita

$40 $25

Chef and co-owner of Persian lounge uses traditional Middle Eastern spices and flavors, such as saffron, halal meat, and pomegranate paste

$5 for $10 Worth of Microbrews, Pub Grub, and Merchandise at Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Beach

$10 $5

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Beer craftsmen slake thirst with rotating selection of six microbrews that include Pismo pale ale & Roadster red ale

Four-Course French Dinner with Option for Wine for Two or Four at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Tarzana

$140 $59

40-year-old eatery presents fish dumplings, coq au vin, or pork tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce during four-course dinner with wine

$19 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food, Plus 20% Off Catering Services, at The Hummus Bar & Grill

The Hummus Bar & Grill

Tarzana

$30 $19

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Fresh hummus, skewers of lamb, beef, and chicken, grilled salmon, and kosher specialties in a casual spot that welcomes families

Indian Food at Asha Indian Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Asha Indian Restaurant

Tarzana/Encino

$20 $12

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Variety of biyranis, plus lamb, chicken masala, seafood, vegan, and vegetarian meals adjusted to your preferred spice level

Pastries and Filipino-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Ninong's Pastries and Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Ninong's Pastries & Cafe

Granada Hills South

$20 $14

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Eclectic blend of cafe food and Filipino-American cuisine made served with imported coffees and teas

Mediterranean Dinner with Hookah for Two or Four at Shisha Cafe Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$53.96 $29

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean dinner complemented by an array of hookah flavors

Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Two Guys from Italy (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Two Guys from Italy

Granada Hills

$18 $9

Fresh garlic and virgin olive oil flavor Italian dishes such as carbonara pasta with a choice of seven noodles or pollo scarpariello

$18 for $30 Worth of Israeli and Middle Eastern Food at Itzik Hagadol Grill

Itzik Hagadol Grill

Encino

$30 $18

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Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine includes variety of kebabs and house salad dips such as Moroccan-spiced carrots and roasted eggplant

Italian Four-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Gusto Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$103.20 $49

Basil and eggplant grown in the restaurant's own garden enhance classic Italian dishes made with care

$79 for a Mediterranean Dinner for Two at Sam's by the Beach ($130 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sam's by the Beach

Santa Monica

$130 $79

Owner Sam Elias takes a hands-on approach at his eatery, where he hand selects all the ingredients for his upscale Mediterranean dishes

$19.80 for a Mediterranean Meal for Two with Appetizer and Entrees at Z Garden (Up to $37.85 Value)

Z Garden

Multiple Locations

$37.85 $19.80

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Plates piled with hummus, shawarma, and skewers of beef, lamb, and eggplant

$20 for $35 Worth of Italian-American Food at Earth Wind & Flour

Earth Wind & Flour

Santa Monica

$35 $20

Italian food with a California touch, like eggplant pizza and spinach salad with artichoke hearts, at a restaurant with dog-friendly patio

Argentine Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Gaucho Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Gaucho Grill

West Los Angeles

$30 $17

Chimichurri-marinated pork chops and Argentine wines served in blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Layla's Cafe & Catering (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$50 $28

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken and beef kebabs, and pastas, with many wine options

Pub Dinner with Draft Beer for Two or Four at Ireland's 32 (Up to 42% Off)

Ireland's 32

Van Nuys

$42.50 $25

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Chefs prepare traditional Irish fare, including bangers 'n' mash, corned-beef sandwiches, and fish and chips, along with hearty pub food

Sushi and Japanese Food at Yen Sushi ($36 Off). Two Options Available.

Yen Sushi

West Los Angeles

$40 $22

Sushi tacos and Alaskan king crab legs precede orders of sashimi and sushi rolls such as shrimp tempura and spicy tuna

$11 for $18 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Tasty Wok Cuisine

Tasty Wok Cuisine

West Los Angeles

$9 $5.50

Chefs fire up the woks to cook chicken chow mein, shrimp fried rice, kung pao beef, and sesame tofu

$149 for 5-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Dessert and Wine at Michelin Starred Valentino ($250 Value)

Valentino

Pico

$250 $149

Prosecco or wine complements dishes such as shrimp-stuffed calamari, gnocchi with prosciutto, and lobster risotto in a fine-dining setting

$10 for $20 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Talisman Restaurant

Talisman Restaurant

North Hollywood

$20 $10

(47)

Dishes from various Slavic regions include Russian pork Zharkoe, Ukrainian chicken kiev, and Nalistnik crepes stuffed with chicken

$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vito Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Vito Restaurant

Mid-City

$100 $75

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Trio of Italian immigrants runs 34-year-old restaurant, which serves classic, Old-World recipes in space with vintage charm

Two or Four Gyros and Soft Drinks at Delphi Greek (54% Off)

Delphi Greek

Westwood

$25.96 $12

(120)

Customers enjoy meals of gyros and soft drinks at a restaurant whose menu boasts traditional Greek food

Two Brunch Items With Two Drinks or Four Brunch Items With Four Drinks at Casa Ado (Up to 43% Off)

Casa Ado

Marina Del Ray

$50 $29

(18)

Stop in for brunch for grilled hangar steak or bagels with fresh lox

Café Food at Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel

Studio City

$30 $17

(22)

1950s-style diner offers cuisine such as belgian waffles, omelets, steak salads, turkey BLT wraps, and eggplant-tofu lasagna TV dinner

$25 for Shabu-Shabu for Two at Wharo Korean BBQ ($38 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Wharo Korean BBQ

Marina Del Ray

$38 $25

(264)

Pairs cook their own meats and vegetables inside pots of bubbling broth during Japanese shabu-shabu meal

Mexican Food at Ricardo's El Ranchito (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Ricardo's El Ranchito

Los Angeles

$20 $11

Mexican specialties such as sautéed shrimp, enchiladas in mole sauce, and huevos rancheros served all day

$12 for $20 Worth of German-Inspired Cuisine and Drinks at Steingarten LA

Steingarten LA

Rancho Park

$20 $12

(465)

Choice of 20 traditional and game sausages; grass-fed 8-ounce burgers; list of 120 international and 20 craft beers, plus creative cocktails

$27 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food — Sen Asian Kitchen

Sen Asian Kitchen

Los Angeles

$40 $27

From the merchant: Come try delicious cuisine from our Japanese and sushi-bar menus, featuring fantastic specialty rolls, katsu, and noodles

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Food for Two, or Two Take-Out Meals at Leonor's Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Leonor's Vegetarian Mexican

North Hollywood

$20 $12

Vegetarian menu with soy-based meats includes broccoli empanadas, soy shrimp tacos with rice and beans, and a guacamole burger

Dinner for Two or Four at On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge

Beverly Hills

$70 $40

(27)

Chef who worked under Gordon Ramsay creates California-inspired dishes, such as lobster club sandwich, drunken shrimp & spicy tuna tartare

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Deli Sandwiches at Cheviot Farms ($20 Value)

Cheviot Farms

Palms

$10 $6

(39)

Made-to-order sandwiches are stacked high with premium deli meat, crisp veggies, and fresh-baked bread

Healthy American Fare for Dine-In or Takeout at Skynny Kitchen (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Skynny Kitchen

Los Angeles

$22 $11

(107)

Guests can indulge in the likes of breakfast sandwiches and bison burgers without guilt, as every healthy meal is 500 calories or less

All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza for Dine-In or Pizza for Carry-Out at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Washington Culver

$29.98 $17

(499)

Ham, cinnamon, green peas, Brazilian-style cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh fruit, and beef stroganoff crown 30 types of gourmet pizzas

Afternoon Tea and Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$62 $31

Afternoon tea tasting includes scones and sandwiches

Mediterranean Cuisine at Gaby's Express - West Hollywood (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Gaby's Express

West Hollywood

$10 $6

Tabouleh salad, lamb shish kabob pita, and cilantro mahi mahi whipped up quickly with healthy Mediterranean recipes

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Pi on Sunset (Up to 50% Off)

Pi on Sunset

West Hollywood

$55 $29

Lebanese and Italian fusion cuisine featuring a choice of appetizers, mixed grill entrees, and dessert

$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at California Roll Factory

California Roll Factory

West Los Angeles

$20 $12

(103)

Kosher-friendly rolls with imitation crab, tempura combos accompanied by miso soup, salad, and rice, and more than 100 sushi rolls

Healthy Latin Dinner for Two with Appetizer, Entrees, and Wine at Cafe Vida (37% Off). Two Options Available.

Cafe Vida

Culver City

$77.90 $49

(145)

Healthy Californian cuisine meets Mexican tradition

Lunch or Dinner at Got Kosher? (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Got Kosher?

Beverlywood

$20 $12

Neshama gourmet kosher chicken and turkey sausages, signature Tunisian tuna sandwiches, and Parisian-style steaks in newly renovated café

Three-Course Thai Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Tuk Tuk (Up to 46% Off)

Tuk Tuk

West Los Angeles

$55.50 $32

(296)

Wok stir-fries join classic noodle dishes and house specialties such as lemongrass chicken and roasted-duck curry

Classic French Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Le Petit Bistro (40% Off)

Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro

$60 $36

(317)

Classic French dishes such as mussels poulette in an atmosphere akin to an intimate Parisian bistro

Four-Course Mediterranean Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at FIG & OLIVE

FIG & OLIVE

Melrose

$178 $95

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In a garden-like dining room with an indoor olive tree, guests sip wine or cocktails with dishes such as seafood paella and lobster bisque

Select Local Merchants

A link to Santa Barbara's past, Aldo's Italian Ristorante resides on the grounds of the Janssens-Orella adobe house, which was built in 1857 and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1986, Aldo's has done its part to write its own chapter into the historic site's story, serving homemade Italian specialties for lunch and dinner every day of the week. During visits, diners may enjoy freshly prepared dishes inside amid ornate pillars and elegant artwork, or outside in the heated courtyard.

1031 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The chefs at Gino’s Sicilian Express pile house-made crusts with fresh tomato sauce and all-natural mozzarella cheese to animate a menu of more than 20 New York–style pizzas, as well as calzones and a selection of beer and wine. Pies range from classics, such as the margarita ($12–$16) and pepperoni ($13–$17), to specialty creations ($16–$20) such as the Polpette, festooned with basil, garlic, and sicilian meatballs. The Spinaccia pizza, strewn with fresh spinach and feta cheese, is also amenable to the New York fold-and-bite or the Antarctica freeze-and-lick technique. Diners taste test crust-free creations with a handful of hot wings ($4–$7) or sandwiches such as the chicken parmesan ($5). Chefs also present an evolving selection of desserts; ask Gino’s staff about the day’s saccharine selection or their opinions on mixing corduroy and plaid.

12 W Figueroa St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Shine Blow Dry Bar offers upscale blow-dry services to residents of Santa Barbara and beyond. During treatments, a team of expert stylists wash hair with fragrant and hydrating shampoos as guests sip champagne or nibble gourmet cupcakes. After relaxing scalp massages, the stylists break out the blow-dryers, fluffing and curling hair into red-carpet-ready ?dos that are perfect for special occasions or memorable nights out. Shine currently operates two locations, both sporting a classic, feminine vibe with cream-colored walls, sparkling chandeliers, and ornate mirrors that reflect each guest's elaborate princess gown.

1129 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Upscale yet unpretentious, like a hood ornament in the shape of Morgan Freeman, Coast Restaurant offers landlubbers a comfort food menu that avails itself of Santa Barbara’s aquatic adjacency. Local farms and wharfs supply ingredients, and a raw bar stocks recently netted oysters, clams, crabs, and shrimp. Dip a toe into the local rock fish, pan-roasted with brussel sprouts and roasted onions ($25), or dive delicately into the crab cakes, with poquillo peppers, local citrus salad, and a smoked paprika vinaigrette ($14). Sea-shunners can shimmy toward the popular tortilla soup, with avocado, chicken, poblano chiles, and cheddar cheese ($9), letting Coast’s warm wooden furniture and soft lighting belly-dance captivatingly across pleasure receptors.

31 W Carrillo St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Coffee Cat and Cafe Zoma satisfy caffeine cravings with a wide selection of freshly roasted fair-trade coffee drinks, and silence grumbling tummies with homemade baked goods, sandwiches, and crêpes. Perk up after an exhausting night of sleepskating with a foamy cappuccino ($3.50) or classic house brew ($1.90). Taste buds can nestle up to one of Coffee Cat’s specialty espresso drinks, such as the chocolate-raspberry mocha ($4.55) or honey-hazelnut latte ($4.20), served hot or iced, or the tantalizing selection of premium loose-leaf teas. Break up sipping, slurping, and gargling regimens with a morning-glory muffin—a freshly baked confection of coconut, carrot, cranberries, and walnuts—a slice of vegan zucchini bread, or a cherry-lemon scone. Homemade fluffy crêpes at the Coffee Cat location serve as a snuggly sleeping bag for sweet and savory concoctions, such as smoked ham, egg, and cheese ($6.95) or banana and Nutella ($6.75).

1201 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Having mastered several subsets of Chinese cuisine, the chefs at China Pavilion couldn't fit all their entrees onto a single menu. So they created three: one with America's popular staples, one brimming with traditional platters, and one showcasing chef specialties. The first lines up dishes that are now familiar—sweet 'n' sour chicken and mongolian beef—as well as recognizable feasts served in new ways, such as the peking duck wrapped in crepes. More traditional and exotic options abound on the Chinese menu, such as pickled cabbage and pork noodle soup, or spicy king crabmeat sprinkled with basil and served in a clay pot. The chefs’ selections, meanwhile, range from classic to experimental: strips of Angus beef sizzle in oyster sauce, and garlic-pepper salt coats Alaskan halibut in a wok. China Pavilion’s full cocktail bar balances meals with citrusy sips of sour plum martinis, and on weekends, visitors can drop by for a dim-sum brunch that leaves tongues more satisfied than an astronaut wearing Moon Boots.

1202 Chapala St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US