There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks at Bistro Eleven Eleven, nestled inside the Hotel Mar Monte in Santa Barbara.
Bistro Eleven Eleven serves up an innovative lunch and dinner menu of California-inspired contemporary American cuisine created by experienced chef Martin Alcala. Warm up taste buds with a selection of starters, including tender prosciutto-wrapped scallops served with micro greens and grilled ciabatta ($14) and grilled lime shrimp with roasted-corn guacamole ($13). Fatigued vacationers can regroup after a long day of hermit-crab hunting with the cobb salad ($13), and local landlubbers can hunker down with a winter mushroom and three-cheese pizza dressed in a flattering frock of prosciutto, goat cheese, pecorino, fontina, basil, and truffle oil ($15). Slay a grumbling stomach with a platter of fish tacos, a refreshing mix of shredded red cabbage, chipotle mayo, pico de gallo, and white fish packed inside a corn tortilla ($14), or experience the mystic duality of meat and fish with the Santa Barbara surf 'n' turf, which includes a grilled filet mignon and lump crab cake accompanied by chanterelle risotto ($30).
In addition to serving up delectable edibles, Bistro Eleven Eleven features a full-service bar. Take advantage of an impressive array of booze, beer, and fermented fruit juice to enjoy a cocktail with friends or take in the sparkly waterscape over an appetizer and glass of wine. With eclectic menus of breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, Bistro Eleven Eleven is the perfect setting for an afternoon beach break or a romantic date with an eccentric beachcomber you just met.