Barbareno - Santa Barbara

We often had good dinners when traveling to Santa Barbara but rarely really outstanding ones which would also standout in larger cities like San Francisco or Los Angeles. We heard a lot about Barbareno before but somehow never managed in previous visit to Santa Barbara to eat there. This trip we finally had the chance and came away quite impressed and for us it was one of the best if not the best dinner we ever had in Santa Barbara. Really good dishes utilizing cuisine from Central Coast with fantastic service. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Eggamuffins, cornmeal blinis, whipped seascape, country ham, cured egg

Especial, lamb al pastor, masa flatbread, shishitos, goat gouda, salsa verde

Grilled avocado, black garlic ponzu, yuzu mousse, fresh horseradish, avocado leaf salt

Barbareno burger, house bacon, smoked cheddar, avocado, pinquito miso aioli, pickles

Santa Maria bbq, brandt tri-tip, pinquito beans, pico de gallo, garlic butter

Duroc pork chop, wenzlau apples, parsnip puree, fennel slaw, country ham

Animal potatoes, caramelized onions, special sauce, smoked fiscalini cheddar

Baked california, mango and basil semifreddo, lemon, hop cake, lavender pine nuts, OG kush

Blackbird’s s’mores, graham cracker, pistachio miso, marshmallow, chocolate soil