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For more than two decades, John and Liz Downey's eponymous restaurant has earned raves from practically everyone. Their focus steadfastly remains on food made with the highest quality ingredients -... Read More
For more than two decades, John and Liz Downey's eponymous restaurant has earned raves from practically everyone. Their focus steadfastly remains on food made with the highest quality ingredients - not scene, not decor, not celebrity. As a result, dishes are finely created and executed, as evidenced by ragout of local lobster with chanterelles, Carpenter Ranch squab with braised mustard greens and grilled duck with cabernet sauce. Steak, lamb and fresh fish also figure into frequently updated the menu. California wines available by the glass or bottle heighten the experience, and service is an unobtrusive pleasure. This restaurant is located in the food and theater district of downtown Santa barbara. Plenty of parking in nearby city lots.
1305 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- Tue-Thu,: Sun; 5:30pm-9pm
- Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-9:30pm
- Best for Farm to Table Because: The majority of the produce is grown organically by local farmers, and meats and poultry sources are classified "naturally-raised" wherever possible.
- Best for Downtown Santa Barbara's Best Restaurants Because: For a Santa Barbara fine dining experience paired with impeccable service, head straight to Downey's.