You may not want to eat dinner on a farm while you're on vacation. Mud, pigs, squawking hens... no, thank you! But enjoying a meal made of ingredients fresh from a farm when you're in California's bountiful Central Coast? That's an entirely different story.
If you're visiting, living in or moving to (lucky you!) beautiful Santa Barbara, there's no shortage of farm-to-table dining options. Many area restaurants even list the farm their meats and produce originates from right on the menu.
For the purest take on farm-to-table dining, head straight to The Bear and Star, a restaurant with it's very own ranch just a few miles away. The ranch supplies the restaurant with Wagyu cattle, quails, chickens, eggs, herbs, fruits and vegetables for a menu that is truly seasonal.
To impress a date - or a group - book a table at Bouchon or The Lark. The Lark is centrally located in the city's happening Funk Zone, whereas Bouchon is quieter, tucked on a beautiful side street downtown. Both have high-end dishes and sophisticated wine lists that celebrate local vintners.
Feeling a little more casual? Pop over to Scarlett Begonia and indulge in a brunch that you can't wait to tell your friends about.
Whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, Santa Barbara has the perfect farm-to-table restaurant for you!