Cold Spring Tavern

Cuisine: American

Price Range: $$

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With four fireplaces, an idyllic setting and friendly (sometimes famous) patrons, Cold Spring Tavern has earned its reputation as one of the most romantic dining spots in California. Cold Spring...  Read More


  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Four fireplaces, flickering lamplight and a great menu make this restaurant, hidden in a forest (and open since 1865), extra magical.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: Dining in a 156-year-old restaurant in the middle of a forest ... is there a better way to experience the season?
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Besides having the word "spring" in the name, this restaurant in a forest is a destination that mandates a gorgeous springtime drive.
  • Best for Breakfast/Brunch Because: Cold Spring Tavern is a Santa Barbara tradition that dates back decades, well known for live music and hearty cooking.

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