Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 805 884 4701
Concierge.com's insider take:
Owned by husband and wife team David Lentz and Suzanne Goin (who also own the original Hollywood version of Hungry Cat in addition to L.A.'s favorite small-plates joint, A.O.C.), this bistro is something of an upscale seafood shack for foodies. The menu offers a raw seafood bar, excellent cocktails, and seafood specialties from local waters, including the elusive Santa Barbara spot prawn and sea urchin. Drinks could be a little stiffer and the portions a little larger, but the food itself, from the fresh-caught monkfish to the piled-high onion rings, is sublime.
Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5 to 11 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 5 pm to midnight, and Sundays 10:30 am to 10 pm.