Disclaimer: I have not been to any of these new restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara but they all share similar early reviews: each is now the site of the most "amazing burger" and/or "awesome" burger in Santa Barbara, which seems odd because two claim they are French, one of which did an extremely Orange Co chic pricey do-over to gain a reputation only as a burger joint, one is Italian and one at least says what it is.
In order - new additions to downtown SB : Maggies; The French Table; State and Fig; Eureka Burger
This is perhaps a statement about the culinary range of the reviewers as much as the signature offerings of said establishments. I do like a good burger and Hungry Cat made me contrite about the reality of a $14 burger being that good. So I will pick my way through these new places, but would also like to hear others to see if they too had "amazing" experiences as well.
BTW: Julienne is now open for lunch and reports also to have an "amazing" burger, which I have no doubt lives up to that precise reputation.