I'm taking my boyfriend for a nice getaway in Santa Barbara for the big 3-0. I've never been to the area and would appreciate chowhound expertise on a "special" restaurant to take somebody to in Santa Barbara for his 30th birthday. Ocean view or any nice view would be something that I think I'm trying to find. So far, I've gotten three recommendations, Bella Vista at the Biltmore, Cold Spring Tavern, and Stonehouse Restaurant. Any opinions on those three restaurants or any other ideas?
Also, i want to get some kind of baked good for his birthday as well, so any recommendations on any good bakeries and any "must get" items would be much appreciated as well.
Also.. finally.. sorry for asking for a lot but, any sort of "magical spots" in Santa Barbara where it takes your breath away?
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