Thanks to JalamaMama's recommendation, 5 of us from the Pasadena area ate at Jade Friday during a one-night stay in Santa Barbara.
We split a couple of apps - crab tacos and spring rolls - just enough and just the right amount of flavor w/a little heat in the tacos. Dinners were lamb ragout, a pork tenderloin special, scallops and two mixed grills. All the food was perfectly prepared, sauces complemented without overwhelming the dishes, and the list of wines by the glass was well thought out and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and attentive. Desserts looked good, but we needed an early evening for a very early start the next day (we're birders), so we declined.
Thanks again for the recommendation. You SB folks have a gem in Jade.