Hi all. Will be in Santa Barbara this weekend and need a romantic restaurant (yes, the dreaded anniversary dinner request!) for Saturday night. Have read through all the archives but many of the postings are old and I'm not sure how the quality has held up at various places. Looking for good food (of course), but also a romantic setting. Do not want a frenetic, noisy place, no matter how great the food!
Sage and Onion gets some good reviews (and some not)...but in the photos on their website, the food looks pretty fussy. Previous postings sound as if the tables are too tight for romance at Ca' Dario. How is Bouchon? What about Downeys or the Wine Cask...still good, or have they slipped?
Or should we just say the heck with it and go for a different type of romance at Brophy Brothers?
Would greatly appreciate any advice on these or any other places you might recommend. Thanks in advance!