I've read a lot of posts on restaurants in SB. I wanted to hear some opinions on my itinerary and get some feedback. Since it's my first trip I'm looking for the best SB has to offer and a diverse menu.
I'm staying at the Bacara for 2 nights for a romantic getaway. I know this is far from downtown. If you have other comparable suggestions I'd move closer to the downtown area. The Canary Hotel is booked and Fess Parker is 1.5 times more expensive than Bacara. Any thoughts on Harbor View?
As of now I'm planning on going to the places with stars next to the name.
Lunch (have 3 lunches including drive up and 1 might be Neptunes Net in Malibu)
Tupelo Junction Cafe**
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
Dinner (I have 2 dinners to choose from the list below)
The Wine Cask**
Hungry Cat (have one down in LA so I figured the other two are better choices)
Stonehouse (seems kinda far)
Cold Springs Tavern (seems kinda far)