The Timbers is very versatile. You can go there for dinner, private parties, line dancing, or drinks - which means they pretty much cater to everyone! I haven't eaten there but have heard the food is great. We did a big private party there one year and it was a blast.
If you want quick sushi - this is a good place to get it. It's not easy to get in and out of though since you have to deal with parking at the harbor. They have a few small seats and it's great people watching.
This place has changed names and ownership quite a few times. At one time it was Hot Spots which was a great little place, but I don't even know if it's open right now. When it is open, it's a great place to hit on your way up State St.
Unfortunately this place is closed and has been for awhile. Too bad too because it was a delicious little deli.
There are so many excellent Mexican restaurants in SB that you have to be pretty outstanding to get a good review. This place is fine, but it wasn't memorable and didn't leave me wanting more. It's just meh.
This place is all right. It's nice that IV'ers who don't want to leave can have access to Pho - but it's overpriced and not that great compared to the other Pho restaurants in SB.
This used to be a little general store that they have converted to a bar and live music venue. They serve up some delicious tri-tip sandwiches if you want to eat while you listen.
This is a wonderful Italian place. Situated right in the middle of Montecito it has great ambience, excellent food, and good service. We went on Valentine's Day and we still had a great experience (which usually you don't on a night out like that).
This coffee place has been replaced with a wine bar. It doesn't necessarily fit the funky outside decor but it works perfectly with all of the other wine places around it. Good live music - haven't tried the food.
I love the idea of this place - it's the only Shabu restaurant in SB. However, it just didn't live up to expectations. It's overpriced and the food is only decent.