Taste the Best of Santa Barbara at the Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

During Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, savor upscale dining experiences, taste highly rated wines and explore the American Riviera.

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, presented by Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC. From February 22 through March 3, taste the best of Santa Barbara with exclusive menus curated by the city’s premier restaurants. Proceeds from restaurant registration will help to support the ProStart® program, which educates and provides scholarships for the next generation of young foodservice leaders.

Originating over two decades ago in New York City with restaurant connoisseurs Tim Zagat and Joe Baum, Restaurant Week is a celebration of the city’s finest food — a community event designed to showcase the bold flavors and exotic tastes of the world’s best eateries. The New York event has since become a 4-week foodie phenomenon, inspiring cities around the globe to participate.

The Santa Barbara community welcomed the inaugural Restaurant Week in February 2018, drawing both locals and out-of-towners to experience the area’s diverse culinary scene. Following the same recipe for success, the second annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week will again feature dozens of the city’s top restaurants, hotels and wine tasting rooms curating exclusive tasting options and prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

With menus priced at $25 and $40, this is a chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara. Participating restaurants will offer a two-course lunch and three-course dinner prix-fixe menu of select items offered at a reduced price, and wine tasting rooms will offer special tasting experiences.

This year, proceeds from restaurant registration will help support ProStart®. ProStart® is a two-year culinary arts and hospitality management program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and run by restaurant associations on a state level. Over 127 public high schools in California use this curriculum reaching 9,000 students. Santa Barbara Restaurant Week’s donation will specifically go to the California Restaurant Association Foundation’s ProStart® program.

Find a list of participating restaurants, hotels and tasting rooms on the event website, along with tools to plan your visit. In support of the 2nd Annual Restaurant Week, select Santa Barbara hotels will offer special rates to participating guests. Restaurant owners who would like to get involved may sign up online, with options to participate in or sponsor the event. Visit www.SBRestaurantWeeks.com for more details.