Here are the winners of the SantaBarbara.com Restaurant Guide online poll that was conducted during December 2011. The results will be displayed online throughout 2012 and beyond.
Survey participants considered 110 different food & drink categories. New categories this year include: Best Sushi, Best Fish & Chips, Best Food Truck, Best Drive-In, Best Buellton Restaurant, Best Solvang Restaurant and Best Place To Bring Your Pet.
Winners of multiple awards (including first place or finalist) are: bouchon (6), Brewhouse (5), Brophy Bros (5), Fresco Cafe (4), Opal Restaurant and Bar (4), Renaud’s (4), Whole Foods Market (4), Alcazar Tapas Bar (3), Bella Vista (3), Cajun Kitchen (3), Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop (3), Natural Cafe (3), Pascucci (3), Sojourner Cafe (3), Wine Cask (3), Arch Rock Fish (2), Arigato Sushi (2), Beachside Bar Cafe (2), Burger Bus (2), Ca Dario (2), Corktree (2), Costco Food Court (2), Enterprise Fish (2), Freebirds World Burrito (2), Harry’s Plaza Cafe (2), Holdren’s (2), Hollister Brewing Co. (2), Jane (2), Jeannine’s Bakery (2), Lazy Acres (2), Lilly’s Taqueria (2), Los Agaves (2), Los Arroyos (2), Milk & Honey (2), Oreana (2), Palace Grill (2), Paradise Cafe (2), Sly’s (2), South Coast Deli (2), Stonehouse Restaurant (2), Summerland Beach Cafe (2), Three Pickles (2), Tri County Produce (2), Tupelo Junction Cafe (2), Zaytoon (2)
New restaurants that received awards include: Cadiz, Cafe Stella, Cecco Ristorante, Killer B BBQ and Bar, O Street Truck and Scarlett Begonia.
Best Overall Restaurant: bouchon
bouchon at 9 W. Victoria St. was voted Best Overall Restaurant on the South Coast and received the most awards (6). Top Row, left to right: Nicholas Markovitch (Kitchen Staff), Abe Shelton (Server), John Loewen (Restaurant Manager/Sommelier), Ryan Smith (Server), Byron Wood (Server), Mitchell Sjerven (Owner). Seated, left to right: Eric Hanson (Server), Madeline Sachs (Hostess), Chef Greg Murphy, Simon Lewis (Kitchen Staff), Noe Tecu (Kitchen Staff)