The opening of Arlington Tavern is a dream come true and couldn’t be in a better place. The building is where I started my career back in 88 when it was Soho restaurant working for Nancy Weiss. I left Santa Barbara in 91 to pursue a career in culinary after traveling and cooking in different cities SF/ NYC/ Philly/ and France. When I came to santa Barbara in 06 I returned to the building which was then Epiphany restaurant this is where I met friend and business partner Diego Barbieri. After several years of trying we were finally able to open a restaurant together with the help of my long time friends Skye McGinnes- Skyeline construction, Trevor Zellet- Bellavista Designs and Cody French.
Arlington Tavern is open 5pm to 10pm in the restaurant and 5pm to midnight in the bar. We offer a bar menu for snacks for those remaining 2 hours. We have our last seating in the restaurant at 9:30 and last call at 11:30, we have a beer & wine license only but have the intention of getting a full liquor in the future.
The food is best described as New American/ farm fresh. We buy most of our produce from the farmers market and fish from Santa Barbara fish market. I try and as much as I can locally
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