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State & Fig
1114 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 965-1730


Reviews by the General Public

Excellent in every way
Reviewer: SLV from Santa Barbara, CA
State & Fig is a true gem! I've enjoyed everything I've eaten there. Sandwiches, salads, burgers... everything has been spot-on. The service is also excellent, and on a sunny day you can't beat the patio seating.


Best burger in Santa Barbara
Reviewer: Gavin from Carmel, CA
Sitting outside is a delight, reminded me of the hidden alleys of France and Italy. Fig jam burger simply the best decadent savory sensation! Eaten twice here for lunch, months apart and had the same charming waiter both times.


Clucks
Reviewer: Dianne from Santa Barbara, CA
Try the Clucks sandwich. Really good. Can't sit inside when it's crowded though, way too loud. Good for them staying busy though.


Amazing food, wish wine and service matched
Reviewer: CWB from Santa Barbara, CA
My husband and I have been to State & Fig multiple times for brunch and lunch, and I've now been in twice for dinner. The food never disappoints. It's fresh, consistent, thoughtful and well executed - and the portion sizes are fair for the price. Two things that I would love to see improve; 1) wine list and 2) service staff. The wine list is middle shelf grocery store quality. The waitstaff is extremely friendly but isn't educated on the food or what's on the menu so it comes off feeling a little awkward and inexperienced. Not a huge deal when the food is so good, but it seems as though there is a lot of effort going into the food and little into the other pieces that make for a truly great, all around dining experience. All that said - I still recommend State & Fig for the food alone, and just pass along the caveats that you may want to bring your own bottle of wine and don't expect the service you'd get at some of the other places in town with menus of similar caliber.


Great food but service can be slow if they are busy
Reviewer: Christine from Santa Barbara, CA
Went back for 4th time, two couples. Sunday lunch 1:30 today. Place was full. Initial service was attentive, drinks arrived promptly, orders taken in a good amount of time. Then we waited for a bit for our dishes. It got to the point where I saw two tables receive their food, who had been seated after we had been. However the food was highly enjoyable as always. Three of the 4 of us cleaned our plates and the 4th had a few fries left. Pesto hollandaise on eggs benedict was a taste sensation I've never enjoyed before. Chips are made fresh, paper thin and dreamy. So if you have nowhere to be in a rush and want to simply enjoy each other's company over a nice meal, don't be worried if they look busy!


Solid Food - Tasty
Reviewer: Mari from Santa Barbara, CA
I work across the street & have frequented the place both when it used to be the Whale's Tail & now as S&F. S&F is 5 steps up and delivers on flavors. Their salads could be a bit bigger for "to-go" but still really tasty. Their burgers and sandwiches don't disappoint! The owner and one of the servers (darker-skinned?) are super nice & very helpful. The others intend good service & are sweet but fall short due to just seeming confused or just not as experienced? I will return several times! Lastly, these people rocked at catering! I put an order in for a corporate lunch & they delivered promptly and we received very good feedback on the food!


Could be better
Reviewer: Ann from Santa Barbara, CA
Went for brunch on a busy Sunday. Food was above average - ordered the pancakes - they were good though not fabulous for the price. Another ordered the pork sandwich - delicious. Service was average. Waitress came back to check on us only after we were almost finished with our food. Service was not outstanding which is typical in SB. One complaint - one server was wearing a short shirt which did not hide her thong underwear. That kind of show would have been appropriate at Hooters but not at a Sunday brunch restaurant in Santa Barbara. Tasteless to say the least!


Fab food
Reviewer: Sam from Santa Barbara, CA
Just finished a truely great meal with great service. The last reviewer must of been haviing a really bad day. It was totally packed [Saturday night and prom night in SB] the service was slightly slow but not enough to get get any ones panties in a twist. We were a party of 4 and each of us was raving about the food.


in light of it all
Reviewer: Tara from Santa Barbara, CA
In light of the State and Fig having taken over what was a landmark establishment (whale tail deli), and after having dined (reluctantly) at the newly renovated establishment, i can use one word.... heinous. The food was sub par, and the restaurant staff were unprofessional. i will never eat here again. Also, who brings a CHILD in while they are running a restaurant???? Total chaos.


WoW
Reviewer: Art from Santa Barbara, CA
Went here for dinner Saturday night. Every thing was very tasty and imaginative.We will be coming back soon with friends. Also it was very a very good value


Great breakfast
Reviewer: Meridith from Santa Barbara, CA
Went to breakfast at 10 am on Sunday, cold and dreary outside so we sat inside, thinking the morning rush was over. They took care of us right away, but then one group after another arrived, table of 8, table of 10, and I was so impressed how well they handled them! Our food was so good, the hash was the best I've ever had!


Yummy to the Max
Reviewer: Steven from Santa Barbara, CA
I wasn't too keen on their takeover of the Whale Tail, but I finally gave State & Fig a try, and was pleasantly surprised. Although the restaurant was almost empty on Saturday night, and food was slow to arrive, the wait was worth it. The Fig Burger ($14) was a half pound of juicy meatiness, perfectly topped with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, fig jam, bleu cheese, and arugula, served with hot house fries. My wife tells me that the halibut was also expertly prepared ($19). We look forward to going there again soon!


Best clam chowder in town, hands down, great lunch spot
Reviewer: Laurie from Santa Barbara, CA
Yesterday we tried the clam chowder for the first time and WOW was it delicious...creamy w/o flour or too many potatoes, big pieces of clams and bits of bacon. Seriously, it is the bomb. Our lamb dip (!) and red snapper po'boy sandwiches were delicious (and huge). I felt a little gluttonous finishing both halves but they were too good to stop. Love this place!


Great Brunch at State & Fig
Reviewer: Melissa from Santa Barbara, CA
My husband and I had brunch at State & Fig yesterday. It was a fantastic experience! Our server was friendly, professional and very attentive. Some of the best service we have had in town. The menu had so many great choices, it was very hard to decide. My husband had the chicken and biscuits and I had a breakfast burrito. The burrito was good, but the chicken and biscuits stole the show! Absolute perfection, amazing flavors! We also had mimosas. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a relaxing atmosphere. I highly recommend State & Fig. We will be returning soon!


Lovely
Reviewer: Kristin from Santa Barbara, CA
A great new spot! The decor is well done, really neat touches for a nice atmosphere. And the menu - oh, each item seemed to create the perfect palate! We all wanted to try at least 2 or 3 dishes and the ones we choose totally lived up to expectations. Really nicely done. Yum! Go visit now :)


Great Place!
Reviewer: Denice from Santa Barbara, CA
This is the first time I have ever written a review, and this restaurant deserves it. I live here and I have often used Restaurant.com to find restaurants to try. State and Fig is truly a great new place! I can't wait to go back. The food and service were excellent. The decor is lovely and really my daughter and I so enjoyed our lunch. It was delicious!


This place should be packed at all times...
Reviewer: Kelly from Santa Barbara, CA
...does no one know about this gem yet? I've been several times... and had amazing meals each time. Yesterday went for brunch with some friends, we had the burrata caprese, a pressed sandwich with ham and fig jam, and a yummy arugula salad. The entrees are simple yet inventive and the ingredients are fresh. The decor is rustic and contemporary, and the service has always been pleasant. I seriously love this place. GO!


First dinner at State & Fig - Perfection!
Reviewer: Laurie from Santa Barbara, CA
Fabulous dinner tonight at State & Fig (excellent service too)! Polenta with mushrooms and crispy kale and tellegio (yum!); grilled asparagus with frizzled egg and pecorino (fabulous); short ribs for him and roasted chicken with green olive tapenade for me (both spot on); dessert was butterscotch budino (=heaven) and a terrific flourless chocolate cake (just the right sweetness and perfect texture). All in all, a wonderful dinner at a comfortable place with the nicest owners you'll ever meet. Patrick and Marissa, you rock! Check out the latest edition of The Sentinel for an article about them.


Why is this place not packed???
Reviewer: Christine from Santa Barbara, CA
Stopped in yesterday for brunch, never been to this restaurant before. NO idea why people stand in line for Cajun Kitchen, this place had too many open tables! Delicious brunch burger with over-easy egg, husband had Pig & Fig panini. Great food, very good service. Great atmosphere. I'd like to make this place a regular go-to and look forward to trying their new dinner service soon, which is new for them. Not pretentious, just good creative food. Reasonable prices for freshly prepped food, we each had a drink and an entree $40.


!!! Hidden Gem !!!
Reviewer: Rich from Fullerton, CA
Wife and I were walking around looking for something good to eat. Found the "Hidden Gem"! State & Fig had some fabulous menu items to choose from. Quit little hidden walkway. I'll be back to try more... Patrick and Marisa (owners)were wonderful to talk to.


Wonderful Brunch
Reviewer: Marna from Toluca Lake, CA
My friend & I had brunch on Sat. ... excellent! The waiter was professional & fast ... the bus person never let our ice tea get low & the owners were both there to make sure everything was perfect. They are both so nice ... the restaurant is lovely ... both inside & outside seating with an upstairs. Did I mention the food is excellent! We will be back!


State & Fig brunch is outstanding!
Reviewer: Laurie from Santa Barbara, CA
For our monthly lunch/brunch outing, 2 friends and I had brunch here today (none of us had eaten here previously). We had all been wowed by the brunch menus the owners kindly sent me when I was having trouble seeing them online, and everything was delicious, creative and beautiful. Marisa and Patrick clearly love what they do, and they serve very inventive food in an inviting space (terrific re-model). We shared a cup (= small bowl) of the sausage and kale soup - delicious. Always a mark of a good kitchen. My hash with pork belly and butternut squash was great, and came with 2 eggs, a choice of toast, and fruit. The biscuits and fried chicken was ridiculously good, with jalapeno gravy putting it over the top in the right way. Perfect for a windy, cool day. Portobello benedict was also really flavorful, with pesto hollandaise that we had to refrain from putting on everything on our plates. I can't wait to go back and work my way through the menu! The burgers look as yummy as others have said they are. Lovely private room upstairs, too. Run, don't walk, over to this gem of a restaurant owned by two passionate and genuine people.


Great New Addition
Reviewer: Alex from Santa Barbara, CA
Got the Fig Burger, it was delicious! Definitely recommend trying it out. The rest of the menu looked pretty good too. I went on Sat 10/27 and it was the first day they were doing brunch. The brunch menu looked AMAZING, definetly going back to try it. We sat outside, which was nice, the remodel for the inside looked good.


Fig Burger. Pork Belly Sammy..Enough Said...
Reviewer: Huyen from Santa Barbara, CA
John, you'll have to replace the photos with updated ones because their remodel is quite a change. Warm interior, beautiful photography/artwork, a total makeover - definitely fits the La Arcada Plaza vibe more. Very happy for Marisa and her husband, they have worked hard and it shows. Great lunch crowd today and I hope it stays that way. Enjoyed their speciality Fig Burger - blue cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, bacon and fig jam..great shoestring friends. Friend had the bacon mac & cheese, great portions and tasty! Looking forward to trying other items on the menu - pork belly sandwich is next on my list. Their daily specials looked delicious as well. Go out and support local business!


Best Burger
Reviewer: Sharon from Santa Barbara, CA
My husband and I just had lunch at State & Fig. We have always said if a restaurant can make a good burger, the rest of the menu would be good. Well if the burger we just enjoyed is any sampling of the rest of the menu, "it's a winner". We are very picky burger eaters, and we had the Fig burger. It was cooked just the way we asked, medium rare and appeared to be a hand made patty". The service was fantastic and the atmosphere great! We will go back.


A Much Needed Restaurant
Reviewer: Meridith from Santa Barbara, CA
State & Fig is just great, perfect location, over the top food, affordable, great wine list, great staff. Can't wait to go back! Locally owned too!


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