Courthouse Tavern opening in June

For the last two years our culinary Crystal Ball has been revealing that an unnamed eatery is coming to 129 East Anapamu Street, the former home of The Little Door, Piano Riviera Lounge, The French Table, and Elements Restaurant & Bar. That fuzzy forecast has cleared up significantly with the announcement that Courthouse Tavern will be moving into the coveted space overlooking the majestic Santa Barbara County Courthouse and sunken gardens. “Looking forward to hosting friends and visitors in a friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar atmosphere,” says owner Warren Butler who is also the Managing Partner at Chase Restaurant & Lounge. Courthouse Tavern will be serving American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will have Happy Hour all day with drink specials and small plates. The eatery will also be available for private parties and catering. The opening date is scheduled for June 15th when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for the state.


Chase Restaurant & Lounge Managing Partner Warren Butler is opening Courthouse Tavern on Anapamu Street in the former home of Elements. Photo by Carlos Cuellar Photography.

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14 Responses to Courthouse Tavern opening in June

  1. Sharon Hills says:

    I love the name! Great announcement! I’ll be there.
    Sharon Hills

  2. Congrats Warren, Look forward to dining with you!

  3. Tia Walker says:

    Fabulous! This location has been waiting for you to make it a winner! Thrilled and looking forward to the opening. 🙂

  4. Janie says:

    Congrats Warren, hope to work with you soon!

  5. Kim says:

    Before ALL those others, it was Susan and Winston Sullivan’s excellent place, The Bakery! Still miss it and their other cool spot, Tutti’s on CVR ❤️

  6. elle says:

    Congratulations Warren!! Can’t wait to see it!! Can I have a private tour?

  7. Laura Cozzi says:

    Congratulations Warren!! This will be an amazing venue!! Looking forward to going there end celebrating with friends soon !!

  8. Patricia Martins says:

    Congratulations Warren!! I am very excited for you. I am looking forward to the grand opening! I will be there!

  9. Michelle Profant says:

    Can’t wait! Congratulations Warren!

  10. Danae Liechti says:

    I look forward to eating brunch there and have told many friends and customers that you are opening. Welcome to the neighborhood with the best view in town.

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