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.