Situated in the heart of the up-and-coming Funk Zone district of downtown Santa Barbara, the Lark is the perfect cozy restaurant to take your parents. Ingredients for dishes like the autumn beets and butternut salad, roast chicken and grilled octopus are locally sourced and beautifully presented. Don’t forget to check out the craft cocktail menu and order a Continental, and then two more.
This farm-to-table restaurant in the Funk Zone is a local favorite. The changing menu pays tribute to the four seasons, showcasing the region’s bountiful produce with plates that come out looking like a work of art. The Cast Iron Cauliflower Gratin and the Grilled Spanish Octopus represent popular choices. They’ve extended their parking lot to accommodate al-fresco seating, but make your reservations in advance as this local spot typically books up.
How to book: online.