Put This In Your Mouth: Goat Confit Strozzapreti Pasta

This restaurant is in Santa Barbara’s "funk zone” and serves fine cuisine from farm and ocean fresh ingredients. The Lark was named for the sleek overnight Pullman train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that serviced Santa Barbara from 1910 -1968.

The ‘Funk Zone’ is an area in downtown Santa Barbara where locals and visitors crowd on the weekends for wine tasting, music, and fine dining. In the middle of it, The Lark Santa Barbara is there to offer a fine dining experience that has a focus on serving locally sourced seasonal ingredients. It may be a cost a pretty penny to dine here, but trust us, the food is worth every penny.

The menu at The Lark celebrates Central Coast fare, from fruits and vegetables, to meats and fine wines. The hospitality at this restaurant is reminiscent of a family-style, backyard reunion. Food here is intended for sharing, along with your stories.

This restaurant is a 130-seat full-service restaurant located in the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building. The outside facade features modern touches on the historic space, including an outdoor dining area with fireplaces and exposed brick and dark wood tables, all of which combine create an ideal ambiance to enjoy its much-talked-about food.

Seats fill up quickly, but walk-ins may luck out, finding a seat at the long communal table or bar. But if you do get there early, valet parking is available onsite, and there is street parking and city lots nearby. A must-try if you're ever in the area.

Team LAD