1305 State St.
Santa Barbara Ca.
Phone: (805)966 5006
Award Winning Dining
In the heart of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara cuisine by Chef John Downey, using some of the finest
organic foods of local producers Tom Shepherd, B.D. Farms, Domingo Farm,
S.B. Mariculture, and F.V.'Mysteri' (Fishing Vessel)
Downey's has received
and continues to receive Top Scores with the Zagat Survey in Santa Barbara for both
Food and Service .
Congratulations John & Liz and their talented and loyal staff!
Summer is starting to wind down and schools will be starting up shortly.
We hope you all have had an enjoyable time this summer.
of Summer dinner was a huge success and delicious!
forward to the upcoming Fall and Holiday seasons and have some great events
coming up.Keep in touch with us on our website for more information.
John and Liz Downey
Open since l982, John and Liz and their
staff continue in their passion and hard work at
and are always eager to make your evening at
a great one!
"Our restaurant is small, comfortable and personal.
Adorning the soft green walls of
Downey's dining room,
you will find beautiful plein-aire paintings of local scenes by Liz
Downey. If you would like to enjoy a true Santa Barbara Dining
Experience where you will not be rushed, but cared-for, we invite you to
Downey's for dinner.
To paraphrase more than one satisfied guest, you just may have 'the very
best meal of your life' ".
The Menu changes daily with the availability of fine foods and the
Chef John Downey.
The majority of the produce used in
kitchen is grown
organically by local farmers; their seafood is chosen using the
sustainable guidelines of 'Seafood Watch' and local when available;
meats and poultry sources are classified 'Naturally-raised' wherever
(Daily- Changing Menu )
with Cantaloupe, Arugula & Roasted Walnuts
Santa Rosa Island Crab Salad
with Papaya & Fresh Ginger-Lime Dressing
Santa Barbara Smokehouse Salmon
Roast Golden Beets & Meyer Lemon Dressing
with Watercress, Sweet Corn & Chili Vinaigrette
Artichoke Heart Salad
with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette
Lobster & Angel hair Salad
with Sundried Tomatoes, Olives & Basil
Market Cauliflower Soup
Farmers' Market Salad Greens
with Choice of Two Dressings
B.D.'s "Little Gem" Lettuce
with Sundried Tomatoes, Parmesan, Pine
Nuts & Balsamic
Local Black Cod
with Meyer Lemon Sauce, Leafy Greens & Parsley
with Fresh Peach Chutney, Exotic Grains &
Local King Salmon
with Sorrel Sauce, Asparagus & Parsley Potatoes
Watkins Ranch Filet Mignon
with Balsamic Sauce, Roast Beets, Potatoes &
Carpenter Ranch Squab
with Roasted Garlic, Swiss Chard & Potatoes
Local White Sea Bass
with Saffron-Lobster sauce, Braised Fennel &
Colorado Lamb Loin
with Shepherd's Green Beans Roasted Garlic &
AND, don't forget there are some wonderful and
delicious desserts available!
wine list is in the care of Liz Downey, who will be happy to guide you
through some of the California-produced selections (with a proud bias
towards the locally made wines!). The Downey's invite you to see a
recent edition of their constantly-evolving wine list.
We look forward to seeing you here at
We continue to offer the "Chef's Dinner" to
celebrate each of the four seasons:
May ( Spring)
August ( Summer)
November ( Fall)
The cost for these four-course prix-fixe dinners is $60 per
person, excluding wine, tax and gratuity.
Please call for more information and making your reservation.
John and Liz are pleased to accept your reservations at
They pride themselves with their attention to detail and personal
service. With this is mind, they welcome your telephone calls
during our normal business hours. They believe your dining
starts from that very first phone call at which time they can confirm
your reservation and discuss any special requests.
Consistent with their 'No problem' philosophy, if you prefer to send an
email request, again, they will contact you as soon as they read the
look forward to seeing you!
Liz Downey is proud to
announce her participation in the Santa Barbara Mesa Artists' Studio
Tour (MAST) Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th.
Many of you have enjoyed Liz's paintings
in our dining room for many years. This will be your first chance
to see much more of her work as well as that of her fellow Mesa Artists.
805 966 5006
Take 101 Freeway to Carrillo Street Exit
From the South turn right on Carrillo
From the North turn left on Carrillo
Proceed 5 blocks to State Street & turn left.
(Left turn not permitted before 6pm - Turn one block earlier at Chapala
Proceed three blocks to Victoria
Cross over Victoria to find Downey's
on your left, 3 doors past the intersection.
1305 State Street
If you are already in Santa Barbara,
Downey's is on State Street,
thirteen blocks up from the ocean, near Victoria.
Valet parking is not permitted in downtown Santa
Barbara, but there are lots on Victoria St. & Sola St.