Arts & Letters Cafe

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The Arts & Letters Café serves classic California cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood, all set in our beautiful courtyard in the heart of Historic Arts District in downtown Santa Barbara. We serve lunch seven days a week.

In all of his menus, Chef Avery Hardin participates in the Santa Barbara First program to ensure the freshest ingredients. He uses farmers, ranchers and vendors with local ingredients and sustainably raised seafood to prepare his fare in the California tradition.

The private Courtyard is the main dining area of the Arts & Letters Café. The seating capacity is limited to 100 people for a formal sit down event. Seventy five of the seats are open garden and twenty five are in the adjacent De Forest Gallery.

The Arts & Letters Café also seats people on the Front Porch of Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery.

Come find out why we have been a local favorite for nearly 20 years or why the New York Times made our pumpkin soup famous. Chef Avery Hardin and our professional staff will take good care of you.

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Max Indoor Capacity 35
Max Outdoor Capacity 75
Total Max Capacity 110
Available For Buy-Out
Private Dining Room
Private Dining Room Capacity 36
Disabled Access
Full Bar
Wine & Beer
Meals Served Lunch,Dinner
Dining Cost Moderate

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