about

Relish Santa Barbara is an inside guide to the food, wine and rich culture of The American Riviera. Explore the beauty of the central coast, the charm of downtown State Street and the unsung (and sung!) favorites of the city and surrounding wine country.

Relish
Root: taste, flavor   |   Definition: a pleasurable appreciation of anything

Amateur
Root: amor, love   |   Definition: a person who engages in a pursuit, on an unpaid basis

Relish was born out of a love for exploring our local place and sharing our finds. We have trained our palettes with hours of practice and through the guidance of professional chefs and certified sommeliers. As amateur adventurists and epicureans we have set some standards for our evaluation of locations, dining, and wine. We invite you to read our relish restaurant criteria, since it has become our guiding force in maintaining a fair critique in all that we do.