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0.3 miles from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Jane is a family owned and operated business.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

We were lucky to snag a table at the last minute. By the time we’d ordered our meals, all tables were full and the restaurant was buzzing. The ambience was hip and welcoming. Service was prompt, pleasant and professional. We’ve just spent two months in...Wailea Maui eating at 5 star restaurants and this was by far the best meal we’ve eaten. Halibut and lamb.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

We especially enjoyed dining on the balcony. Our server Haley was very pleasant, friendly and professional. My husband ordered the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. My salmon was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

The food was good and the view from the balcony are awesome of State Street. I recommend the chicken picatta.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021

On our recent trip to Santa Barbara, we remembered how much we'd loved the food and service at Jane a few years ago. We returned -- twice! -- and were so glad we did...! We especially recommend the Chicken Piccata and the Grilled Salmon on...Cedar as entrees, and the Coconut Chiffon Cake for dessert. Delicious! We'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

We were fortunate to get one of three balcony tables at Jane, which added a great atmosphere to fantastic food. I highly recommend the grilled artichoke starter and the cedar plank salmon!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021 via mobile

Our first time back post COVID and we were not disappointed. Sat in the balcony overlooking a pedestrian friendly State Street. Had calamari and onion soup for appetizers. Entrees were a filet and seafood stew. All were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Levi was our waiter. He was friendly, charming and very attentive. The chicken piccata was outstanding, probably the best I've ever eaten. The Filet my friend had was cooked to perfection and so tender. The Salmon salad was another excellent choice. We went their on...a recommendation from a Local and it was a great choice...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

My hubby and I recently had dinner at Jane during our wedding anniversary vacation. Seated at a table on the balcony, we had a great view as we ate. Our server Josh was awesome and had great recommendations. I’m a pasta lover and thoroughly enjoyed...the chicken fettuccine. Hubby also enjoyed the chicken piccata. Per Josh’s recommendation, we ordered the coconut cake for dessert. It was delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020

My husband and I had a delightful experience during a recent trip. Jane has an upstairs outdoor balcony with extremely limited seating. We made reservations a day ahead and ate on the balcony. it was amazing! It was delightful--we felt like we were in New...Orleans on one of those wonderful old balconies. The food here is always top-quality and it was delicious that evening. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. This is one of the best and we'll keep coming back whenever we're in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

Santa Barbara has a wealth of restaurants downtown around the State Street area that are perfectly set up for pandemic-safe outdoor dining. We were fortunate to snag a reservation at this restaurant that we had not realized is one of the city’s best-reviewed. White tablecloths...sit atop well-spaces tables outside where attentive waiters serve hungry diners. We split a Caesar salad to start; it was fine and remarkably only in the addition of tomatoes, but those had typical grocery store bought tomato taste, ie, somewhat bland. No heirloom tomato here. But then came out entrees: curry chicken with mango chutney and duck breast with blueberry sauce, greens and golden beets, and potato gratin. The curry was very tasty, although the chicken pieces were a bit large and could have been more tender. But the mango chutney was outstanding. The duck was probably the best I’ve ever had and the presentation was a thing of beauty. Hopefully, the photo attached will do it justice. The duck skin was crispy and the meat moist. The fruit glaze was not too sweet and helped offset the richness of the duck. The vegetables were terrific and the potato dish was also very tasty. We skipped dessert but the fresh strawberry cobbler with ice cream and coconut cake did sound yummy.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 23, 2020

The delicious cuisine of JANE is available to all of us Tuesday through Friday evening - 5 to 9 - but they take phone calls starting at 4. They are careful to bring their delicious food to a table on the sidewalk or place it...in your car!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

We found Jane at lunch time and managed to get a table even though it was very crowded. Had a turkey cobb and a salmon salad which were generous and very good. Very good wine selection and service very good. The coconut cake looked wonderful...but we just didn't have room.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

After reading the reviews, my husband and I decided to try this restaurant. We had a 7:30 reservation on a Thursday night, but after traveling all day from the east coast, we went early and they were able to seat us right away. We split...the Caesar salad, which was kinda Blah... nothing special. We each ordered the filet, which included seasonal vegetables and scalloped potatoes. The filet was good, but over cooked, we both ordered it med/rare. The scalloped potatoes were cold and not cooked thru, the veggie were great, but luke warm. We asked for new potatoes which our waiter brought out... after 10 minutes, these were 100% better. Overall, the food was okay, but wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Lovely restaurant on State St. with large and ecclectic menu. We had the duck breast which was excellent and seafood stew, which was not very flavorful and lacked taste, though all ingredients were very fresh especially the shell fish. The sauce for stew seemed complex...but was not very favorable. Prices are relatively high and portions average sized. The menu is extensive. Service is average and all servers were very friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

I've been to Jane many times and had a great experience. However, I was there for lunch on 2/3/20 and ordered the salmon on a cedar plank. Partway through I realized the salmon was only partially cooked. I sent it back to be cooked more...and it came back and was better. However, on my 5 minute drive back to work I got horribly sick in my car, not able to make it to a restroom. I called the restaurant shortly after to let them know to cook the salmon more thoroughly. They were friendly, took my name, and said they'd talk to the manager and call me back. Unfortunately, they never called back. Feels like a large lack of concern for customer well being. Like I said, it's hard to write this review, but if you order salmon on a cedar plank, request that it be cooked well done.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Jane offers takeout services.

Jane is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5