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“Quaint and Charming”
Review of Arts & Letters Cafe - CLOSED

Arts & Letters Cafe
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Street
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Had lunch here this past weekend. Very charming and beautiful setting. The soup which was asperagus and mushroom was wonderful - could have had two bowls and the 1/2 pastrimi sandwich was so tender. Will definitely make this a repeat visit when coming to Santa Barbara. A real hidden gem!

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Thank Jack S
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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent spinach salad with steak. Fresh baby spinach and steak cooked perfectly. Only trouble was the rather slow water and coffee service. I'm looking forward to returning again soon.

Thank CaptainKaren
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had a fantastic lunch here in the courtyard, which is really the restaurant. Excellent crab & corn bisque, 1/2 pastrami sandwich which also comes with small side salad..enough to make it also dinner… almost spoiled our dinner, but have no fear we made it to Bouchon! Would not have known of Arts & Letters without the recommendation of the Spanish Garden Inn…definitely would go again.

Thank BUNNYBOYFLOHIO
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

The six of us returned, yet again, for this delightful, well-staffed spot just off State Street across from the museum and set just behind a superb gallery. We shared delicious fresh salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts and enjoyed the most acceptable wine list. Set in a lovely courtyard with an adjoining room, what could be better for an afternoon break after enjoying the sights of State Street galleries and shops. This place is a must and we’ll be back – again and again. Reasonably priced. Recommended

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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Tucked behind an art gallery is the charming and delightful Arts and Letters Cafe, set in a garden complete with fountain. The menu features soups, salads sandwiches and pasta -- each a tasty treat. We had the noodles of the day. Pasta was home made and the sauce delicious. Both the pumpkin and curry soups were outstanding. We would definitely go again.

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Thank SuAnne L
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