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“art gallery and food”
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
arizona
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“art gallery and food”
Reviewed April 13, 2010

I had their pumpkin soup and pork belly with udon noodles. The soup was okay, the pork belly was tender and very good. We had a half price coupon, otherwise food is pricey.

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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Santa Barbara
1 review
“What Happened?”
Reviewed January 31, 2010

What is going on? I have been having business lunches here for over 10 years. The food is always good. Most of the menu has been in place for all 10 years. What happened? All of a sudden the crab cake sandwich is gone. I always order it. The waitress, a lovely blond woman, talked me into the Cod Cake. Sounded awful. But she was very cute. So i tried it. Guess what. She was right. It was better than the crab cake. I went in a few days later and tried the Vietnamese Pork Sandwich. Who ever heard of a Vietnamese sandwich of any kind? Well. I was totally shocked. I am going back next week and try something else new. Must be a new chef. And the blond. She was not there when I went back. Darn, she was almost 1/3 my age. Well, it could happen. Couldn't it?

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Bonita, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed March 30, 2009

This restaurant was recommended for lunch, by friends, while visiting Santa Barbara for the weekend. It was a little hard to find as it's in an art gallery. We were so pleased we found it. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the soup and crab cake sandwich for $14.00. The crab cake was full of real crab and not just filler. Everyone @ the table loved their choices. We were so impressed we sought out the chef to tell him how much we enjoyed it. I just wish it was closer to San Diego.

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“beautiful courtyard setting; yummy pumpkin soup”
Reviewed September 5, 2008

beautiful courtyard setting; yummy pumpkin soup

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“Really hidden gem. Great food, nice atmosphere for a special lunch”
Reviewed February 16, 2008

Really hidden gem. Great food, nice atmosphere for a special lunch

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