Palace Grill

Palace Grill

The yumminess continues on our taste of Santa Barbara, and today we would like to bring you a little further south to the charming Louisiana town of New Orleans without having to leave the state of California! This next restaurant on our list of tasty places, the Palace Grill, is famous for its New Orleans delights and will add a little spice to your Santa Barbara getaway. A longtime favorite in our hometown, it has been open for over 36 years, and we think that after just one visit, you may need to make it a tradition for your family as we do with ours! Open every day for dinner from 5 to 9, reservations are recommended, and a tasteful good time is guaranteed.

Located at 8 E Cota Street

Offering vaulted ceilings, walls painted a deep maroon, and a dining experience you will never replicate anywhere else, Palace Grill Santa Barbara has been the favored dining spot for celebrities, Presidents, and even a certain chef you may have heard of, the inimitable Julia Childs! Impeccably trained staff know the difference from attentive and stalker-y, so you can still enjoy a quiet meal without having someone hovering over your head, but while still being reassured that your every dining need will be met. Whimsical murals adorn some of the walls, and a nightly singalong, performed by staff and any guests who want to chime in, will enhance the mood of the night. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and That's Amore by the immortal Dean Martin are what's on the play list each night!

The Menu at Palace Grill

As you might expect from a restaurant that has been around for over 30 years, they know what they are doing in the kitchen, and with your first bite of Cajun Popcorn you will instantly be transported to the bayous of Louisiana! We can't tell you what our favorite meal is, because honestly they are all so delicious, we dream about the food we've eaten there on a regular basis, but if you want to enjoy a true taste of New Orleans, we recommend the Best of the Bayou! Offering Caribbean coconut shrimp, blackened salmon ponchartrain, zesty crawfish etouffee, soft shell crabs, and ending with a Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle, all that is missing is a jazz musician softly playing the trumpet and maybe some colorful plastic beads.

Best of All

Yes, you can enjoy this taste of New Orleans without having to forgo the comfortable pleasures found in our Paradise Retreats vacation escapes. Reserve your favorite property today!