1255 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara CA 93108
Sometimes you choose a place for the vibe. Sometimes, for the food. At Honor Bar, you get both: a lively atmosphere with a bustling outdoor patio that wins extra points for the heat that radiates from under your table (crazy but true), and a dish with a name that , well, what can you say? Macho Salad is oh so fresh and delicious. Like a backyard garden in your mouth. Mixed greens – which feel just plucked from some gorgeous Santa Barbara farm -- avocado, dates, goat cheese, toasted almonds and roasted chicken. Add a glass of vino, the West Coast sun, and you’ll soon be basking under the macho glow. The intimate interior space of Honor Bar is defined by low lighting and lots of cozy booths, but we sat outdoors – it’s California after all. And Montecito is the see-and-be-seen capital where everyone looks like someone. But I digress. The food is just as big a draw as the scenery and that Macho salad is the reason we are already planning our next visit.