Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to eat. It’s an epicurean’s dream destination, with the Santa Ynez Wine Country close at hand and a great diversity of restaurants, cafes, tasting rooms, and other establishments serving up marvelous cuisine and ambience along the American Riviera.

As a guest of ours here at Mar Monte Hotel, you’re not only well positioned to hop your way among restaurants and wineries in and around town: You’ve also got two of the best places to eat and drink right here on our property!

Santa Barbara, CA Dining at Mar Monte Hotel: costa Kitchen & Bar and Café Lido

Southern California ambience and international flavors mingle at our Hyatt Mar Monte restaurants. As it happens, our boutique hotel—just steps away from irresistible sand and surf—is a fantastic place to become acquainted with just how spectacularly good Santa Barbara dining can be.

At costa Kitchen & Bar, coastal Italian cookery inflected with Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean influences dazzle the taste buds with a backdrop of Pacific Ocean views. Start with Central Coast Crab, Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower, Day Boat Fish Crudo, or another of the fabulous costa appetizers, then move on to some Citrus & Fennel Salad, Tagliatelle Bolognese or Squid Ink Linguine & Clams, perhaps the Roasted Rack of Lamb or the Scottish King Salmon, and then round things out with a dessert such as the delectable California Olive Oil Cake. Fine wines, specialty cocktails, craft beers, and other libations provide the ideal accompaniment.

Our costa Kitchen & Bar is open from 5 to 10 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and from 5 to 11 PM on Friday and Saturday, with great deals on appetizers and drinks available during the “Golden Hour” Happy Hour (Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 7 PM).

We are also pleased to share that Mar Monte Hotel’s costa Kitchen & Bar has been featured on USA Today’s 10 Best, in a round-up of the “Best Beachfront Dining in Santa Barbara,” as a result of hosting Santa Barbara local expert Geneva Ives for dinner.

At Café Lido, meanwhile, you’ve got the full breakfast, lunch, and dinner spectrum to enjoy every day from 7 AM till 8 PM—and all the way to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday. Dining on the easy, breezy Mar Monte Hotel pool deck, you’ll savor Mediterranean-inspired fare such as house made flatbreads, sandwiches, and wraps alongside local mussels, cheese boards, burgers, and such breakfast offerings as French toast and granola.

Eat Well & Be Well on the American Riviera at Hyatt Mar Monte

Impeccable cuisine is only part of the seduction of Mar Monte Hotel—but it’s an important part! Come dine (and wine!) with us on the American Riviera, and enjoy boutique rooms and suites—many with swoony views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains—while you do.

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