1260 Channel Drive
A Brunch with a ViewOverlooking Montecito's Butterfly Beach, outdoor terrace at Bella Vista, the restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, has stunning views of the ocean and coastline, plus a retractable glass roof and massive fire pit. But dining al fresco is just part of the Bella Vista experience. The restaurant has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats, meaning the salumi is not to be missed. The asparagus wrapped in house-cured duck prosciutto with egg is the best possible version of that dish, and the tortellacci di ricotta features butter poached lobster and homemade ricotta. The wine list is predominantly local and the caviar spread for the famous Sunday brunch is downright decadent.