Unfortunately, Downey's is closing at the end of August. This had been our 'go to' restaurant for over 30 years. If you can, go NOW!!
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We decided to have my 81st birthday dinner at Downey's, even though we hadn't eaten there in a long time. Were we lucky; just after I reserved, they announced that they are closing the end of August. I had the lamb and my wife had...More
My wife and I had dinner for the first time in March. Food was the best we had while visiting Santa Barbara. We will be sure to return when we are in town again.
For over 30 years Downey's has been the top of the line restaurants in Santa Barbara. John is the chef and his wife handles the cozy restaurant itself. Always a changing menu reflecting whatever John can find that is fresh. So very seasonal, of course....More
Many thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers...John & Liz
Delicious and inventive food. Large portions. Very knowledgeable server. We had the tasting menu which was a very full meal.
Thank you for reviewing Downey's. We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers...John & Liz
We LOVE Downey's, and return to it as for special anniversaries and birthdays. Liz and staff make it warm and welcoming. It is quiet, so that you can actually have a conversation over a fabulous meal, and elegant without ever being stuffy. The food is...More
Thank you for this glowing review! We look forward to seeing you again soon...John & Liz
Was there as part of a small wedding reception and had such an incredible meal.The ambiance is casual elegance with beautiful art and the food is superb.Started with an amazing cauliflower soup and enjoyed a beautiful tender veal for my main dish.The taste and the...More
Thank you so much for this great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers...John & Liz
John Downey is a great chef who creates superb high quality food - taste, ingredients, presentation and service. He has maintained his high standards and quality at this State Street location for more than 35 years. He selects the finest food which he turns into...More
Thank you so much for this great review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you at Downey's again soon. Cheers...John & Liz
Not only is the food always a delight to the buds, the warmth and friendliness of Liz and the staff make it like a visit with family. To top it off, it's one of the few places you can actually talk in normal tones with...More
Thank you so much! We believe you've experienced everything that we would wish for you...Good food, good service and a calm oasis in which to enjoy both. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers...John & Liz
Downey's is a wonderful restaurant. The food is superb. The service is impeccable. My husband and I have special memories of going to Downey's before we were married. We spent the millennium there with our extended family for a memorable dinner. Tonight we were able...More
Wow! Thank you so much. It looks like we share a long history. We are so glad we still are able to offer you a nice place after all these years. Cheers...John & Liz