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A mainstay of the Funk Zone, Blackbird offers an iconoclastic, upscale take on your favorite flavors that pays homage to the culinary bounty of the Central Coast. Our coastal location allows Executive Chef Travis Watson to bring you the best of both land and sea. Enjoy inventive cocktails by legendary mixologist Devon Espinosa alongside an extensive list of local wine and craft beer that highlights the terroir of the region. With its striking brass fixtures and black box-like aesthetic, Blackbird upends the conventional upscale dining experience in Santa Barbara and offers a subtle nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s haunting, yet timeless thrillers. Here, guests are offered a pulse on contemporary Santa Barbara.

Blackbird is accessible. For more information, please view our Accessibility Statement.


Tuesday - Saturday 5PM - Close

(805) 882-0135

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

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Featuring a beverage-forward atmosphere with upscale cocktails and exclusive local wines, Blackbird Restaurant in Santa Barbara offers a comfortable and beautifully designed space at the center of the buzzing Funk Zone. We partner with many local wineries in the region, many of which are in our own backyard. Start your night with a drink and light bites before venturing out to explore the Funk Zone’s evolving restaurant and bar scene, just steps from Blackbird.

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This iconic AD100 Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed space is visually striking yet comfortable and inviting. Red and black tiles sweep the floor, while modern chandeliers fall from the night black ceiling, generating an inviting glow over the tables and elongated bar.

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Private Events

Make Blackbird yours for a night.

Our team will work with you to create a custom menu or coursed seating for special occasions. Call or email our group coordinator at (805) 882-0114.



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