Oliver's is a high-end plant-based restaurant in the Montecito area. The first thing you notice when arriving at Oliver’s restaurant is that one side of the building is completely open (via accordion doors) to seamlessly connect the bar area with the patio. You can feast under a forest of lighted trees on the heated patio, enjoy your meal in cozy quarters in the dining room or pull up to the large table near the bar.
Thanks to Santa Barbara’s balmy climate, indoor-outdoor dining makes sense. At Oliver’s, the transition is seamless—the warm wood and blue-grey of the interior opens out onto a tree-laden patio strung with lights, and the long French doors are always open to catch the breeze. Popular dishes include sweet potatoes smothered in herbs and chili, jackfruit tacos, and nutty, toasted farro risotto with fried . The cocktails are made with cold-press juice, kombucha, and premium-grade liquor.
"Being a plant-based restaurant we try to get as close to the original form of food as we can to get as healthy and healthful and tasteful of a meal that we can give you," says the Assistant General Manager. "There is a lot of hesitance about plant-based restaurants in the community and the world at large. Come and taste the food. It’s high end cuisine but not fine dining, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable here. If you come and taste the food you will see what it’s about. It’s delicious. It's healthful. You feel good after eating it. It’s just good food."
Oliver's, which is open for lunch and dinner, is the creation of cellular phone pioneer Craig McCaw.