This spring, downtown Santa Barbara saw a new and improved incarnation of a well-loved eating establishment. Today, April 15, the doors of the Canary Hotel‘s renamed and revamped restaurant open, allowing us locals to spread our wings and try some new dishes on for size.
Formerly known as Coast Restaurant, the newly rechristened Finch & Fork offers a wide range of mouthwatering American bar and grill favorites, highlighting ingredients from local fishers, farmers and ranchers.
Chef James Siao, an Ohio native whose culinary muse led him to Coast in 2012, has labored meticulously over this menu, adding a number of imaginative new dishes and daily specials to the restaurant’s time-tested classics.
“In developing my menu, I wanted to offer guests a variety of dishes that are locally sourced,” says Siao. “I kept many of our current favorites on the menu, such as our shareable Market Fish Tacos, Flatbreads and our signature Lamb Burger. But I also wanted to add some new favorites—such as my Fried Chicken ‘Oyster’ Sliders, Grilled Asparagus and Macaroni and Cheese.”
Siao expects patrons to come more than just hungry, however. Barflies will be thrilled to know that his revamped menu has been specially designed to complement Finch & Fork’s dizzying array of craft beers, local artisanal wines and crisp, light cocktails. The restaurant also offers one of the region’s most extensive selections of premium vodkas, tequilas and mescals.
Located inside Kimpton’s luxurious Canary Hotel, Finch & Fork serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Visit Finch & Fork’s official website to make a reservation or to learn more.