About Us

THE OWL IS NESTED IN THE HEART OF SANTA BARBARA'S DOWNTOWN DISTRICT. SERVING ASIAN-INSPIRED DISHES, SANDWICHES ON HOUSE MADE BREADS AND SEASONAL SALADS.

OPENING IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 2010 AS A POP UP RESTAURANT INSIDE OF ZEN YAI THAI CUISINE. CINDY BLACK, FORMER PASTRY CHEF/CATERER, QUIT HER DAY JOB AND SPENT HER LAST PENNIES OPENING WHAT WOULD BECOME A PLACE FOR NIGHT OWLS TO COME AND EXPERIENCE GREAT LOCAL FOOD IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT.

QUICKLY OUTGROWING THE ZEN YAI NEST, CINDY MOVED TO 5 WEST CANON PERDIDO AND OPENED DURING THE DAY AS WELL. THE BLUE OWL CONTINUES TO SPREAD ITS WING AND IS NOW SERVING BEER ON TAP, LOCAL WINE AND DOWN-TO-EARTH TASTY FOOD IN A CASUAL, NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING.

THE OWL HAS BEEN AWARDED 2011 BEST RESTAURANT OPEN LATE FROM THE SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANT GUIDE, 2012 READER'S CHOICE "BEST OF" AWARD FROM SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT AND BEST LATE NIGHT EATS IN 2015. AS WELL AS BEEN FEATURED IN FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES AND NUMEROUS LOCAL AND NATIONAL BLOGS.

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The Blue Owl is Located At


5 W. Canon Perdido in Santa Barbara, California (map) | 805.705.0991 | email The Blue Owl

Hours

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY LUNCH 11:30AM to 2:30PM DINNER 5:30PM - 9:00PM

FRIDAY - SATURDAY LATE NIGHT 9PM to 2:30AM

SUNDAY - TUESDAY CLOSED