Fresh Homemade Food in Santa Barbara's Theater Art District

In the heart of the Theater Art District of Downtown Santa Barbara, California lies a "tried" and "true" restaurant where the locals love to dine. Jane is located in the historical Spanish building two doors down from the Arlington Theater (which hosts the annual Santa Barbara Film Festival) on the bustling main drag of State Street.

From an intimate balcony table overlooking the purple-hued mountains of Santa Barbara to our large communal table shared by all, there's something at Jane for everyone. With a floor to ceiling fireplace the atmosphere is warm and cozy. Each mouthful you can taste the authentic homemade flavors of California Cuisine and each dish is made with love from scratch. With over 30 years of quality consistent service in Santa Barbara, it's hard to beat the hospitality, food and atmosphere you'll find at Jane.  

Family-friendly with children's menu & high chairs available 


About Jane

Jane is a local family owned and operated business in Santa Barbara. The restaurant is named after our family matriarch, Jane Moody. She lived with an open door and open heart policy to all. Jane was constantly entertaining, welcoming and  inviting new friends to join her table. The restaurant is named after Jane as a tribute to her loving spirit, her generous hospitality and for the encouragment she gave her daughter & son in law,  Margaret & Mark to open their first restaurant, the Montecito Cafe back in their early twenties at the start of their culinary legacy. When the husband & wife duo opened their second location on State Street it seemed natural to name the restaurant after Jane who had lead the way in so many ways.  

Photos of Jane adorn the restaurant and depict her years living abroad as well as many of her other adventures. For anyone that knew her she was one of a kind. Jane loved all people and welcomed everyone into her home.

We hope that this restaurant will live up to her warm persona and that you will be able to enjoy our family recipes and friendly service. 


I look forward to seeing you soon,

The  Jane Family 

"A dining establishment (of 3 generations) that brings a bit of one family's exuberate past deliciously into the present."

Dining & Destination

From the Press


Julia Childs Production - August 22, 1986

"My husband and I have known Mark & Margaret since they first started in Santa Barbara at the cafe in Montecito Village. Mark Huston is an extremely talented chef with a fine background of professional training. And what is of extreme importance, his food is wonderfully good to eat -- fresh and classically based." 

- Julia Child 


Dining and Destinations

"Stability is what proprietors Mark and Margaret Huston do. Married thirty years, they met while attending the California Culinary Academy and have been linked to and by food ever since. You won't find 'architectural' desserts or 

unpronounceable ingredients but rather, real, finely prepared food made with the best ingredients and no shortcuts, everything from stocks to burger buns and desserts is made on the premises."


805 Living

"Jane's favorite dessert of all time is one she grew up eating. The coconut cake is a signature dessert served year-round at the family-owned restaurant, Jane in Santa Barbara."


Monday - Thursday 

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Closed Sunday

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