It’s easy to assume that Santa Barbara would have great Mexican places or fancy seafood restaurants for pinot-worshipping retirees. But a massive, modern restaurant in a former fish market that wouldn’t look out of place in LA’s Arts District? Not so much. Smack in the heart of the Funk Zone, The Lark is the pride and joy of Santa Barbara. If this restaurant was in LA, it’d be one of the hardest reservations in town. But it’s here, in Santa Barbara, and still one of the hardest reservations in town. Plan ahead.