The Tin Roof Bistro embodies Mike Simms’ and Chef Anne Conness’ vision of a wine country local’s hangout – casual, fun atmosphere combined with chef inspired cuisine and professional, detail oriented service. This great combination allows our guests to feel comfortable showing up in blue jeans and a T-Shirt on their way back from the beach or a suit and tie on their way home from work.
Casual Atmosphere - After soaking in the TRB’s Santa Barbara mission architecture, you’ll enter and be greeted by a triple arched Brunswick mahogany bar. Large bowls of colorful citrus for making cocktails sit atop a twenty-foot long bar perfect for grabbing a glass of wine or a bite to eat. As you explore further towards the display kitchen, you enter our lounge, also referred to as the wine library. Knotted wood shelves display our wines, divided up by wine region. Windows surround the North side of the dining room, allowing our guests to gaze out onto the fountain in our courtyard. I describe the décor as thoughtful and collective, creating little vignettes for dining areas. We offer two separate outdoor dining experiences: our courtyard with full service and our front porch great for appetizers, drinks and a game of bocce.
Chef Inspired Cuisine - Chef Anne has taken everyday comfort foods to a new level. Port Braised Short Ribs with Broccolini and Creamy Polenta and our Wood Burning Oven Roasted Chinook Salmon with Asparagus and Fingerling Potatoes exemplify comfort foods with a chef’s perspective. For guests looking for a something a little more exotic the menu incorporates innovative dishes, such as Spicy Tuna Spring Rolls with Wasabi Ginger Sauce or Arugula Salad “Foldover” – basil pesto and goat cheese pizza topped with an arugula salad. The menu will evolve and change regularly with the seasons.
Chef Anne and I look forward to welcoming you into our home away from home.
Mike Simms and Chef Anne Conness