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About Jane

Jane is a locally owned restaurant and is named after the Huston Family matriarch, "Jane."  Born and raised on a farm in rural Indiana, Jane remembers looking out of her window and seeing the trains go by. She saw passengers enjoying themselves in the dining cars and became inspired and determined to travel.  Photos of Jane adorn the restaurant and depict many of her adventures all over the world.  Her love of family, friends and food drew our family into the hospitality business.  Classically trained by French chefs and influenced by California's diverse food scene, Jane offers a combination of American bistro fare with European influences.  This restaurateur is a tribute to her loving spirit, generous hospitality and the encouragement she gave us.

Mark & Margaret

"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 Childs 


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."

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