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Grilled chicken sandwich with fries at Jane.

Paul Wellman

Grilled chicken sandwich with fries at Jane.


Jane

Inside the State Street Sister of the Montecito Cafe


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where: 1311 State St., 962-1311.

What: A spacious, warm, and homey dining room on State Street serving lunch and dinner among black-and-white family photographs, a two-story fireplace, and natural wood settings.

How Much: Salad bowls $12-$17, entrees $15-$25.

Server Meagan Mori presents a grilled chicken sandwich with fries at Jane.
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Paul Wellman

Server Meagan Mori presents a grilled chicken sandwich with fries at Jane.

The Dish: The Greek Salad, a lunchtime staple, is seemingly easy to make, so why is it so difficult to find one that stands out? Jane will show you; it’s all about the freshest ingredients and the innovative addition of the juiciest mini lamb sausage patties atop a lettuce base, and oh yes, it is all thrown together in a bowl. Montecito Cafe’s sister restaurant, Jane, opened two doors down from the historic Arlington Theatre in late 2008 as a downtown addition to the 25-year Coast Village Road staple. Serving California cuisine for lunch and dinner, owners Margaret and Mark Huston see this as a dedication to making their dishes from scratch as well as using seasonal produce. Entree salad bowls, sandwiches, and grilled burgers cater to the downtown lunch-break clientele in the natural light-filled open two-story dining area. Dinner patrons can enjoy a romantic meal on the tiny second story patio or share a flat iron steak or a daily fish special at the bohemian communal dining table.

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