NOOK … a unique Santa Barbara eatery, located at the Waterline

Embark on a culinary experience with globally inspired flavors … that redefine “soul food.” Created by Santa Barbara’s legendary master chef Norbert Schulz, the NOOK menu is filled with clean, inauspiciously presented and accessibly priced dishes, perfect for either a grab and go lunch or a long dinner with friends over a beer or glass of wine. Simpler than the dishes from his white table cloth background, but still informed by the expertise and creativity that he’s so capably cultivated for more than fifty years.

It’s been 35 years since Master Chef Norbert Schulz and his long-time business partner, Brigitte Guehr, first opened a restaurant in Santa Barbara and Nook, is their latest creation. Housed in a blue shipping container, inside of the Waterline building, Nook has an order window and a pickup window and buzzers to let you know when your food is ready. There is inside and outside dining. Read more about Chef Norbert

“You can taste love in great food. Be it a taco stand or Michelin starred restaurant in France, the love of the person creating it is what elevates food from good to great, and Norbert’s love for what he’s doing has always been our secret.”

Brigitte Guehr, co-founder of NOOK

seafood burger

“The Nook serves up elevated bar food and is flanked by two different taprooms that both offer their fare. The food came out hot and was fantastic, we gobbled everything up and walked around the super quiet and funky (in a good way) street that it’s located. Grab a brew and a German pretzel, you won’t regret it.”

~ Grant Jack