Open since 1993, Barefoot is very So-Cal, from the hip crowd and the salad, pasta and grill menu to the modern decor that you'd find elsewhere in a more expensive restaurant.
The patio is lovely, as is the upstairs private-party rooms. The bar scene rocks in a low-key sort of way with a $75+ bottle wine list, an excellent martini menu, and HAPPY HOUR, Monday through Friday from 4:30 till 7:00.
Whether you park yourself on the vine encrusted, rustic patio or inside at one of the cozy tables, for ambience, alone, Barefoot is worth a visit. But the food doesn't disappoint, either.
Sushi in the evenings is an intriguing addition to an already eclectic menu.