Hadsten House Dining Room
Hadsten House Dining Room

Hadsten House Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hadstenhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8056883210x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chef Heather Rae Hovey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Hadsten House has both banquet and board rooms available for private meetings and events. Contact Rory for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Rory Cox 8059448415x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Hadsten House Dining Room
The Bistro restaurant experience includes a wonderful and romantic dining room with a cozy fireplace as well as couch seating for your enjoyment.

Its original wine country gourmet menu is great for any occasion. Come celebrate with us!

Our ever-changing, always-growing wine list features special wines that mostly come from our local Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valley wine country but also features French, Italian and Spanish varietals.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the menu featuring our farm-to-table selections and nightly specials to help you choose the perfect meal. Your server will then help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your menu selection.

Bon appetite!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Hadsten House Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (19)romantic (17)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Paul
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Stephanie is a great waitress. Knows the menu, good suggestions. Friendly courteous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    lovwine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my out of town visitors on their first night. Relaxed with a bottle of nice champagne then a super dinner with two bottles of Montepulciano. The service was as good as always. Food great, too. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hadsten House
    Calidog
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love coming here. Usually we ask for Stephanie, she is great. This time she was gone on vacation but we had great service from the waitress and staff. The food is always sooo tasty. We had a nice time with our friends visiting from Los Alamos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a pleasant anniversary dinner there. It was very quiet, low key type of evening. We sat on the table by the fireplace. Perfect spot I would say. Ordered the brie for appetizer which was very good. My husband had the braised short ribs and I had the mussels siciliano. I felt the dessert choices were the best part of dinner. Bananas foster and creme brulee. Will definitely dine here again when we're back in the area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Santa Barbara/Paso Robles group
    2Suesgrp
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There were 8 of us and we were very happy with the whole experience. The waitress was wonderful. Very accommodating and always there for our every need. We all had something different and each of us enjoyed the food very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Medium or medium rare?
    solvangdiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Although this is an excellent restaurant and we enjoy eating here, you have to ask questions about the chef's cooking of steaks. One chef cooks steaks much more rare than the other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dellagoe5517
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Mussels cooked differently and were so tasty. Kobe beef half pound hamburgers were so good; a meal by themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Potential
    DoBee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first visit to Hadsten House, although we live in the Santa Ynez Valley. We were going to Theatrefest and wanted to catch dinner nearby. The dining room is sleek, welcoming and comfortable. Service was excellent, with proper, friendly attention. The menu was good, with an appealing array of appetizers, entrees and hamburgers. I had a ceasar salad and chicken with mushrooms. My husband had the bisque and a hamburger. All and all, he food was ok. The ceasar salad could have been colder and crisper; the chicken needed more seasoning. My husband enjoyed his food, then again, he is not as picky as I am. We will definitely go back. The restaurant is open until 10, so we can pop in for something after the movies.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Linda805
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Hadsten House was a really nice establishment that was convenient and comfortable; menu selections were great and the wine list was extensive; I would enjoy another meal there and would highly recommend the grill; the wait staff was pleasant and welcoming. We will certainly return to the Hadsten House again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    Romantic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I made reservations here for our anniversary and were not disappointed! We loved how romantic it was and how the Resturant was styled. The food was great!!! My husband got the ceased salad and chicken Alfredo. I got the lobster buisque and chicken marsela. The dishes were great but chicken was over cooked... Over all we lived it and we go back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to the Hadsten house for dinner. Made a reservation, it didnt appear that we needed one at first, but it did eventually get busy. The food was very good, prices were on the high side, but they can because they are not overpriced sub-par food. This is moderatly priced great food. I got the seared scallops, and they were hands down the best I have ever had. The wife got fish and chips, which were well above average. Very nice place, but you could go there in shorts if you wanted to. Kid friendly, good parking, good service, and you can walk off your dinner right down old town mission street.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BillS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my second visit to the Hadsten House Dining Room (the first was as part of a large party arranged by someone else). I elected to arrange a dinner for 4 (pre-theater at Solvang Festival Theater) and it was very successful. This restaurant is a very pleasant surprise for a "motel" restaurant. I recommend it without reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always eat here at least once.
    GL2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a nice quiet place to have a nice dinner and a glass of wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    Scoobybenjy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I have been her twice now, as i always come down to solvang anytime i am in California. Its one of the best places to eat and the staff are always friendly and amazing. Also a good place to spend the night. BTW breakfast is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating
    zona37
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Enjoyed the food -- ample and elegantly prepared, but request a table where you are not sitting facing the wall directly behind the person seated opposite you. Also, a radio station (?) with some conversation interspersed with music seemed a little odd in a restaurant of this caliber. That said, would certainly return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • centrally located
    keka
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Part of a local motel. Dimly lit. Attentive wait staff. Great spinach salad
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to Hadsten House for our anniversary this weekend with another couple and everything we ordered was excellent. We had ribeye steak with a wine reduction sauce (really good!) garlic mashed potatoes, four large scallops with risotto, seafood pasta, lobster bisque with a crusty pastry topping (the best we've had), wedge salad with quail eggs, and the soup of the day (cream of spinach). The service was great and the decor is a modernized European motif. We saw some of the food for other tables and the hamburger was especially appealing. The presentation of the food was also excellent. We have family in Santa Ynez so we are very familiar with restaurants over the MANY years, and feel Hadsten House is our new top find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great hotel restaurant with varied menu selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Joana
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant and would gladly come back anytime. It is hard to find a place where all of the dishes are extremely tasty but this restaurant is the one! We had a large group of people and I bet we gave the chef a backache yet the food was amazing and made in a timely matter. The place itself is very comfortable, clean, and modern. Would love to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Enjoy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Stayed at the Inn, so made reservations here- very convenient. The ambiance is very nice for what they are trying to do. It's hard to make it romantic when they have LED lights that make it like you're being interrogated- that's my major complaint. HOWEVER, the food was AMAZING. We had the Lobster bisque- it was awesome...you must try. My hubby had the RIbeye which he said was the best piece of meat he's had in a year. And we go to nice restaurants, bbq at home some nice steaks - so it's hard to please him. Was my bday so they brought me a free creme brulee. Thanks so much! One last suggestion to the restaurant- service went from fantastic to spotty when a large group came in. Seems like they have could use more staff, but still go!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walked out and will NEVER go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We walked into a virtually empty dining room but were seated next to another couple. We asked if we could be seated somewhere more private and were told that the other tables were reserved. OK, fine, we sat down. A couple minutes later the host/server came to us saying that she could move us to another table but she was going to sit us at a table right next to a different couple. When I tried to explain to her that we wanted more privacy and that this second table didn't change that situation she started getting an attitude. I pointed out a few 2 person tables on the other side of the room and she begrudgingly sat us there. We were then ignored for the next 7 minutes sipping our waters, until we walked out.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Hadsten House Dining Room reviews archive.
  • Great food
    il2e
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The room is a little dark for my taste, but the food was very good and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    MeowMeowkitten
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was awesome loved my Hamburger the house chips were soooooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burger Ever
    cyclingca
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I look forward to the Hadsten Burger with everything on it when ever I am in he area. Love the service. If you cannot finish it is fab for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classy place
    Likes2eat
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We were looking for nice restaurant to celebrate my birthday on a Monday night. Not every place is open. I was greeted with a happy birthday. The staff was very attentive and willing to change our table if we didn't like what was selected, it was fine. The menu had nice selections with ample portions. We started with the Calamari appetizer and it was big enough for a meal. It was delicious. My rib eye steak was good, not the best ever, but good. The people seated near us, live in Solvang and they endorse this place so it is not just a tourist place. There was a man eating alone near us, and the friendly staff were very accommodating to him and would check on him. The service was excellent all around. I would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solvang gem
    Atude
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had dined at the Mirabelle Restaurant and the Hadsten. The Hadsten is fairly newly constructed and with very appealing dining area. The presentation and quality of the food was impressive. the staff was attentive and because of the low attendance, very responsive. If you are in or around Solvang, you should give Hadsten a try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Find!
    Caribou
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is a wonderful example of outstanding dining. Hidden away on the edge of Solvang, this was an unexpected home run. The food was outstanding and the service was first class. It was immediately clear that the entire staff cares very much about the quality of the food and the quality of service. While we had one primary server, it felt as though the rest of the house was committed to our satisfaction. I could not recommend the food or the service more highly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Solvangbound805
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was great. Compliments to the chef. Server Stephanie was great and professional.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nice quiet dinner
    yomondo
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had the lobster bisque, garlic fries, some kind of salad with goat cheese (I forgot what it was called), seafood pasta, and filet mignon. All the food was outstanding. In particular, the lobster bisque is the best I've had anywhere, and I highly recommend it. The garlic fries is a huge portion, and is light on the garlic. The salad was delicious. The seafood pasta was also a huge portion, and very tasty. The filet mignon was as good as I've had anywhere else. So absolutely no complaints or regrets about the food. Our server Brian was excellent and very attentive, courteous and helpful. I would definitely want to dine there again when back in town.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good but a little
    Barb
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Food was very good but a little uneven. My salad was overdressed and a few of my scallops were a little gritty. Our friends thought there's was very good. Overall very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends. We had
    Veem
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dinner with friends. We had an assortment of foods, scallops, short ribs, cioppino, lobster bisque, brie en croute. Most were very, very good. Would probably not order the brie en croute again, but everything else was top notch. Would certainly go there when we go back to Solvang.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Had dinner here 3x during our stay in Solvang and the food and service was consistently very good. Highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heather is a great chef &
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Heather is a great chef & her meals are consistently delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed the Mussels which
    Lobo
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I enjoyed the Mussels which were prepared "cioppino" style with wonderful spice and flavor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet