The Restaurant at the Ballard Inn is considered by many to be among the best dining destinations in the Santa Ynez Valley. With just 12 tables, soft music, candle light, and a roaring fireplace, the atmosphere is intimate and inviting. Chef Budi Kazali's award winning French Asian cuisine is sure to please, with signature dishes such as Hamachi Sashimi with Soy-Yuzu Vinaigrette and Grilled Kurobuta Pork Belly . Our servers are eager to help guests to relax and enjoy what we hope is a memorable dining experience. They will help to navigate our extensive wine list, replete with local and international offerings, to select the perfect wine to compliment your meal.
Enjoy healthful spa cuisine in a serene setting overlooking The Spa’s tranquility pool. Using the finest ingredients supplied by local farms and fishermen, Chef David Reardon’s seasonal menus infuse fresh fare with Asian-inspired flavors and textures. High open-beamed ceilings complemented by striking stonework create an airy feeling inside. Those dining al fresco on the patio can enjoy the soothing view of Bacara's Spa Pool.