Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
dinner vs breakfastOur experience was good, made better by our server Diane. Replaced an appetizer without question, solid recommendations and while very busy still met our needs in a timely and friendly manner. The dinner menu is a bit limited in items I would choose, with only a top sirloin steak in the steak department. I ended up ordering the salmon which was quite good. I haven't had breakfast here but I've heard that is really good. Bottom line is yes I'll go back once in awhile but if I'm looking for a great rib eye, prime rib or filet I'll have to go elsewhere.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun AtmosphereVery energetic restaurant, centrally located in Los Olivos. Great lamb with delicious sauce. Outstanding calamari appetizer. Probably best we have ever had. Just spicy enough but extremely light tasting.
Two adjoining tables were couples celebrating their anniversary as were we. Server brought each of us a wonderful complementary desert. Great service as well.
Atmosphere is very friendly.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner (fried brussel sprouts,Dinner (fried brussel sprouts, Idaho rainbow trout and lamb) was delicious. The sauces were mouth-watering and delicate and service was excellent!
We agree we found a gem!
We couldn't find the shoes or hardware, however...
We plan to return soon and try your breakfast!
Thank you.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Amazing!Another great experience at Sides. The pork belly sliders were incredible and the service was great as always. This is one of my favorite spots in the valley.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodOverall a high quality restaurant , with impeccable service. Highly recommend!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing sauces for a table of 4four people with different tastes. A vegetarian, one on a low carb diet and two who just wanted to enjoy dinner.
We started with am entree called Frico (Parmesan crisp). Think of a thin layer of outstanding mashed potatoes that are baked with a Parmesan crust, covered with pan fried greens and vegetables in an amazing sauce.
The ladies both had Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon in the chef's wonderful red wine nage sauce. I had a sea bream served with a crispy skin over a bed of vegetables in another of the chefs sauces. My friend on the low carb diet had Oven Roasted Pork Rib Chop with a maple-Davy Brown Ale sauce.
The bottom line is we ate great food highlighted with amazing sauces. This is our second visit and it will not be our last.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCool Spot in Los OlivosThis is a neat little place in the heart of Los Olivos, a cute town in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Especially if you are staying in one of the Inn's in town or nearby, very convenient and easy to get to. This is one of the better restaurants in the area. It's not very romantic, and the dress is casual, so if you are looking for something of that nature, another restaurant (like the Ballard Inn) is a better choice. However, some of the restaurants in the area are not open early in the week, and this is a good choice. Also a good choice if you like a casual atmosphere and a bit of energy.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Great Los Olivos restaurant! Food is very creative and uses a lot of local grown ingredients. Casual friendly atmosphere. Had a great time.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Food was great - nice atmosphere out in Los Olivos - we'll be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWE HAVE ENJOYED BOTH LUNCHWE HAVE ENJOYED BOTH LUNCH AND DINNER AT SIDES. WE HAVE NOT BEEN DISSAPOINTED IN ALL OF OUR VISITS.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in Los OlivosThere is much to say for restaurants that have a small menu that seasonal changes in that they can control every dish quality that goes out to it's guests. The food was simple yet exquisitely prepared to order. Loved the fact that albeit we weren't VIP guests, had a special occasion, or whatnot..the owner and his staff made a crucial link in making it's guests feel well attended yet not over burdened or tending awkward service....my compliments to them as restauranteurs !! This is a must stop in Los Olivos or even a destination eatery..! Will certainly be back....4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining in SY ValleyEverything about the dining experience was fantastic. Food was presented and cooked perfectly and tasted great. Ordered the Roasted Pork Chop and the Prime Top Sirloin. The pork chop might have been the best I've ever had; just slightly pink, moist, flavorful, and the apple-Davy Brown sauce was killer. The Sirloin was fork-tender and delicious. Excellent desserts capped off a great meal. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. A great night - will definitely be back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to eat at a brother's restaurant. The food was exceptional, the service accommodating and friendly and the atmosophere casual and comfortable. Was impressed that one of the brothers came around to tables making sure all was well. I recommend this place highly.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekend Reservations are aWeekend Reservations are a necessity. Very popular place.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Outstanding!Always exceptional food! Nice that one of the Brothers, owner Jeff came out of the kitchen and came over to our table. It was super busy, maybe short a server, so service wasn't up there like before.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely dinner inWe had a lovely dinner in this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. We will definitely be back!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu is always different,Menu is always different, but there are usually a few staple items. If it's on there, try the calamari with jalepenos. I haven't found anything on the menu that I haven't liked.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, and veryExcellent service, and very friendly staff. The food was absolutely amazing, and will be telling our friends to come dine there. I loved that the chef came around asking tables how they were and how the food was.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant in downtownWonderful restaurant in downtown Los Olivos. I would highly recommend it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was terrific, as wellFood was terrific, as well getting seated quickly and good service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent menu, presentationExcellent menu, presentation and taste. Loud but probably the best way to end a day in the SY Valley food wise. We are waiting for the Red Barn to complete its remodeling to find the best spot to eat in the area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBrussel Sprouts were awesomeBrussel Sprouts were awesome and the Pork Chops were delicious.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding meal.We had an outstanding meal. The food and service could not have been better. They were particularly adept at dealing with
some of the food allergies our guests had. ( and some high maintenance behavior)
A truly wonderful restaurant3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were welcomed by a veryWe were welcomed by a very pleasant hostess and taken to our table without delay. Our waitress, June, made sure that everything was done correctly, and she checked to make sure that we were pleased with our dinner. The busboy was attentive in that he kept the water glasses filled and brought fresh coffee as needed. We were very well pleased with our dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended by a good friend,Recommended by a good friend, your reviews on line were mixed noteably on the service. Our waitress was curtious, informative and attentive.
Food was amazing, we will recommend "Sides Hardware & Shoes" to our friends. David & Limda3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best food we have hadThis is a charming restaurant with great food.
We started with burrata salad which had the unusual and great apricot compote with the cheese and brioche. My wife had the top sirloin. The quality of the steak was excellent and it was cooked perfectly. I had the pork rib chop. Again the meat was great and cooked well. What made the dish was a sauce that enhanced the flavor of the meat and the mashed potatoes.
One criticism is the vegatbles could be cooked a little more for my taste. The quality and style of cooking are very good but a little too al dente. It didn't keep me from finishing them.
We enjoyed a pineapple upside down cake that was amazing with hot buttered rum sauce.
We are anxious to go back and try other di3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA pure gemThis is the way food should be made and served. These guys really know how to cook. My husband and I both had the special of the evening the grouper with chorizo which was excellent. The flavours were wonderful. We also had the salads for starters which were so nice and fresh tasting with just a light yogurt vinaigrette. We were so impressed with this restaurant that we booked there again the next night. This time we again had the same salad as starters but my husband opted for the thick cut pork chop which he enjoyed and I had the bolognaise with pasta that was excellent.
Service was excellent. Fantastic food. We will be back the next time we come to Los Olivos.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was awesome. TheOur server was awesome. The food was so good we had a great birthday dinner for our daughter.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our night out atWe enjoyed our night out at Sides! My husband had the bacon salad and the steak au poive, both of which were amazing. I enjoyed the radish salad and the white bass with chorizo special. YUM! We'll be back for sure!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy Sides. FriendlyAlways enjoy Sides. Friendly & efficient staff...Great Food & wine.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBacon Steak!!!For breakfast or brunch on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) this is the place to go in the Los Olivos area. Everything is fresh and tasty, and the bacon steak is beyond excellent. Recommend it highly!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here and we wereFirst time here and we were very pleased. Food was great with a lot of fun choices. Dishes we had never heard of before we're excellent.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Kept SecretOne of the best kept secrets in the Santa Ynez Valley. Be sure to ask if there is anything off-menu for the evening.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM