Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
Loved the relaxed beautifulLoved the relaxed beautiful old world feel of the Stonehouse Restaurant. Real log fires were crackling as we arrived even for an early dinner. All the staff are friendly and it is refreshing that they don't ask you every minute "how is your dinner"? Two of us had the special soup of the day...tomato with crab which was really delicious. The salmon dish was not outstanding but good. Highly recommend the baked scallop in the shell. The chocolate souffle and homemade chocolate mint ice cream sublime!
A really special place which will always be on our list for special places to go to.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSYR Absolute perfection!A wonderful experience and made our visit to Santa Barbara worthwhile! A definite must-do for anyone visiting SB.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing birthday lunchWe celebrated my husband's birthday lunch here on May 4, 2013 and had an amazing experience in all respects. The food, wine, service and ambience were excellent, the staff was very friendly and we felt warmly welcome although we were not guests at the hotel. We had a delicious meal that tickled our taste buds and made us remember our vacations in the South of France. We will be coming back for sure and highly recommend the Stonehouse for summer lunchtime dining. It is an oasis nestled in the hills above Santa Barbara and can be easily combined with a day trip to Santa Barbara (which is what we did). Must go!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the nicestThis is one of the nicest restaurants on the Central Coast. Not only is the setting in the Montecito foothills amazingly serene and beautiful, but the food and service are both second to none as well. I go to the brunch with my family a couple of times a year and have never been disappointed.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we have livedEven though we have lived in Santa Barbara for 10 years, this was our first visit to the Stonehouse. It was outstanding. The only thing I would comment on that was not perfect was the lobster was a bit tough. The Steak Diane was outstanding and our waiter Eric was wonderful. He gave us the full history of the ranch and was at our service constantly. The grounds of the San Ysidro Ranch are beautiful and well maintained.
We will visit again.....It was a special occasion....Hopefully we will visit the brunch soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Definitely a favoriteWow! Definitely a favorite for us! We enjoyed this restaurant more than any other during our trip to Santa Barbara. We had our boys with us and the staff was incredibly accommodating and helpful. We would go back to SB just to have dinner here :)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our sons 21st birthdayCelebrated our sons 21st birthday here and the whole evening was exceptional.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful in all aspects.Beautiful in all aspects. Food,service and ambience the best we have have ever had. Worth every dollar we spent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most romantic restaurantOne of the most romantic restaurants I have ever been to! Brunch was awesome and service was wonderful. Best of all, walking the grounds once we finished, such a great place!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the great restaurantsOne of the great restaurants in California. Top 10 wine lists in California4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur best experienceWe've been to Stonehouse many times. This time was probably our best experience... it was a combination of Stonehouse's basics: great food, service and ambience, in addition to beautiful weather and sitting on the terrace.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, magical place for lunch.This place is just gorgeous! The food was delicious, beautiful to look at, and some ingredients come from he property itself. The prix fix menu was very reasonable for the standard of the foof.
The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The ambience is so relaxing and beautiful with the lovely smell of log fires... Can't really say anything more than I love this place!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent location and aExcellent location and a real find if your hunting for somewhere special to celebrate a milestone event. Accommodation, scenery, food
, service, are all outstanding. There is nothing I could suggest to improve....it is pricey but is one of those rare places you walk away from and say you got good value for money This is a place we will return to!!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Caeser salad ever! GreatBest Caeser salad ever! Great cauliflower soup, excellent steak Diane with sauce prepared table side and delicious chanterelle mushrooms with shaved truffles on fettucine! Friendly staff.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my second time at thisIt was my second time at this restaurant and it was as I remembered it...romantic and delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner and service.Excellent dinner and service. The best lamb I have had in a very long time. My only disappointment is that we had not tried Stonehouse earlier - can't wait to go back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable food, service,Impeccable food, service, and ambiance! The resort and surrounding area are beautiful as well!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is truly a special place.This is truly a special place. The garden is incredible.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Romantic Outdoor Dining ExperThis is our second time tat the Stonehouse. It is a very special setting. I love eating out on the covered terrace. It doesn't matter if it is cool out since they have plenty of heaters. The food and service were excellent. I also like to come here because I can bring my own wine and the corkage fee is reasonable. We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStonehouse = PhenomenalWow! The Stonehouse Restaurant is awesome! We drove up the scenic canyon drive after getting married in Santa Barbara a couple of hours earlier. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The food was out of this world delicious!! Possibly the finest dining experience I have ever had to date. So romantic! The grounds are meticulously kept! I hope the landscape team gets an award for all their work.
We ate on the terrace surrounded by flowers with spectacular views of Montecito The menus were personalized to greet us as Mr & Mrs and the dessert my wife ordered came with an extra congratulatory message. I highly recommend the Stonehouse Restaurant and the San Ysidro Ranch. *****3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible MealAn incredible meal to celebrate our 1yr anniversary. The staff, setting, and food were incredible and I would highly recommend this restaurant.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM