About Aly's Restaurant
Aly's Restaurant features exquisite wine country cuisine. It's elegant ambiance is the perfect setting for couples, small groups, an intimate private event, birthday or wedding dinners, business meetings, and wine tastings.
We are pleased to offer you a traditional style dinning experience; where you may enjoy your food, wine and company un-rushed. We allot between 1-2 hours for you to enjoy each other in this experience. If you desire a quicker pace please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Though we love children, our restaurant isn't very Children Friendly. For those Children that are well behaved we will accommodate them the best we can.
Solvang, CA 93463
Californian, Farm-to-table, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday-Monday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street parking, public lot parking on weekends as well.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
Aly's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was possibly the worst meal we've ever had. They were out of their usual fish and substituted yellow tail for it. It was mushy and fishy. So bad I could't eat it. My wife had scallops that were so overcooked you could have used them for golf balls. I have to say they did the right thing and didn't charge us for our entrees but save yourself the hassle and find somewhere else to eat in solvang.
We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at Aly's. Our meals were prepared superbly. It was obvious that Richard prepares his dishes using only the highest quality of ingredients. My wife ordered the filet, which was prepared perfectly and served over a Yukon potato cheddar fondue (very creative). My scallop dish was equally as delightful. When our plates were cleared from the table, they were virtually clean. And our server, Amanda, was the best. This will definitely be one of our dinner stops every time we visit the Santa Ynez Valley.
We enjoyed Aly’s for the second time the other night. As on our first visit, we did the Chef’s tasting menu with paired wines. Everything was superb. Cooked perfectly and subtle and interesting, flavorful seasoning. Beautiful presentations. After an amuse bouche our first dish was lobster tail, second was sea scallop with cornbread and a mango salsa, third was lamb chops and dessert was a berry mousse thing that was awesome. The meal is somewhat pricey compared to other Solvang spots, but is a very good value for the meal and matched wines compared to LA and San Francisco prices for such pairings.
My better half and I have eaten here a few times now, and each time, our experience has been exceptional. The tasting menu is superb, and made even better with the wine pairings! Great attention is given to taste, presentation, freshness, and quality. The service is exceptional- although we had not been there for a year (We are not local), we were recognized as having been there before! We will be back!!!
The filet was one of the best steaks I've ever had - perfectly cooked and the sauce was incredible. My wife had the scallops and said they were also excellent. Prices are fairly high ($100+ for a couple), but for an occasional date night or dinner before the PCPA it is well worth the money. We were there on a quiet slow night, but the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Aly's and couldn't have been more pleased. Not only was dinner fantastic, staff was fantastic as well. Amanda took great care of all our requests and was sincerely happy to be our server. We would recommend Aly's to anyone going to Solvang. Aly stopped by our table after dinner was done, as well as her husband, the chef.
Overall, there is nothing I would change about our evening at Aly's. We plan on being back in California within six to eight months and will most certainly make a reservation for dinner again.
My one regret is that we didn't write down the name of our seating hostess who was so attentive. We wish only the best for her.
Okay... I guess the French dining experience is supposed to be a long process, but this was ridiculous! We showed up at 7 for our reservation, we ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and split a salad. All of that happened in a reasonable time, but it finally got to be 8:15 and our main course had still not been served. There were only 5 tables of 2 at the restaurant (probably 12 other empty tables), so it wasn't because they were busy, but we finally said it's been way to long and we weren't hungry anymore. My wife ordered crab cakes and i order a steak (rare)... not too hard to prepare!
So I was going to give this place a 3 rating until the owner came out and introduced himself and made some excuse about us not understanding a fine dining experience. I guess his idea of fine dining is waiting 45 minutes to get your dinner. I said just get us the check and he said "I will have to charge you for everything!. We were never even served our dinner, yet this guy charged us for everything! If you wonder why restaurants go out of business, this Aly's is the poster child!
We paid $186 for a bottle of wine and a split salad... STAY AWAY!
The village of Solvang can be rather challenging to foodies and those who just desire a beautifully done meal, and Aly's is a great option. The room is lovely, the service is warm and the vibe is calm appreciation of good food, allowing plenty of time for enjoying good coversation.
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Aly's in Solvang. The restaurant was cosy with about 15 tables. We found both the service and food excellent. I had the filet mignon and she had the sea bass. The wine, salads and desserts were great. It was a little expensive for normal dinner out but for a special occasion no problem. Would do it again for sure.
Aly's is a nice fine dining offering in Solvang. The décor is old fashioned and antique-y, but the food is definitely on the modern side. The grilled lobster salad had edible "sand" (my parenthesis, not theirs). An unusual pork cut--from the collarbone -- had bands of fat like pork belly but was lean over all. The smoked scallop was an interesting experiment eaten together with cornbread and papaya salad, but tasted fine by itself. The waitresses were glowing with their smiles and kindness.
Spotty would best describe our experience here. Service was given by enough people that it should have been perfect, but it was spotty. Someone asked how everything was more often than the food was delivered as expected. Some things weren't as described. The lobster macaroni and cheese, however, was the best my husband had ever had!
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