Aly's Restaurant

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340 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Aly's was the perfect spot for my anniversary dinner.

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TY
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Maybe it has great food, but for a place with restrictions and add-on fees galore (split plate charge, min consumption, corkage fees, split check fee, and god knows what else), the service is sadly laughable. Don't waste your time.

Made a reservation to come in with my husband while in Solvang over the weekend for a date night out. 15 minutes after seating and asking for a drink, not a single server stopped by. Meanwhile, the owner busied herself cozying up to a bigger group near us introducing them to literally all the decorations hanging around the restaurant while they're probably trying to read the menu.

Maybe it's just me, but maybe prioritize tending to your customers instead of chitchatting? Was looking forward to the tasting menu, but sorely disappointed and won't be returning. I guess they didn't want my business anyways. I'll get my fancy dinner fix literally anywhere else.

Review cross-posted with Yelp.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The owners were outstanding!!!!! SOOOOO nice! The food was excellent! Best scallops I've ever had!!

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ML
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food stands on its own.... excellent!!!!

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L
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in solvang with no doubt.
I’m a I am a daughter of a fisherman, I know a little bit of fish and I can guarantee this place only serve fresh seafood. And if you never had you will don’t think is fish.
This is real food, chef was so nice and we get to see the kitchen my big surprises there wasn’t microwave. I work in the industry no microwave in the kitchen is a Big deal!
Thank you all!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely a great experience and would visit again!

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience. The waitress was very nice. Food was great, and the atmosphere was quiet and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone interested in a good evening dinner with their loved one (s).

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service was terrific, our waiter extremely knowledgeable about everything food, wine and area

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C
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aly's is one of the very few restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley that offers a classy, sophisticated dining experience with a much-appreciated quiet ambiance. Many of us who live in this area have grown dismayed over the number of restaurants that have adopted a "louder is better" environment. Trying to converse with your table mates above the din of a packed room designed with sound-reflective hard surfaces detracts from the entire dining experience. Aly's is wonderful in all ways: a lovely dining room, gracious and caring service, outstanding food and wine - just the place to go with friends and family for a most enjoyable evening.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day. It’s not really a place where you bring you kids but they accommodated us and were wonderful. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in town!

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CV
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent way to celebrate our anniversary! We are big fans of Aly, the propreitor who waited on us, and her husband's food was phenomenal. Locally grown food and sourcing makes such a big difference and it showed.

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L
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best NY steak of my life ! I have been in Michelin stars restaurant. This restaurant it is for sure the best restaurant in solvang. The server was just perfect!

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NJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was very good

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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k
Kansas City
66 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It felt like eating in France - small restaurant, one person in the front of house, apparently one person in the back. Quaint, intimate, excellent food. We loved it!

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, great setting and wonderful service! Everything from the salad to the appetizer, duck and fish, as well as the dessert and wine was absolutely outstanding!!

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OT
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we found this wonderful restaurant while visiting Solvang. We had a delicious dinner and the atmosphere and decor was very elegant. The chef came out to say hello and even came out to say good night when we were leaving. Our waitress took excellent care of us all evening.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Definitely French portions served. If your super hungry, not the place to frequent. Ambience excellent however.

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Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The excellent service began at the time of the reservation when we requested that the chef make a special desert and the request was granted.

From the time we arrived, through dinner and desert the service was excellent, the staff was extremely attentive to our needs, more than willing to modify their entrees for the evening to fit our preferences. Everything was served and accomplished with a pleasantness that made the evening most enjoyable.

The food was as high a quality as the service. We ordered duck and the filet mignon entrees, salads and the soup. We also ordered the lobster Mac and cheese to share. Everything was excellent. The special desert of crepe Suzette was wonderful and made the evening just “perfect”!

The chef checked on our party of four twice to make sure everything was to our liking.

We will definitely be back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef's menu was excellent. Aly's provides elegant dining as it is meant to be.

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AR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I honestly really wanted to love this place. The wine list is not great. I highly recommend bringing your own. The house wines are terrible. The food was good, but not at those prices.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service attentive and very friendly. The food was great, all ingredients tasted fresh, typical farm to plate. Delicious food, although we waited a bit longer for our entre than expected and the Risotto could have been hotter. We were recommended to this restaurant because of the romantic atmosphere. Although very pleasant, we did not get a romantic feel. I would come back next time we are in Solvang.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was awful and completely overpriced. Portions were small. Food looked like it was Pre cooked and heated in the back. Bread was stale. Salmon and stake were both poor quality. Again, questionable if microwaved.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance, no. 1 restaurant in Santa Ynez valley, holds its own against any of the best Santa Barbara or LA restaurants as well! Chef owner couldn’t have been more gracious, stopping by our table to check with us, letting us enjoy dessert and coffees even tho we had come late and were there beyond normal closing time! A definite yes!

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FG
Zurich
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful location and friendly staff. Prices are relatively high but ok for this food quality.

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v
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday there with family. Service was great and food absolutely delicious. The servings are small, but filling (a little over priced for the amount of food). We had enough room for my birthday cake. We had two small children in my party. The place is quiet and lovely! I must admit that we were the noisy ones and may have disturbed other tables 🤦🏻‍♀️ The waitress and service members didn’t seemed to be bothered and were great! One table with a couple looked annoyed. But overall would go again and recommend for date out or nice dinner with friends.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a very reasonable price. Had the chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairing. Very happy with my lot! Will definitely recommend

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DB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Farm-to-table" ingredients must be used, this food is so fresh tasting. French and Italian influences are felt on the pallet, with the perfect wine pairings to go along if you choose. A wonderful experience not to be taken for granted, must enjoy slowly and appreciate the flavors and plate presentation.

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BS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Both Aly and the head chef take time to ensure every guest is thoroughly enjoying the entire experience. Highly recommend Aly's to anyone wanting an intimate and enjoyable dining experience.

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good - especially Aly’s salad - light and refreshing, and the Divers Scallops. The antique furnishings set a nice mood, service was friendly and attentive and the wine list was very good.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. I was looking for a nice place for my husband and I to have a quiet dinner on New Years eve. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The staff are enwrgetic and makes you feel welcome. Overall goodexperience.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet mignon was a great choice for my 8 year old kid. Everything was delicious, not that pricey, people are nice and lovely.

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g
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Wonderful! Beautiful surroundings, lovely ambience, delicious food and exceptional service!!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, outstanding wine! Love this place. The owners are very personable and really want you to have an enjoyable personal experience. Can’t say it enough... OUTSTANDING! Love this place can’t wait to visit again!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food are delicious and the service is perfect.

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CH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always outstanding and Aly herself is a joy.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It all the experiences was great

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R
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and wine were very good and the service outstanding. However. We were seated next to 2 other couples and would have preferred to have a little space and privacy. There were very few customers so it wouldn’t have been an issue to spread the diners out a bit

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T
San Diego
154 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good but limited options on the menu. Three courses offered, but courses 1 & 2 stay the same from day to day. Course 3 changes seasonally(?). Additional dessert course was also good. Aly greeted us and was a delightful person - very enthusiastic. Wine pairing was based on their private label wine, which was good but in Paso Robles there are many premium wineries that would offer more choices.

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