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About Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn

The Nichols brothers, Matt & Jeff, grew up in Ames, Iowa where their love of cooking, good food and a sense of family and community was nurtured.

The 2013 opening of their second Santa Barbara Wine Country restaurant, Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez, allows them to offer visitors and locals alike great food, wine and hospitality. The brothers strive to have legendary service, innovative cuisine, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that causes you to return time and again.

As chefs, the brothers continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch”, homemade element. Fresh ingredients from local producers, a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines and a comfortable and historically interesting atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of the old west. They want you to feel at home, and experience all the best of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.

3539 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Edison Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 688-4142

Website:
http://www.brothersredbarn.com/

Executive Chef:
Matt and Jeff Nichols

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

We didn't know what to expect and the pic of the resturant on the website made for a surprise inside. It was very nice! We were celebrating an anniversary and his ribeye was one of the best steaks he ever had. My prime rib was very good. The only item missing that I enjoy was a little a jus on the side. I didn't ask so perhaps they have it. Our deserts were all different and each one was very good. Service was very good for our group.
We are all planning to go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We love this restaurant! We have been here many times and always have a great experience. This time my wife had the pan fried Dover Sole and I had the chicken. Both were amazingly flavorful. My chicken was moist and was of the best I've had anywhere. We finished with the mudpie which was their take on mudpie. It was perfect with caramel and chocolate drizzled over the ice cream. Also, our server, Teri, was friendly, attentive and helped make our experience a great one.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant, food and service were great. The only problem we had was they were notified of our celebrating our 52nd anniversary through open table and the restaurant never acknowledged our request!!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great spot for consistently amazing food! Red Barn is our favorite date night spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Choose Brothers based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a first class restaurant with great food and excellent service. We started with a romaine heart salad which we split and still had more than enough. Very tasty. We then had the 12 oz prime rib and Scottish salmon. The prime rib was extremely tender and prepared perfectly. Best I have had. The salmon was fantastic. My wife said that it was the best she has ever had. The service was spot on, answering questions with informative answers. Overall, don’t miss this restaurant as it is great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a fabulous meal at Red Barn this weekend. I had the burger (which I often go there for!!), its very tasty - as are the french fries. My sister had an amazing Veal Chop - that was so big - we finished it for lunch the next day - perfectly cooked! Husband had Sole Piccata - also great. Servings are fairly large!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I must say the food was fantastic! There were four of us for dinner. We had the oysters,salads,soup,rack of lamb, rib eye & prime rib. Everything was wonderful! Also went to the bar for cocktails and the bartenders were friendly! Had the best mojito and my husband loved his Manhattan. Great place, pricey but worth it!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome! We had the filet and the pork chop. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

A meal and service second to none. The rib-eye and rack of lamb were spectacular! Thanks for making my wife's birthday one to remember.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time visitors. This place came highly recommended, so we were anxious to check it out. We were not disappointed! Glad we had a reservation, since the place was busy. We were seated right away at a nice table right across from the open kitchen. Menu choices were good. My filet mignon was awesome. My wife's parmesan-dill crusted salmon was excellent, and the portion was suitable for two. Good value wine list as well. Finished with a bananas foster bread pudding. Cheers!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Superb. Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best rib eye EVER. Ask for it during lunch (not on menu).

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Trout was excellent. The food and service is always excellent here. Noisy on the inside but we didn't know that you had to specify the outdoor seating while making the reservation. It was still good though. Recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I was not impressed with this restaurant. My good was average. The best part of the meal was the mud pie. I would definitely go there for dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Best end cut ever

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love this restaurant - just way too noisy. Food is always excellent as is the service. Would go more often if it wasn't so noisy....

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our meal and service was fantastic!
I had prime rib that was very tender and my wife had trout that just melted in your mouth. The sorbet for dessert was incredibly tasty (and since it was our anniversary they did not charge us for it) and they put it on a plate that said Happy Anniversary written in chocolate.

All around, the food, the service, the food presentation and the ambiance make this a wonderful place to celebrate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious meal in Santa Ynez. Excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Great place to go when in Santa Barbara area. Delighted to have discovered it.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We ate there for the first time for our sons birthday. My son and I had the Prime Rib and my wife had the New Zealand Lamb Chops. It was some of the best food we have ever had. The prime rib was outstanding, and my wife, who loves Lamb, says it was by far the best she has ever had. My son had calamari appetizer and my wife had french onion soup and both were excellent. If you have room for desert, try the Creme Brulee. Its made to perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always outstanding food, service and friendly staff. Highly recommend for all occasions.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food always good. Service on the fast side.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was fabulous!!! Very Gluten free friendly!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Top notch service and delicious food. Such a lovely dining experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was delicious as always and the service was wonderful. They were very attentive without being overbearing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love the Red Barn, best in SYV. The best fish and chips anywhere, but only for lunch. However, if you ask nicely, they my special make for you.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our experience was outstanding!! The staff were all very pleasant and welcoming!! Our meals were fantastic as usual!! This is definitely one of my husband’s and my favorite restaurants!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First visit and will not be the last! The service was outstanding —very attentive from the server and bus service. Best I have experienced in a long time. Food was amazing —had the special squash soup — so good. Also the tuna tartare and the stuffed chicken! The chicken was moist and very tasty with the goat cheese — and the mashed potatoes —OMG sooo good! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food and ambiance. We love this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We came up from Santa Barbara for lunch with friends. The burgers were excellent, especially the ones with melted Stilton and carmelized onions. They let us substitute salad for the fries if we wanted; those fries were darned good, too. A good wine list of local notables, fairly priced.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The brothers have been a "go to" option wherever they put there culinary skills to work. The Red Barn is no exception. We had lunch and a couple of burgers and they were classic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Annual Mother/Daughter trip.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and food were great.

I was disappointed that the special request I added to my reservation did not get done. Apparently they either did not receive it or ignored it. Since I cannot confirm that they received it, I cannot fault them for it.

Also, this is not the place to go if you want to have quiet conversation. It is so loud while dining that the wait staff bends done to table level to talk to you so as to avoid having to yell over the ambient noise level.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Love the food at this place. We had the fried calamari and onions. It was more than enough for two and delicious. Then we shared a tuna tar tar which was great. I would order this every time. Finally we shared a rack of lamb. WOW!! I was cooked perfectly and the potatoes and carrots were wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The experience was great overall. The ribeye was nearly perfect. Done very precisely exactly how I ordered. You can tell it was very attended to while cooking but it still had character. Also ordered the salmon which came out great as well. I highly recommend this tuna tartare they have there. The calamari was a no go. Do not do the calamari unless you want to dig through onions to try to find the squid. They also forgot to give me the desert for my girlfriend’s birthday. It was supposed to be a surprise but the server totally forgot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Matt, the chef created wonderful entrees for all us (15 diners). Consistently fine food. Great courteous, professional staff. It was especially nice when Chef Matt (one of the brothers) came to the table and greeted everyone. Gave us the opportunity to thank him for the marvelous meal we had. Whenever we are in the Solvang area, we always make it a must to have a meal or two at Brothers at the Red Barn Restaurant. You have to eat their jalapeno corn bread and Spring Rolls.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was excellent
Service was not exactly with a smile but food made up for it

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistent, quality is top notch, excellent service, we will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Consistently dependable good food, attentive wait staff, earlier dining hour recommended for lower noise level.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our server, Dianne was upbeat, friendly, professional and Super Efficient!!!
All four meals were Excellent and All in our group were Very Satisfied!!! Five Stars *

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Solid wine list, great food and great service. A regular stop when we are in the valley!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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