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Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn

4.9
4.9
956 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 688-4142

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt and Jeff Nichols

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Edison Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 956 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TB

    TeriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! My husband had the swordfish special and it was so flavorful, moist, perfectly cooked. The green beans and carrots were crunchy, fresh, and sweet! I had the prime rib which was melt in your mouth awesome, yet when I tasted that Swordfish, I almost shoved the prime rib aside to order a swordfish dinner for myself. Well worth the experience. We will be going again when back in the area.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always our meals were delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff was excellent. My husband had the prime rib with fresh horseradish and I head the filet. It was a perfect medium rare.
  3. DL

    DonL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant! We have been here 3 times and the food is consistently delicious! The service is always over and above what one would expect and usually there are three to four people helping serve.Though in a small town, Santa Ynez is close to a lot of wineries, close to Solvang and is a beautiful drive to get there! Considering all stated, whenever we come to this area, this restaurant is a must and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and wine! Always great!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am from Monterey, where we have several very good restaurants, but this is my all-time favorite restaurant. Too bad it’s a 3 hour drive from us, or I’d eat here weekly. We have eaten here about 5 times and have loved it every time. Great bar drinks, great service…everyone is sweet and smiling…and efficient! They serve a plate of different breads when you’re seated…corn bread, cheese puffs, rosemary bread and absolutely delicious sour dough. They’re all super fresh and delicious. I’ve always ordered the Scottish Salmon because it’s SO delicious. I just can’t seem to branch away from it. It’s got a light bread crumb and horseradish-dill crust and is sitting on a bed of vegetable brown rice with whole grain mustard butter sauce. The salmon is baked to PERFECTION…every single time. I really cannot tell you how delicious this is. My husband has had the ribeye the last few times. He is a true carnivore and says it’s the best he has ever had. We’ve always been too full for dessert, but they have a very good dessert menu. If you’re in the area, this place is a must! My sister and her husband live in Santa Barbara and they drive over an hour to go here on a regular basis. My favorite restaurant!
  6. TE

    TERRIMac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A full dining experience hidden in a Red barn!! We had the prime rib which was excellent. Wish they would sell their bread baskets. The mix of different breads is delicious. I would highly recommend the Red Barn. Junior waited on us and was very pleasant.
  7. JS

    JennyS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Fresh breads to start and we enjoyed the chicken and filet for dinner, the scalloped potatoes topped with carmelized onions are to die for!!
  8. 2

    22degrees

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look forward to dining at The Brothers Restaurant when we visit Solvang. Always top quality food, service and atmosphere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  10. W

    Wonka

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early birthday and celebrating with friends. Everything was perfect. Love their food so much. The pork chop is the best I’ve had. And their fish dishes were spot on. Need to come back soon!!!
  11. BW

    BillW

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience with a terrific menu, expertly prepared food attractivly presented, and professional and friendly service.
  12. PF

    PFFlyer

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing Prime Rib special. Highly recommend!
  13. e

    ellaroo8

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very good service. Always a must when in Santa Ynez.
  14. W

    Winendine

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brothers has an interesting menu. This was our third time there and every time we have to get the calamari. Last night was as good as we remember! We also got the petrale sole and the trout, and both were delicious. The veggies were especially good. We started with two of their cocktails and neither was very good. But the star of the dinner is definitely the bread. We usually try to avoid bread, but I dare say that Brothers has the best bread basket of anyone, and it’s impossible to resist. It’s also impossible to have just one kind! Service was terrific!
  15. DP

    DariceP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brothers Red Barn operates like a well oiled machine. The entire staff work together to make it a great experience for everyone. The food was delicious, and the servers delivered anything we needed before we had to ask. They were also very congenial and made time to chat. Watching the kitchen staff from our table was entertaining as well. Highly recommend!
  16. LW

    LauraW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was excellent: the staff, the food, the ambiance. Whenever we are in Santa Ynez Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn is on our list of “must do.” They have never disappointed us.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful meal and amazing service!
  18. SA

    SylviaA

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. The salmon is always perfection. Taco Thursday is a great deal! Our server Kat was fantastic. Always get the mud pie with their homemade ice cream!
  19. PH

    PatH

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area, we always eat at the Red Barn. The bartender, Nick, is great, makes a great Manhattan, the food is always great, the lamb chops are fantastic, the service is spot on. Never have anything to complain about.
  20. SS

    SteveS

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A must-see in the area. My trout was delicious, my wife had an amazing steak and the artichoke soup was to-die-for. The service was top notch with special kudos to Marny. Brothers is now on the list of must visit when in the area.
  21. JM

    JaniceM

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anything on menu is terrific. I had the Horseradish Crusted Salmon, my Daughter had Scallops that were the Days Special. Food was excellent; service was excellent also. Never a disappointment!
  22. s

    scrabblechamp1

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to Solvang/Santa Ynez area this is on our must do list! We have probably been there 6-8 times…awesome every time in every way!!
  23. SR

    StephanieR

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing with our daughter who is 2yrs old. Just a great experience.
  24. VH

    ValerieH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesomeness!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!
  26. LW

    LauraW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to The Red Barn 3 times and every time everything was great. Our filets were cooked perfectly as well as the sides, and the flavors are to die for! The servers are friendly and attentive which definitely adds to the experience. Our last server, Marty, was exceptional! We will definitely eat there every time we make a trip to that area. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  27. LM

    LoriM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Brothers and it did not disappoint. The food was wonderful. The wine list mostly supports local and is full of good options. Service was casual and exceptional.
  28. SE

    StephenE

    Orange County

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to this Santa Ynez restaurant, and it was outstanding. We were there when it opened at 5, and so were many other customers. We received excellent service from Martha. I enjoyed the soup (a Thai recipe), and we shared a green salad (it was big enough that sharing was easy). My entree was a scallops special, and it was excellent. Dessert was house-made cinnamon ice cream. This has become our go-to restaurant whenever we are in the Santa Ynez valley.
  29. BM

    BriannaM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was on point. Highly recommend!
  30. G

    Gigi

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice hostess and waiter. Apps of smoked salmon and tuna tartare were good, but nothing to blow our minds. I had the halibut special which I asked to be cooked without a lot of fat and that wasn’t honored. It was just ok flavor wise. My guest had the filet. It was very tender but nothing to write home about. Mud pie for dessert which was outstanding. Rose wine should have been chilled more and they stick to their 1.5 hr table limit. We were 10 minutes late and got a “time warning” in the middle of eating our entrees. We were pressed to get in and get out through every course-it certainly wasn’t a meal to savor at the pace the restaurant sets to move you in and out.
  31. SW

    SherylW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, as always, EXCELLENT. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING, very sweet, friendly and attentive. He’s a gem, and I watched him serve the other tables with the same enthusiasm For special family occasions our first choice is BROTHERS!! This was my birthday and anniversary it will be spent at BROTHERS:-)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always constantly delicious and the service is excellent. One of my favorite restaurants!
  33. CR

    ChristopherR

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 2nd time, just as great as the 1st. Waiter was great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic from start to finish.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! The only thing is we had a very rude and loud table next to us. They should have kept their conversations to a lower volume.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Valentine’s Dinner was delicious & very special. Lamb & Prime Rib were excellent - as was the service - Enrique’ (aka Junior) took great care of us. Be sure you make a reservation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a good ol classic American fare spot, with food cooked to perfection and outstanding service. Highly recommend and cannot wait to come back again.
  38. DW

    DavidW

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  39. GF

    GaryF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Do not make a 7:30 reservation on a slow Sunday night!! We love Red Barn and normally have a great experience but our last visit was far from it. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and were quickly seated. They were out of some menu items and even ran out of the wonderful bread plate before we arrived! This has never happened to us!! We were rushed to order and when our meals arrived it was clear the entire staff was rushing to clean the restaurant and get ready to close down. There was a lot of commotion, banging and singing/yelling in the kitchen area. We made the mistake of ordering a dessert after we quickly ate our entrees and were entertained by the staff turning chairs upside down on the tables around us. We paid and were on our way in less than 60 minutes. This is not what we expect from Red Barn.
  40. PE

    PasoEd

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a number of years since we last visited, but it still remains one of our top places in the Solvang/Santa Ynez area. Solid menu, great service and delicious food. Highly recommended!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 688-4142.

Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn is rated 4.9 stars by 956 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn

3539 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Edison Street

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt and Jeff Nichols

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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