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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.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Matt and Jeff Nichols
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
Another fantastic meal and evening at The Brother's Red Barn, this time for our 44th anniversary. Diane took such good care of us. We dined with good friends, all starting with delicious hearts of romaine salad ( split them, they are huge ), my husband and I having pork chops ( amazing as always! ), our friends loving their rib eye steak, and trout.
We are so fortunate to have this jewel of a restaurant in our Valley! Thank you for such a special evening!
Outstanding food, if you're into wine do take your own bottle and pay the $20 corkage which is high for the S.Y. Valley, but worth it when you see the bottle prices on the wine list, and split a salad as they are easily enough for two people and have a great meal.
After sharing the pear/walnut green salad, we had prime rib and salmon dishes and both were outstanding with popping flavors and freshness second to none. Also had a bottle of Lucas and Lewellen Malbec wine, an excellent compliment to the meal. Finished off with a creme brulee, excellent friendly wait service from Jim. Our first dinner experience here could not have been any better, thank you.
Food was excellent and server was friendly and professional. Was a tad annoyed that we were sat next to the kitchen entrance. They did move us about 5 minutes later but we were told the window table we preferred was reserved for parties of 3 or 4 (We were 2). Sure enough within 10 minutes a party of 2 was seated there.
We had a reservation and when we showed we were immediately sat. The waitress was excellent as was the assisting staff. Our glasses were full and the food was excellent. My steak melted in my mouth, was prepared as I requested.
We definitely will be returning when we visit the area
Omg...what can I say!! The food was fantastic! we both had a filet that was cooked to our personal perfection. the potatoes were so yummy, and the vegetables were too! Our waitress was Andrea, and she was awesome!!! Cannot say enough good things about her. This was the first time we had been to the restaurant, and had a wonderful time! the only thing I have to say was kind of a bummer, was that we were seated right next to the kitchen door. It was a bit busy, and not very relaxing. But!!! Over all a very nice place to eat, and very tasty!!!
Fairly priced wine by the glass with good selections. The cornmeal-coated fried oysters & veggie slaw appetizer is a winner. Excellent steaks and seafood. The dessert (of her choice) for our Birthday Guest was complimentary. Thank you, Brothers - Red Barn, we had Avery pleasant evening.
We chose this restaurant based on the many good reviews and we were happy we did. Our table was perfect. The ambiance was dark and quiet and the food was very good. We both had fillets and they were not as thick as we were expecting but they tasted really good. We especially loved the Stilton cheese-wine reduction crusting. The veggies were fresh and crisp and the side of scalloped potatoes was large. (I would've preferred them without onions but that's just me!) We shared a lemon meringue tart that was tasty and quite large! The coffee was delicious and fresh and we weren't rushed at all. Great selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Highly recommended if you are in this area!
Outstanding service and food. The staff is attentive without being intrusive and the food has great flavor (Calamari, French Onion soup, Filet, and Pork Chop). You pay for both, that is why I gave Value 4/5 stars. It is a loud location, which I don't mind, but the noise level is what made me give Ambience 4/5.
Overall, I strongly recommend this restaurant no matter where you are staying in the Central Valley.
There were five of us at lunch , one of us had the beef dip, the meat had no flavor, it seemed to have been boiled. The roll was too fat ,and could not be dipped into the au jus , the au jus container should be a larger diameter! Some else had the fish and chips , he found the fish , very fishy in taste ! The portions are very generous and frankly are a little too large , in that , we took some away. The staff were very hospitable which was nice . Overall we had a good time . We hadn't been in the restaurant in several years , before we used to meet at the Red Barn for our Christmas meet , to exchange gifts , and did the same this year. We liked the remodel and the ambience has improved . Thank you for the opportunity to pass judgement , on your establishment , sincerely , Alan & Dorothy Wilks .
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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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