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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 hours ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

This place is a favorite of mine. The food is amazing and the staff is just phenomenal, would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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 (München)·Dined 3 days ago

Brothers Prime Rib was as always outstanding. This was our third time at this restaurant and we are never dissapointed

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

The 12oz Prime Rib was the best I’ve ever had.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding!!!!!!! There were accommodating when I called and said we would be late due to traffic!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We were traveling home and thought it would be a great stop, which it was! I gave the overall 4 stars instead of 5 because we received our salad after our entree. No big deal but a bit problematic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Best scallops I ever had. The only thing wrong was I had hoped they had read that it was my husbands birthday when I booked the reservation. No birthday wishes (and I find it awkward to say it in front of my husband.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Taco Thursday at The Red Barn is the best! You get 3 large fillet mignonette tacos for $15 and they are absolutely delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The Red Barn was recommended to us and we did a quick 2 day trip to the valley for a birthday celebration. The restaurant exceeded my already high expectations. I can not wait to dine there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We are repeat customers. Whenever we are in the area we make a point of dining here. The food is always top-notch, the service impeccable and the overall experience is always delightful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was great....food was delicious....can't go wrong.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and service were impeccable! Best restaurant in Santa Ynez Valley area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love this place!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The wife and I eat at both The Red Barn as well as Sides every time were in the Solvang area and are NEVER disappointed by the service or the food. They know great food and how to prepare it and only serve top quality ingrediatants!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

although I had a reservation at 7pm and arrived a 655pm we were not seated until 725pm. I think we should have been offered a complimentary beverage at the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

These guys have been killing it in the SY Valley for years.....From service to food to bar its all exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always good and consistent, this restaurant has excellent cuisine, great service, and a nice wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great Food. Lacking in décor/style/ambiance compared to other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Really nice food selection in a moderately upscale atmosphere. The service was top notch, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always dependably great food and service. A true favorite.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 .

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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 2, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 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 26, 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 25, 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 22, 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 20, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 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 16, 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 12, 2017

Superb. Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere.

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