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Santa Ynez Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

Santa Ynez Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

A photo of SY Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2111)
$$$$
• Italian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 81 times today

An inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, serving Chefs Luca and Francesco Crestanelli ; modern Italian dishes showcasing local ingredients and wines. The bar program features dazzling cocktails to be enjoyed in the Dining Room, Porch or The Courtyard RESERVATIONS Reservations for parties...

A photo of Willows at Chumash Casino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(710)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 16 times today

Dear Guests, We have re-opened our indoor dining at capacities that comply with the current County guidelines. Additionally, our beautiful patio is available. All covid-19 sanitation protocols remain in place. We welcome you in and look forward to seeing you soon. The Willows specializes in...

A photo of Ellie's Tap & Vine restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(64)
$$$$
• Farm-to-table • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 2 times today

Welcome to Ellie's Tap & Vine... Join us for seasonal cuisine, elegant ranch ambiance and great wine! We are Valley to Table dining, working with many local farms and purveyors; We look forward to seeing you soon! Our menu changes regularly, so please feel free to visit our website: ...

A photo of Nella Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(204)
$$$$
• Californian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 40 times today

S.Y. KITCHENOpened in August 2020, Nella Kitchen & Bar offers fresh, modern California cuisine and focuses on 'Roman Pinsas.Meals are served on the front porch overlooking Grand Ave where guests are warmly welcomed, or in the cozy Dining Room which also has a private Wine Room that can host family...

A photo of The Gathering Table restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(913)
$$$$
• Californian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 20 times today

Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Santa Ynez Valley restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the...

Discover Santa Ynez Valley

Just up the coast from Los Angeles, nestled in Santa Barbara County along the Los Padres National Forest, is the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Many of the best produce farms in Southern California grow here, as well as some very accomplished vineyards. The Valley is also just inland from the Pacific Ocean, so there is always a constant influx of high-quality seafood. This leads to some of the best fusion and nouveau-American cuisine, including a variety of innovative and eclectic establishments. Their flair for California style mixed with fresh, high-quality ingredients sets the tone for many of the local restaurants, though you can still find plenty of high-quality traditional places, like steakhouses and great sushi.

Just up the coast from Los Angeles, nestled in Santa Barbara County along the Los Padres National Forest, is the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Many of the best produce farms in Southern California grow here, as well as some very accomplished vineyards. The Valley is also just inland from the Pacific Ocean, so there is always a constant influx of high-quality seafood. This leads to some of the best fusion and nouveau-American cuisine, including a variety of innovative and eclectic establishments. Their flair for California style mixed with fresh, high-quality ingredients sets the tone for many of the local restaurants, though you can still find plenty of high-quality traditional places, like steakhouses and great sushi.

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