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A photo of SY Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3037)
$$$$
• Italian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 44 times today
RESERVATIONS Reservations for parties of 5 or more please call restaurant directly. S. Y. Kitchen requests a credit card to hold a reservation of 6 or more. You may cancel by calling the restaurant by 5 PM two days prior to the reservation. After that cancellation is subject to our policy and fees may be incurred. All credit card information will be processed securely.
A photo of Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1072)
$$$$
• Italian • Solvang
Booked 12 times today
Highly anticipated opening by Chef Leonardi Curti.
A photo of Hitching Post II restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4604)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Buellton
Booked 34 times today
Here, on the Central Coast of California, BBQ has always meant grilling over an open fire of red oak, a style of cooking that is native to our area and goes back to the days of the Spanish Rancheros. By combining the old and the new, we have created an exciting cuisine with outstanding steaks, ribs and chicken, along with fresh fish and seafood and vegetarian options. We also create our own (world class) wines for sale in the restaurant and to the public. Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines have garnered an excellent reputation. Try them here or purchase on our website for your enjoyment at home.
A photo of Sear Steakhouse restaurant
4.4
Awesome(582)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Solvang
Booked 22 times today
An authentic and delicious experience from our farm to your table in Downtown Solvang.
A photo of Nella Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(665)
$$$$
• Californian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 26 times today
S.Y. KITCHENOpened in August 2020, Nella Kitchen & Bar offers fresh, modern California cuisine and focuses on 'Roman Pinsas'.Meals are served on the front porch overlooking Grand Ave where guests are warmly welcomed, or in the cozy Dining Room which also has a private Wine Room that can host family seating and private parties.Cocktails are focused on classics and served in the Lounge with a lot of bar seating.
A photo of First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(934)
$$$$
• Californian • Solvang
Booked 5 times today
We are excited to welcome our guests back. We have available dining on our heated outdoor patio and inside our dining room. At the time of reservation you will select standard (indoor) or outdoor. Please be mindful regarding the weather, it tends to get chilly as the night goes on. Seating is limited, if you need to cancel please allow us a minimum of 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid any cancelation fees. We are offering an la carte menu and a seasonal five course tasting menu. Please choose your option when during the reservation process. We kindly request each reservation to be limited to 2 hours. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back. First and Oak located inside the Mirabelle Inn, awarded a Michelin Plate designation 2021. We offer a seasonal menu that highlights local and organic ingredients prepared in a thoughtful manner. Our dining room operates with the mindset of warm compassionate attentive service.
A photo of Ellie's Tap & Vine restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(386)
$$$$
• Farm-to-table • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 9 times today
Welcome to Ellie's Tap & Vine... Join us for seasonal cuisine, elegant ranch ambiance and great wine! We are Valley to Table dining, working with many local farms and purveyors; We look forward to seeing you soon! Our menu changes regularly, so please feel free to visit our website: www.elliestapandvine.com or follow us on IG and/or FB.Our restaurant is located in the heart of Santa Ynez. We boast amazing outdoor seating with great views and because it is often a little chilly in the evening, we have heaters. We are also dog and cat friendly.We know re-adjusting to dining out is a strange experience for everyone and we are all slowly returning. For now, we will be suspending lunch service.
A photo of Willows at Chumash Casino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1104)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 10 times today
The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood. This 14 time AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant also features a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list with an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting.
A photo of Petros Restaurant at Petros Winery restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(645)
$$$$
• Mediterranean • Los Olivos
Booked 19 times today
Our menu is a combination of the best ingredients that Greece and California cuisine have to offer. We import olive oil, feta, honey, oregano and wines from Greece, the freshest organic vegetables from our farms in Los Olivos and wineries of our great state. Quality, simplicity, healthy and tasty food is the creation of that combination. Enjoy.
A photo of Mattei's Tavern restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(31)
$$$$
• American • Los Olivos
Booked 31 times today
Recently opened on November 16, 2022, The Tavern continues her legacy as Santa Ynez Valley's beloved social hub. This California ranch-inspired restaurant highlights flavorful dishes and honest ingredients, many of which are harvested from Mattei’s on-site garden and surrounding local farms. Paying homage to its century old roots, the menu is elevated yet unfussy, offering grilled dishes and vegetables alongside seasonal specialties. The exceptional wine program is a singular and definitive draw of The Tavern. The comprehensive list features a California focused glass list which is complimented by an extensive cellar of Old World favorites.For informal fare join us at The Bar, Mattei’s Tavern’s most authentic hangout. With a roaring fireplace and fixtures dating back to its 1886 origins, the historic bar and lounge space offers local craft beer and wine, amber hued cocktails and a snacks menu that ranges from bite sized to burger dinners.

Discover Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley is tucked in a lush paradise known for California wines. The Valley is also home to a number of exceptional dining choices that make the most of the rich agricultural region and local produce. Visit a classic street food-style pizzeria with a menu packed with local products. Taste a beef tongue pastrami sandwich or Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella. If you're looking for healthy, an array of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available. There is no shortage of cafes and bistros with seasonal menus featuring octopus salad, mushroom pasta, and lamb shanks for a Greek-American fusion. Start your day with Danish pancakes and various fresh-fruit toppings.

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