Santa Ynez Valley Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Santa Ynez Valley

Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(571)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(586)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(373)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(124)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(985)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(333)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(145)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1384)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(781)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(71)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(231)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2092)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(117)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(517)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Ynez Valley

SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1052)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(219)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tre LuneTre Lune
(467)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(426)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1773)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2150)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(984)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(880)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(579)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(798)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(510)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(441)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(66)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Santa Ynez Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn1. Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
571 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Some of the best steaks we have ever had...we were delighted with everything...great preparation and service! More

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe2. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
1208 reviews
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Californian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We were able to eat outside on the porch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The wine list is amazing and features the best of the wines of the region. We enjoyed the perfectly prepared burgers and the pizzas...highly recommend the chicken sausage pizza. More

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Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria3. Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
219 reviews
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Never disappointed.. Great staff.. Will continue with return visits....Real Italian More

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SY Kitchen4. SY Kitchen
1052 reviews
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Fantastic pesto and sausage pasta - fantastic drinks and service. Fun comfy seating outside. More

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Hitching Post II5. Hitching Post II
3332 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buellton, Santa Ynez Valley

The best steaks! Flavorful and tender. Great cocktails and wine. Great ambiance. Fun for all but especially for fans of Sideways! The service was just right. The grilled artichoke was delish. A must visit in Buellton. More

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Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosNorman at the Skyview Los Alamos
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We believe in good conversation, comforting food, and a drink list that highlights some of the best winemakers and local ingredients around. Whether you're enjoying an overnight stay at Skyview or just moseying through town, Norman offers a unique and satisfying menu every day of the week.

This is a space to gather with your favorite people for brunch, cozy into a dimly lit corner booth for dinner, or order your favorite dish poolside as the weather is always looking up here in Los Alamos.More

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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