Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. California Central Coast

Restaurants near Gaviota State Park

Price
Cuisine (20 of 30)

29 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Hitching Post II restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4946)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Buellton
Booked 27 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 Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1275)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Solvang
Booked 7 times today
Highly anticipated opening by Chef Leonardi Curti.
A photo of Whiskey 'N Rye restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(133)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Solvang
Booked 18 times today
An American Smokehouse and Tavern, Whiskey 'N Rye features a varied menu of barbeque classics along with an eclectic mix of modern wine-country cuisine. Our dining experience focuses heavily on grill and smoke cooking techniques, with several unique signature features including our Hickory Smoked Brisket and Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Romaine Caesar, Smoked Spaghetti Squash, BBQ Chicken, Grilled Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri, and our Whiskey 'N Rye Brisket/Short-rib Burger, just to name a few. Enjoy your meal with our full bar featuring Signature Craft Cocktails, Zero-Proof Elixirs, and more than 60 specialty whiskeys from both local as well as national and international distilleries. With both covered patio and cozy indoor dining areas, Whiskey 'N Rye is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed afternoon or evening dining experience. Also visit us for the Best Happy Hour in town hosted Mon. to Thu. from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Featuring $10 Craft Cocktails and 1/2 priced Appetizers!
A photo of First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1141)
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Solvang
Booked 6 times today
We are excited to welcome you to First & Oak! We offer outdoor seating on our heated patio and inside our intimate dining rooms. At the time of reservation, you will select standard (indoor) or outdoor seating. 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 offer two dining experiences: traditional a la carte or a Chef's Five Course Tasting Menu. When reserving, please choose which experience you would prefer and let us know of any dietary restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you! First and Oak is located inside the Mirabelle Inn, and was awarded a Michelin Plate designation in 2022. We offer a seasonally-inspired 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 SY Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3598)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 35 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 Willows at Chumash Casino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1397)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary American • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 24 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 Nella Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(955)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 24 times today
Opened 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.As much as we love pets, we only allow service animals at Nella, thank you for understanding.
A photo of Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1271)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 14 times today
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.
A photo of Mattei's Tavern restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(284)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Los Olivos
Booked 15 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.
A photo of Ellie's Tap & Vine restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(599)
Price: Expensive
• Farm-to-table • Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 4 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.

See what locals rave about

From verified diners like you
From verified diners like you
  • RinSBvip
    California Central Coast •94 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Nella consistently provides great food, service and a lovely ambiance. We brought some friends who hadn't been before and one is very hard to please(!). As we expected, all of us found the food fabulous. Couple orders of meatballs as appetizers, then the Rimini salads, couple orders of bread and butter, great wine suggestions, tagliatelle was fabulous as was the fava bean soup and the carciofi pinsa. And of course dessert included the profiteroles and the affogato. We certainly dined well and had full tummies and take home as well.
    More info
    Nella Kitchen and BarPrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Ynez Valley
    4.7
  • CherryllSvip
    San Francisco Bay Area •8 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Loved this restaurant. Warm, classy, casual, creative fresh meals beautifully prepared. Wonderful staff. Cocktails creative and delightful. I had the mushroom (homemade) pasta. Divine! Everything was fresh, creative and delicious. The service was outstanding. Victoria, our waiter, and the entire staff were perfectly attentive. Perfect date night. Or any night! Loved it all. Highly recommend.
    More info
    SY KitchenPrice: Expensive• Italian• Santa Ynez Valley
    4.8
  • SoPasDiner
    Los Angeles •18 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Enjoyed a very nice dinner while visiting Solvang.
    More info
    Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaPrice: Expensive• Italian• Solvang
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    California Central Coast •4 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Enjoyed celebrating a birthday. Sommelier and wait staff were extremely attentive.
    More info
    Mattei's TavernPrice: Very Expensive• American• Los Olivos
    4.8
  • govbearvip
    Los Angeles •13 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    Excellent, attentive server, Jennifer. Food delivery was accurate, rapid. Food was exceptional, cooked to perfection! Chef a grill master! Have been unable to receive a proper and accurately cooked steak for 6+ months. Bussers/support staff equally as exceptional.
    More info
    Hitching Post IIPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Buellton
    4.6
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo