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About Mad & Vin

Mad & Vin, which translates as food & wine in Danish, specializes in delicious wine-country inspired cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from California’s central coast. There's also a welcoming lobby bar which serves traditional and craft cocktails, specialty shrubs, beer and acclaimed locally produced wine.

1576 Mission Dr
Solvang, CA 93463
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 am – 11 am

Bar
Monday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday: 4 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 9 pm

Food served until 9 pm all week at the bar

Happy Hour
7 - Days a week: 4 pm – 6 pm

Dinner
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 5 pm – 9 pm

Cross Street:
4th Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 688-3121

Website:
http://www.thelandsby.com/dine/mad-vin-at-the-landsby.htm

Parking Details:
Above-ground parking and below-ground parking with direct access to hotel and elevator

Executive Chef:
Beto Huizar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please visit our website to lean more - http://www.thelandsby.com/events-meetings/events.htm

Mad & Vin Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was terrible. After we were seated, it took the wait staff more than 15 minutes to even acknowledge us. We had to ask 3 times for more water and once our food arrived our waitress disappeared. Not worth the price.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was very good, and beautifully presented. Only bummer was that there was live music outside and every time the doors opened for servers to go outside (which was every minute or two) our conversation had to pause until the doors closed. We left earlier than we would have liked, forgoing dessert because of the noise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A lovely Thanksgiving dinner with a fixed menu that included choices other than turkey! Butternut fritter starter, green salad with persimmons, Delicious short rib...not ribs and potatoes AND apple crumble and flourless chocolate cake. Very nice dining room and terrace overlooking Landsby patio. Waitress was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the food and wines from the county. Bus staff was somewhat lacking as we received our first course before our wine and then when salad was served....first course dishes were not removed. All in all a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our pork and seafood dinners were good. Service was just okay.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food and service!!!
The food here is so fresh and good. Always a great experience .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We sat in the upstairs private room and had Blake as our server. It was wonderful having our own space & being able to take our time with our meal. Wonderful pastas, pizzas, & full entree dishes. I had the filet mignon special and it was perfectly cooked. Wonderful service & ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waitress was awesome and food exceeded expectations. Duck far fries and burger were amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was pretty awful -felt like I was in a diner. Was told the specials and asked was I ready to order. No offer of drinks , no descriptions of the entrees when we asked - I was ready for her to respond I suggest you order when I asked about her suggestion between two entrees. Ordered calamari and it came with tempura like jalapeños that I thought was a pepper. When I told waitress that she might let customers know that there was spicy components in the dish she said hmmm interesting and walked away. Food was good and it is a nice looking place but the service does not hold up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Mad and Vin was wonderful for our girlfriend group of 7. The food and service was fabulous! We ordered everything from hamburgers to steak and everyone loved their meal. The portions are generous and the prices reasonable. The ambiance was amazing. The owners have done a great job of updating and upgrading an old hotel into a modern, contemporary ad beautiful space. We will definitely be visiting again! I would highly recommend making reservations as the space is fairly small and fills up quickly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Nice menu with good choices; just enough for everyone to find something delicious. Classy setting with an upscale vibe. Beautifully presented dishes. Would return next time we're in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Perfectly cooked, and the menu was well designed. The service wasn't up to par though. There was no one bussing the tables. There were no food runners. Our poor server was overworked, and so we sat there with dirty first course dishes in front of us, until the main course arrived. Then our server had us hand her the dirty plates to her so she could put the entrees down.

At a $32 per plate restaurant, this isn't acceptable. Our server did her best, it definitely wasn't her fault, but that really detracted from the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall great experience. Ordered the short rib and the halibut. Wine list is a great value. Ordered 2015 seasmoke for $85. Excellent value!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is one of my favorites in Santa Ynez Valley. I crave their seasonally changing buckwheat noodle dish. We had a large party this time and a very patient server. My husband said his steak was not quite as good this time. The cut was a bit fatty and it was over cooked. That won't stop us from going back though.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Picking Mad and Vin was a long shot, just chose it from the internet for a group of friends getting together. We were all pleasantly surprised, lovely atmosphere, great food and bar. We live out of the area and all decided we would drive to Solvang just to have dinner there!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

First time here and it was very good. Was a quiet night so only a few tables but excellent service and delicious and inventive dishes The design is sleek and there is a fun bar scene as well.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great service and food
O'Connor pest control staff

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love the ambience of Mad & Vin's bar area, the lobby of the Landsby hotel. Great place to start the night with an app (the olives!) and a cocktail (the shrubs!). The food was creative but not too whack-a-doo, and I fell in love with a salad with noodles. Fun place to celebrate the anniversary with the hubs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Solvang cuisine has greatly approved over the last few years, and although not new, Saturday was our first time to Mad and Vin. The food was delicious, starting with the calamari ( very light fried shell) to the main course. The special fish was a crusted Halibut that hard a marvelous sauce, and the flat iron steak and duck fat fries were very good. Sarah was our server, and she took great care of us, helping us get out to the theater on time. We shall return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We made a reservation based on a recommendation from a friend. Our experience did not disappoint at any turn. The restaurant space is so well done. The food was amazing. The staff were so personable, inviting, and provided the best customer service. I will definitely go back the next time I am in town!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very classy and good for the ambiance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We went to Mad and Vin for our anniversary and our meal was delicious; I would absolutely recommend the food. It just wasn't relaxing, and was very far from a romantic date place - we couldn't even get anyone to light the candle on our table! They had live music outside, which was awesome, except there was different music playing inside. Then people were continuously going in and out the door right next to our table to see the band. Finally, although everyone who worked there was pleasant, they must have been understaffed as our waitress seemed to be working at a frenetic pace. I'd recommend it on a non-weekend night if you are staying at the hotel anyway.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great restaurant. Ambiance is excellent and upscale, food very good.

Waitress was sloppy and kept rushing us on. Served mains while we were enjoying appetizers.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We received a gift certificate from some friends and enjoyed a nice meal in a quiet setting. Our waitress was very personable and told us about 2 special options for locals: Tuesdays the corkage is waived and on third Wednesdays there is a 3 course meal special. The bar menu looks interesting during happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very nice for date. Service should be a little more crisp for dinner. Wine was opened but for 85, server should pour wine or at least offer to pour wine

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Our experience was GREAT! Our server was lovely, and she was extremely helpful when I told her I was gluten free. If she was unsure about what was gluten free, she checked with the chef. Our food was so good, I had the Seafood Hot Pot & my husband had the burger...ground rib eye. Totally worth it! I thought the value was good overall. Solvang is expensive and some places are so over priced for what they serve. Not here, loved it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Terrific choices of food as well as great wine list!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Awesome, original food! Great service, excellent margaritas!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great food. Cool decor. Nice but very inexperienced staff. The outside patio is adjacent to a construction zone. My wife and I needed a snack when we arrived at the hotel, and we were seated on the patio without anyone mentioning the construction. Once we sat down, we noticed everything was covered with an inch of red dust (no exaggeration).
We mentioned this to the host, who then wiped down the table (our shoes and clothes were covered by the dust, in any case).
For dinner, a few hours later, the tables had been wiped down at least and the server was experienced.
For brunch the next day, we were once again seated outside (we have 2 support dogs), only to find the construction zone was active. We asked to be moved inside and the staff complied.
Once we were inside, we found the food to be lovely, but again, the service to be very slow and inexperienced. Each meal we had (three plus a desert), took much longer than it should have and didn't come with the customary touches that a mid level restaurant should employ.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a large B-Day party. They gave us a private room which was very nice. Food was good. Everyone had a great time. We had party of 11 and I think having two people to wait on us would of been better.

Thanks for the good time

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We went for the farmer's market menu, which is the third Wednesday of the month. The meal was amazingly good. Our food was perfectly prepared. Our server was very attentive and excellent!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

excellent and original cocktails, fun place to eat at the bar, bright and cheerful dining room, good selection of lighter fare for folks like me who like to eat appetizers for dinner. very friendly. the touristy location put me off for a bit (I'm local), but after a friend took me here, I'm a regular. imho, as good as SY Kitchen and better than Red Barn.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Organic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The place is very nice inside, hard to find, however. The menu is very limited. One or two entrees per: meat ,veggie,chicken or fish. The service was barely adequate, meals took long time to get to table and there were only two other tables being served. The hotel portion is under remodeling. Because of the limited menu I check it on line before I go there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Would definitely recommend eating here
Conveniently located to downtown Solvang
Easy parking, too!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

He menu was limited. More like bar food. The short ribs were tough and the potatoes greasy. The restaurant has steadily gone down hill for the last two years. We will not return.
The morning breakfast for guests of the Landsby offers only juice, coffee, muffins abd cereal. A diabetic could not eat this, although one can order off a menu at an additional cost. We have had better guest breakfasts at Hampton Inns, Marriott chains and other hotels. We expected more from the Landsby.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The salad with noodles was one of the top 5 salads I have EVER had. Just delicious. You could make a meal out of it by adding chicken or shrimp. Unfortunately, the ling cod was just okay. It was too peppery and I prefer mine more mild. Although the service was prompt, it lacked sophistication and was too hurried and sharp more like a pizza place.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I love the food here. They make a seasonal cold soba noodle salad that is a little different every time, but always delicious. Their duck fat fries are some of the best.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Two of us thoroughly enjoyed the "Cauiflower Steak." Creative and delicious! Service was great. Mad & Vin is one of our local favorites.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome drinks and meal

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food!
Excellent service!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We had an excellent meal! Service was good and desserts were wonderful. Try the pot de creme! I loved the carrot soup and crab cake. Friends said their ahi was the best ever!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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