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Interior Dining Room  - Ellie's Tap & Vine, Santa Ynez, CA

Ellie's Tap & Vine

4.8
4.8
352 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 390-3595

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Joy Reinhardt

  • Catering

    On/Off Premise Catering Available.

  • Private party facilities

    Based upon availability. We have a Private Dining Room that can accommodate up to 30 guests or as little as 10. Please contact Owner, Joy, for Reservations and inquiries. Joy@elliestapandvine.com or 916.390.3595

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Edison St.

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street parking. We are walkable from most local hotels, and directly across the street from the Santa Ynez Inn.

  • Public transit

    None.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 352 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Best Value

  • California Central Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • California Central Coast

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. RF

    RachelF

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place! We come back every year for our anniversary (we are from OC). This place is our favorite spot in town. The owners are on site cooking the food. Let me tell you, my husband and I dream about their tomahawk pot roast. THE BEST dish we have ever had. Melts in your mouth. We love you Ellie’s! See you next year!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service!
  3. DP

    DouglasP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal! Fresh and creative food, excellent wine list, and good service are a winning combination.
  4. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I wanted to give all five star reviews after reading about this place before we left on our trip. The place is cute but very crowded and you pretty much feel like you are dining with the people who are sitting on either side of you if you are eating indoors. we ordered burrata salads to start with and they were very bland. There was barely a drizzle of balsamic on the tomatoes and dry greens just made it not as good as it could’ve been because the local tomatoes were delicious but needed something. We both ordered the beef pot pie which should be named potato pot pie because that was the majority of the filling. we thought we were going for a five-star dinner but it fell short of that. The service was very nice, the staff, very friendly and the owner came out to ask how everything was. They have that part down pat but the food was a total disappointment, we didn’t even want to see the dessert menu judging by the food we had already received and that is not normal for us.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on November 21, 2022Jen: I am extremely disappointed for your experience & that we didn't exceed your expectations. We are an intimate restaurant, which means that sometimes it may seem crowded. Your food feedback is important to us; we will adjust our preparation accordingly. I wish you would have said something to Jay when he stopped at your table. We care and we would have absolutely fixed everything, right then. We would have loved to alter your experience but now hope you will give us a second chance. Joy

  5. r

    royd

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we were seated outside so quiet... inside is noisy and very different ambiance. great food & great people

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on November 20, 2022Hi Roy: Thank you for your review. Inside was definitely full of celebration. But I think outside is pretty special, too. Joy

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable restaurant. Delicious food - the caramelized apple salad was outstanding. Great service. Would definitely recommend.
  7. EC

    EmilyC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience, and stellar service. I would definitely visit a Ellie’s again!
  8. NG

    NG3054

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal at Ellie’s. Though the restaurant was extremely busy that night, our service and food were 5 stars!Because Ellie’s uses high quality ingredients, has a creative menu, friendly servers, and a warm ambience, it’s our go-to for date nights and special occasions. Ellie’s never disappoints.
  9. k

    kathyc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful ambiance. Cant wait to return!! We really enjoyed our dinner last night.
  10. D

    Docalex

    Central Coast

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine here. The food is exceptional and the ambiance is super cool. The two owner chefs (Jay and Joy) take obvious pride in what they do and always take time to visit with their customers and take reviews. It is a real treat to have such an exceptional big city dining experience in our little tiny town.
  11. MC

    MargaretC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety and choices of good food.
  12. JM

    JamesM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time at Ellie’s Tap and Vin. Menu changes to take advantage of best available local ingredients. Joy is an affable host and made us most welcome. Wine list is well planned with local selections as well as international offerings as well. We had a very nice evening.
  13. DP

    DouglasP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great value!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the staff was incredible. Will be back!
  15. KJ

    KJLowman

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great little bistro, beautifully decorated to match the cowboy vibe in Santa Ynez. Great service, great food and chefs who really care that you enjoy your experience. Can't wait to go back.
  16. AS

    AnonymousSYV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food was delicious, ambiance perfect and staff was very welcoming. I highly recommend!
  17. PF

    PeggyF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff are great, we've been here several times when visiting Santa Ynez and are never disappointed.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on October 28, 2022Thank you, Peggy! We so appreciate you! Joy

  18. JD

    JohnD

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Tuesday Asian food and 80’s music. Which was a fun unique night with great food & fun music. We started with spicy cucumber salad and green papaya salad. They both were very flavorful. Our entrees were broccoli beef and shrimp pad Thai. The large portions had more than a normal amount of beef and shrimp. The flavors were spot on! We ended with coconut and mango sorbet. The owners are very hospitable and genuinely care about your experience. This was our second time and we’ll be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was a great food experience. The bread pudding was a little dry but the wine selection is great and the atmosphere so cozy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    There was a huge party of about 12 that was extremely noisy… put a damper on our evening.. Food was sub-par… chef was very defensive….not sure what elapse to say…

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on October 23, 2022Hi Anonymous: Not sure what chef you are describing because both my brother and I spoke with you and received everything you shared with us about your meal. We are just disappointed that we couldn't make you happy. Not defensive at all; quite the opposite.

  21. JB

    JudiB

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience…both inside & outside! Great service…great food. Couldn’t be happier. Will highly recommend this place!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and wine list with exceptional staff!! Bravo!
  23. A

    Aberg

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience at Ellie’s! We tried some new items on the menu and we were not disappointed! The blistered tomato, Point Reyes blue cheese toast was full of end of summer/early fall flavor. We loved the creamy Italian sausage and tomato pasta! It was perfectly prepared and we hope it stays on the menu…at least for awhile! Our server, Mike, was excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable. He seemed to anticipate our needs, and he brought a water bowl for our dog! Ellie’s is such a great treasure, always welcoming and delicious.
  24. TH

    TeriH

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is impeccable, the food amazing. A great restaurant for any occasion of just a night out.
  25. D

    Docalex

    Central Coast

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic high-end edition to the restaurant choices in the Santa Ynez Valley bringing a little bit of the Napa "French Laundry" feel and fusion fare to us. Always a treat to dine here. Food is fabulous and they have an excellent wine selection with great values from both local producers and abroad. The feel and decorations are warm, creative, and fun and the private booths on the patio add an extra private charm. One of the best restaurants in the entire county.
  26. FE

    FrankE

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, best service on Central Coast.
  27. ED

    EDB42

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So just want to say that Ellie’s Tap and Vine is spectacular in all ways. Great food, lovely ambiance, personable wait staff, just great overall dining experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this spot. Absolutely going again.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on October 22, 2022Thank you so much!

  29. TG

    TenayaGirl

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we discovered this delightful and delicious place in Santa Ynez. Service by Mike was superb, nice chef, and great lunches all around. And they are even dog-friendly outside. Highly recommended and we'll be back soon!!
  30. BL

    BobL

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ellies was a great dining experience. My wife had filet, I chose the double pork chops, both were very good. We chose the butterscotch pudding for dessert and while it tasted fine we were sadly disappointed in the portion size for the cost. Other than that, highly recommend Ellies.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on October 2, 2022Hi Bob: Thanks for your review and thank you for your feedback about our menu prices. I will definitely consider your input for future dessert options. Cheers! Joy

  31. S

    Sven

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent Wine Down Wednesday dinner experience. Loved the decor and music along with great service from the staff. Food was excellent and being able to talk with the owner/chef helped make it a great experience.
  32. AB

    AngelaB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service! Thai Tuesday did not disappoint. Fantastic green curry, tacos and papaya salad. One of my favorite restaurants in the valley!

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 29, 2022Thank you so much!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!!!!

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 29, 2022You're absolutely wonderful!

  34. D

    Daen

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic evening with Joy and her tasty thai food and rockin 80’s tunes, both of which make you wanna sing!

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 29, 2022What a wonderful note! Let's sing! Joy

  35. R

    Raybn55

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal. We arrived at closing time and they accommodated our party beautifully. The food was top notch and the service impeccable. Would love to return on Tuesday for the Asian inspired dishes.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster roll a must have! Yummy, yum, yum…

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 21, 2022Yay! We are so happy you loved it!

  37. C

    Congressman

    Las Vegas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of dining here during our Solvang/Santa Ynez Valley visit. Bella was fantastic and had great lunch recommendations. The Pate, Lobster Roll and Crab Cake are fantastic! The have a great wine menu to choose from and the indoor and outdoor seating are very comfortable.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 21, 2022What an amazing review! Thank you!

  38. I

    Imran

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing farm to table restaurant with great ambience in Santa Ynez. Everything was perfect from our balcony seating overlooking Santa Ynez to the delicious fresh food to the great service. Made a special night that much more special and we will definitely be back the next time we are in Santa Ynez.
  39. WN

    WineNdine

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, everything we had was scrumptious.

    Ellie's Tap & VineResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you so very much!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend Ellie's Tap and Vine enough. Tonight was my husband and my first experience at the restaurant. The food. The service. The visit from the chef..all top notch. We were greeted with smiling faces and seated promptly. Both the hostess and our server were kind, enthusiastic and full of information and suggestions for our first visit. Our server, Bella, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Food: I had the heirloom tomato and burrata salad. My husband had the mixed Green salad. Both were fresh, well seasoned and plentiful. Entrée: the filet au poivre was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband's crab cakes were huge, full of crab and not filler and seasoned very well. We would definitely order again. Dessert: oh my goodness- the bread pudding. I have eaten many bread puddings .... From homemade to restaurants to Michelin starred restaurants to celebrity chef's restaurants. This is the best bread pudding I have EVER eaten. The outside was crisp. The custard was smooth and so absolutely amazing. The caramel sauce was perfect. I can't wait to return. We have found our new favorite restaurant in the SYV.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ellie's Tap & Vine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 390-3595.

Ellie's Tap & Vine is rated 4.8 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

Ellie's Tap & Vine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Ellie's Tap & Vine

3640 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9146

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Edison St.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street parking. We are walkable from most local hotels, and directly across the street from the Santa Ynez Inn.

  • Public transit

    None.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Joy Reinhardt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 390-3595

  • Catering

    On/Off Premise Catering Available.

  • Private party facilities

    Based upon availability. We have a Private Dining Room that can accommodate up to 30 guests or as little as 10. Please contact Owner, Joy, for Reservations and inquiries. Joy@elliestapandvine.com or 916.390.3595

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