Ellie's Tap & Vine
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Delicious, friendly, great vibe all around. The staff was awesome. The wine selection had so many choices and the sangria was so refreshing too. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes snd the filet mignon was mouth watering along with sea bass. We will definitely be back. Joy the owner was a pleasure to meet and have a great conversation with.
Ellie's tap and vine was AMAZING! We were staying in Slovang for the night and I made reservations for dinner here on a whim. Everything from the food, service, atmosphere, and vibe was fantastic. Our party consisted of 2 adults and a 7 year old. We had the sardine starter, crab cake entree, lamb sausage pot pie entree, and peach cobbler with vanila ice cream, a couple of draft beers and the house lemonade. Everything was delicious, tasted healthy and homecooked, seasoned to perfection (not laden with unnecessary butter or salt), and exceeded our expectations. The service was just as amazing and they were attentive and friendly. The vibe, chic rustic decor, and beautiful flower arrangements really enhanced our experience.
I would definitely return and recommend Ellie's to anyone!
Wanted to try a new restaurant and this was great. Will definitely be back.
Love the atmosphere! Food and service was wonderful. A great find.
Always love Ellie’s. Can’t wait for next time!
Thank you for this!!!!!
Always great food. Portions are big enough to share. Love that the chef changes her menu often, so we can go back regularly!
I hate to leave a review that isn’t entirely positive, but we had a disappointing experience at elli’s. I’m fairly certain our server forgot to submit our order to the kitchen as we waited over and hour and 15 minutes for our meals that were not particularly time intensive to prepare. I saw her at the bar during the three times I had to walk in myself for things like water, the check etc. in fact, we had wanted to order dessert and never even got an opportunity to because nobody even came to ask us if we were alright. If we needed anything else, etc. the food was good with a decent menu, but the service literally impeded our ability to enjoy the experience.
Thank you for your review. As the owner/chef, it disappoints me that you had less than a stellar experience at my restaurant. We pride ourselves on service and we missed the mark with you. Significantly. It's no secret that restaurants are desperately in need of staff. It's not an excuse but it is very much our current reality. I am deeply sorry for your dining experience. Please allow us another opportunity to wow you. Please contact me and I will take care of you. joy@elliestapandvine.
It was a wonderful meal! Fresh, local and high quality produce/ingredients and so beautifully prepared and DELICIOUS! Fun to see the owner and chef working right there who greeted us as we walked in and thanked us on the way out.
The service was friendly, attentive and professional on a charming deck. We’ll definitely return with friends… so happy they’re still here!
Lovely, very good food, wonderful vibe. Highly recommend.
Excellent yet again!👏
They are the best restaurant in the valley!
Our go to place for great food, great wine, and beautiful outdoor seating.
Thanks, Peter! Appreciate the review and feedback! Cheers! Joy
The food was prepared delightfully, seasoned beautifully and presented artfully.
Ellie’s Tap & Vine was a new experience for us, and we will be back. The menu has great options and being Gluten Free I had lots of choices. We were a party of 3 and shared many dishes. The Shishito peppers were cooked perfectly,
We also shared the Ceviche appetizer which was served with tortilla chips and had a very generous portion of fish. This was a beautiful presentation and large enough to be a nice, light meal. We also shared the citrus salad, the halibut dinner and the most incredible chocolate ganache cake I’ve ever had! Everything was wonderful including our server and I highly recommend all of the dishes we enjoyed
Once again, fantastic food and great service! We ordered blistered shishito peppers and warm apple salad for starters - both delicious. My husband ordered the clam bake & I got the halibut as our main courses- wow! Amazing! Ellie’s has an extensive wine list, a creative menu, and a friendly staff. We’ve been three times in the last 6 weeks and plan to make ourselves regulars at Ellie’s. Highly recommend this place!
Ellie's Tap & Vine is the best restaurant in the valley! I look forward to every meal there & cannot wait to tell all my friends and family about their restaurant! It is my go to for any special occasion, celebration or just a nice treat for no reason! Its a must visit!!
Great place for fresh, expertly prepared food. The wait staff is very professional and friendly. We started with the Mexican corn appetizer, which was sweet and buttery. We ordered halibut and pork chops for dinner with cherry pie for dessert, yum!
The host went above and beyond. I would come back just because the service including our server was amazing! But WAIT the food was amazing! The best time we have had out in a long time. . AMAZING!!
Wonderful! Our server was so kind and really made the evening enjoyable. We sat on the patio and felt that we were safe as houses to have a maskless dinner. It was the first time I had been able to see my family since the pandemic broke out and it was so nice to have dinner, wine, and a good time with my folks.
We loved it. Amazing food.
Incredible service. Great, great food!!!
Every dish at Ellie's is excellent. We had the citrus salad (to die for!), pork chop (cooked perfectly), and mussels (best mussels ever!).
Joy has created the place in SYV to match in terms of relaxed fine dining cuisine in a cozy and comfortable setting. Come early and sit outdoors to get a wonderful sun-drenched view of the Chumash valley. Her staff is extremely friendly and do their best to make guests feel like family. Prime rib filet, duck, mussels, pumpkin risotto, homemade chicken pate are extremely delicious and highest quality.
It was our first experience at Ellie’s and we found it very good. The food was excellent - very fresh, ambience was great and decor was beautiful. The chef came to our table and was very friendly. We will be going back on our next trip to Santa Inez!
Great find! Not for casual eating but definitely for a special meal. The menu is custom each week, and small, but everything we had was delish. Beautiful lamps hanging everywhere, and service was top notch. We will be back.
Hands Down, BEST restaurant in the Valley. Every time we eat here, it’s always top notch in every way. We had a NY Strip and the Filet mignon, PERFECTION!
We topped it off with bread pudding and flourless chocolate cake. ABSOLUTE GEM!!
It was our first visit and won’t be our last. Delicious food, excellent service, great ambience- what a gem! Chef Joy is talented, creative, and on top of that, comes out to greet the diners. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for fine dining, quality ingredients, and a warm atmosphere.
Always amazing, you can’t go wrong!
Food and wine list were excellent and the outdoor seating was quite pleasant.
Great food for everyone in our
Group. The Dates, Apple salad and bread pidding desert were favorites.
The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. Very nice atmosphere. The olive tapenade needed a bit more flavor but we enjoyed all of our courses. Absolutely fabulous wine selection!!
Lovely restaurant with amazing food and an excellent wine list.
We both had Salmon and it was to die for! It
was cooked to perfection. It was served on a bed of asparagus and spinach, with a scrumptious sauce underneath. The decor was beautiful! They have indoor and outdoor seating, all very comfortable. The server was so friendly and kind. She checked in with us regularly and was so accommodating! The chef, Joy, even came out after our meal to introduce herself answer any questions and to make sure our meal was outstanding. This restaurant was a 5-star dining experience that we’ll be sure to frequent often!
The food was divine the wine selections extensive the whole experience delightful!
Fabulous meal! Luckily they had just reopened for lunches and we went before leaving town. The owner/ chef Joy is a treasure. We ordered the Tuna Melt and the Tarragon Chicken Salad along with a bread basket. Both were tasty and filling. Can’t wait to come back and try the dinner menu!
There was a bit of a wait when you got there, but that's understandable - Joy (the owner and chef) makes all the dishes herself and with everything opening back up, it was a bit slow. That being said COMPLETELY worth the wait. The olive tapenade was amazing, and the filet was so tender, it melted in your mouth.
The servers were friendly and accomodating. When I asked about some of the red wines, she brought me out some tastes to I could order what I liked.
The outside booths have high sides, so it's pretty intimate. Great for a night with friends or a date night. A total gem!
This is the BEST restaurant in the valley!!! EVERYTHING about it is on point!
I can’t wait to visit again and again!
Ps. THE best STEAK I have had!!
Joy and her friends at Ellie's offer a wonderful, warm evening with delicious food. Like visiting a good friend's house for a fun evening!
We love everything about this place. It's apparent that everyone here loves what they're doing and want to be the best. I hope the Michelin restaurant reviewers are looking at this place to give it a star
Mary was excellent. Atmosphere was perfect food yummy!
Thank you for stopping in and for acknowledging my staff publicly! See you next time!
Best food and great service! If you are in town you must try you will not regret it! Best salmon and steak I’ve ever had!
Thank you so much! Come back and visit!
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 79 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.