Ellie's Tap & Vine

4.8
79 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 79 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAllenB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try a new restaurant and this was great. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Food and service was wonderful. A great find.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Ellie’s. Can’t wait for next time!

Ellie's Tap & Vine
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for this!!!!!

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vipGenaB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Portions are big enough to share. Love that the chef changes her menu often, so we can go back regularly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

Ellie's Tap & Vine
Responded on July 12, 2021

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.

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elizabeth
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, very good food, wonderful vibe. Highly recommend.

EC
vipEileenC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent yet again!👏

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best restaurant in the valley!

Our go to place for great food, great wine, and beautiful outdoor seating.

Peter

Ellie's Tap & Vine
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thanks, Peter! Appreciate the review and feedback! Cheers! Joy

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Cyndicr
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared delightfully, seasoned beautifully and presented artfully.

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vipPickyEater
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNG3054
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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davialee
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipHappycamper
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!
Delightful evening!

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vipBond007
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Kelly
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGreg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Amazing food.

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vipdalita
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service. Great, great food!!!

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AnitaE
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish at Ellie's is excellent. We had the citrus salad (to die for!), pork chop (cooked perfectly), and mussels (best mussels ever!).

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vipDaveC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DonM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LocalFoodie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipNG3054
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGioMamma
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, you can’t go wrong!

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RichardO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine list were excellent and the outdoor seating was quite pleasant.

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BradJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for everyone in our
Group. The Dates, Apple salad and bread pidding desert were favorites.

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vipEileenC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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KLM123
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with amazing food and an excellent wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Deron
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was divine the wine selections extensive the whole experience delightful!

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vip8There
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Carla
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LocalFoodie
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipJCdines
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipjoblow
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBeachlife
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was excellent. Atmosphere was perfect food yummy!

Ellie's Tap & Vine
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you for stopping in and for acknowledging my staff publicly! See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Ellie's Tap & Vine
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you so much! Come back and visit!

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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 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.