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Sear Steakhouse, Solvang, CA

Sear Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
452 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

An authentic and delicious experience from our farm to your table in Downtown Solvang.

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 245-9564

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next special event! Whether you are planning a large wedding, an intimate dinner, or a low key birthday party, Sear Steakhouse will work with you to create a memorable event and a unique farm-to-table menu at your location of choice. Our in-house catering services are provided by K'Syrah Catering and Events, which has a stellar reputation for providing the utmost service and farm-to-table dining experience in our area. We furnish a fully-contained commercial kitchen to any location, whether it be in the middle of a vineyard or in your own backyard. Our commercial kitchen gives us the ability to prepare high quality food in almost any environment.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next special event at our space!

  • Neighborhood

    Solvang

  • Cross street

    Copenhagen Dr.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Special Occasion

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • 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

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dave

    Orange County

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    3rd visit, with some hesitation as our last visit the service was horrible. Last night was fantastic though, so we will be back for sure. Some new menu items with the new owner/chef it would seem (get the crab cake). Good wine list as well.

  2. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    This was our second time having dinner at Sear and as always the food never disappoints. We did have a few issues with ordering but nothing that couldn’t be solved. Short staffed so we were there for quite some time.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful all around! ❤️

  5. MS

    MaratS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect on all levels! These people know booze, meat, and service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nathan’s food is AMAZING!!!

  7. H

    Hello

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Strawberry shortcake was burnt and dry. Everything else was amazing and everyone is so nice and friendly

  8. JH

    JHicks

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sear is one of the best restaurants in Solvang. The food and cocktails are spectacular. Watch out! The portions are huge!

  9. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed great service and a fine meal while relaxing on the patio. Try the 8oz baseball cut steak- incredibly good! Inside seemed to be more lively...

  10. LR

    LaceyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite for a 3 hour drive!! The BEST!! Worth It!!

  11. R

    Robsat1845

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Order The bone marrow, the diver scallops, and the New York. You’re welcome.

  12. MR

    MelissaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Made a reservation to celebrate college graduation. 1st reservation of the day, we were sat outside, which is fine but directly in the hot sun, we asked to move to a shaded table, keep in mind we are the 1st and only party their, our request to move was an issue, they didn’t want to allow us to move. Finally they let us move to a shaded table but said we can only stay at that table for 45 min because they have other reservations, I never made a reservation to sit in the sun. Dinner was supposed to be a celebration, staff being difficult was ridiculous. Now the food, honestly it was average if not sub average. Ridiculous amount of salt in all the dishes. All this said, we will not return

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing! i def recommend this restaurant if in the Solvang area. Sadly, i don’t remember our servers name, but he was amazing.

  14. F

    Freqfinediner

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location. Amazing seafood and steaks. Even better drinks. Great service.

  15. SC

    SoCalWalnutMom

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, Keto friendly menu. Big portions- great for sharing. Owner and chef walked through the restaurant and greeted clients. Willing to share how he prepared the food! Will definitely come back when we visit Solvang.

  16. D

    Dcub

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Dinner was absolutely outstanding. Evening began with a Wonderful Server named Ginny. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu & was so fun we would have loved for her to sit down & join us. Everything was great from the Wine to the Desserts. Two of the ladies had a Carrot Type Soup with a touch of Ginger that was to die for. Wagyu Steaks we’re prepared perfectly & melted in our mouths. Filet Oscar Style was perfect as was the Blue Fin Tuna. If you in Solvang & looking for a casual Steakhouse with beyond belief service & food this is the place to make your reservation. Thank You for a Wonderful Evening

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere Great food. Great service.

  18. S

    Soni22

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    💫 “Good food and good company are two of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures.” 💫 Thank you @sear.steakhouse for hosting us and Chef Nate for a delicious meal and being so hospitable and Amber our wonderful server who gave us the best recommendations! The bone marrow and beef Wellington were amazing 🙌🏼 Not to mention the carrot ginger soup and pickled veggies with bread! We will definitely be back! 🥂

  19. TN

    ToddN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Clearly needs more staffing. More explanation on portion size. It’s hard to understand what can be shared and what cannot. Overall good quality was excellent.

  20. b

    beccasbuca

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambience and food. One super loud party

  21. KL

    KatLB

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We went to Sear with friends for my husband's birthday and unfortunately, we had some issues. Our server may have been really busy, but she forgot items (bread) and we had to ask for it and then she forgot glasses for the wine we brought, then when she finally brought it, she forgot the pour it, so we did that. Whatever, not a big deal, just some service issues. The more major infraction was when our friend ordered a filet medium and it was BLOODY and he had to send back for a re-fire, which seems crazy when you're going to a place that specializes in steaks! Steaks just aren't the same when they are cut into and then re-fired. On a positive note, the cocktails were really great! Everyone loved the cocktails they ordered. I don't know, in the end, it was pricey and no one was amazed.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I got the Beef Wellington and whipped potatoes. It was the best thing I’ve ever eaten!

  23. m

    moneybags

    Denver

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The hostess and our waiter were outstanding. The food was very good if a little pricey. The coffee was cold and only marginally improved after we asked. But otherwise a pleasant experience.

  24. E

    Erin

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service amazing - food excellent - best crab cakes ever!!!!

  25. NB

    NolanB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    We were sat in a very sunny spot with blinding light in our eyes. When we requested to be moved, we’re told that due to the amount of reservations, that might not be possible even though there were at least a half dozen open tables in a half empty room. Once moved, our meal left much to be desired. I normally get their $70 NY Strip, however the server convinced me to purchase their $100 wagyu NY Strip. I ordered the steak medium well, however they brought it out rare. Ok, not horrible as I’ve enjoyed steaks rare before. However it simply lacked flavor and was sub-par compared to their regular NY Strip which is what I usually order. The one time I ordered Wagyu and it’s sub-par. Go figure. Needless to say, I will never order the $100 Wagyu again. Their $70 NY Strip is better, at least in my experience at this restaurant. The cheesecake was gross. Never had a cheesecake that had a bread like texture with no creaminess whatsoever. Sad trip to sear this time. Not usually like this so I will not hold a grudge as every place has its bad days, but for $290 dollar dinner, I was hoping for a bit more enjoyable experience. Maybe next time.

  26. D

    Dpogz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good service and food will come back again for sure cant wait to try the steak next. :)

  27. OR

    OmarR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was wonderful , a little too loud due tk being sat by a large group of 15 plus. Our waiter Jeremy really did a fabulous job pairing our food together ! The spring salad was epic and so were the oysters . Great date night for me and my wife !

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment Nathan (the owner-chef) greeted us at the entrance, and chatted with us even after he seated us, we had a feeling this was going to be a magical date night! From there things just continued to get better! Our server, Jocelyn was also amazing. Her positive energy and attentiveness made our dinner such a wonderful compliment to one of the most delicious meals we can ever remember! From the incredible gluten free crostini to my girlfriend’s scallops to my ribeye…simply mouthwatering! And the orzo risotto was so incredible as to be borderline decadent! And lastly, the Brussel sprouts were simply the best I’ve ever had, even without bacon in the recipe!!! And the gluten free strawberry shortcake was ALSO over the moon delicious! Nathan even came back and visited with us at the end of the meal to close out the perfect evening. Can’t wait to come back!

  29. BD

    BarbandDino

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy to say that Sear was a pleasant surprise in Solvang. Starting at the entrance and all the way to leaving, the staff was very welcoming and professional. The menu cross section was good and had something for everyone. The fish and steaks were perfectly done to everyone’s request. Nice to have happy guests.

  30. J

    Jonzyyyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was super nice and friendly! I ordered the bone marrow and oysters to start. I've never tried either of them and the server was super nice and explained how to eat them. After the bone was scraped clean, the server suggested we order the bourbon shot and have it poured down the bone into our mouth, so fun! We also had the filet mignon with Brussel sprouts and whipped potatoes. 10/10!!!! The Moscow mule I had was also delicious.

  31. RY

    RobertY

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elegant dining establishment. Wine selection provided a variety of quality wines. Fantastic service.

  32. KK

    KarlieK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent! We had a party of 7, so we ordered a variety of things. We had the oysters (which were to die for), the crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and the seared beef tenderloin for starters… amazing! Between everyone, we ordered the scallops, pork chops and a couple different steaks… all very good! The sides were yummy as well. A little pricey but worth it in my opinion.

  33. JM

    JenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall my husband and I had a good experience and would return. Very nice ambiance and the bone marrow is delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and checked on us appropriately. She refilled our wine glasses as needed which was also a nice touch. The only critiques I have to give is that our server and the hostess both asked if we were celebrating anything, but nothing special was done for my husband’s birthday despite the inquiries. Also, the brussels tasted like they had zero seasoning and no dairy alternative sauce was offered.

  34. HL

    HilaryL

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very beautifully prepared dishes that taste amazing!!! Highly recommend.

  35. BL

    BriL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. Staff was extremely friendly and our waitress, Amber, was the best!!

  36. JH

    JazminH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the service was on point.

  37. P

    Patrick

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expensive but excellent food and great service. Great for a special occasion!

  38. AD

    AlexeyD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place with an excellent menu and service. Highly recommend for an event or a celebration.

  39. GC

    GregC

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Probably caught them on an off night. Cinco De Mayo…casual setting, fine dining prices. Service good. Sophia is a young energetic knowledgeable server that aims to please. Steaks are very good, some items massive. Shrimp cocktail huge and delicious. Made us cut down our order— 6 big ship each is a lot of starter. It may just be me but serving a 8oz filet on a large plate looked ridiculous. They want to sell “sides” of course but it looked out of place and even felt awkward looking at it. Some veggies would add color. One hiccup- we both ordered a baked potato. They looked wonderful. My brothers was perfect, mine was Cold. Yup. Cold. So they said they d get me another. After I finished my baby filet they brought the potato. “Sorry about the timing.” I had it for dessert….they comped it but would have been nice to get it with meal. Somebody obviously forgot. With a bottle of wine this meal cost $285. Be prepared.

  40. TB

    TravelerBJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We travel as a group and do one really nice restaurant during our stay and choose Sear. It was nothing short of AMAZING. The food, atmosphere, and staff. Thank you Sear. You made our trip.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sear Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 245-9564.

Sear Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Sear Steakhouse

478 4th Pl Solvang, CA 93463-2716

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Copenhagen Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Solvang

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 245-9564

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next special event! Whether you are planning a large wedding, an intimate dinner, or a low key birthday party, Sear Steakhouse will work with you to create a memorable event and a unique farm-to-table menu at your location of choice. Our in-house catering services are provided by K'Syrah Catering and Events, which has a stellar reputation for providing the utmost service and farm-to-table dining experience in our area. We furnish a fully-contained commercial kitchen to any location, whether it be in the middle of a vineyard or in your own backyard. Our commercial kitchen gives us the ability to prepare high quality food in almost any environment.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next special event at our space!

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