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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.7
4.7
1723 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, the Stonehouse Restaurant features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with a crackling fireplace and creek side views. Chef Matthew Johnson evocative regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the Ranch’s organic chef’s garden.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:30 am Sun 7:00 am–8:30 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 565-1720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Johnson

  • Private party facilities

    San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maxine Rutledge: (805) 565-1702

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful grounds and excellent service. Cordial and polite staff especially Emanuel our server who made our lunch remarkable. Lunch menu is relatively limited and smaller portions for the price but tasty and fresh. Wine list is phenomenal.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch Amazing wine list!
  3. c

    conniea

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just had my birthday lunch here, and it is such a special place. You feel like you’re being treated like royalty. The food was fabulous! Couldn’t be any better
  4. LI

    LILI

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was really so so, especially for the price. The menu choices for lunch are very limited and nothing fancy. I expect the dishes at least had some decent presentation but unfortunately not. The side salad to the chicken sandwich was like a little pile of greens with some tomato and wide slices of carrot, definitely not very appealing that would make you want to take a photo of it. Before entering the restaurant, I walked around and saw some vegetable gardens outside but not sure if the ingredients were from their own farm. I wish the servers would mention about it as it will be nice if it is farm to table. The beausoleil oysters were small, maybe 1.5 inch big. The good ones can be up to 2.5 inches. $31 for half dozen was really not worth it. But the servers were friendly. But I need to give them credit for providing a piece of complimentary birthday cake as I mentioned the occasion on my reservation.
  5. GA

    GloriaA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a treat. The service is outstanding. The grounds are beautiful.
  6. KA

    KevinA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overrated. Everything was average at best. The property is cool but unfortunately, it ends there. Service is slow. I was more than halfway done with my meal before getting my first drink. When we first arrived they asked what we wanted to drink but didn't bring menus out, then only brought the wine menu. I had to ask for the cocktail menu. It seemed like the servers really had no clue what was going on. Sliders were solid but the seafood was below average. For all the hype I was expecting much more. I wouldn't recommend wasting your time on this restaurant. There are much better options in downtown Santa Barbara.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  8. n

    nanas

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had lunch here at Stonehouse. The moment we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted right away with a smile and seated right away outside at the patio. Our server Emanuele was a delight. He e do explained everything on the menu, giving us recommendations and provided first class service. He was very attentive and made our lunch very memorable. Great ambiance and we will recommend to our friends for sure.
  9. JY

    JoyYvone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our visits to The Stonehouse Restaurant. Thank you for celebrating both our anniversary and a birthday with lovely desserts. The Ranch is my favorite place.
  10. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found great reviews for Stonehouse on Yelp so I wanted to give them a try for a special afternoon lunch with my family who was visiting from out of town. The entire experience was an A+ from the valet who cheerily greeted us and directed us to the restaurant, to our knowledgeable and gracious waiter, our DELICIOUS food and wine. The grand finale was the ability to walk the perfectly manicured grounds of this gorgeous property. We will definitely be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and food and cocktails were fresh and on point!
  12. B

    Beth

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It was so hot
  13. TC

    TerriC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salad of my entire life at Stonehouse ...vegan, gourmet, absolutely delicious!
  14. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gorgeous location with incredible service and delectable food.
  15. MR

    MollyR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat the ambience, service, food and entire experience at San Ysidro Ranch. I look forward to my next visit.
  16. MS

    MeganS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Items are pricey, but SYR serves the most delicious cuisine in Santa Barbara area. The service at all levels of the resort are top notch - valet, hostess, server, etc. Would highly recommend treating yourself to lunch or dinner at SYR!
  17. b

    barbee

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine list
  18. AL

    AndresL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance with great food and service. We are going back for dinner in two months.
  19. R

    Rayj

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    food was only fair, beautiful place.
  20. MM

    MolongoM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent et vraiment succulent! Service impeccable! Je recommande.
  21. KM

    KarenM

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A fantastic place for celebrations, dates or just a wonderful experience Worth every penny
  22. RM

    RobinM

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Location was superb, food was very tasteful, service was attentive.
  23. AF

    AprilF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best lunches I’ve ever had, in THE MOST beautiful setting!
  24. NT

    NancyT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ranch is beautiful. We really enjoyed the Stonehouse. Everyone was very friendly. Food was excellent
  25. UM

    UchiMama

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Gorgeous setting. Poor and very lethargic service considering the number of servers, etc. They all seemed a bit confused. Food quality was not in line with the pricing. One of our party was given a menu jacket with no menu. When flies descended upon the table we were given a very nice insect repeller.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The server was great but the food took entirely too long to come out. A couple next to us came after we ordered and were served , ate,and left before we got our main course 😩
  27. GR

    GRG2

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. Service, while very polite and friendly, was a bit amateurish for a restaurant at this price point.
  28. k

    kartographier

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely moment! We had a really special afternoon on the lovely property.
  29. MT

    MarthaT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food was excellent and our waitress was lovely and made our dining experience very pleasant. However, the manager was snarky, rude, and talks very loud, so loud that it was distracting and awkward. He made a very rude comment but I won’t go into detail…he does not represent the restaurant or ambiance, and his energy made my boyfriend and I not want to return.
  30. MH

    MeganH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What was supposed to be just a fun lunch turned into a beautiful proposal! Emanuele, our server, not only provided us great service during our lunch, but he also went above and beyond to help my fiancé execute a perfect proposal. The food, San Ysidro property and wait staff made for a memorable experience. Thank you!
  31. S

    Sarapopo

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought I had made reservations for the champagne brunch, but I didn’t. No bother. The lunch was excellent and we got to drink the Paloma, which was great. Chocolate soufflé was outstanding. Definitely get it with vanilla ice cream instead of espresso. Service was great! The grounds are incredible. Do not leave without a walkabout.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service excellent
  33. TM

    TheMichiganGourmet

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 20-years. Our most recent visit was disappointing. Service was slow and inattentive. One entre was cold and had to be redone. It appears that many of the staff is new. Covid impacted Stonehouse.
  34. CA

    CAgigabyte

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most exquisite dining experiences one can have. First rate service, table side preparations, lovely location and perfect menu for a luncheon.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with friends visiting from out of town. Roberto was gracious and prepared a tasty smoked blood orange margarita. The bananas foster was a treat to watch.
  36. JB

    JohnB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Beautiful old house with beautiful portrait oils. Immaculately clean. We ate on the terrace but without a view of the gardens, but the area was exceptionally pleasant. The service was awful. We ordered drinks. Twenty minutes later, I complained to the busboy who got the order filled immediately. We ordered coffee after the meal. Same scenario. The waiter either forgot to relay the order or something else happened. The busboy got the order filled immediately. The food was like any moderate-priced restaurant, meaning salads for, say, $12, and entrees running from $13 to $45. Probelm was, even at lunch, the prices were considerably more. We left annoyed with the poor service and food that was not much different from other restaurants, meaning it lack unusual seasoning, unusual juxtapositions, and artful presentation. I think other area restaurants charging high prices would maybe not provide as beautiful a house and location but considerably more interesting cuisine.
  37. LC

    LynnC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded expectations for a really lovely lunch on the patio, followed by a stroll in the gardens. Looking forward to returning for dinner one evening.
  38. WV

    WestVillager

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb at all levels and the outdoor patio is enchanting.
  39. C

    Carissa

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the fanciest lunches I’ve ever had, and one of my FAVORITE! Loved the setting, service, and food.
  40. TG

    ToddG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely, always impeccable.

FAQs

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 565-1720.

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.7 stars by 1723 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:30 am Sun 7:00 am–8:30 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Johnson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 565-1720

  • Private party facilities

    San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maxine Rutledge: (805) 565-1702

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