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About Sly's

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686 Linden Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, French

Hours of Operation:
Food service Sunday and Saturday: Brunch 9 am- 2 pm
Sunday -Thursday; Dinner: 5 pm - 8:30 pm Friday and Saturday; Dinner: 5 pm -9:30 pm

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 684-6666

Website:
http://slysonline.com/

Parking Details:
Carpinteria's only Valet Parking - Evenings from 5:30pm. Turn onto 7th Street off of Linden.
The bonded, insured valet will meet you along the side of Sly's yellow brick building.

Executive Chef:
James Sly

Private Party Facilities:
Small groups are welcome at Sly’s, in our Monaco Room. Planning a wedding rehearsal dinner, a special birthday, or a corporate event? Sly’s friendly, professional staff & exquisite food can make all the difference. Start your dinner with a hand-shaken cocktail from one of the Central Coast’s best bars - follow with wines selected from our extensive list of local California, and French wines at a wide range of prices (Compare and contrast, discuss among yourselves!). Follow with a dinner from Sly’s. A personalized menu can help create the best dining experience, & insure we have the fresh local specials on hand that your guests might want. From the crusty bread & rolls to finely crafted desserts, your food is made at Sly’s. Your guests will find the setting comfortable for a meeting or a celebration. Best of all? The food, the wines, the cocktails are all, well, Sly's. It doesn't get much better. Please contact us directly so that we can help you create your special event.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (805) 684-6666

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sly's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Always great steaks. Service usually good and ambiance just OK.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The entire meal was amazing. I can’t wait to go back for more.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Luncheon was delicious, and it arrived nicely . The wait staff were extremely pleasant and did their job well and unobtrusively.
My luncheon plate looked very attractive.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome as always. Loved my GREEK salad with warm feta.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The high-priced steaks were not very flavorful and were not cooked to my wife’s and my order.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love Sly’s

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I just love this place. an amazing expansive and delicious menu. never disappointed

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in all California. Reliably extremely great food, combined with warm, friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere. Whether just the two of us or our extended family, when we want an excellent meal, we’ll drive the 35 miles up the coast to Sly’s.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

What a special meal! We felt so comfortable and the menu for the night was a special salute to Julia Childs including crepes Suzette for dessert! Wow!!! Love this place!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love Sly’s!!! It’s always an enjoyable dining experience. The food is thoughtfully prepared, hand picked everything from cuts of meat to the veggies. A must when in the area. The owners are hands on to ensure the best possible occasion

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a “Superb” dining experience. We have been guests at Sly’s for over 5 years. Fantastic friendly attentive service, consistently well prepared food. The only wish I have is the wine by glass be a taller pour, otherwise 5 stars all the way. Highly recommend.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Everything was awesome, especially Tony, our waiter. Thanks again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

had a very enjoyable meal........staff very friendly and helpful......nice variety of choices on the menu.....reservations suggested......food was very good.....will return when in the area

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The waitstaff was very attentive especially John who made our anniversary dinner special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Sly's is our special go to place. Great food, service and friendly atmosphere. Everytime!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 23, 2017

As always we had a great experience. The drinks, food & service is consistent & very, very good. There is something for everyone on the menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Generally speaking, we like the place, and have been there a number of times. Our less than stellar experience this time was the result of choices. The chicken pot pie was underwhelming and fairly tasteless, while the Osso Buco was quite beautifully prepared, but very skimpy, at $37.

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food2
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service5
value2

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and service as usual. Steaks were awesome, as was the crab Louie. Attentive service, nice wine selection too

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place. Great meal. Good value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

By far one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always a feel good time when I'm at Sly's! Best menu in all of Santa Barbara! Carpinteria is very fortunate.The best part is I live around the corner, which is very dangerous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Spicy, Vegan, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Five star! Everything was perfect for our 11 year old granddaughter birthday!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food in local Carpinteria. Excellent quality. Impressive for our out of town guests.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

An old friend was visiting from New England, and it happened to be her birthday .. we took her to Sly's to celebrate the visit, her special day, and Carpinteria. It was a perfect evening. She loved the abalone appetizers and the Sand Dabs... we thought the service was especially attentive and the food, as always, was exceptional. We love Sly's for any and all occasions .
..AND, we can walk to it!!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My date and I were on our way back to Ventura county following a weekend in Santa Barbara and stopped at Sly's for brunch. The atmosphere in the front room is great. It looks like a real diner, but with a fabulous, real bar and a roll-up door in the front to let in the ocean air.

Do you know how contemporary bars organize the bottles to be in patterns? They'll put Grey Goose on each end of the top row and work their way inward with duplicate bottles? Not so at Sly's. It looks like the bar tender actually makes drinks versus spending time decorating. This was a really refreshing detail.

The ladies serving were efficient, friendly and polite, and just the right amount of attentive.

I will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been going to Sly's since the day it opened! We love having a martini and an old fashion here. Great place to linger and have a chat with my husband! Personal are wonderful. We especially like the way the staff is treated...like family!

Good food, good drinks, good people!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I have had many meals here, and maybe it was an off night, but our two dishes were almost bad enough to send back. Instead, we will vote by not returning. My date's boullabaisse was very over cooked, tough mussels, shrimp, overdone fish, all but unedible. I had Julia Child's beef bougougnon, but no pearl onions, and dried mushrooms, but still good flavor.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I've never had a bad dish at Sly's. Everything is superb -- fresh, perfectly prepared, and wonderfully presented. The biggest problem is that there are too many great-tasting things on the menu ... I can't possibly eat everything I want at any one visit (believe me, I've tried). It doesn't get any better than this.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always excellent food with many choices. Great steaks. Very good service. Valet parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Valet parking. Moderately expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Sly's never disappoints. Their bunch is one of the best. Love coming here on a Sunny Carpinteria morning

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our entries were excellent but the bread was sub-par and my onion soup was low on flavor.
The desert menu was unappealing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sly's is consistently good and not at all pretentious.
It is a great place to hang out with friends for a casual meal and beverages. One never feels rushed.
The food is fresh and the menu varied but not too much. Salads are really good, as are the fish and meat dishes.
We try to eat here at least once a month.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always a great meal. Excellent service and a lovely place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

good food and service. I was there for a business meeting and this was a good choice...

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The service was fantastic and our meals and desserts were delicious.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 13, 2017

There were three generations of us, 5 people total, and each of us had a wonderful time with great food. Always a good experience! Carpinteria's absolute best restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, prepared and presented well. Clam chowder was tasty but had a few too many potatoes. Lobster was very tasty. Would dine there again for a special occasion only as it is a bit pricy.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This was the worst expensive meal I have ever had in my life. I wasn't expecting the Michelin 3 star treatment, but every component of our meal was far from edible. From the kids freezer burned hot dog meal that took 35 minutes to be served, the old fashioned that tasted like bitters, the chewy lobster, the kerosene flavored artichokes, the wilted wedge, the butter drenched green beans and the rubbery cod. I have never wanted to forget about spending $400 as badly as after this meal.

DO NOT GO HERE!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 1, 2017

If you are a party of two I recommend asking for a high table across from the bar. My scallops were perfectly cooked. Don't miss the onion rings

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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