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Sly's

4.6
627 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, French
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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
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Phone number
(805) 684-6666
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Sly
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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.
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Private party contact
Manager: (805) 684-6666
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Street
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 627 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good, our waitress efficient and friendly, but it was impossible to overcome the unattractive ambiance -- the decor is dated and dark, the ceilings are low, and if you are seated at the the back of the restaurant, it's impossibly claustrophobic. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

always excellent. hand crafted, unique dishes, wonderful deserts. a bit pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A meal at Sly’s is always enjoyable. The food is why we go, it is well prepared, extremely delicious and presented well by a great set of wait staff. Chef Sly and his entire kitchen staff create the impression that your meal is the only meal they are interested in making. One final note, Sly’s Bloody Mary is as good as it gets.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Sly's continues to be a favorite restaurant of ours. It's fun to drive to Carpinteria, a laid-back beach town, to eat at Sly's and walk around town before or after.

The food at Sly's is always fresh and flavorful. We especially love the seafood: abalone, scallops, sand dabs, and more. The potato skins are crispy, and the cocktails are the real thing. The menu is large and diverse.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sly's never disappoints. We have been dining here for years, and have yet to have a bad meal. Although the menu is a bit pricey, the quality is worth every penny. There are hidden gems all over the menu (Cuban Chicken, Chili, and the mussels just to name a few) and some delicious lower priced options as well. It is the perfect place for a special night out or a quick lunch by the beach. With an extensive wine list combined with Sly's attentive and knowledgeable staff, each meal here is sure to be a highlight of your night out in Carpinteria.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food. Great service. Everything was exceptional.
Cheese cake was not great weird texture week on flavor..... Apple crisp was to die for

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We went to Sly’s for our anniversary. We had seen it on a trip to Esau’s in Carpinteria. There are not any great steakhouses in Ventura, so our 15 min drive was no big deal. Our meal (porterhouse for 2 served Peter Luger style, half & half, Brussels sprouts) was sublime. The service was great, the owner toured the tables and we will be back. Pricey, to be sure, but I’d put it up there with The Palm for sheer steakhouse excellence.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Superb steak; very fresh fish; ice martinis; good local wine selection. This is a pricey restaurant for the area, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always excellent!! Food, service and atmosphere! And always consistently great!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Sly's is always Dependable! We can count on having excellent food, superb service, and a quiet corner all to ourselves! This latest visit was before a concert, and the timing as always, was perfect. As a surprise bonus, my husband was Stoked to finally eat a Peter Luger steak! Wow!!
I was secretly pleased that the Nantucket Bay Scallops were on the Specials, just like last year at this time...a bonus for me!
Our server, Izzy is just The Best! We're always so well taken care of, we feel Pampered & Special. The food is always the finest quality, and we've never been disappointed with anything! Wish we were richer...we'd be here weekly! See ya soon! XOXO

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

One of my favorites. Something for everyone. Great cocktails too!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the Race Car Theme....Big Fan
Waitress Angela was a delight!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great! We love sitting at the bar

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The restaurant has a good vibe, is unpretentious, and the service is great. However, the food was fairly average, particularly because the prices are on the high end. Also, the noise level in the back part of the restaurant makes it hard to enjoy a good conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Sly’s never disappoints. The menu is old school, but in the best possible way. Seafood - check. Steaks - check. Pasta dishes - check. Hamburgers - check. A bar that knocks it out of the park - check. And don’t get me started on the onion rings!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Sly's is dependable for good service - you can dine in the bar (which is fun - and there's a great happy hour 4- 6 weeknights) or dine on white table clothes in the back rooms where you can actually hear your dining companions and great black and white photos by Jesse Alexander line the brick walls. Sly's can be pricey (sides are separate) so bring you gold AMEX card. Hoping they start serving lunch again - brunch on the weekends is great. Love their onion rings, potato skins with side of sour cream and the carbonara is to die for - heavy on steaks - some seafood - sand dabs are lovely Sly can go heavy on the butter, but you can request "light on the butter"... Save room for desserts!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Sly's is delicious! Great steakhouse with tons of options. The service is outstanding! 5 star restaurant without the stuffy atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We love Sly’s

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place. Great meal. Good value.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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