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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.9
1546 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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4.9
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a a special time on Stonehouse restaurant . We were celebrating my daughter graduation. And the service was incredible, the Wine and the Champagne were wonderful and the food beautiful and delicious .
And for desert all the kindness reminding us how special is the moment ... they write with chocolate Congratulation❤️. Stonehouse is a restaurant everybody must go!

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vipMissy
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smell of gardenia, jasmine and rosemary floated in the air enveloping time as we celebrated a birthday amongst a lively crowd. Steak Diane, Bananas Foster along with Cherries Jubilee made table side. Imagine those fragrances... you should be wishing you were here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and delightful food. Toured magnificent gardens after lunch - hard to beat!

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DebH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely setting outside but we sat near entrance and table was very dark. Waiter had to use flashlight to illuminate what he was serving. Good service. Food was good but not outstanding.

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vipDinnerwithfriends
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. Magical ! The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the highlight of our weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. Good, service, and ambiance were all amazing. A must go !

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HannahM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful grounds, great service, delicious food. We'll definitely be back!

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CharleneM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting! Great menu. Loved the guitar playing!

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Venturanumberone
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous restaurant !!
We are so happy they have reopened and just as good as ever. Beautiful setting and the staff is spot on. Not to mention their food is spectacular but some may find it a bit pricey.
We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary.

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JohnK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious vegan meals and excellent service. A lovely birthday celebration! It was a first time visit for our adult children and they loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my 60th Birthday...the approach is simply gorgeous, with the buildings being at the end of a long sweeping driveway.
We were seated outside under the beautifully lit trees on the outside patio.
Our server was so attentive, helpful and courteous, and made some excellent suggestions from the menu.
The whole experience was unforgettable and the memories will live with us forever.
Well done San Ysidro Ranch.

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stevies
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Ysidro Ranch is such a beautiful location and the food at Stonehouse was incredible, as always. The oyster starter was surprising and delicious, as was the Mac and cheese. The chicken with gnocchi and truffle was one of the best chicken dishes I’ve ever had. The real star was dessert though. The lemon tart with lavender chantilly and my combination of the cardamom gelato was happy tear inducing.
Overall, this is a solid spot for a night of good food and refined enjoyment. Great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing service and food and ambience!!! Beautiful to walk around property before and after dinner. Thoughtful consideration regarding Covid precautions, everyone was careful about distance and wore masks. Our favorite restaurant for our anniversary every year!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SusieC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guitar player made our first trip out to dinner in a year special and comfy!

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JohnPY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Planned my Birthday trip & was so Happy to get reservation confirmed. I asked for a outside patio with a view, they gave me a table with view to there service station & next to the door. Asked for a better table & was told that this was our reserved table. The food was just fair, no wow factor 😔 The wow factor was only from the $200 bill. The Ranch itself was amazing😀

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vipIshkanB
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great she did everything to make our dinner great enjoyed it.

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vipHarryK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise from the moment we approached the valet, walked towards the restaurant and met the host/hostess. As we walked to our table, staff greeted us. The restaurant and outdoor seating was beautiful especially as the night began to fall. The food, drinks and service was excellent! Can’t wait to come back! Ps this elegant restaurant may make the best bbq ribs I’ve ever had!

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MarjorieP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It couldn’t have been a lovelier meal and with such excellent personal service. I kept thinking how gorgeous the classical/Spanish guitar background music was, that I assumed was a recording. But no, a solo guitarist was positioned just below the restaurant to serenade us. Perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The food was salty and nothing impressive. The desert was not tasty: ordered a soufflé

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vipDoug
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the food was very good. Our server was kind and attentive and overall a first class service.

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vipElisabethL
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Stonehouse is a expensive, gorgeous place. I have been there many times over the years, but have always been struck with the tremendous prices. While I am willing to pay for an outstanding meal in a beautiful spot, the food at The Stonehouse is not outstanding. I would recommend it to friends, but with the caveat that it's all about the setting, and you don't get what you pay for in the food department, which is a shame, and should be the easiest thing to fix.

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Kimw
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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SteveP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner this past Wednesday for our 25th Wedding Anniversary we had the best service and wonderful food food. We will definitely go back after Covid 19 is gone.

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CariM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes early and our table was ready but we wanted to look around the property. The host encouraged us to order a drink and then take our time to explore the garden. Our table was private and quiet. Our food was incredible (best oysters with passion fruit) and the service was so professional, courteous and welcoming. Best service we have experienced in a while. 5 stars. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Stonehouse. The lobster bisque was incredible and so was the crisp. The pork belly was just ok. I wish the bread in the bread basket came out warm. The sliders were just ok and the Mac n cheese was really good! Service was a bit slow but the ambience made up for it.

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CALGAL
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful in every single way. Most beautiful ambience in Santa Barbara. The food was delicious, the service outstanding. Fire going. Magical!

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
166 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food, service and ambiance here. The prices are extremely high, but worth it for all the other exceptional features.

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Anniversary
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful setting, amazing food, wonderful service, very romantic and happy anniversary celebration for us!

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Mike
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had the best starter ever.
Maple Brined Pork Belly:
Johnny Cake (thin pancake), Collard Greens, Maple Glazed Nectarines (super thinly sliced) and Pickled Mustard Seeds (very tasty and beautiful)

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davidg
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We dined with you the evening of our wedding...Sept 15. We were extremely disappointed in the unsophisticated and very limited menu (burgers...really?) and overpriced for what we chose. I called numerous times to confirm the best possible table, which was, a nice table. The waiter had no charisma and, one would think, being our wedding dinner that the Manager would make a quick visit to our table or at least not charge us $14.00 to cut two slim pieces of ourr wedding cake (which was only 6 inches......I will let yelp know as well. Applebees or any chain dinner restaurant would have been better. We stayed in the Kennedy Suite years ago and had dined in the SH, when it was much smalle.....what a disappointment now

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vipNick
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the most beautiful settings in Santa Barbara. The service was good but we had to ask for bread when no other table had to and the bread there is worth asking for. The food was very good and every precaution was taken to ensure the health of the diners. But what makes this restaurant is the Ranch. Give yourself time either before or after the meal to tour the grounds, they are spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! So pretty. Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience

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Winendine
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion I highly recommend the Stone House! The location is beautiful, and I love the rustic elegance of the Stone House.

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
166 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love eating under the Loquat trees! I also can’t live without the tortilla soup every so often. The menu is quite limited right now, so entree choices are few. The bread with the seasoned olive oil is excellent. This is simply a wonderful place for the atmospheric alone!

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EricaZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the property; can’t wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We saw a large rat run across the patio.

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vipFunDater
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, beautiful facility, terrific food, fabulous service. Would like to see some fresher and more creative menu items but everything we got was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated my birthday on a comfortably enclosed patio, near a heater. Our meals were beautifully presented, delicious, and the atmosphere was magical. Standout dishes were the halibut and the duck. Frankly, everything tasted great. Dessert was a wonderfully minty chocolate chip ice cream, apparently made on site. The service was quick and amiable. My partner and I both agree we had a memorable evening and plan to return.

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.9 stars by 1546 OpenTable diners.

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