Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1517 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1517 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
N
vipNick
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Always an incredible experience

W
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.

M
vipMarsha
Central Coast
131 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!

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

Perfect every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

We saw a large rat run across the patio.

FD
vipFunDater
Denver
8 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.

OT
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.

CJ
vipCJInvxtus
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

JB
JeffB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to stay and eat for our wedding anniversary. Not sure I’ll ever find a more beautiful place to share with my wife.

A
vipAlex
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal setting with exceptional service, and great food. Very romantic lunch for my husband’s birthday. Would recommend to anyone. Very personable waiter who stopped at nothing to make us happy and welcomed. Highly recommended

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding environment for a special dinner with family, a mate, etc. Great food, great service.

S
vipSandy
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ONLY comment, but important!!!! We were in the inside room......SOOOO dark!!!
Waiters had to shine a flashlight on EVERY food presentation, that is rather crazy!!!
So as you are eating, you are literally guessing what you are picking up on your fork.

This is NOT romantic........candlelight of soft lighting would be preferable.

CP
ChrisPnugs
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice lil place in the hood, cozy and off the beaten path

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

$50 for corkage for a bootle of wine, we think it’s a little bit too high, I think. And the fact that they put us in the cellar instead of the main restaurant when we made a reservation almost 3 weeks before was t what we expected. Maybe because we were just a 2 people party. All the rest was great

AS
AliceS
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place with very friendly staff! Food is great but need to pay attention to different menu’s if you choose to sit indoors or outdoors.

P
Phil
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service, as always, was top notch. Our party was very pleased with the food but I wasn't thrilled with the halibut. I found it overcooked and the asparagus cold. The chicken, the chestnut soup, the drinks and the desserts were fantastic. I asked at the time of my online reservation to be seated in the courtyard (we are frequent guests) and a little disappointed that it seemed to be ignored as it looked like there would have been seating available. Nonetheless, the ambience of the terrace was wonderful.

JL
JohnL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere!
Wait staff was awesome and attentive.

HP
HelenP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and staff. Service was very nice.

ML
vip1MaLeslie
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical place to celebrate my birthday. Staff, ambience and food were wonderful.

G
Giancarlo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Breathtakingly beautiful buildings, grounds and views. Food was mediocre, service a bit slow considering there were very few patrons at that hour. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a very boisterous couple that spoiled some of the ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike provided extraordinary service and made our special dinner very special. His assistant, Al was also wonderful!

SF
vipSanFrann
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from the greeting at the entrance, to the table itself, to the level of service, to the absolute perfection of the meal...I will be thinking of this for a long time to come.

AC
AnthonyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I decided to join San Ysidro Ranch’s Stonehouse for an early Valentine’s Day celebration. We had an absolutely spectacular evening. The dinner, the service and the ambience was truly stunning. Many of our dishes were prepared right in front of us. The entire dinner was a culinary masterpiece. Afterwards we walked the beautiful gardens and we’re memorized by the truly magnificent property. We will certainly be back as soon as possible to enjoy the rest of the menu.

PF
PaigeF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for the night after our wedding. It was extremely good food and very romantic. 5 stars!

JS
vipJamesS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as usual. Busy Saturday evening with well dressed diners enjoying a beautiful night under the stars of Montecito. The scallops and halibut were delicious paired with the Brussels sprouts and the squash. Goats milk cheesecake for dessert with coffee. Wonderful time.

TP
vipTonyP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Very attentive staff. Great ambience. A very enjoyable experience.

LS
LouisS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, food, service, atmosphere. Great experience and a magical setting.

JV
JoshV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wanted to order caviar, out of caviar. Please put one steak on the menu.

l
vipluv2eat
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is best restaurant ever great service

AG
vipAndreaG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful night with impeccable service and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous!

Report
LE
LorenzoE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The atmosphere is outstanding, but we go down from there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service in a beautiful outdoor setting.

JJ
JillJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had a magical experience. We arrived early, ordered some wine and then walked around the grounds, climbing the hill to watch the fiery sunset. The grounds were covered with beautiful flowers and emitted intoxicating smells. There were lights in the trees and people strolling causally and enjoying the sights.

From there we went to dinner where we were escorted onto an enchanting patio with a view of the ocean. The service was amazing and our food was some of the best we have ever tasted. We had Brussel sprouts, a nice salad, halibut and filet mignon. We ended up with chocolate soufflé and the homemade mint ice cream. Both were so yummy.

We both agreed that the entire experience was one we will always remember.

LO
vipLOLady
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated an anniversary...the staff were wonderful!

M
Michele
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time to this restaurant, and both times have been fabulous! We would come back to Santa Barbara just for this experience :-)

FAQs

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.8 stars by 1517 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch