Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.9
1326 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Tried the scallops, not what I anticipated. My wife thought the Halibut was very good. I think Stondhouse is overrated for the price.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining outsider

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and impeccable service.

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Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary restaurant, with excellent food, service, and views

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in stunning setting. The freshest of ingredients, incredible flavor. Don’t miss this place!

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NW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were given personalized service, greeted by name, and given extraordinary service. The food was amazing, the ambiance was perfect. We were given a tour of the wine cellar which was spectacular. Phenomenal experience.

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Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was very friendly but maybe a little chaotic that evening. The steak diane is wonderful, prepared table side. We had the whisky soufflé for dessert. Was incredible.

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TM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion. We had an amazing table and our server was great! Food was delicious, too!

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ME
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally excellent. Beautiful restaurant in the hills of Santa Barbara. We loved it.

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CP
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! One of the most romantic settings for a meal ever, exceeded all of our expectations. We will be back!

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KF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a romantic or celebratory dinner. The atmosphere was beautiful and the waiters were extremely attentive.

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RG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even on an overcast day Stonehouse restaurant is a lovely place to eat. Colorful and peaceful setting with great service and food.

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EZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful restaurant I have ever been to in my life With exquisite food and service. Such a treat!

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Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is positively NO QUESTION that I would highly recommend the Stonehouse, and have already done so. This place is CLASS!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a Montecito resident who experience the mudslide situation too. I wanted to supporting our local businesses especially this particular location. The San Ysidro said ranch was gorgeous the food was fabulous the service was excellent. Am excited to become a regular at this establishment.

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IA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service especially our server Ling-Ling. She was the best server I have ever had, and I have many over the past 70 years.

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VC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's so lovely to have my favourite local eatery open again after the devastating fire and debris flow. Feeling blessed that such a fine establishment was able to resume at, or above, its former level of glory.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our greeting at the gate set the tone for a wonderful experience. We were welcomed and though we were just having lunch, invited to walk the gardens and enjoy the grounds. Eric our waiter was wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and ready to accommodate our changes. Thank you for a fabulous experience.

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Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is so worth it! It is a magical place with great service, food and location. We were glad to be home!

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Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, romantic,elegant.

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CC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most enjoyable and elegant experience for us. We arrived an hour early and walked the amazing grounds. Even in a light rain, we had a lovely self tour.
Then we entered the restaurant itself. We were pleasantly greeted and led to our table. The inside of the restaurant is grand but we sat in the enclosed patio. The service was perfect throughout. The food was a special experience even when measured against the finest restaurant experiences I have been able to enjoy over the years. A memorable meal all the way to the unbelievable soufflé and cherries jubilee. It was not cheap, not anywhere near......but I truly feel as though we received abundant value throughout the evening. We will look for another opportunity to return to the area as a vacation destination simply to visit the Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch again.

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Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a leisurely luncheon on the terrace to celebrate with family. Beautiful views, lovely service. We were allowed to linger with our table and the staff made us feel welcomed and relaxed. Everyone was very pleased with their lunch selections: salmon bowl, Niçoise salad, delicious chicken and Brie sandwich, great burger. Fantastic selection of wines by the glass. I’m SO delighted SYR is open again. It’s pretty incredible that it looks as if it was untouched. Treat yourself to a special lunch at the Stonehouse, it is superb!

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JD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was fabulous as always and quiet some reason for a Friday night. always a do again

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are fantastic and setting/gardens are stunning!

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful restaurant and service is great but the food was average before the
Mud slid and after repairs the food is still average. Hard to imagine a restaurant this beautiful cannot develop a kitchen to match

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The menu hasn’t changed in 7+ years and the menu choices could use an overhaul or refresh for the regular local customers. They don’t even has specials for a new options! In addition the food has gotten worse and is just okay and nothing to return for .... it is sad to see such an amazing settling lose so much in a mediocre menu food choices and subpar preparation for its high prices. Don’t go for the food - just the setting

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IB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was fabulous thank you to our server for making everything right and fast service we went a little late but they made it right for the experience.

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GM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful. The ambiance in the early evening could have been somewhere is Tuscany! Having the choice from both menus made it a home run.

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect way to celebrate a birthday. Food and Service and of course the beuaty of San Ysidro Ranch was just perfect!

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter’s engagement. Service was impeccable from the moment we entered the gates at San Ysidro Ranch. We had a table outside overlooking the gardens, and the ambience was close to perfection. The meal was three star quality, and service throughout highly professional, yet friendly and relaxed. The wine list was impressive with a wide selection, and a particularly impressive collection of champagne. For a special occasion, Stonehouse is hard to beat.

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BD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where is the sixth star? That's what I need to fairly and accurately rate our experience this week at The Stonehouse. If there is a more perfect place to enjoy a couple of hours, we've not been there yet. Everything is so exceedingly well done ... the attention to the tiniest detail ... that one can't help feeling valued and pampered. Lucky us that this gorgeous and delicious oasis is right in our backyard. I feel a habit coming over me!

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GR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Very attentive waiter.

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PM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our very favorite restaurant! We would be there all the time if we lived close by! The entire staff could not be more professional, personable, accommodating, friendly...the very best! Thank you for all the wonderful, tasty food, and fantastic celebrations.

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Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in America. Great atmosphere, delicious food and high quality service.

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Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First for the location. It was possibly the loveliest restaurant setting I've ever been to. The view and the terrace landscaping were gorgeous. It felt like we were in another country. Then the service. Attentive but no intrusive. Friendly. And the food was amazing. Even the mashed potatoes which were like a bowl of magic. How did they do that?? Overall one of the best dining experiences I probably will ever have.

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST restaurant, by far, in Santa Barbara area. Expensive but this place has it all: great food ; great service; extraordinary ambiance; extensive wine list!

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PM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous... our favorite place to go while visiting Montecito

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We normally dine at the Stonehouse every time we visit Montecito CA and this is the first time we have been disappointed. The starters were good but the main courses not so good. My wife ordered lobster after being told it was a tail and the claws. The meat was cut into chunks and there were few of them. Her meal when it arrived was cold. I ordered pork medium rare. When it arrived it was definitely overcooked. Both meals were quickly replaced although the service had been slow (but professional) throughout our meal. The wine menu was extensive and we enjoyed a good bottle of wine. We shared a dessert and that was good. This is a relatively expensive restaurant and has set high expectations in the past so hopefully this was just an off-night. We'll be back.

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L
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Stonehouse Restaurant, our waiter, and all the staff for an amazing evening dining with you. The ambiance, the attention given to our party, and our delicious, excellent dinner were all stellar. Celebrating our friend’s milestone 70th birthday at the Stonehouse Restaurant was exceptional and outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will recommend The Stonehouse to everyone we know coming to Santa Barbara. A very special place.

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