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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.7
4.7
1749 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:30 am Sun 7:00 am–8:30 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 565-1720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Johnson

  • Private party facilities

    San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maxine Rutledge: (805) 565-1702

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Scenic View

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  1. SF

    SilverFox

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always
  2. JE

    JE12345

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and delicious salmon salad! Liked the tropical tea too-
  3. J

    Jane

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    From welcome, to service to surroundings - this was a much anticipated and not disappointing opportunity to meet a new potential member of our family. Thank your gardeners for the maintenance and planning of the most lovely garden to ingest for a while after lunch - while digesting the whole experience. My suggestion for a lunch pudding (I am English) would be a lemon posset with your own plentiful lemons, a kind of light lemon mousse would be an excellent finale. Best wishes, congratulations and hope to return for another special occasion. Jane De Jong, Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada (returned to 3 feet of snow!)
  4. MW

    MonicaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    drinks were very slow despite not busy restaurant
  5. R

    Randyhol

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch for two vegetarians. Outstanding in all respects. Impeccable, personable, attentive service from all the front of the house team. Delicious and imaginative vegetarian starters and mains. Outstanding wine list, reasonably priced. Lovely patio seating, most tables full but remarkably very little noise. A perfect birthdays lunch.
  6. HJ

    HollyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the pricier side but completely worth it. Service is next level. As soon as we pulled up to the valet and gave our name, we were greeted with Happy Anniversary. Each person that we interacted with addressed us as Mr or Mrs xxx. Food was excellent and the beauty of the grounds exceptional. We will be back!
  7. S

    Susie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was poor, restaurant was uncomfortably quiet - could use music
  8. PM

    PatriciaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    571 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    571 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My salmon salad was delicious with fresh ingredients from local farmers. I was disappointed in the very expensive and small lemon tart. They have changed the dough used to make the tart shell and it is not as rich and unctuous as it used to be… Ambiance is unbeatable!
  10. SY

    SaraY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, great service, food is average.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday lunch ever!
  12. MD

    MaryD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Does it get any better than the Stonehouse? It's hard to imagine. Attentive, personal service without being intrusive; lovely, private locale. We had the salmon salad with a lemon tart for dessert. Beautifully presented, delicious. We will be back.
  13. S

    Shanos

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting.
  14. S

    Skagwayal

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I had driven 100 miles from Los Angeles to celebrate my birthday and at the same time our 30th anniversary.The food was unfortunately mediocre at its best although the reviews don’t add up.Ordered appetizer Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Belly Tartare witch tasted very bad & had bad smell was sent back the other appetizer was Halibut tacos which was overcooked & dry. I looked at my wife and we decided we’re not gonna order anything else just the check & left hungry in disbelief. Later that early evening I called the restaurant manager and explain him the situation he advised me he’s going to let the chef know about the freshness issues and also he’s going to let the food beverage manager be aware of the situation . Thanks for wasting my time and ruined our birthday & anniversary at the same time . I think this restaurant glory days are over ……just a big hype !!
  15. SV

    ShaunaV

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Don't order sliders, hamburgers, or veggie burgers. The sliders were two small ones; usually, we get three sliders at other restaurants. The burgers were so tall it was impossible to open your mouth that wide. We watched others who ordered the same, and they had trouble too. Breakfast is better at this restaurant. The service as always, is impeccable but the hostess was grumpy and did not smile. The ambiance is gorgeous. we were disappointed with the lunch but always happy with breakfast.
  16. BD

    BigDD8

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back since the pandemic precautions took over our lives. Everything was just as I remember: impeccable service from start to service, one of those menus where you want to order everything, beautiful presentation of delicious food. A perfect afternoon bookended by strolls through the gorgeous grounds. Wouldn't it be fabulous to live here?!?!
  17. BH

    BecH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Emanuel looked after us and was fantastic, he really made our experience so much more enjoyable with his food & bev knowledge.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
  19. YB

    YBkes

    Miami

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Stonehouse was outstanding; first of it’s a beautiful place. The service was excellent- they truly cared. The choices were superb; to be good really good. The food and experience was well worth the cost
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emmanuel waiter was amazing!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal in an incredible atmosphere. Grayson provided exceptional service and even surprised my husband with a beautiful birthday desert. After the meal we walked the grounds of this former citrus packing location from the late 19th century and it was just enchanting. The rose garden surrounding the charming cottages was so colorful. So glad we chose this hidden gem!
  22. s

    stephanino

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Come each time we are visiting the area and hope to stay at the Ranch in the future.
  23. M

    Mike

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu will change so be prepared see new items appearing and old items not. At lunch time, on Oct 11, 2022, new were Korean beef tacos and Maitake Mushroom Pad Thai noodles. Gone is the table side Crepes Suzette, replaced with a flambéed Apple Crisp! Cherries Jubilee and Banana Fosters will still be set on fire, table side for a very memorable experience!
  24. KL

    KhaiL

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lunch Thanks
  25. Y

    1Yeeha

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time visit! Enjoyed the ambiance of the surrounding grounds! Food was very good! Service was very good too!
  26. LP

    LanceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and attentive service. Wonderful recommendation from the. server and a beautiful location.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch and wonderful ambiance and experience. Francisco was awesome. We loved our gem salad and jidori chicken sandwich, and yummy wine. Can’t wait to go back.
  28. T

    Teri

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  29. EG

    ElizabethG

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was so warm on the patio. We got our starter before drinks came. We liked our server but he tried to upsell us a bunch when we were ordering. Constant waters being filled…which is nice, but it was wayyyy too much. Lovely grounds/patio, but so warm we were uncomfortable. Food was definitely good, but a bit overpriced. Wish we would have come for dinner or on a cooler day.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful grounds and excellent service. Cordial and polite staff especially Emanuel our server who made our lunch remarkable. Lunch menu is relatively limited and smaller portions for the price but tasty and fresh. Wine list is phenomenal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch Amazing wine list!
  32. c

    conniea

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just had my birthday lunch here, and it is such a special place. You feel like you’re being treated like royalty. The food was fabulous! Couldn’t be any better
  33. LI

    LILI

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was really so so, especially for the price. The menu choices for lunch are very limited and nothing fancy. I expect the dishes at least had some decent presentation but unfortunately not. The side salad to the chicken sandwich was like a little pile of greens with some tomato and wide slices of carrot, definitely not very appealing that would make you want to take a photo of it. Before entering the restaurant, I walked around and saw some vegetable gardens outside but not sure if the ingredients were from their own farm. I wish the servers would mention about it as it will be nice if it is farm to table. The beausoleil oysters were small, maybe 1.5 inch big. The good ones can be up to 2.5 inches. $31 for half dozen was really not worth it. But the servers were friendly. But I need to give them credit for providing a piece of complimentary birthday cake as I mentioned the occasion on my reservation.
  34. GA

    GloriaA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a treat. The service is outstanding. The grounds are beautiful.
  35. KA

    KevinA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overrated. Everything was average at best. The property is cool but unfortunately, it ends there. Service is slow. I was more than halfway done with my meal before getting my first drink. When we first arrived they asked what we wanted to drink but didn't bring menus out, then only brought the wine menu. I had to ask for the cocktail menu. It seemed like the servers really had no clue what was going on. Sliders were solid but the seafood was below average. For all the hype I was expecting much more. I wouldn't recommend wasting your time on this restaurant. There are much better options in downtown Santa Barbara.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  37. n

    nanas

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had lunch here at Stonehouse. The moment we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted right away with a smile and seated right away outside at the patio. Our server Emanuele was a delight. He e do explained everything on the menu, giving us recommendations and provided first class service. He was very attentive and made our lunch very memorable. Great ambiance and we will recommend to our friends for sure.
  38. JY

    JoyYvone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our visits to The Stonehouse Restaurant. Thank you for celebrating both our anniversary and a birthday with lovely desserts. The Ranch is my favorite place.
  39. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found great reviews for Stonehouse on Yelp so I wanted to give them a try for a special afternoon lunch with my family who was visiting from out of town. The entire experience was an A+ from the valet who cheerily greeted us and directed us to the restaurant, to our knowledgeable and gracious waiter, our DELICIOUS food and wine. The grand finale was the ability to walk the perfectly manicured grounds of this gorgeous property. We will definitely be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and food and cocktails were fresh and on point!

FAQs

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 565-1720.

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.7 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:30 am Sun 7:00 am–8:30 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Johnson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 565-1720

  • Private party facilities

    San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maxine Rutledge: (805) 565-1702

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