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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.9
4.9
1555 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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Booked 14 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:30 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

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • 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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Menu

To Start

  • SYR Famous Tortilla Soup$21.00

    Farmers Market Avocado, Organic Grilled Chicken, Cheddar Cheese, Tortilla Crisps

    • Stone Fruit and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho*$24.00

      Jumbo Lump Crab, Persian Cucumber, Compressed Melon

      • Japanese Yellowtail Crudo*$28.00

        Pixie Tangerines, Purple Radish, Petite Seagrass, Espelette, Shiro Dashi Vinaigrette

        To Share

        • Ty's Kobe Beef Sliders*$28.00

          Kobe Beef, Butter Pickles, Caramelized Onions, Aged White Cheddar, Secret Sauce Toasted House-made Bun with Apple Fennel Coleslaw

          • Margherita Flatbread$20.00

            Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Young Basil, Roasted Tomato Sauce

            • Heirloom Tomato and Carpinteria Avocado Toast$21.00

              Arugula Pesto, Feta Cheese, Petite Watercress, Manodori Balsamic Vinegar

              Salads

              • Classic Caesar Salad*$17.00

                Hearts of Romaine, Radicchio, Parmesan Reggiano, Croutons

                • Grilled Organic Chicken Breast or Blackened Salmon Salad*$36.00

                  Bosc Pears, Candied Pecans, Avocado, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

                  • Butternut Squash and Organic Farro Salad$25.00

                    Baby Kale, Roasted Arugula, Frog Hollow Pears, Dried Cranberry, Golden Beets, Avocado, Pistachios, Feta Cheese, Sherry Maple Vinaigrette

                    Entrees

                    • Smoked Turkey Club$24.00

                      Applewood Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Butter Lettuce, Tomato Served On 9-Grain Toast with Choice of French Fries or Salad

                      • Syr Grilled Natural Angus Burger*$27.00

                        House-made Bun, Pickles and Caramelized Onions, served with French Fries choice of Aged Cheddar or Buttery Gorgonzola

                        • Maple Glazed King Salmon*$48.00

                          Wild Rice, Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, Baby Kale, Brown Butter Almonds, Lemon Beurre Blanc

                          Last updated: November 18, 2020

                          What 1,555 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.9
                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.9Service
                          • 4.9Ambience
                          • 4.4Value

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                            AnnaS

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely setting! Delicious meal! Staff is attentive without being overbearing.

                          2. C

                            Casey

                            Portland

                            22 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            22 reviews

                            Dined on October 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Such a lovely setting & special service

                          3. TC

                            TraceyC

                            Philadelphia

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic! Meal was interesting but the grounds at YSR are spectacular. 10/10 experience!

                          4. CL

                            CarriL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was a beautiful setting with the most amazing food. We were there to celebrate a birthday, they made the experience so effortless from the moment we turned into their property. From the valet to the hostess everyone was welcoming. They even wished my husband happy birthday with their initial greeting. One of the best meals we have ever had and one of the most relaxing. Definitely worth trying.

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Gorgeous lunch on way to Ojai

                          6. SM

                            SarahM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            San Ysidro Ranch was a stunning backdrop for our lunch. The staff were incredible and the food was delicious.

                          7. DM

                            DaniloM

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 26, 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            great location with a nice service. Food is on point and it comes with a good quality/price ratio.

                          8. A

                            Amieata

                            Central Coast

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on September 21, 2021

                            overall3food3service3ambience5

                            They got my iced tea request wrong twice and my meat was undercooked

                          9. F

                            Freak77

                            Central Coast

                            30 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            30 reviews

                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Was wonderful. Very friendly and the food was excellent.

                          10. L

                            Larry

                            San Diego

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on September 14, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect romantic flawless

                          11. J

                            Jamespoe

                            Central Coast

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on September 11, 2021

                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                            The tortilla soup is certainly nothing special - too much tomato in the soup base and served lukewarm. The ambience is nice in the outside area in front of Plough & Angel, should you be seated there. Except for some noisy yard work being done, it was quiet.

                          12. SB

                            SamB

                            San Francisco

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on September 10, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was amazing Christian/ Chris our server was fantastic!!! The ambiance is one of tranquility in the outdoor garden area! The food was excellent! The customer service is phenomenal! It is pricey but worth every dollar . You must try the Stonehouse at least once ! We will definitely return !

                          13. RS

                            RSonoko

                            San Francisco

                            23 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            23 reviews

                            Dined on September 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had a great lunch at the Ranch when we visited Santa Barbara. Food and service were outstanding! We will go back again when we will be in the area.

                          14. R

                            Rich

                            San Diego

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on September 6, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic place for lunch or dinner!! The property is Amazing!!

                          15. M

                            Marvelousmarv

                            Central Coast

                            63 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            63 reviews

                            Dined on September 1, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food and presentation were exceptional. The service was impeccable and the ambience was wonderful. Everything was done in a timely manner and the tasks were performed expertly and professionally. Easily the best restaurant in the Santa Barbara area.

                          16. MS

                            MikeS

                            Orange County

                            41 reviews

                            5.0

                            41 reviews

                            Dined on August 30, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Was looking for a special lunch experience in SanBarbara/ Montecito area - and found it at Stonehouse! Driving slowly to San Ysidro Ranch, the turnoff is an inviting (olive)tree lined approach to the properties. Prepare to stop at a booth as you get close. You’ll be directed to the restaurant and parking valet area. The restaurant has an amazing feel as we walked through to our outside upper level covered patio.table..there is also a patio below with umbrellas.... Wait staff are just excellent in all descriptions ...attentive but not untimely with any needs... We enjoyed an organic chicken salad and the halibut tacos....a cocktail from a full bar and a nice glass of wine..In short - food is delicious- visually pleasing....We can not wait to enjoy dinner.

                          17. EB

                            EvelynB

                            San Diego

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            We had such a delightful time and the atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary lunch. Our server, Christian, was excellent. Food was done perfectly and delicious. They even surprised us with a lemon tart for dessert for our anniversary. Highly recommend!

                          18. PY

                            PeterY

                            Central Coast

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            outstanding in all respects! great for a special occasion!

                          19. R

                            Restauranteur

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on August 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A perennial favorite of our family, The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch never disappoints. The setting is the most beautiful and perfectly placed property in the Santa Barbara area. The original ranch buildings and purpose are elegantly integrated into the total experience. An abundance of of natural features such as water fountains, fragrant plantings and magnificent hummingbirds and butterflies are woven into the facility. The staff is classically trained, attentive but not hovering. Offerings on the menu are unique and prepared at the topmost quality - there are no mistakes or near-misses. The Stonehouse is probably the ultimate dining experience on the West Coast.

                          20. PS

                            PattyS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A world-class and historic destination. A lovely meal followed by a stroll around the beautiful gardens.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on August 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely place

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Jackson Hole

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The most beautiful place to have either a great lunch or dinner with a view of the ocean or gardens. The grounds are fabulous. Our food was excellent as well as the service. Loved that they were not overwhelming at your table all the time. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my friend talking and laughing. Thank you Stonehouse. We will return next year!

                          23. SR

                            SimonR

                            San Francisco

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on August 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Attentive service, beautiful environment, great food

                          24. CS

                            ChristineS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 18, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Not been there since pandemic started. Glad to see the restoration of the dining area was done in such a way to honor the tradition of one of our favorites places to eat. Seating was done to spread customers over the lunch period. As always, outstanding service from the beginning to the end. There was a little back up in the kitchen and they served a cup of their delicious tortilla soup as an apology for the wait which wasn't that long. Thanks again for another lovely experience. We live in Ventura and over the years we have never been disappointed. Thank you.

                          25. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Exceptional staff. Greeting, wine selection and service were all very accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The Stonehouse was absolutely beautiful. The whole experience really made our anniversary special

                          26. BV

                            BillyV

                            Los Angeles

                            24 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            24 reviews

                            Dined on August 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A perfect lunch. I’ll leave it at that.

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on August 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Simply amazing, highly recommend.

                          28. NA

                            NanetteA

                            Vancouver

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 6, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            You have to try the Grand Marinier soufflé; absolutely delicious.

                          29. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 4, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Speechless - no words!!! The best dining experience of all time.

                          30. JT

                            JanetteT

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Attentive service; friendly and helpful; excellent food quality. Wish you'd bring back the 3 course meal choices, however. Really miss that.

                          31. CD

                            CarlyD

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Once in a lifetime experience! My husband and I had dinner at Stonehouse and it was lovely! Staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive. Our portions were so large. I make a special point of this because typically higher end restaurants serve small portions. Stonehouse is the exception! Romantic setting. We will be back.

                          32. JB

                            JenniferB

                            Birmingham

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on August 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Stunning property, excellent food, highly recommend for those looking for a five-star experience!

                          33. AG

                            AidaG

                            Los Angeles

                            5 reviews

                            4.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on July 31, 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Amazing ambiance and garden setting. Very good service. Upscale but not snubby or pretentious. The salads were very fresh using quality veggies. My burger dish was ok, it was overdone.

                          34. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Orange County

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on July 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Visiting Montecito, we enjoyed a quiet lunch in this lovely restaurant to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation, Kevin Costner!

                          35. CH

                            ConradH

                            San Francisco

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on July 27, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food and service were both great. We got one of the best tables with a view of the ocean. Being able to walk around the grounds, like the rose garden, was a bonus.

                          36. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on July 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful in every way

                          37. LM

                            LukeM

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the most beautiful places on earth. The food is ridiculously good, and don't sleep on their rosemary bread! Gives bread in Paris and Italy a run for its money! Also an incomparable wine list. Peach belini on a hot day is bonkers as well.

                          38. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful setting for any special occasion.

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Central Coast

                            18 reviews

                            5.0

                            18 reviews

                            Dined on July 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The Stonehouse is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Santa Barbara. The food is delicious and the service is always impeccable. A wonderful place to enjoy a birthday or anniversary or just to have a romantic date with your spouse.

                          40. m

                            mija714

                            Chicago

                            4 reviews

                            3.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on July 14, 2021

                            overall3food3service2ambience5

                            Limited menu offerings were disappointing. Generic dishes were ok. Nothing special. Server forgot about us repeatedly. Birthday celebration ignored…even though it was included in the reservation a week in advance. No suggested desserts or invitation to try anything. Beautiful environment is the draw. Not the food.

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                          Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.9 stars by 1555 OpenTable diners

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                          Booked 14 times today
                          Google Map for Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

                          900 San Ysidro Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108

                          • Neighborhood

                            Santa Barbara

                          • Hours of operation

                            Brunch
                            Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
                            Lunch
                            Mon–Sat 11:30 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

                          • 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

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