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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

4.9
4.9
1569 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

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 1,569 people are saying

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                          4.9
                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.9Service
                          • 5Ambience
                          • 4.4Value

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                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely staff and excellent food.

                          2. C

                            Chris

                            Central Coast

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We always have an excellent experience here. The service is always outstanding; the food well prepared and warm. You cannot beat the environment. On the higher side for your budget but worth it.

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service. Beautiful views. Food was fabulous.

                          4. PS

                            PS01

                            Los Angeles

                            537 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            537 reviews

                            Dined on November 29, 2021

                            overall5food1service5ambience5

                            Great service, mediocre food...

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 26, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Everything was great!

                          6. r

                            robertc

                            Birmingham

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on November 25, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            An absolutely amazing Thanksgiving Day meal! Claudia and the other servers did a spectacular job making the experience even more special

                          7. MR

                            MelissaR

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My wife and I had lunch to celebrate her birthday. The corner table on the Stonehouse covered patio was perfect with a great ocean view in the distance. She had a crab cake appetizer and blackened salmon salad while I tried the crispy fish tacos and a Caesar salad. Everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. The service was excellent all around. We enjoyed walking around the beautiful flower and vegetable gardens after our meal. We will definitely be back!

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Central Coast

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very special place, perfect weather, excellent food, etc

                          9. CS

                            CallieS

                            Washington DC

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing! Delicious food! Fantastic service! Recommend the blood orange margarita!

                          10. PF

                            PeterF

                            Los Angeles

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful food, service and setting. Request the patio for an intimate setting.

                          11. a

                            amandag

                            Birmingham

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            An amazing venue

                          12. TG

                            TomG

                            Central Coast

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on November 15, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Husband’s 70th Birthday! Had lunch and the food was amazing, excellent service too.

                          13. L

                            Leslie

                            New York Area

                            58 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            58 reviews

                            Dined on November 11, 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            Somewhat disappointing re: food……at this price point should be better- but the place is gorgeous

                          14. DD

                            DonaldD

                            Chicago

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Unbelievable

                          15. BR

                            BrendaR

                            Central Coast

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Beautiful setting and attentive staff although I had to ask for bread twice before finally getting back some. Ordered crepe Suzette and waitress said she couldn’t prepare at the table side because the heater was in the way….poor excuse, heater could be moved.! Food was excellent and the setting was fabulous. It was a foggy day down at the beach but sunny and warm at the Stonehouse. Don’t know how to get a dinner reservation…every time I try on line they say they are booked and when I call no answer and when I leave a message, no response.

                          16. TB

                            TristenBurt

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 30, 2021

                            overall3food4service1ambience5

                            Was surprised at this. Took a loved one for a birthday lunch and noted this on reservation and to wait staff and they brought a candle and cake out to the table behind us and never even said anything to us except for a hostess to say happy birthday on the way out. This place is normally on point with its wait staff and service. I was disappointed with this outcome, as was the loved one. But in fairness it’s a unique fine dining experience if you’ve never been.

                          17. RJ

                            RJMacReady

                            Los Angeles

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on October 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Spectacular views. Elegant and rustic interior with a welcoming and beautiful ambiance. The staff is pleasant and offer outstanding service. HIGHLY recommended. Order the bananas foster for dessert. Your life will change.

                          18. M

                            Mike

                            Central Coast

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on October 27, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I'm here for lunch and dinner 6 times a year, every year. A lot considering the unlimited choices around. The food is ALWAYS expertly prepared, lunch service leisurely and the portions are generous. Garden Bowl, Turkey Club and Angus Burger are massive amounts. Salmon is perfect, especially if you order dessert. And order dessert, because choices are excellent. Cherries Jubilee (on the tart side), Bananas Foster (on the sweet side), Crepes Suzette (in between) are all flambéed table side and worthy of everyone's UNDIVIDED ATTENTION!! Never tire of the experience, it's that exciting, every time. Soufflés are all great and also a performance if your waiter offers to pour your sauce for you!

                          19. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Hong Kong

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful restaurant and delicious food

                          20. BR

                            BRJazzSax

                            New York Area

                            25 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful setting, delicious lunch and exemplary service.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Monterrey

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Every person in Santa Barbara should visit this place. Amazing. If you are a fan of mint-chocolate ice cream, please try a scoop of theirs. It is made with their farm-grown mint.

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                            tdpg

                            San Francisco

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful setting although it was our anniversary and we wanted a table with a view and they didn’t accommodate us. Food was very good.

                          23. PS

                            PamelaS

                            Sacramento

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great birthday lunch with my sister !

                          24. AS

                            AnnaS

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on October 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          25. C

                            Casey

                            Portland

                            22 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            22 reviews

                            Dined on October 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Such a lovely setting & special service

                          26. 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!

                          27. 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.

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Gorgeous lunch on way to Ojai

                          29. 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.

                          30. 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.

                          31. 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

                          32. 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.

                          33. L

                            Larry

                            San Diego

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on September 14, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect romantic flawless

                          34. J

                            Jamespoe

                            Central Coast

                            15 reviews

                            3.0

                            15 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.

                          35. 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 !

                          36. RS

                            RSonoko

                            San Francisco

                            24 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            24 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.

                          37. 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!!

                          38. M

                            Marvelousmarv

                            Central Coast

                            65 reviews

                            5.0

                            65 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.

                          39. 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.

                          40. 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!

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                          Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is rated 4.9 stars by 1569 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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