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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

1269 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic (17)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
  • Worth the Drive (12)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 565-1720
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Johnson
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

We loved our experience at the Stonehouse. We loved the ambience and service was wonderful.

vipOneFabMom (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

If there is heaven this is it! Perfect service, atmosphere and food!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The Stonehouse Inn never disappoints. Such a spectacular property with out-of-this-world dining experiences.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Perfect service and excellent food in historic setting.

vipGnat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

A fabulous dinner!

While in Santa Barbara, we decided to head to the Stone House for a last dinner. Arriving a bit early for our reservation, we were directed to the Plow and Angel. This is a slightly less expensive eatery that has the feel of a cozy English pub. The fine bartender there served up an excellent Manhattan for us, while we waited for the Stone House to open. Our subsequent dinner at the Stone House was excellent (steak flambe to die for!) We dined on the outdoor patio, which was warmed by a heated floor and provided a romantic setting, with star-like scattering of overhead lighting and a beautiful sunset view.

Be warned, as others have noted, that all this comes at a pretty high price. But for a special occasion, it's well worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

One of the most beautiful properties in the world, one of the most beautiful restaurants with an outstanding menu and Chef. The staff always makes you feel at home and the wine list is one of the best in the world old.

Snowflake (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The Stonehouse is beautiful. The food is creatively prepared and service is excellent. Our only complaint is there are no vegan options.

vipSthelenagal (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Our waiter was not attentive at all. My drink arrived 15 minutes after my husbands. Service was just off. Very disappointed as I have eaten here in the past and my experience was outstanding. Not the wow factor we expect for the amount of money we spend.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Every bite at once unique but familiar and always delicious. The care and attention shown by the knowledgeable staff is exceptional.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful meal in a great location. That being said, it was a very expensive meal that was not as memorable as some other meals I have had in other nice restaurants. At some point a meal should not be about how exclusive it is based upon the price, but really about the quality of the chef's work. I think we have gotten a little ridiculous about trying to charge the highest prices to make it seem like a better place.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Highly recommended place to have dinner, I would say that the food is way better than Addison in the Grand Del Mar in San Diego. Perfect place to take a date...I forgot to mentioned that they have great wine list

Other thing, we ordered sparkling water and the water boy didn’t evenly distributed he kept pouring water to my boyfriends glass and he forgotten about me.

sarahr (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

We were there the day before thanksgiving. Staff was amazing on all levels. Made real effort(s) to make us feel welcomed and special. The food was good, not great. Steak Diane which I thought was to be cooked at the table was not- just the accompanying mushrooms sauce.... the oysters were great and the soufflé for dessert was a B+. The bread tray has a terrific crisp bread!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful evening. Food, service, and ambience was great!

vipKelley (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Really wonderful. We don't go to Santa Barbara often but when we do we come to this restaurant. As always it did not disappoint. The service was amazing and the food perfect. I love that there are people in dinner jackets and cocktail dresses and some in sweaters and jeans. The service is fun and understated. The food is perfectly cooked and presented.

jennybenny (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

This was a very special place for me and my partner. We will always come back here when we are in town