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SY Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2804 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
RESERVATIONS



Reservations for parties of 5 or more please call restaurant directly.

S. Y. Kitchen requests a credit card to hold a reservation of 6 or more. You may cancel by calling the restaurant by 5 PM two days prior to the reservation. After that cancellation is subject to our policy and fees may be incurred. All credit card information will be processed securely.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 691-9794

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Catering

    S.Y. Kitchen is currently not offering off-site custom catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 10 or more, contact Heather at events@sykitchen.com for information and menu planning.

  • Private party contact

    Kristine Brouillet: privatedining@sykitchen.com: (805) 245-0160

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Sagunto St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Customer service was amazing.
  2. MD

    MaxomanDavis

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a resident of the valley and a member of the food and wine community, I regularly bring guests to SY Kitchen to show my wines with their incredible food . The service is always outstanding and I appreciate the opportunity as a winemaker to show my wines in an atmosphere of great food and great service in a beautiful place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service!
  4. PC

    PhillipC

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is amazing . Wish there was better airflow . Super hot inside . Also seemed like my table many others had to keep the flys away. Maybe look into a light source machine to attract and take care of them ? Food was really good!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, awesome staff, professional management (Thank you Rachel!) and delightful tasty food! We will be back.
  6. MR

    MikeR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! Amazing food, outstanding service, excellent vibe
  7. HG

    HonuGirl

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Italian food. They make a great wood-fired pizza! The restaurant is a smooth operation, polished servers and nice atmosphere.
  8. LA

    LAURIEandMACeat

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ SY Kitchen!
  9. BP

    BakerPadre

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very unpretentious building houses outstanding food and service. However, the building is entirely appropriate for the Santa Ynez Valley in its country feel. A little pricy, but given the quality of the food and the service, entirely worth it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fabulous! Incredibly fresh food as well.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. We don’t normally go for 3 courses but that’s what it turned into. So good, everything was great.
  12. s

    sherryu

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Wait staff is always so friendly and helpful. Food is always delicious, as well as, the cocktails. Sitting outside is my favorite.
  13. CF

    CarlaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Homemade pasta is a must try, out of this world good!
  14. AC

    AndreaC

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Our favorite restaurant ever!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and tasty dishes, cozy casual vibe, excellent service. Not inexpensive though! $40 for a chicken dish?
  16. a

    ashleyr

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    IDK my server had weird vibes he didn’t introduce himself or anything, seemed kinda distracted
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was extremely friendly and the food was AMAZING! The best mushroom pasta, fresh locally baked bread, and the ambience was wonderful. Highly recommend dining here!
  18. LO

    LuvOT

    Los Angeles

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine country restaurant. Farm to table fresh, innovative yet simple dishes, creative cocktails in a cozy environment. Will definitely return!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love visiting SY Kitchen when we are in town. We always opt for lunch there because they offer great salads and refreshing drinks. We had a lovely table on the patio. The beet salad and meatballs are always amazing!
  20. MB

    MelissaB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was incredible, our server was so nice and attentive even though it was so busy!
  21. MS

    MelissaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in a very long time. Everything was extra special. The restaurant was charming. The cocktails delightful and the staff top notch.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We think SYK is certainly the best Italian restaurant in the Santa Ynez Valley or is SB County for that matter. The truffle pizza is to die for and the daily specials are superb. Great wine List. The house wine, Cocabaccio, a red blend including grapes from the owner’s own vineyard, is very good. Tosacana in Brentwood and Nella’s in Solvang are under the same ownership and of equal quality. Tutta va bene!
  23. AM

    AndrewM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service. A must visit restaurant in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country!
  24. BB

    BrianB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. We mostly ate off of the specials menu. The panzanella salad was fresh and bright. The lamb was a huge portion but very tender and tasty. The salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was very attentive and friendly.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was good but it’s high quality ingredients. It took longer than expected and they didn’t bring the soup we ordered as appetizer only brought it after we were in the middle of our main course.
  26. B

    Boubou

    Miami

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and we were served BH Natthew who was fantastic.
  27. JB

    JonathanB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were great. Very nice atmosphere,
  28. TB

    TeresaB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were very good
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was such a great evening having dinner with my son who was in town. SY Kitchen is the very best for food, service, drinks, and ambiance.
  30. R

    Ryan

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Make a reservation and go already.
  31. F

    Furnace

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will dream about the next time you can get to Santa Barbara so you can make the beautiful drive to San Ynez to have the T-bone sliders at SY Kitchen. Then you'll order the mushroom pasta with black truffles. At SY Kitchen, they will add these delicacies to any dish and it's worth it. I could wax poetic about this beautiful restaurant for days. Just go. Order the sliders and the pasta and enjoy the excellent wine list.
  32. S

    Susanna

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tre was excellent!!! I absolutely love coming to this restaurant. I took my boyfriend, it was his first time. It was an amazing experience all around.
  33. CA

    CAKatie

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY Kitchen always delivers a memorable experience, from cocktails to dessert. Wait staff is friendly and accommodating, and the ambiance is relaxed. The menu is eclectic and has local specialties. And delicious.
  34. MC

    MatthewC

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very tasty pastas and good wine menu.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome!! Food was delightful! Pappardelle was tasty but very plain. Overall great experience!
  36. EC

    EileenC

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Matthew, was great. He seemed to be working the entire backyard area which was quite full. He did an amazing job and he was jovial too.
  37. JW

    JodiW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere just a tad loud for talking to your company at your table
  38. TH

    TroyH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. It is consistently good food with awesome service.
  39. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff - excellent food - very accomodating
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal in a wonderful, chic yet comfortable environment. The food was flawlessly prepared and exceptional. Could not have been any better!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

SY Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 691-9794.

SY Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2804 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SY Kitchen

1110 Faraday St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sagunto St

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 691-9794

  • Catering

    S.Y. Kitchen is currently not offering off-site custom catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 10 or more, contact Heather at events@sykitchen.com for information and menu planning.

  • Private party contact

    Kristine Brouillet: privatedining@sykitchen.com: (805) 245-0160

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