SY Kitchen

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1495 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
An inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, serving Chefs Luca and Francesco Crestanellis' modern Italian dishes showcasing local ingredients and wines.

The bar program features dazzling cocktails to be enjoyed in the Dining Room, Porch or The Courtyard

RESERVATIONS



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

S. Y. Kitchen requests a credit card to hold a reservation of 8 or more. A minimum gratuity of 20% will be added. 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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MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and The service by all the waiters was outstanding. The waiters were all so friendly and helpful.

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary dinner with friends for my wife's birthday! A really great experience!

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner find in Santa Ynes area. Freshly made pasta and pizza are delicious! I also love the olive oil that came with the bread so much that we purchased a bottle to bring home. Great service and atmosphere! Highly recommended!

JS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at this restaurant every time we come to wine country. The food is superb and the service is exceptional. We highly recommend SY as the go to restaurant for every occasion.

H
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick wine tasting overnight trip. Our favorite restaurant in the valley, unless we are craving big steaks. Everting is outstanding, but expect to pay full LA prices. Great local wine list.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Syk is the best in town. Service and food is GREAT!

PF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truffles on the menu and added shaved white truffle to the regular menu item of Wild Mushroom Papperdelle. Delicious!

MD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, creative menu with many locally-sourced items and unique dishes made for a wonderful meal. Enjoyed the wine list with a solid selection from both SR Hills and Europe. Highly recommend SY Kitchen!

AD
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is exceptional here. Fresh, creative and delicious!

PJ
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just visited Los Olivos our favorite weekend getaway.......our favorite restaurant is SY Kitchen in Santa Ynez a 10 minute drive from the Fess Parker Inn where we loves to stay....this was our 3rd time at SYKitchen and it still continues to amaze us.....Warm and inviting....busy behind the chefs kitchen buzzing around but all smiling a welcoming nod as we pass.....wait staff is an a++ all the way around....the food ...don't know where to begin....creative and presented beautifully and tastes amazing! Not to mention the fun cocktails handcrafted and garnished beautifully...great wine choices too....wish we could bring this fabulous restaurant down to San Clemente in the OC!!

NL
Berlin
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a dinner reservation but decided to sit at the bar instead because it looked so inviting and fun. It was! The bartender was terrific and I had the delicious mezcal drink on the menu which was so so good! One of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food! Will go back!

AD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance at SY Kitchen was outstanding! This is now or favorite restaurant when we visit the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area. What a treat!

MS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great experience on all levels; great atmosphere, very creative menu; We'll be back no question

m
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit. I brought my family this time. We sat on the patio and it was quiet and peaceful. We loved everything about our dinner. It was a huge hit. The food is exceptional, service perfect (thanks to Eric), atmosphere just right. If you are in the area, do not miss a visit to SY kitchen.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. Dario the GM is amazing and set us up for a great meal and celebration of our anniversary. If you are in Santa Ynez do not miss out on this restaurant.

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, the dishes are inventive, focusing on fresh ingredients. We had the octopus appetizer, wild mushroom pasta, and sliders. Everything was amazing! Nice wine list. Friendly, courteous staff. Highly recommended!

MG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short of being in a fabulous restaurant in Italy, SY Kitchen fits the bill. Wonderful, creative and delicious food. A must on anyone’s visit to Santa Ynez.

CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SY Kitchen has been one of our favorite places for a few years now and it never disappoints

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food with friendly service. We think a reservation is a must for dinner but there is room at the bar as well. The fish was super fresh, the pastas are so darn yummy. Great wine paring and good cocktails. The wait staff is so friendly and made our anniversary experience memorable. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and drinks with excellent service. We had an absurdly loud and crude table of 12 next to us and our waiter did everything to help accommodate our situation. We really appreciated his effort and will gladly come back next time we’re in town.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came to SY Kitchen with my wife and met up with my Mom and Sister for a special anniversary dinner. This place is always reliably fantastic. Thank you to the staff for making the meal exceptional and the kitchen crew for their on-point execution. Will be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Disappointing. This was our first time to the restaurant. Ambiance was great. The appetizers were amazing, but what I’ve learned from this experience is to use caution when ordering anything with white truffles unless you know the restaurant well, or are in Italy. Having had white truffles in Italy multiple times, I was very disappointed with the lack of flavor in the White truffle Tagliolini we ate last night. It was very bland, and unlike any other time I’ve had truffles served with pasta, the dish came with the truffles already on the pasta, not shaved table-side. We spoke with our waiter in private, to tell him that the dish didn’t live up to our expectations, and we only ate about 10% of the pasta (which I cannot imagine doing with any other truffle pasta!). The waiter accepted the feedback, and took the $10 tiramisu off our bill. I wasn’t expecting to have the $100 charge for the pasta removed entirely but I felt more could have been done to remedy the situation. Use caution when ordering this dish. You should get what you pay for and if you’re going to charge $100 for it, the course should live up to the price tag.

AC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

VT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in the upstairs room.
It was a memorable evening. Incredible food & drink. Wonderful attentive service. Thank you!!

GJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! We had an amazing meal. The food and service was exceptional!

n
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Food was great. We had octopus salad (awesome), wild mushroom parpadelle (excellent) and rabbit ragu over mini gnocchi (excellent, as well). Inside was very noisy with a large Saturday night crowd.

TG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant in all of the Santa Ynez Valley! I was in town for a family reunion that weekend and made reservations a month ahead of time for my sister, her daughter and I to have dinner here. I couldn’t wait to introduce her to my favorite spot. Their food is fresh and delicious and the menu changes regularly, and their bartender/mixologist has a culinary degree himself and his concoctions are always amazing! Service was fabulous, ambience is nice. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone over anything else in the county!

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very fresh and different dishes. everything we tried we loved!

LC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and attentive. However, my drink was way too tart, though they did remake it for me. My husbands drink was okay but not great. The Cesar salad was really delicious but the pizza was good but nothing too special. I was expecting more and maybe we ordered the wrong things but for the price points, we were expecting much more.

EC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional!

JS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Best food ever!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were surrounded by two tables of young adult guests who were obnoxiously loud. Our experience was much better after these diners left. That said, the food and service was super.

JC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always delicious food. But noise level in front room impossible. Better after party of 10 left.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always above expectations

DF
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambiance was amazing. Enjoyed it so much we are going back later this month!

CN
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific meal, very good service and it came to our table hot and delicious! Will be back soon!

g
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. We sat outside. Excellent food, atmosphere and service!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything!!! We love this place.... from the food to the staff... all excellent 💋💋💋

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