The bar program features dazzling cocktails to be enjoyed in the Dining Room, Porch or The Courtyard
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.
Excellent hand made pastas. The menu changes with the seasons.
Food was excellent. The octopus appetizer was tender and perfectly cooked. I had the ahi tuna that was incredible - moist and seared to perfection. My husband had the lamb shank and polenta which was also excellent. Our server was courteous and knowledgeable about gluten-free menu options. My only complaint was the restaurant was VERY warm as the AC struggled to keep up with the recent heat wave.
I had one of the best pizzas with Truffle
Beats salad was delicious
Overall great food
we enjoyed our meals and the service (Jennifer) was excellent. My only concern is that it was VERY warm in the restaurant, it was a warm day outside as well, but I will definitely consider the outside temperature before dining there again.
This was my 4th time at SY kitchen and it never disappoints! Great food, service and ambience.
Incredible restaurant, food, staff, ambiance 5 stars!!
We managed to get a last minute reservation for Saturday night and were not disappointed. The Slow Drip Old Fashion hit the spot! The food was fantastic from starters of grilled artichoke and buffalo mozzarella; the homemade pasta; to the chocolate mascarpone gelato for dessert.
Our server was a great guy (name slips my mind but management please add him to review if you can match our table to him) and made all the right recommendations.
We look forward to many returns!
Very good food and excellent service.
Amazing food, drinks and service! The dishes are so fresh and presented beautifully. This is one of my favorite restaurants!
Simply amazing food and fantastic service. My first visit was with my husband and this last visit was with a group of girl friends. Great for any occasion.
It was nothing but lovely!
The food was delicious and the service was great!
We have always loved SY and it had many years since we had dined at the restaurant and we have to say we were not diappointed. Delicious food and wonderful service.
I would highly recommend SY Kitchen. The food, service, and ambiance are all fantastic. The noise level was a little loud, but it didn't really bother us and it was also a busy Friday night.
Great restaurant food and service! 1st time there and we will be heading back again soon!
The entire staff are so friendly and welcoming. Food is great. I always look forward to dining here.
Great food and ambiance. Several people we met in area recommended to us. Would be top choice when visiting Santa Ynez Valley again.
Matthew is fantastic! Food is incredible, every time! Favorite SY restaurant! GO, you won't be disappointed!
The food was delicious and they have just about the best tiramisu I've ever had.
My favorite in wine country!!
We love coming back to SY Kitchen every time we're in Santa Ynez!
The restaurant was exceptional. We ordered nearly all of the appetizers, two salads, and shared an entree. Definitely going back!
We had an early (6pm) seating. Wonderful atmosphere and energy. Food was extremely good. Great service!
love this place, it is a bit expensive but the for is very high quality. It can be very noisy on a busy night so if your hearing is a problem sit outside weather permitting
Though it was very crowded on Friday evening service was quick and attentive.
Food was excellent as always. The chefs are creative without loosing sight on the fundamentals of Italian kitchen.
Wonderful restaurant, great food, nice vibe, mix of foodies, and regulars. Service was very warm and friendly.
I will frequent everyime I am in the Santa ynez valley!
This was the 2nd time we have eaten at SY Kitchen and it does not disappoint. The food is fresh, seasonal, innovative and tasty. Portions are decent sized.
Ambiance at lunch on a week day was quiet enough to have conversation at your table. The rooms are light and bright, windows all around the cottage style building.
The pea salad and salmon salad, a special of the day, were very tasty. The minestrone soup was delicious, not a heavy red soup with beans and the zuccini soup was very flavorful.
If you are in the area, SY Kitchen is a great place to dine.
We were greeted by a very friendly host and sat immediately. It wasn't a super busy night but was farely steady. We were brought water promptly and verbalized the nights specials by a very professional and well educated server. Our food and drinks arrived within 10 minutes and were executed very well. I am a Chef myself that has high standards and was very impressed by not only the perfect cook on my Duck ragu but the amazing texture of the gnochhi and perfect seasoning. My wife really enjoyed her grilled shrimp and spinach salad which was well balanced. The only complaint she had is she wished there would have been one more prawn. Overall was very impressed from the prompt and well trained service, open clean kitchen, the chef's vision and all the way down to the jars of pickled vegetables randomly placed through out the dining room. Will definitely return in the near future.
SYK is consistently on point. Always creative and delicious cocktails and the dinner specials were once again amazing. Matthew provides a nice balance of attentiveness without distraction - excellent service. We always look forward to our next meal at SYK!
Third visit to this restaurant and the food is always fabulous!!! Highly recommend
SY Kitchen was such a wonderful experience. I am not from the area and was visiting with my mom for Mother’s Day. I made a reservation here off of others reviews of this place and it did not disappoint!!! The atmosphere is so modern and chic but with a homey feel. Our server and the team provided outstanding service. And the food was TO DIE FOR!!! Everything we ordered was immaculate. The presentation and taste was on point. And everything was cooked PERFECTLY! It’s incredibly hard, even at the finer dining level, to find a place that perfectly cooks salmon but boy did they bring it! The only downside to this place is the price point but honestly, you get more than what you pay for. This place brings it in all aspects of the dining experience. I will definitely be returning!!! Love SY Kitchen! Thank you for making my mom’s Mother’s Day special 😊
It's the only place I wanted to go for Mother's Day. The food is fantastic, service is always friendly and attentive and ambiance is lovely. Just wish SYK was closer to SB.
Definently a more bar/lounge place. It was very loud and expensive for not that great of food or service, the drink are good. Not a bad place but not an outstanding place either. And not kid friendly, the restroom does not have a changing table.
Fabulous food in a casual atmosphere. Great wine list.
Great place for a weekend getaway dinner for two. We will be back.
This was our third time to Sy. Out of the three only one has been exceptional. This last time it was loud and crowded which was to be expected on the weekend, but our service was nonexistent. We were never told about specials and we had to ask for somebody to come and take our food and drink order as we were ignored. Very disappointed and will not return.
Excellent food, slightly different twists on the combination of fresh ingredients. Don't miss the pasta dishes, they will be some of the best you've ever enjoyed. Great dining experience!
We had a wonderful dinner last night at SY Kitchen. We had the prawns appetizer, mango salad, Salmon entre and Black Truffle pizza. Our server was awesome and knew the preparation of every dish. The salmon was melt in your mouth tender and I over estimated my capacity on the black truffle pizza. I wanted to eat it all.....I just couldn't finish! Took home the rest! Service was some of the best I've had and the food was very good! We'll be back!