SY Kitchen

4.8
1816 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, serving Chefs Luca and Francesco Crestanelli ; 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 6 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.
What 1816 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It is so cute and cozy. Drinks are amazing. Waiter was friendly but the upsell on everything was bizarre. They are peddling black truffle like they are being incentivized. Then he does NOT even mention it’s a $20 up charge on a $22 dish. The steak was chewy and bland. Needed good salt in a big way. The mushroom and the short rib pasta were amazing! Burata was so good and the fact it came with avocados, arugula, cucumber & tomato & beets! Was insanely delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was super great ambience and food, but the server made it seem like the dessert was comped because it was my twins and my birthday but charged us for it and then double charged us (on accident) but it still puts a damper on the experience. But really loved everything else!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place and good food. Nice and friendly staff.

l
vipluv2dine
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vacationing in Santa Yenez and could eat here every night. Great menus and service. Love, love the beet salad and all of the pastas are house made and cooked to perfection. I would order everything on the menu!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish!!! Everything is so fresh and delicious. Honestly one of my favorite meals ever and this is coming from someone who has lived in NYC & LA and has traveled extensively. The atmosphere and service were top notch as well! 10/10

EW
vipElizabethW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for a getaway day trip from Santa Barbara. Everything on the menu is perfection.

DA
DebbieA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!!! You will love it...

N
Nata
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service wasn’t as good as expected. The server didn’t know about any wine or drinks or good we were asking about.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great food, super great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Santa Barbara County

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! What more can I say about this adorable restaurant? Nothing pretentious about it. Service was attentive but not annoying. Food was farm fresh and artfully prepared. The cocktails were thoughtful and had so much depth in each sip, order them all. I think we did.

f
vipfoodmac
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at the SY Kitchen. We all had a pasta dishes and all four dishes were cooked perfectly al dente. The Terra masseuse dessert was fabulous!

The ambience was beautiful and relaxing. Perfect dinner after wine tasting all day long.

JR
JRRCA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food. Great safety practices.

JF
JaneF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place...went for bday celebration and enjoyed every moment!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little spot. Could have tried everything.

B
Britt
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a date night! Delicious cocktails, great ambiance, amazing food!

C
Christina
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots when we visit the area. Food and service are absolutely perfect. They have a great outdoor setup that made us feel really safe as well.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent! We loved every dish that we ordered, but were especially pleased with the tender octopus and the wild mushroom pappardelle. We also received wonderful service — friendly and attentive to just the right amount. We look forward to coming back and trying even more of SYK’s menu!

J
vipJilly
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here four times now.... every meal has been top notch... the chef is incredible! "Always order the specials" is my advice! And we also love the al fresco dining on the back patio, and the gracious service there! :))

a
vipakamen
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience. Deliciously flavored food and all around great experience. It’s our third time back. Almost always stop here when we are in the area. Be sure to order the Bob’s Well bread to start!

NR
NikkiR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the ambience to the food to the drinks to the service. The Globe Artichoke was amazing! The El Viejo cocktail was delish! The Truffle Pasta special they had was excellent. We will be back soon.

KS
KrSt
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

SY Kitchen is always amazing. Typically I only go at dinner but went yesterday, 11/8/20 for lunch. As usual it was amazing. And though the olives were not on the lunch menu I asked chef to make them and he did!

The service and kitchen was super slow, that would be my biggest complaint. Also there were tons of flies trapped into the heated main room, which would have been nice to sit in considering it was raining and cold but the flies were a NO GO for us.

Though lunch took much longer than it should have, probably didn't help that we were starving, the food as always was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything Delic. The prosciutto and melon plate was particularly amazing.

KP
vipKPep
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously, one of THE best meals I've had in a long time!! I have never eaten another dish at a restaurant that shaves off so much truffle as their truffle pizza! The steak sliders were amazing as well! The only down side here is that I don't live in the vicinity and cannot go back anytime soon. I would HIGHLY recommend!

SC
vipSamC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should eat at least once at Santa Ynez Kitchen every time you visit the SY Valley!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite, most frequented place in the area.

S
Sofia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SY Kitchen is one of my favorites and best in Santa Ynez Valley, and open even on the slow Monday's. Great fresh food and win selection. Can't go wrong with any choice and a variety of options for any and all moods you feel like indulging for a delicious dinner.
-Satisfied, recurring customer

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST! We love it

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing as is the service and this time was no exception. Our server Rachel was fantastic and the food, wine and ambiance was out of this world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.

Service was special. Great accommodations, fantastic food and ambiance

Thank you so much from Paso Robles

o
oenophile
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful special occasion restaurant. The service was top shelf, the food was very good with our favorite dishes being the warm octopus appetizer, beet salad, short rib pasta and both deserts we had (Brulee and Gelato).

TP
vipTonyP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SY always has great food - prepared to specific preferences. Hosts are always extremely friendly and it is a wonderful ambience to spend time with friends and family.

EH
ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and great service! Don’t forget to try their sliders and mushroom pasta.

TS
TiffanyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint, lovely little eatery! Delicious, fresh, local. Wonderful service.

EP
EricP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience, vibe, service all outstanding! One of the best nights out since covid!

LR
LindaR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual, every time I've eaten here the food is excellent and I love the idea that is locally sourced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely table outside, prompt and friendly service. Food was wonderful, as always!

FAQs

SY Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by SY Kitchen