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 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.
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!
Amazing, as always!
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!
Nice place and good food. Nice and friendly staff.
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!
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
This is our favorite restaurant for a getaway day trip from Santa Barbara. Everything on the menu is perfection.
Excellent!!! You will love it...
The service wasn’t as good as expected. The server didn’t know about any wine or drinks or good we were asking about.
Super great food, super great service!
Best restaurant in Santa Barbara County
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.
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.
Great restaurant with excellent food. Great safety practices.
Great place...went for bday celebration and enjoyed every moment!
Awesome little spot. Could have tried everything.
Great spot for a date night! Delicious cocktails, great ambiance, amazing food!
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.
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!
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! :))
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!
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.
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.
Amazing food as always.
Everything Delic. The prosciutto and melon plate was particularly amazing.
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!
You should eat at least once at Santa Ynez Kitchen every time you visit the SY Valley!!!
It’s our favorite, most frequented place in the area.
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
THE BEST! We love it
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.
Service was special. Great accommodations, fantastic food and ambiance
Thank you so much from Paso Robles
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).
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.
The best food and great service! Don’t forget to try their sliders and mushroom pasta.
A quaint, lovely little eatery! Delicious, fresh, local. Wonderful service.
Food, ambience, vibe, service all outstanding! One of the best nights out since covid!
Food was excellent as usual, every time I've eaten here the food is excellent and I love the idea that is locally sourced.
Lovely table outside, prompt and friendly service. Food was wonderful, as always!
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.