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SY Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2710 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

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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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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What 2,710 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. AK

    AllieK

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was incredible! This place never disappoints when we visit the area, absolutely delicious
  2. S

    Stuart

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! This was the pappardelle ragu/bolognese.
  4. DI

    DIANEW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints!! The food is outstanding and the service cannot be beat. Believe me when I say "you must try this restaurant"
  5. R

    Rich

    Tallahassee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to amaze! Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere!
  6. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Valley Girl cocktail was delicious and refreshing. I highly recommend the meatballs. The steak was delicious but definitely a splurge for us!
  7. W

    Winendine

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We came here Sunday, which was Father’s Day, and everything was perfect. The food, the service, just outstanding. So we decided to come back 2 days later. Once again, the food and service were outstanding, but it was uncomfortably warm that day and the restaurant was mostly open, so it was uncomfortable. It was also very noisy. Would we come back? Absolutely!! But only when it’s cool.
  8. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are picky and we both thought all the food was delicious!!!!
  9. RG

    RonaldG

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great presentation and location. Overpriced for specials especially.
  10. KS

    KathiS

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good vibe and great place to go in Santa Ynez!
  11. DS

    DanS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Felt rushed. Picked up my wine glass that wasn’t quite empty. The food was delicious. Waiter was nice. Busboy was rushing us. This was my second time in a few months. Last time was amazing. The service and experience was fantastic. Tonight was very disappointing. In and out in under 45 minutes.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. Food and wine, delicious!!!
  13. l

    lewgen

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, especially the salmon salad. The staff were polite and attentive. They allowed us time to visit and could not have been nicer. A wonderful lunch. I would highly recommend this restaurant
  14. c

    chadwickb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at sy kitchen and it was amazing. We started with the bread and beet salad. We each had two cocktails. The beet salad may have been the most raves about item at the table. We have the lamb shank special, truffle pizza, and mushroom pappardelle. The pizza and lamb shank were also very good. We finished the dinner out with the pistachio creme brûlée. we definitely will come back and have a dinner again. The drinks were also divine. We had passion fruit mojitos, passion fruit margaritas, and mules.
  15. s

    shay

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cute place in quaint town of Santa Ynez. Interesting menu items…all delicious! The mushroom pasta was out of this world!
  16. DC

    DianeC

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best dining experiences I have had in quite a long time. The food was creative and delicious with a varied menu that could appeal to any tastes and the service was absolutely outstanding. I believe our waiter's name was Kevin and he was a delight! Highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back again when in the area.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and excellent service in an elegant but homey atmosphere. Can’t recommend enough.
  18. SD

    SusanD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! We had a pizza with shaved truffles and it was the best pizza we had ever had. Great experience all around.
  19. ML

    MarleneL

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was a great !
  20. GL

    GwynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY Kitchen is my favorite place to eat in SB County. Food is superb. The environment is festive and relaxing. The wait staff is helpful and friendly. To dine there feels like a mini-vacation!
  21. DL

    DLfromCA

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very well prepared and tasty. Waiter was very informative and knowledgeable about the menu. Very prompt service but not rushed. Party of four. All parties enjoyed their food.
  22. KH

    KathiH

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food but as always, was hard to talk because of the noise. Enjoyed it anyway!
  23. CR

    CindyR

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and the service and atmosphere is always wonderful!
  24. M

    Mochi60

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was great. Service all around was exceptional and all were knowledgeable. Our waiter was great in suggesting dishes and drinks. He also did a great job timing our courses.
  25. AC

    ACRA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Will definitely be going back. A must If you are visiting Santa Ynez area
  26. VB

    ViljaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner experience. Service couldn’t be lovelier. Everyone is attentive and thoughtful. Food is absolutely delicious. Menu is full of great options for all kinds of palates.
  27. JP

    JPJP

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!! The pea salad was so fresh. Minestrone different than I’ve had and the best I’ve had. Every dish was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best in Santa Ynez. Order the Bobs Well Bread and a glass of Crown Point!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again they delivered amazing food and service. Tried the spinach crescent shaped pasta with Tuscany beef ragu. Delicious!
  30. t

    tashazr

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food usually delicious, however this time disappointed on chicken.
  31. KW

    KathleenW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY Kitchen has delicious food, and a wonderful, attentive staff! Don’t forget to order Bob’s Well Bread to start. The prosciutto is fabulous, and their pastas are the best!
  32. k

    kathyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Meatballs were sooo delicious!!! Definitely will return.
  33. TC

    TandC

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, but the service was just ok. The smile was forced, and the only thing she cared about was turning the table.
  34. W

    Whatsamattayou

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at SY on June 3 on our trip back to the Bay Area. Neither of us were terribly hungry, so we ordered three dishes to share: Wagyu meatballs appetizer ($18), artichoke special appetizer ($20), and truffle pizza ($45). The meatballs were good and the artichoke was even better. However, that truffle pizza, though expensive, is to die for! Damn, what a tasty pizza! The restaurant is quite nice and open, and the service is excellent. Definitely recommended.
  35. OC

    OCFed

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad the cocktail Back Garden is back on the menu. We always return to SY for this drink. The Truffle pizza was delicious as well. The dining experience outdoors was very nice during early evening hours. Can't wait to be back.
  36. M

    Mark

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Creative menu and great vibe.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for our short getaway. Wonderful food and service!
  38. CB

    CliveB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at SY Kitchen was for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. From the outset, it was clear that all the staff there are on the same page with regard to customer service - an outstanding example! Carson did a great job of taking care of us and the food was spectacular... the Passion Fruit Margaritas matching it all the way!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous experience we had for dinner at SYK! The staff was so attentive to our needs and were super sweet to our 2 year old daughter and even made her special Mac and cheese. The food is the absolute best! You must try the artichoke starter! Thank you! We can’t wait to come back soon!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous … the food was fresh and amazing and the staff was outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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 2710 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu
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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