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SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA
SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA
SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA
SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA
SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez, CA

SY Kitchen

4.9
4.9
3597 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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 42 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 3,597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Service

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • 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

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for groups

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Lively

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

3,597 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food and service as always! Never disappoints! Bravo!

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  2. CherryllS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant. Warm, classy, casual, creative fresh meals beautifully prepared. Wonderful staff. Cocktails creative and delightful. I had the mushroom (homemade) pasta. Divine! Everything was fresh, creative and delicious. The service was outstanding. Victoria, our waiter, and the entire staff were perfectly attentive. Perfect date night. Or any night! Loved it all. Highly recommend.

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  3. foodie

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. Pretty perfect restaurant experience!

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  4. peggyt

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 4 seated outside. Great heaters. The tbone sliders were extremely tasty and well presented. Could be shared. The fish is the day, the branzino was beautifully presented and excellent. Could also be split. The crab spaghetti was split and it made a perfect entree. For dessert the tiramisu was amazing and the chocolate sorbet with caramelized banana was lovely. We haven’t eaten at SYV kitchen since it first opened and we’re not overwhelmed with it at all. Now it’s a fantastic dinner event

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  5. SusanF

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food overall was very good, except for the meatball appetizer which we sent back due to being tasteless. That night they were trying out several new cocktails, one of which we really liked. Seabass was superb and the service was outstanding. A bit pricey, but worth, paying for good food and service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinner at SY Kitchen! We enjoyed it throughly.

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  7. AP1998

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Matthew did a 10/10 job, we decided to let him guide our meal and he did not disappoint. Will be returning again and again.

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  8. johns

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic Italian food. As good as Italy!

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  9. Saul

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time to the restaurant and our experience was amazing!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everybody is so attentive from the senior manager down to the bus boys in the mills are phenomenal !

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  11. AliI

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SY Kitchen is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is not only really tasty but totally fresh. The wild mushroom pappardelle is one of the best pasta dishes that I have ever had, and is made with homemade pasta. The ambience is casual, comfortable; nice for both a group or a more intimate dinner for two.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Chicken overcooked. Pasta bland. Servers seemed rushed.

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  13. HS2004

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit to SY Kitchen and we will return. Excellent food and service!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

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  15. TraceyL

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!! Exceeded our expectations! Drinks and food…..DELICIOUS

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  16. DezB

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I would go back. the pizza with ham was delicious. Pasta was okay. i think i’d order steak next time. it looked really good on the table next to ours.

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  17. BrianY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this restaurant...from the food to the service and the awesome drinks

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  18. MicheleC

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re visiting Santa Yanez, or the Buellton area, SY kitchen is a must!  The four of us enjoyed an amazing meal. We started with the roasted olives and the beet salad, which was probably the most delicious beet salad I’ve ever had. We followed up with the truffle pizza, a fancy pasta, and the sliders all were an A+ I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention, the yummy cocktails and great wine list. We saved enough room to squeak in a fabulous Panna cotta and some decadent chocolate gelato. The service was impeccable. Chef’s kiss all day!!

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  19. WendyH

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks fantastic. Service left a bit to be desired from our server, thankfully the manager stepped in to help us out....

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. Being in the industry myself, I appreciate every detail that goes into restaurant operations S.Y. kitchen is doing it right. Thank you.

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  21. Suzannester

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner of pasta and salmon Saturday night with my girlfriend. Awesome service, upscale and friendly crowd and ambiance. Perfect for couples, friends and dates!

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  22. RichardW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! Ashlyn was amazing!!!

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  23. StacieI

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and amazing! Crowded, cool vibes and good drinks. Highly recommend while in SY valley.

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  24. HTB13

    Central Coast

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Set in a beautiful, pastoral setting, SY Kitchen welcomes every guest. Each of the varied dining rooms within the renovated house offers a serene and comfortable atmosphere. The ambiance is casual as well as cozy and chic. The food offered is from a varied and exceptional menu, blending flavors that are delicious and sometimes unusual. Not to be missed if you can get a reservation and are in the Santa Ynez Valley area.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to come here. Worth the extra bucks you’ll spend.

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  26. Foodie24K

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers and it won’t be the last… great service, food and atmosphere. We will be back

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  27. ailee

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are locals so visit SY Kitchen on a regular basis. We cannot get enough of the black truffle pizza (a special, but always seems to be on the board). It is truly amazing and they do not skimp on the shaved truffle. We also love the inventive cocktails, wine selection and unique salads. I usually get fish and the hubby usually gets some kind of meat. We are never disappointed. This visit, I got the special pasta and hubby got the Chilean sea bass. We were both delighted with our choices. Ashlyn is a terrific server and always has good suggestions for wine pairings. She knows the menu well and d never steers us wrong.

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  28. Jdavis

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed, my wife and I eat all plant based no animal products. Ordered pasta with Chanterelle mushrooms with olive oil, my wife decided to get it gluten free, which ended up being a mistake for two reasons. 1, the pasta was dry and chalky, 2 they charged an extra $5 so the cost was $32 plus $5! A total disappointment. If I do go back I would not make that mistake twice. Way over priced!

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  29. MonicaG

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinaria, atención atentos y cordiales Comida deliciosa!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me put it to you this way: You’re no longer in my top 10 - you’re in my top 5. 😂😋 Thank you as always!

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  31. AngelaO

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat out in the patio area and they had the heaters on it was such a beautiful peaceful setting. The service was amazing and the food was delicious and so fresh. I definitely recommend hearing the specials. I will definitely be back. 

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  32. diningdiva

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice quiet lunch on the patio - I had the beet salad (with cheese, nuts, olive oil and spices - a little odd there was no lettuce; but it WAS very tasty.

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  33. Steevo

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Victoria, was fantastic! A real professional. The food was delicious! Ambience was good not great. Noise level was tolerable.

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  34. Fillmebelly

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top-notch. An incredible dining experience- we loved it! The best restaurant in the region.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and excellent service and ambiance

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  36. DaveP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic…throughly enjoy this restaurant every time!

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  37. pattis

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SY kitchen never disappoints. It is so well run and has employees that want to be there that are proud to work there that really want to take care of their customers. It’s always a pleasure to dine there and we are looking forward to when we will be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The pasta was handmade and the flavors were unbelievable. The golden beet salad was so fresh it melted in your mouth! I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner!

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  39. SteveY

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were there celebrating our 30th anniversary on a Monday night. They sat us at a good table, then put a large party next to us and our waiter and the manager came over to tell us we should move. The table we moved to was not smaller and sandwiched between two other parties. I have a hard time believing this was a quieter table. The heaters were blaring and uncomfortably warm. My wife enjoyed her entree, though she didn't get much crab in her pasta which was the whole point. My entree was over-seasoned. I only ate a small part of it. Definitely not worth the price. We ordered dessert (Tiramisu). It was like tiramisu-flavored pudding in a jar. Again, not worth the price. Very disappointing.

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  40. ThanoAdamson

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. Creative wonderful dishes. Service is impeccable.

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FAQs

SY Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 691-9794.

SY Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 3597 OpenTable diners.

SY Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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