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SY Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2970 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 2,970 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • 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

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  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. KB

    KimberlyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The incredible staff, ambiance, and outstanding quality of food all make this restaurant an unforgettable experience. Tens all around!
  2. DD

    DebraD

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food & beverage options. My highlights include: the octopus salad, pea & arugula salad & porcini pappardelle. Would have loved to have tried one of the many desserts on offer. Cocktails were expertly crafted!!
  3. JR

    JulietR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! And the restaurant was such a great location. We will definitely be back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every staff member we encountered were professional and friendly. Our server was great (I don’t remember his name)! We ordered the beet salad and butternut squash soup to start and both were delicious. We shared the truffle pizza which was amazing! It was a great way to end our mother-daughter day.
  5. DR

    DougR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hostess seemed as if I was annoying her to be seated and get a menu. After driving 3 hours to get there not the best face.
  6. NS

    NicholleS

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic eats experience in a charming setting! Well done ♥️
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service with delicious food in a great atmosphere! Make a reservation!
  8. TD

    TerriD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but service was very slow. We would give it another try if only for the food!
  9. SM

    SaraM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our friend's 40th birthday here and everything was outstanding- from the menu, to the service, to the ambience. We will be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with my awesome wife. She had the branzino and I had a pasta dish. Delicious!
  11. LS

    LindaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it! Very professional service from the waitstaff, our only issue was we weren’t notified when our table was ready and we had to ask them after 20 minutes past our reservation time… hostess said they “called” our name in the very noisy busy bar area but no one made an effort to find us … other than that everything was amazing including the fantastic cocktails & excellent bartender ! Lovely beet salad & mushroom pasta dish…
  12. BB

    BBQBoy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY Kitchen was a perfect venue for a casual family get-together lunch - great food, nice atmosphere, dog friendly. Many thanks - enjoyed by all!
  13. KF

    KatherineF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here a lot but had never had the NY strip. Delicious! Great dinner overall, and the front patio is nice and quiet.
  14. DJ

    DJLisette

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here with my husband during another wine tasting getaway weekend and SY Kitchen was wonderful again. They had just changed their menu that day, so it was a great time for food/drink discovery. The service was top-notch again and the prices are justifiable since everything is great. Reservations are basically a must, but still expect to wait a little. Not a biggie, just giving you a head's up.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Drunks subpar. They rolled out a nee drink menu and it and it was not like before. The prior drinks were great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening dining at SYK. The staff were attentive and very friendly. Food was outstanding. We had yellow beet salad, lamb shank and truffle pizza. All items were incredible. The manager stopped by twice to chat and check on us. Highly recommend.
  17. JW

    JonelleWP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, ambiance, and the staff were great!
  18. T

    Terry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We have eaten here many times. Food was outstanding. The pasta was great. Only downfall this time was a large party nearby who were very loud. Kind of ruined the atmosphere of enjoying a nice semi quiet dinner with my wife.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    95 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Ribeye was tasty, but had a lot of gristle. Pretty expensive for that quality.
  20. SC

    SummerC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in all of SB County and definitely my favorite restaurant up in the valley. They never fail to impress me with their delicious and innovative dishes and cocktails. The yellow beet salad and mushroom pappardelle are favorite dishes and this time we also tried the burrata and sausage pizza, which was excellent. Try everything, you can’t go wrong!
  21. s

    susanw

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing as always. the manager (a woman in a lovely suit) was welcoming and ensured our wait and our visit was pleasant. host staff was lovely but not as welcoming as other times when I have been there. It was very busy though.
  22. j

    jenniferp

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Service was sort of slow and the table next to us was so loud that we had to yell at each other to have a conversation. Not my best time at SY Kitchen.
  23. S

    Siata

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Why don't we have a restaurant like this in Santa Barbara. The meal was perfect !!!! Farm fresh ingredients cooked simply and perfectly ! Can't wait to come back.
  24. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was great but we waited 30 minutes for our table with a reservation. Then we waited 20 minutes for a server then 15 minutes for our drinks. The food came quickly and was great but the staff seemed clueless that they were so late and behind. No one ever once mentioned that we waited a long time.
  25. P

    Peggy

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    A bit disappointing, particularly when we went to Nella the next night and had many of the same offerings. Wait staff was excellent, but the place is very noisy.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food…Professional wait staff…casual elegance! Love this place!
  27. i

    ilk2

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here again - two nights in a row. Great service, warm outdoor seating, excellent food and portion sizes. Highly recommended.
  28. i

    ilk2

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We liked it so much we’re going back the next night. Lots outdoor dining space. Everything we ate was delicious.
  29. MW

    MonicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful dinner. All four of us ordered something different from the menu. Each course was delicious. The cocktails were spectacular and the server was a sweetheart. Loved this place. We'll be back when we visit Solvang again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food. Definitely recommend!
  31. RS

    RayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SY kitchen is a destination restaurant for us. The food is consistently excellent and the warm wine country vibe is always inviting. Great cocktails too.
  32. HP

    HeatherP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience was wonderful! The food, drinks and service were amazing! The restaurant was nice, but we were seated in the front where it was quite loud and was hoping to see more of the restaurant before being seated. Will request further in or the outside area next time. I would definitely go back!
  33. FM

    FredM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and it was nice to sit inside the restaurant instead of the outside back patio which doesn’t have near the ambience of the original restaurant
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic
  35. CY

    CharlesY

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy we had our anniversary dinner at SY Kitchen everything was perfect! We arrived and were promptly sat. Our server was amazing and the food was too good hah We ordered bread to start and the octopus salad to share which was incredible. The octopus was super tender and the cherry tomatoes had a nice freshness and crunch to them. The sauce! we ended up dipping our bread in it, just so tasty. We both ordered pastas, mine was the mushroom parpadelle with truffle shaved on top(highly recommend). We definitely ordered too much food but we got to enjoy our leftovers for lunch so it was a win win. Can’t forget our drinks both super refreshing. I can’t thank the SY Kitchen team enough for such a lovely evening!
  37. M

    Mike

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! We enjoyed every single course and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. If you have the chance to eat here, don’t pass up the opportunity. It was fantastic.
  38. M

    Mochi60

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. They have specials which are great, but the regular menu is outstanding too. Great choices of drinks from cocktails to wine. Highly recommend.
  39. P

    Paul

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Menu was varied and delicious with large servings. Service was excellent, First time eating here and will definitely be returning.
  40. GC

    GwenC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously? The best!! You’d think you were in NYC. Best servers - knowledgeable and outgoing and fun while still be very professional. The manager John (part time) was so welcoming and interested. The drinks were great - creative and tasty. And then the pasta. My friend had some pasta with mushrooms and I had a the special pasta. They were right. Best I ever had. Can’t wait to return. It’s only 3 hours away!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 2970 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 28 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

  • 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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