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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Extra space between tables
As always a great meal and consistently attentive service - thank you
We are locals, and eat there regularly. We always have a wonderful experience there!
SY kitchen is my go to favorite spot in the Santa Ynez Valley! Never disappointed and always able to try something from the specials menu, new amidst their usual delicious staples. Great service. Great food. Great wine. Open 7 days a week and I am a forever regular from my very first plate!
Such a delight! Homemade pasta with short rib raggu sauce, octopus salad, Domenico steak and so much more! Authentic Italian dishes...quiet atmosphere...super great service... We were celebrating my husband 70th birthday. We didn’t think once about the pandemic and enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much SY Kitchen!
Mathew was a sensational server. Great improvement over previous experiences
SY is a must stop when I'm in the area. It's tough to get a seat, so reservations are a must. The food is always amazing, though expensive. Service is always great though our waitress was not the warmest nor seemed interested in providing a pleasant experience; she just wanted to get the order and get us out of there.
Best place in Santa Ynez!
The saffron pasta with clams is Perfection!
We visited Santa Ynez for four nights with the intention of eating at four different restaurants for dinner. Well, that didn't exactly work out. After eating at SY Kitchen the first night, we cancelled two of our other reservation and ate there for three of the four nights. Bryan is an excellent server and he made us feel welcome. He made great suggestions and took the time to explain and repeat the specials (several awesome specials!) to ensure we made good choices for us. After wine tasting during the day, we wanted to have cocktails, and the craft cocktails were yummy. Everything that came out of the kitchen was obviously created with care. We had octopus, prawns, homemade pasta, t-bone sliders, lamb shank, and more! Everything was incredible and we look forward to visiting the area again to eat...oh yeah, and drink some wine , too! ;-) Thank you Bryan and SY. Well done!
Great staff and amazing food. Cocktails are unique and delicious
Amazing food, great cocktails!
A great stop that we have been going to for years. My only issue is that we were seated in the main dining room which I'm guessing they believe was "qualified" for open air seating because of the open window blinds leading to the porch. Tables were close together and I don't think the air circulation was the same as being outdoors. I asked to be moved but that would have resulted in a 30 minute wait. Just saying...
Overall experience was amazing. We needed to change our reservation time and they were accommodating. Sat outside, felt safe and service was amazing along with the food and atmosphere.
Our meal was lovely and our server was exceptional. Of course the Covid situation changes the ambiance a little, but it was comfortable sitting outside. We both had the daily specials, a beet salad and sea bass and they were perfection. The service was so good we didn't notice it, except that she was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Brought a friend from Chicago and he thought it was excellent.
SY kitchen is a super special place and our favorite spot when we stop in the Santa Ynez area! Amazing vibe, food and service! Must try!
worth the trip over the mountain from Santa Barbara
The food is the best in the valley! Service is spectacular, professional, and efficient.
Great find. Selection of dinner dishes exceptional. Wonderful preparation and presentation. Extensive wine selection. Our waiter, Brian, made our evening fun and memorable. We had a great table out in the outside seating that runs along the front of the restaurant. Plenty of ceiling heaters to keep you comfortable in the COVID dining environment.
We came here for lunch on the outside patio with our two kids. First of all, their take on the Old-Fashioned was wonderful, especially with the smoke. My daughter ordered a mushroom pasta that was delicious, my salmon salad was tasty, the salmon nicely peppery. My other daughter had sliders which were excellently cooked, with a savory truffle cheese. A great meal!
Very high quality!
It was the most tender delicious food I’ve tried, very impressed!
My partner booked this place for Valentines day 2021. It was perfect! We were seated promptly in the romantic, cozy, back patio. The heater kept us warm all through the night. We both had cocktails which were great. I had two of their fish specials. Both were fresh, bright, and felt healthy. My partner had the minestrone soup, which he was dreaming about for the next day (I'm going to have to figure out how to remake it!) as well as a pizza. The crust was amazing. I used it to wipe up the sauce from my pasta. They also had live music that night which was great. Overall, I'm looking forward to coming back to SY Kitchen.
Our service and service was EXCELLENT. Very relaxing evening. We loved the bread salad and pizza but I really didn't enjoy my pasta at all.
This place is amazing!! The food was absolutely incredible and the service was stellar! We sat outside and it was simply beautiful! We had a wonderful experience! Skip all the touristy places in Solvang and dine here instead... I promise it will be a memorable, delicious meal.
Great ambiance, good food, and a limited but good wine selection.
One of favorite restaurants anywhere. Always try something new on the menu and never disappointed!
Don't know why we haven't come here more often...it's some of the best food in the valley. And, during this ridiculous outdoor dining b.s., they manage to have an outdoor patio that's actually comfortable and well heated!
The yellow beet salad was amazing and their asparagus was so perfectly cooked. I really liked the valley girl cocktail.
Great food in a relaxed atmosphere,
We had a wonderful experience....servers were friendly, attentive and made our dinner so enjoyable. The live music was amazing and welcomed!!!! We loved the food....delicious and perfectly seasoned and served HOT!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!!
Fantastic, excellent food and service, thank you, a wonderful experience!
We had a delicious dinner with great service.
I recommend that you try SY Kitchen if you have not already done so.
Great place, great food, great service. Can’t recommend it any higher.
Excellent food. Far exceeded expectations.
What a delicious meal and atmosphere. Everyone was very kind, and kept up with the required safety protocols during the pandemic. The food was incredible. We sat all the way at the end of the outdoor patio with a lovely heater and felt very safe. The live music started up as we left & it was the perfect ambiance. A wonderful birthday dinner.
Always a treat! The wine, the food, really all of it is delicious.