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 8 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.
Sunday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Lunch - Monday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
S.Y. Kitchen is closed for the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July
Always a treat to visit when I'm in Santa Ynez. The food is creative and delicious, the staff is attentive with good recommendations and they have creative cocktails and unique wine offerings
It was a perfect birthday dinner. We ended eating outside, which had the perfect ambiance, which included heaters. The staff was amazing, and their wine and food suggestions were on point. We loved/had the octopus as an appetizer, and the mushroom pasta, and the rack of lamb for dinner. The portions were just perfect! If you’re looking for a taster meal in Santa Ynez, this is your best bet!! Absolutely delicious!
We had another exceptional meal there for my husband's birthday. The Gnocchi, Persimmon Salad & wine were all perfect. Service was fabulous as well. It's a little noisy when it's busy, but worth it as the food and good vibes are great.
Great food and service.
great pasta dish-ragu w/duck.
service was very good, attentive w/o being rushed.
servicer came outside of restaurant to hand us our leftovers because we forgot to grab
Great food and wine list. We sat outside but with the enclosed patio and heaters, it was still very good.
As always, SY Kitchen was amazing! We love our “date night” dinners here... the food is superb, the staff is very attentive, the drinks are creative and delicious! We can’t wait until our next opportunity to visit!
Five-star comfort food defined by culinary creative ingenuity and appropriate portions
Excellent in every way.
Pleasant staff was very accommodating with us coming earlier. Charming and elegant place.
Every dish was well executed and presented. And tasted just awesome.
A great addition to our arsenal of “on the money” places to take important clients.
Surely we will return soon.
Birthday and had delicious desserts!
One of our favorite places for dinner every-time we're in Santa Ynez. Excellent service and personality from our server, Matthew, and busser Adrian. Cheers!
Awesome - great food, service and thanks for the tiramisu to celebrate our anniversary !!
SY Kitchen is a priority stop when I am in the area. One of my favorite restaurants!
The food and service were both excellent.
Food was very good , except for the special pasta, spaghetti puttanesca , which just tasted like spaghetti in tomato sauce. Very disappointing. Love the octopus salad!
Enjoyed a pre - Thanksgiving day dinner here. Aside from being seated next to a large party which made it difficult to have a conversation dinner was on the money. Started with an Italian Manhattan which was superb as they take pride in their cocktails. Wine list by the glass could be improved as their was only 1 local Pinot and we’re in Pinot country! Lamb shank, pasta, salads, pizza all were outstanding. Great place I’d love to visit again!
I felt like it was a little over rated. I had heard great things online and from friends. It was a little underwhelming. I ordered a seafood pasta that was one of their specials. It came after everyone else at the table was already done with their meal with no apology. The pasta was under cooked and really lacked flavor...except for fishy from the seafood. My son didn't even want to sit near me because it smelled so fishy. For the price, I would pick somewhere else. I wouldn't go again.
We are regulars at this place and usually go with the specials. Excellent. Organic ingredients mostly from local growers.
The only thing this incredible restaurant gets consistently wrong is their reservations/seating. W had 7:00 PM reservations for a party of 8 and we were not seated until 8:00 PM...yes a full hour late! That is very poor planning. I'd quit going back if everything else about the experience wasn't so good!
Food great, service great. We had a horrible experience sitting in the back room, squished into a corner next to a table of 10 people who were incredibly loud, incredibly obnoxious and incredibly drunk. Noise level was unbearable.
Really great service .... food I have been twice and both times the food was excellent
Magnificent cuisine, overall rating suffers because of noise level though it is better than some others. Service is good and wine list is above average. good bar scene
Everything was excellent! Timely service, food at the proper temperature and friendly waitstaff. The roasted olives are delicious!
Amazing like usual! Alessio was perfection as always. We love this place. I also appreciate the team effort here. Being in the biz myself, one can’t help but notice the flow of a restaurant. I LOVE how everyone helps out. Other servers, bussers - the bartender brought us our first course! This is a team and I appreciate that. Thanks SY for always making our evening enjoyable!
Great birthday dinner for my boyfriend!
Lovely setting, fantastic food. Wonderful service.
SY Kitchen feels like home to us. We go often and never felt so welcome anywhere else. The food is superb and the staff is wonderful.
Andrew was a superior waiter and very accommodating. Food was beyond amazing! Will come back soon... aka tomorrow.
We go to SY kitchen when we’re in the area and it’s always amazing.
Great overall experience and we will see if our family gathering in December can be accommodated since we enjoyed our experience so much.
This was our first time to SY Kitchen. We were a party of four and everyone was thrilled with their food and wine. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and professional.
Went to this restaurant based on other OpenTable reviews. While it was not bad, you did not live up to its building. The wait staff was only marginally attentive and the food was not particularly flavorful. Again not bad but nothing In particular to recommend.
Went for our 18th wedding anniversary. Cocktails are fabulous! Service was impeccable. Setting gorgeous. Food yummy. Totally recommend.
Service and food always great! Have been many times and never disappointed .
Absolutely loved everything about our experience. The food was phenomenal (as was the wine), the atmosphere, our server. Will be back soon!
we really enjoyed Eric's service and his professional approach. the rest of the team was also helpful. Food was great and the place has a good reputation for craft cocktails. Enjoyed the experience very much
One of the cleanest restaurants I’ve ever been too! Impeccable service, fantastic food!!
We loved this restaurant so much we went two nights in a row. Met Luca, the chef, outside - he was wonderful - even offered us additional drinks while we waited for our ride. Loved the food - drinks especially the Old Fashion - Best restaurant ever! Loved it!!!
I have been a fan of SY Kitchen for the past 4 years. The ambience is amazing , always decorated for the season or holiday . The bar scene is happening and the mixology and personalization of the bartender to make drinks on request - is oustanding.
Food... well there is not a bad thing on the menu . Again always have food pairings to match up with the seasons freshest vegetables , seasoned grilled artichoke and delious soups / entrees.
Service is impeccable -
FIVE STAR DINING in beautiful Santa Ynez !!