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SY Kitchen

4.8
2126 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, serving Chefs Luca and Francesco Crestanelli ; modern Italian dishes showcasing local ingredients and wines.

The bar program features dazzling cocktails to be enjoyed in the Dining Room, Porch or The Courtyard

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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
What 2126 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeniseE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. My husband enjoyed the food and Waiter, I am sure which one he enjoyed the most. Thanks for making 2021 Father's Day one to remember.

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Foxc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Quality ingredients, simply prepared to bring out the best in them with wonderful little touches to enhance them. Between us we had the bread, roasted cauliflower, roasted asparagus, yellow beet salad, Caesar salad, salmon, wild mushroom pappardelle, maccheroncini al brasato, the T-bone steak special and the panna cota. All were absolutely delicious. The service was fabulous and everyone was so friendly. It is on the pricier side, but sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

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PearlsMom
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have returned to SY Kitchen time and again. We are guaranteed wonderful food and drinks served by a great staff. Celebrated Father’s Day 2021 with our family. We are locals and will be there again soon!

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vipRick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another fabulous dinner at SY Kitchen. This is our 3rd visit. The special nectarine salad was the meal highlight…but our steak and artichoke appetizer were very scrumptious as well. Dinner was topped with panna cotta and fresh berries. Just phenomenal…

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ErinD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal on our trip throughout Southern California. The artichoke is a must!

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CorrineP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. Cannot wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always! I’ve never had a bad meal at SY Kitchen!

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vipThomasH
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very nice setting. Ice cream to rave about.

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vipdinerreview
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing grilled octopus salad!

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TracyF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a birthday lunch and it was delightful, thanks

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Sammi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and cocktails! Great patio area, comfortable seating, pet friendly 😊

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TrinaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Really fresh appetizers and delicious pastas. Service was fantastic as well- helpful and attentive. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipmarileem
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect! I will be happy to return!👍

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GabbyC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus salad and the wild mushroom pappardelle are delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculous great food. Had the zucchini soup special. Awesome. Waygu meatball appetizers flavor was great. Halibut special and pasta sausage dinner had amazing flavor. Great attentive service in casual atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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LindaR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly, very friendly writer greeted us right away. Gave us water, took our drink order, decanted our wine Knew the dinner menu very well. Food was amazing. Lamb shank and Delmonico Steak. Plus a salad of apricots, cucumber and goat cheese. Yum.

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vipIowafoodie
Des Moines
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and outstanding. Grilled artichoke, chicken, all perfect and a very good eclectic wine selection.

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vipJimmymoore
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Santa ynez area restaurant- great food, ambiance, and service

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AngellaP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Waiter and all the staff were very nice and attentive, making great recommendations. All of our food was delicious and the truffle pizza and pasta was worth it. I highly recommend coming and if I’m ever in the area I’ll be back.

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Lynng
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Los Olivos the previous weekend and a local told us we needed to eat at SY Kitchen next time we came up. So, we came the very next weekend with friends. The restaurant is super cute and the food is beyond delicious. We had the bread, octopus, T-bone sliders and mushroom pasta and all were AMAZING. This place is Not to be missed.

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LynneC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The lamb shank was phenomenal and the pizza was thin, crispy delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant

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vipAnnK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5 seated without delay (had a reservations.) We each had a different cocktail and all were excellent. Two of the five had the lamb special. Two of the five had the halibut special. 1 had the mushroom pappardelle with truffles. All entrees were superb. Our favorite dish, however, was the beet salad, which we shared. Do not miss out on the beet salad, even if you think you do not like beets. We also shared the pea salad, which was very nice. Service was excellent. Wine list represents the region very well.

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Aussie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner - will be back

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CRA1
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked through the door, we knew it was going to be a great experience.
Menu is wonderful……service incredible…….food was sumptuous.
Will definitely be back and recommend it to all.

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ChrisP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Thank You!

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skiergirl
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely spot. The food is healthy and delicious. We love taking our visitors here.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matt was awesome!

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MikeA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Attentive service. Enticing cocktails. Fresh salads. Delectable main dishes. Spot on wine recommendations. We only passed on dessert because we were so full. Will definitely make it a destination on our next trip from Palm Springs.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!!!!
Our service was even better!!!

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Angemir
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipJaredH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to SY almost every time we visit the Santa Ynez valley. Great food and mixed drinks and, if you want even more wine, the wine list is great as well.

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vipMoodyBob
New Mexico
46 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the cost

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KevinV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was expensive for what was served. Secondary server was rude and very abrupt. Main waiter was nice but we hardly saw him. Overall, would not go back. Too bad my wife’s birthday dinner was ruined.

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cinnabarB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love taking a lazy afternoon getaway for great food & ambiance. Only glitch, I had mentioned a birthday request in my reservation which did not arrive. I handled it on my own but I would double check to make sure your request is taken into consideration.

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PATB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends! Service very good, entrees very good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipDMG1727
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve dined here more than a dozen times and the food is consistently excellent.

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Jayme
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Everything was amazing - the service, the food, the ambience!

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 2126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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