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SY Kitchen

4.7
1024 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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An inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, serving Chefs Luca and Francesco Crestanellis' modern Italian dishes showcasing local ingredients and wines.

The bar program features dazzling cocktails crafted by Mixologist Alberto Battaglini 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 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner -
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. - 2:30 p.m.

Appertivo - Monday - Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



S.Y. Kitchen is closed for the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July
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Phone number
(805) 691-9794
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luca Crestanelli
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Catering
S.Y. Kitchen is available of off-site custom catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sagunto St
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

great meal and service. Ate at the bar and the bartenders were friendly, provided great service and entertaining.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, craft cocktails, ambiance and service was impeccable. Top notch

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent meal- from appetizer to dessert. The octopus appetizer was delicious, the pastas ( lamb ragu and mushroom parppadelle) cooked perfectly al dente, and the desserts(we tried three) were interesting and very tasty. A perfect Mother’s Day dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

There were 7 of us dining for Mother’s Day. Our waiter was excellent, food was excellent, noise level was high, a little difficult to hear each other.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A fun, lively, friendly food-bar-best ingredients-great service find in Santa Ynez. Well worth the trip, from wherever. Had a great time; will go back and will recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always excellent there!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for an early Mother’s Day dinner. A very lively early Saturday night dinner. Everyone really enjoyed the food and drinks. The wood fired pizza for our grandson was a hit for all. We will definitely return when we are back in Santa Ynez.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Nice lunch at SY Kitchen. Staff was attentive and the food was great. Buffala Mozzarella special was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

S Y Kitchen came highly recommended by a client, and we are grateful for the tip!

We drove up from San Diego, and got delayed by traffic. I called and was able to move our reservation, for which we were thankful.

The food and service were spectacular. Junio, our server, was very attentive and gave us good recommendations for food and drinks.

The loss of one star resulted from being contacted by open table, notifying us that we had “been missed” as we were cast as no-shows by the restaurant.

I responded and was given credit for the visit, but wasn’t pleased with the scenario, as I had personally checked in for my reservation when we arrived.

We will return, of course, and will be certain that our reservation is understood by the host(ess).

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Nice dinner

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I love SY Kitchen and dine here often. Took my brother here for the first time and it was a hit with him, too! The food is fabulous and the wait staff is the very best! It is my go-to restaurant for any occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Enjoyed a birthday celebration here May 5th. Everything was delightful, including the delicious margarita with fresh ingredients!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Love this place! Food is always delicious and the ambience is great. Cocktails are excellent and I love the wine list. They have great outdoor seating which is perfect for warm nights. Best restaurant in the Santa Ynez Valley!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Anniversary and Birthday

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent service. Great food with vegan choices

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Surprisingly good food and service in SY! I enjoyed everything they put in front of me. Lamb shank and pea salad were both amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food- loved the pea salad. Wine was expensive I thought. $15 per glass.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food here is spectacular. It’s just too bad we had to wait an hour and forty minutes to get our dinner. If you’re in the mood to drink wine and aren’t in a hurry or terribly hungry- the food will be worth the wait. If not, go somewhere else where the wait won’t be as long.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Everyone friendly. Love Francesco.Hes friendly ,welcoming ,sincere ,a notable chef and fine person. Great heart and very generous as all good Italians.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Took my wife there for our Anniversary. I’m Italian and from Brooklyn N.Y. I’ve been to S.Y. Kitchen many times and never had a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband & I had an amazing date night at SY Kitchen! We enjoyed everyone dish & are excited to return to try even more of their menu. Our server, Brooke, was wonderful. My husband had their halibut special & I had their sliders. Both we absolutely delicious! We finished a perfect night with tiramisu & coffee. Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

prices are just too high for lunch..really disappointing

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

good creative food in pleasant environment - prices are high though for simple fare such as pasta ! Caters obviously for a certain category of people who can afford it.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our food and service was amazing. We especially loved the appetizers and the dessert. We had the artichoke and olives for appetizers and the ginger creme brûlée for dessert. A must for anyone stopping through Santa Ynez.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Vacationing here prior to daughter’s wedding in Santa Ynez

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We brought our small dog, had to dine outside, at very low tables, that were more appropriate for drinks or snacks.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was our first time at SY Kitchen and my husband and I both thought it was the best restaurant that we had been to on the Santa Ynez Valley.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place is a gem. The cocktails were perfect and the food was delicious. Everything tasted super fresh and almost homemade.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We had fresh fish, beet salad and short rib ragu. The pasta was perfectly al dente. The napoleon dessert had a layer of fresh fruit in it. It does get very busy and a bit noisy. Book earlier rather than later in the day.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Comfortable wine country joint with a mellow vibe. Decent appetizers. But the worst steak in Santa Barbara! For some reason they slice a NY steak and stick cheese in between the slices, without divulging that info, either on the menu or by the server. Had little char and less flavor, a waste of forty bucks. By all means try the pastas, but give that steak a pass.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Nice local place. Good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Heard it was good and it did not disappoint. Nice vibe at this rustic chic restaurant—outdoor couches with blankets for chilly nights, inside warm and cozy. Excellent food, beautiful fresh salads and homemade pastas, nice wine list and tasty cocktails. Service very good and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We stopped at SY for lunch on our way from LA to San Francisco. Well worth the stop in our journey. Food was truly fabulous. Burrata salad, gnocchi with duck ragu and pappardelle with mushrooms were all amazing. Andy was a great server with lots of knowledge about the food and the area. Wish we lived closer. We’d be there all the time.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent restaurant for local dining. Quality ingredients and all dishes well prepared. Chicken was delicious, oven roasted over oak. Friendly service, good wine list, and just a pleasant time with the good vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent choice for lunch or dinner! Service and food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful, it is always a treat to go to SY Kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We always enjoy SY Kitchen and reserve in advance when we plan a trip north.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a fun get-together with friends. We loved the pea salad, and the octopus salad. The special fish was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Very creative dishes, great, fun, service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing pork shank over polenta!!!

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