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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
Wouldn't miss dining here anytime I am in the area.
Awesome from start to finish!
Always dine there when I'm in Santa Ynez for wine tasting. Never disappointed.
I have been here multiple times and the server was awful. He didn’t want to be there so neither did we. My advice is hire positive people who want to provide a good experience and learn the menu. We were interested in the specials but he couldn’t answer any questions nor did he care.
The food and service was top notch, would highly recommend.
We drive from Orange County specifically to eat at this restaurant. We have never been disappointed in the quality of the food and service.
Love this place
This is a favorite in Santa Ynez! Very innovative cuisine. Excellent cocktails. However, it trends toward the expensive side. $7 for bread is a bit steep. But it’s a pleasant place so worth returning to despite the price tag!
Everything about our evening was magical! The wait staff was funny and attentive but not annoyingly attentive. The cocktails were delicious. And the food was amazing, especially the golden beet salad. We will return!!
SY Kitchen is our new go to restaurant. Excellent food, great service. Loved sitting in the dining room, this time!!
On our way up north and just had to stop for lunch. Reservations recommended, especially on the weekends!! Great place!!
The food, cocktails, and wine are delicious.
SY Kitchen never disappoints! We enjoyed starters of roasted cauliflower, a beautiful artichoke and classic meatballs. Everyone in our party ended up ordering pasta for our main course, and they were all fantastic -- fresh pasta cooked perfectly. Cocktails and wine were excellent, too. Great night!
Best food ans experience !
The mushroom pasta, artichoke and Black truffle pizza were the best food we’ve ever had!
We had Mathew as our server and he was so great. Friendly and professional all in one.
Great food and great ambiance
SY is one of the best restaurants in the country. It is definitely one of my favorite eateries. Everything is fantastic and I can’t wait to go back. I live 485 air miles from this restaurant and I might just fly there to eat.
Always an incredible dining experience and the food is as wonderful as it is in Italy. A must for anyone visiting Santa Ynez.
Food is creative, balanced, satisfying and, frankly just great
After having a wonderful meal at Nella Kitchen & Bar, we expected a similar experience at SY Kitchen. Also, a wine server had highly recommended SY Kitchen. The ciabatta bread was too crisp and tough, particularly compared to the bread at Nella. The nicoise salad with canned tuna was a disappointment. That was my fault. I ordered it even after my wife checked to see if the tuna was fresh. My bad but you really should serve it with fresh tuna. The papperdelle was very good. The gelato at Nella had been superb. The gelato we had at your restaurant was average. Our experience was a big letdown from what we had at Nella.
Following recommendations, we booked a table for four at SY Kitchen. Good thing as they were very busy. Lovely atmosphere dining on one of their patios. We started with drinks and the Wagyu Meatballs and Housemade Bread. Shared the Caesar Salad, Wild Mushroom Papardelle and a Margherita Pizza. The pizza dough and pasta were the lightest we’ve ever had and I can’t recommend them enough. Not fans of the meatballs or Caesar - there are better options on the menu. Ended the meal sharing a Chocolate Gelato, which was delicious. Service was great and would definitely go back when in town.
It’s our honeymoon and the food and service was absolutely phenomenal.
We enjoyed ourselves - it was a very cute space & everyone was friendly. I was a little bummed because in my reservation notes I had put it was for a bday & I reminded the hostesses when we arrived, and they told me they would have something sent to the table but it never happened. The artichoke app was delicious & the servers were very attentive. We will definitely be coming back for apps and drinks.
Meeting our best young winemaker friends, the Gummeres. Great dinner and such fun to be together.
Great meal... the special pasta was especially delicious.
The food and cocktails are amazing!!
We had a truly wonderful time at SY Kitchen - the cocktails were magnificent, the service was exemplary, and the food was amazing! Had the cauliflower app which was fantastic followed by the Mushroom Pappardelle and Black Truffle Pizza. Will absolutely go back next time we find ourselves up near them!
From the service to the atmosphere and food, everything was exceptional.
One of the best, most reliably amazing dining experiences in the valley. Highly recommend.
I travel to the Santa ynez valley on bussines every three weeks and always eat here the food and staff a great cocktails and wine list ate fantastic
This is a hidden jewel
Our server Jessica was da bomb.
Great place. Sincerely caring service, wonderful food preparation and presentation, excellent menu choices. If you like spicy food, don’t miss the Calabrese pizza.
Outstanding... food was delicious...service was great and I love SY Kitchen. Wish there was one in Santa Barbara.
Wonderful dinner, food was excellent. Cocktails and wine were great and the service was impeccable.
Beautiful fresh ingredients. Lovely waitress and easy access. Walked from our Hotel, so convenient! Lamb shanks cooked to perfection. What a treat. Can’t wait to bring my husband next time. Good work!!
Go to restaurant for local and fresh food in season. Every trip to Los Olivos and the environs involves a night here.
SY Kitchen is a hidden gem in this little town. The food and the drinks were just AMAZING. I can definitely tell that they treasure the ambience, the food, the service, everything in between. From working in the food industry before, i appreciate the service they provided and flexibility on everything.
The food was delicious. The server was attentive without being too much. Outside patio nicely appointed.
Had an amazing day date with my hubbs. Food was phenomenal all around, hubbs enjoyed their whiskey selection, and service was great! We will be back!
Food was amazing, atmosphere was nice and relaxing and service was great! This has become our go to spot every time we visit.
Though we live in the city of SB, I consider SYK to be the best restaurant in the county. It just strikes the perfect balance between food quality, ambiance, wine options. Innovative specials keep it fresh but the signature dishes are always available.
In fairness to my, rating on service. I know they had a new bartender and am aware that there were lots of table seated at the same time. We had a very nice lunch.
Fabulous gourmet meal!!
SY Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 691-9794.
SY Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 2037 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.