We’d been here 3 times before and every time our meals were great. This time not so much. Our pastas weren’t cooked sufficiently and the waiter, who came by the table infrequently never stopped by to check. Why put puttanesca sauce on Salmon.
Food was only fair considering the price. Seating was tight and we got the impression that the couple sitting next to us had nothing to look at but our table.
Nice lunch while passing through town. Always excellent food, but a little pricey, particularly for lunch.
Fabulous as usual! I have never ordered anything that was not great
great meal and service. Ate at the bar and the bartenders were friendly, provided great service and entertaining.
Amazing food, craft cocktails, ambiance and service was impeccable. Top notch
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.
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.
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.
Always excellent there!
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.
Nice lunch at SY Kitchen. Staff was attentive and the food was great. Buffala Mozzarella special was delicious.
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).
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!
Enjoyed a birthday celebration here May 5th. Everything was delightful, including the delicious margarita with fresh ingredients!
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!
Anniversary and Birthday
Excellent service. Great food with vegan choices
Surprisingly good food and service in SY! I enjoyed everything they put in front of me. Lamb shank and pea salad were both amazing.
Good food- loved the pea salad. Wine was expensive I thought. $15 per glass.
Fabulous as always!
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.
Everyone friendly. Love Francesco.Hes friendly ,welcoming ,sincere ,a notable chef and fine person. Great heart and very generous as all good Italians.
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.
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!
prices are just too high for lunch..really disappointing
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.
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.
Vacationing here prior to daughter’s wedding in Santa Ynez
We brought our small dog, had to dine outside, at very low tables, that were more appropriate for drinks or snacks.
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.
This place is a gem. The cocktails were perfect and the food was delicious. Everything tasted super fresh and almost homemade.
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.
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.
Nice local place. Good Italian food.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent choice for lunch or dinner! Service and food was great.