Our compliments to the Chef. Every part of both our dinners was superb!
Wow what a great evening! We gathered for a birthday celebration. From the moment we entered the restaurant until we regrettably had to leave the restaurant we were treated like royalty. Each of our party of five selected the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairing. With the presentation of each course chef explained in person the dish and his inspiration as well as the local source. Wine pairing added to the culinary delights. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Amazing service and food... absolutely delicious.
Great meal, staff was really friendly. Nice to have chef be attentive and care about the customer as well.
Had a great dinner here but a little on the expensive side.
We had a wonderful meal with friends. The food and service are always great. This time they were a little short staffed so the service was a little slow, which was wonderful for us as it gave us plenty of time to visit. Food was worth the wait.
We had an amazing evening at Aly's on Saturday! Our servers were sisters, with some lovely and interesting stories to share. The food was absolutely delicious, the decor lovely, and we enjoyed chatting with the chef after dinner. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful evening, Aly's staff!
We had a lovely time spending our anniversary dinner at Alys. Food was fantastic!! Our server was very knowlegable and provided great service.
My wife had the halibut, said it was perfectly cooked. I had the Lamb, melted in my mouth. Overall, we will be back!!! Great Job
The restaurant is quaint. The service was amazing as was the food and wine. I met the owner who was friendly and personable. Double thumbs up!
Warm and inviting. Wonderfully prepared meal. Attentive service. Will most certainly be a regular.
Great food and service family ownership shows pride
The food was absolutely delicious. Not only was our waitress friendly and helpful but the owner/chef came out and thanked people at the tables for dining there. A lovely family run restaurant where they make you feel like one of the family even if you are just passing through town.
Loved Aly's!! This was our second Valentines at Aly's and the food, service and atmosphere did not disappoint. We will definitely come back again and again. Can't wait!
Food was fabulous, expertly prepared. Romantic ambience. Great service! Delish!
We read the reviews on Alys Restaurant and dined there to celebrate our birthdays over the holidays. The food was excellent. We had the lobster macaroni, filet Mignon, and the scallops. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions as our bill including wine was $125 for two people.
When we booked, for dinner on Christmas Eve, there was no indication that it was a special dinner, nor that the price would be different from that shown on the menu. We were shocked that it was then a set, and very high, price. It was a difficult decision for us to stay at the restaurant, but we didn't have much choice, since everything else was booked up.
So the price was very, very high, double what you would normally pay from their menu. But...
Every single thing that they brought to our table was amazingly delicious and better than anything like it we had had previously (and we've been to some very, very nice places). My husband had the tomato soup...sounds simple, right? I've never had tomato soup like this, it was so delicious. I had a small salad of cabbage with a lobster tail across the top. Now, I hate cabbage, so does my husband. I don't know what they did to it, but it was great! Second course was salmon for him, filet for me, and every bit, from veg to meat, was excellent. Every course was wonderful, and when we finished our meal, and paid our bill, we felt that they had well earned their price. And then some. What a terrific, beautiful, delightful restaurant. The ambience was perfect, staff wonderful, and I don't know who it is that is in the kitchen but there should be awards hanging from the wall in there. Wow.
My wife and I celebrated our 39 wedding anniversary and it was sensational for this occasion.
My husband and I are such foodies - we go to various places all the time so our palettes are quite difficult to please. This intimate, elegant place blew. us. away. The wine, the food (dear lord, the FOOD), the service - were all so impeccable - we came back every single night during our stay in Los Olivos. The executive chef is Brazilian and creates both traditional and cultural dishes (we found out his mother was a renowned chef - makes sense!!) and we just couldn't stop eating. Everything is OUTSTANDING. We’re making another drive up in a few months just to eat here with friends. This place will NOT disappoint. Order anything - anything!! We dare you.
Argentinian owners, besides more standard fare, offer some of their national specialties. A surprising regular menu item, Chile Rellenos was easily the best I've had. Not at all oily as most, and served on a bed of delicious and complexly flavored black beans.
The chef’s menu with wine pairings was delicious and beautiful- loved it!
This restaurant is a must when visiting the area. Richard is the best chef in the region. Everything is awesome. Love the fish tacos! Go here. You won't be disappointed.
Best thanksgiving dinner in my life!!!
The citrus dressing on the salad was light and fresh. The turkey and risotto were both unparalleled in flavors. The pumpkin pie was unmatched. And, the wine pairings across all the courses tied everything together masterfully!
Ambiance was great. Cozy with nice music coming over the speakers. Nice place to go for a romantic evening.
Amazing food, wine pairings and service! The best scallops we have ever had!
I want to thank Aly’s for another wonderful dinner. We always feel like family when we go there. It is my favorite spot for dinner. Thank you to Richard for the great time and great food.
Friendly, attentive staff. Delicious meals made with fresh ingredients. Superb wine list. Dining here made our anniversary very special. We will return.
This was possibly the worst meal we've ever had. They were out of their usual fish and substituted yellow tail for it. It was mushy and fishy. So bad I could't eat it. My wife had scallops that were so overcooked you could have used them for golf balls. I have to say they did the right thing and didn't charge us for our entrees but save yourself the hassle and find somewhere else to eat in solvang.
Beautiful restaurant with great food and great service. Wonderful wines. Interesting decor with gorgeous antiques. A great option for a fabulous dinner!
We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at Aly's. Our meals were prepared superbly. It was obvious that Richard prepares his dishes using only the highest quality of ingredients. My wife ordered the filet, which was prepared perfectly and served over a Yukon potato cheddar fondue (very creative). My scallop dish was equally as delightful. When our plates were cleared from the table, they were virtually clean. And our server, Amanda, was the best. This will definitely be one of our dinner stops every time we visit the Santa Ynez Valley.
We enjoyed Aly’s for the second time the other night. As on our first visit, we did the Chef’s tasting menu with paired wines. Everything was superb. Cooked perfectly and subtle and interesting, flavorful seasoning. Beautiful presentations. After an amuse bouche our first dish was lobster tail, second was sea scallop with cornbread and a mango salsa, third was lamb chops and dessert was a berry mousse thing that was awesome. The meal is somewhat pricey compared to other Solvang spots, but is a very good value for the meal and matched wines compared to LA and San Francisco prices for such pairings.
My anniversary dinner was memorable because of the hospitality, ambiance and food. Chef and winemaker came out to welcone us and to ensure our meal was to taste.
My better half and I have eaten here a few times now, and each time, our experience has been exceptional. The tasting menu is superb, and made even better with the wine pairings! Great attention is given to taste, presentation, freshness, and quality. The service is exceptional- although we had not been there for a year (We are not local), we were recognized as having been there before! We will be back!!!
Everything was fabulous, especially the risotto! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to dine.
Chef-Owner enjoys his guests. Guests enjoy his culinary abilities!
Excellent food and very good friendly service. Very nice dining room with plenty of room between tables. Worth the drive.
Fantastic romantic 60th birthday 🎉 celebration! Amanda was an exceptional server wine knowledge and food knowledge. Great night for my bd😘 Karen Kampfe
The filet was one of the best steaks I've ever had - perfectly cooked and the sauce was incredible. My wife had the scallops and said they were also excellent. Prices are fairly high ($100+ for a couple), but for an occasional date night or dinner before the PCPA it is well worth the money. We were there on a quiet slow night, but the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.
Delightful meal, the chef's tasting is the way to go.
Food preparation is outstanding. Serving size, especially on the tasting menu is small with each course presented well. Great for quiet dinner, special event or the theater. Prices are comparatively high.
The best restaurant by far in Solvang. Amanda is wonderful and makes you feel at home and the chef is creative with his composition of food. We definitely will return