About Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
The Nichols brothers, Matt & Jeff, grew up in Ames, Iowa where their love of cooking, good food and a sense of family and community was nurtured.
The 2013 opening of their second Santa Barbara Wine Country restaurant, Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez, allows them to offer visitors and locals alike great food, wine and hospitality. The brothers strive to have legendary service, innovative cuisine, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that causes you to return time and again.
As chefs, the brothers continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch”, homemade element. Fresh ingredients from local producers, a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines and a comfortable and historically interesting atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of the old west. They want you to feel at home, and experience all the best of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Matt and Jeff Nichols
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn Ratings and Reviews
The dinner was by far the best dinner we ...
The dinner was by far the best dinner we've had in a
Long time and now to think about it ever! We pride ourselves in finding great hidden gems and I'm kind of hesitant to give it a great review because now everyone will make it a point to visit when visiting SYV. The cod and the filet were excellent. A must try is the apple bread pudding so make sure to save room for dessert!!!
My wife and I have been here several tim ...
My wife and I have been here several times. Excellent food and good selection of local wines and beer on tap. I usually order the top sirloin steak and it is among the best steaks I've ever had. Cooked to perfection. Nice place fairly casual , clean blue jeans and a button up shirt is fine.
My wife and I have been eating with The ...
My wife and I have been eating with The Brothers for years, they even served our wedding guests at our reception at their previous location in Los Olivos.
The food has always been superb, and our guests last Saturday from Utah were absolutely gobsmacked at the quality and care of preparation and presentation.
The staff are friendly and caring, our server Terry, patiently took out orders, my wife has some food allergies, and without hesitation, presented a perfect meal to our table.
Cannot recommend a more suitable restaurant in the Solvang/Santa Inez area than The Red Barn.
This is the second time I have visited y ...
This is the second time I have visited your restaurant. I reside in Santa Maria and was told by a co-worker that your restaurant "beats any steak in Santa Maria!" Trust me, I have been to all of them, and sure enough, your steak beats them all! I like my steak well done and a good cook knows how to make sure it's well done. I ordered it medium well, based on the waitress recommendation. It was not burned, not pink inside, yet tender. Those are the three things I look for in a well done steak. If they apply, the cook knows what he/she is doing.
I was fortunate to get "Diane". She is awesome; cannot think of ONE complaint! She was perfect! One can tell that she enjoys doing what she does and loves people. I will definitely be back.
While just on our Santa Barbara area win ...
While just on our Santa Barbara area wine tour. A friend recommended see new wineries & "Brother's" to us. The wineries were good but Brother's was GREAT. One of the BEST prime ribs we ever had. When will be back when we're out for our next wine tour.
Restaurant was suggested by manager of S ...
Restaurant was suggested by manager of Santa Ynez Inn and we were not disappointed. 3 ribeyes were ordered in our group plus 1 prime rib. All cooked to order and delicious. Side of parmasean potatoes were crispy on top and moist in middle...very tasty. Portion wasn't so much that we couldn't finish it all - it was all enough to satisfy.
Would definitely return.
I was absolutely impressed with the qual ...
I was absolutely impressed with the quality of the food and portions. For anyone in the Solvang area who is looking for a great place to eat I would highly recommend this restaurant. I just really can't say enough
Great experience overall, interior was a ...
Great experience overall, interior was a nice surprise -- tables well spaced, and comfortable, service was attentive, not rushed, local wines, food was the highlight. Had the Prime Rib and Veal Chop, split a Caesar Salad -- all were excellent. I would definitely return next time I am in the Santa Ynez valley area.
We had been there before the change of o ...
We had been there before the change of ownership and liked it better as the red barn the food and choices were better more of a family feel this time the food was ok steak to raw and for the price not a great value. We were excited to go and felt a little letdown when leaving.
Everything was wonderful. Grew up in th ...
Everything was wonderful. Grew up in the area, and the Red Barn was my families favorite place for dinner. Came back recently to the area and decided to eat at the Red Barn again even though I knew the restaurant had new owners since I was a kid. Have to say the food and service were every bit as good as when I lived in the area.
Thank you new owners (at least new to me) for keeping up the fantastic quality.
We had and excellent meal and wonderful ...
We had and excellent meal and wonderful evening. We have followed the Brothers from various locations in the Solvang, Los Olives, Santa Ynez area for years and are never disappointed. We will come back again and again.
Overall, I enjoyed it very much, and was ...
Overall, I enjoyed it very much, and was happy with the choice; it was a bit noisy -- but that was due to a single, rather large table of old friends who hadn't seen one another for a while. The cuisine was complicated enough to be fun with the flavors were clear, and the amounts appropriate.
We enjoyed our meal at Brothers, as we a ...
We enjoyed our meal at Brothers, as we always did back when they were at Mattei's Tavern. The familiarity of the menu was comforting but then it also had a bit of a tired feel when I thought about it later that evening. Maybe that's why it's taken us so long to come back? The food was very good, though. Would've loved to have found more summertime vegetables, like zucchini, in with the brown rice that was served with the salmon, instead of such an abundance of carrots.
The creamed corn soup was delicious, the ...
The creamed corn soup was delicious, the tuna tartar was average and so were the vegetables that came with the 14oz ribeye steak my husband and I shared. The steak however was over cooked. We asked for medium rare, they brought out well done. Also the entire meal was swimming in butter. When a good steak is cooked correctly there is no need for butter and certainly never as much as was on the plate. I've had better steaks off my own grill. My expectations were high based on previous dining experiences I had when the brothers were cooking at Matties in Los Olivos. I couldn't wait for my husband to experience it as well. Unfortunately we were both disappointed. We thought about sending the steak back but since we hadn't eaten since the morning and had a concert to go to right after dinner, we ate our meal and went on our way.
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