About Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, the Stonehouse Restaurant features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with a crackling fireplace and creek side views. Chef Matthew Johnson evocative regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the Ranch’s organic chef’s garden.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Maxine Rutledge: 8055651702x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch Ratings and Reviews
Storehouse provides one of Santa Barbara ...
Storehouse provides one of Santa Barbara's most elegant dining experiences with an excellent fare and outstanding service. The abalone is sublime and the cod was delicious. The garden vegetables and brussel sprouts were also exceptionally well prepared. Sitting by the indoor or outdoor fireplace is always a pleasant augmentation to the experience. This is not fancy but simply classy.
Happily we arrived an hour early for lun ...
Happily we arrived an hour early for lunch. We wandered around the organic garden and the main building. The spirit of this delightful, peaceful and satisfying experience is worth the preparation. The service was thoughtful, unobtrusive and pleasant. The food was full of rich and fresh flavors, balanced and beautifully presented. Now I know why this restaurant is #1
My wife and I had lunch there, seated ou ...
My wife and I had lunch there, seated outside. The food was outstanding! I had the fried chicken sandwich – very flavorful with superb complexity. Be sure to order it, you will not be sorry. My wife had the shrimp salad and enjoyed it immensely.
We did not sleep at the Ranch. However, we did arrive early to walk around some of the beautiful grounds, and returned to them after lunch as well. It is a not-to-be-missed experience!
We live 300+ miles away… but now want to return, and stay and dine at the Ranch for our wedding anniversary.
Our prior dinners have been Outstanding, ...
Our prior dinners have been Outstanding, but this one failed because of warm rose wine being served without the waiter adequately addressing the problem. Our dinner was at the end of a long and very hot day, which made a rose perfect for the dinner. The rose should have been chilled to 40 to 45 degrees, not at 70 degrees. It took an ice bucket 15-minutes to get the rose to a proper temperature. The balance of the meal was great. Our review would have been great if the waiter had comped a glass of rose ($14 cost - versus a $200+ tab for dinner for 2). It will be a while before we return to Stonehouse, if ever.
It was our last night in Santa Barbara a ...
It was our last night in Santa Barbara and wished we had discovered it before. The place is like a dream: beautiful, romantic, great food, amazing service. The gardens are spectacular! I will go back every time I'm in SB.
This is a very special place in every wa ...
This is a very special place in every way! Wonderful food and cocktails! The ambience is uniquely lovely and romantic as are the property grounds. Service is always personal and helpful and beyond attentive! It's an all time fave & we live 2 hours South & return again & again for special occasions!
Excellent service and creatively prepare ...
Excellent service and creatively prepared and flavorful food. Comfortable seating with a scenic view and nice ambiance. If prices were less expensive we would dine here on a regular basis as opposed to once a year for a special occasion.
I like children but to allow very young, ...
I like children but to allow very young, rambunctious kids at an 8:15 seating did not seem appropriate for the $300 meal. It ruined what should have been one of the most special dinners of our vacation. The staff refused to move us except inside which defeated the purpose of the evening. Definitely ask when booking if you will be seated somewhere you can enjoy a peaceful dinner.
The food and service were otherwise exceptional.
Hands down, our favorite restaurant in C ...
Hands down, our favorite restaurant in California. We had the most perfect dinner one night, liked it so much, we went back for lunch the next day. Pricey, but worth it. Everything was outstanding, but my absolute favorite is their homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, made with mint from their gardens. The chocolate soufflé is amazing as well. Our server, Eric, was wonderful and made the evening very special for us. Would absolutely recommend and hope to return soon!
A beautiful evening under the loquat tre ...
A beautiful evening under the loquat trees! Thanks to chef Matt for making my requests for the his old style brussels sprouts with sea salt and the Hamachi crudo without uni which was how he used to make it! Now if our favorite roast chicken reappears, we'll really be happy.
Server Diego did a very good job this evening.
Beautiful location and terrace. Dinner w ...
Beautiful location and terrace. Dinner was delicious and wine (sea smoke Pinot noir) excellent however the wine list was daunting and intense. Was not offered much assistance from staff and was disappointed but found something perfect on my own. We closed the place and went to valet to get car to find them gone and keys no where to be found. After 20 min we found someone who got someone who got the keys. Maybe our Tesla was not fancy enough? But it's worth the trip so don't let this spoil your dinner!
Among the best restaurants in the SB are ...
Among the best restaurants in the SB area. The ambience is unbeatable especially if you sit in the Garden or on the Terrace. A varied menu with no losers. A spectacular wine list. As is usually the case - you get what you pay for and this place is worth the price.
This was our second time at the Stonehou ...
This was our second time at the Stonehouse and we were not disappointed. This is a very upscale restaurant with a casual feel. Our waiter made us feel welcome and appreciated. We live in the Seattle area so it had been a year since we had been there; I had been dreaming for their superb Steak Diane the whole time. It was just as I had remembered it; every bite a delight. I had the beet and asparagus appetizer and we shared a delicious chocolate cake with homemade mint ice cream for dessert. The flavors in each course were wonderful. It is fairly expensive, still I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Sitting outside will give you the full experience as the view is grand. We sat outside on our first visit and unfortunately, having made the reservation on Open Table, were not able to reserve outside seating. The restaurant did call and leave a message at our home asking if we wanted outdoor seating but by that time were already in California so we did not get the message.
Go, eat enjoy!!
SYR is a beautiful property in a great l ...
SYR is a beautiful property in a great location in the foothills above Montecito Village, CA. The room/cottages are very expensive -- too expensive in my opinion.
I recall that the least expensive wine by the glass was $18. SYR should have a few less expensive choices.
The service at SYR is outstanding. We go about every three years.
Another great meal under the loquat tree ...
Another great meal under the loquat trees on the patio. Best friendly and competent service in SB/Montecito. Beet salad, fettucine, truffle fries and soufflé very good.
1) this is the second time that we had to send back our Palmina nebiola by the glass because the bottle had been opened and sat around for at least one day. Need a gas system or throw out left over wine every night. At $20 a glass, customers deserve freshly opened.
2) Chef Matt needs to bring back the old roast chicken, heck it deserves to be permanently on menu under "classics". The tandoori chicken is way to bland, every time we decide to try it, have to request extra Moroccan spices. Also, we always enjoyed the old Hamachi crudo that was on the menu for at least a year (best in town): last visit a month ago it had been changed and didn't even resemble the old favorite so we didn't order it this visit.
It seems that when ever a great dish is created and we look forward to having it again, chef knocks it off the menu! (or maybe Ty throws it off??)
Will miss manager Larry and good luck to new manager Ryan.
The staff at Stonehouse was very helpful ...
The staff at Stonehouse was very helpful in planning and flawlessly executing a special dinner to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was great, outdoor seating was wonderful, and our server Adrian was excellent. Thanks so much for making it a memorable evening for us both.
Had an amazing Fathers Day brunch here. ...
Had an amazing Fathers Day brunch here. The food was so delicious. Everything we ordered was great - the chef did an excellent job!!!!! We sat on the patio under the trees in, it was a beautiful setting and was very relaxing. I enjoyed the duck spring rolls (to die for!) and a lobster avocado omelette. The Chicken and Waffles looked great too! The desserts were beautiful. Great portion sizes and drink choices were also top notch!
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