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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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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 $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
San Ysidro Ranch offers three unique Private Dining Rooms. The Adobe, a Santa Barbara County historical Landmark, can accomodate 10 guests. The beautiful Wine Cellar can accomodate up to 30 guests. Our spacious Hydrangea Cottage can comfortably seat 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Maxine Rutledge: (805) 565-1702
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch Ratings and Reviews
The Stonehouse, nestled in the hills of Montecito, is a pleasant location offering great food, attentive service, along with peaceful grounds and surrounding to explore. It makes for a good spot to enjoy with friends or a quiet, romantic afternoon with someone special.
I was so disappointed with a recent SYR lunch and although the service was outstanding as always - our food was disappointing to the point that neither of us ate our entrees. My guest had the fish tacos and she said the fish was cut in too large of pieces and was dry. I had the flat iron state and it was totally charred on the outside but very rare and I had ordered it medium rare.
I hope this was just an off day for the kitchen because I enjoy taking people to this charming restaurant but if the food isn't predictably good - it becomes less a less attractive choice.
One of the worst experiences I've ever had and for two without a bottle, only three glasses, of wine, over 400$. I didn't touch my food. They didn't notice. Hit in the head twice by the same server. Didn't see our server again after food was ordered.
This was the best restaurant by far that we have dined in in all of Santa Barbara! Service was great, they didn't miss a beat, and the food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance was lovely and romantic. Ask to be seated upstairs on the terrace. You have a view of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets.
Superb dining experience all the way around. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is outstanding and the food is amazing. Whether it is the Steak Diane or one of their amazing desserts, they excel at flambé. The ice cream is also unbelievably great! Even the hostess and the valets were wonderful to us. A special night for us. Thank you!
My boyfriend and I were recommended Stonehouse by a friend to try while visiting Santa Barbara for a weekend getaway. Our dinner was nothing short of the magical experience it was promised to be. The outdoor dining is incredibly romantic and cozy. The food was excellent and our server, Lisa, was lovely. We will most definitely be coming back!!
Outstanding in every way! I was a female dining alone and felt very comfortable. They even brought me a magazine in the event I wanted to do something while I was waiting for my meal. I really appreciated the small flashlight to read the menu. One of the best meals I've ever had. Much of it was fresh from the garden or locally sourced. My server Lisa was the consummate professional, top-notch service.
We had a beautiful dinner on the outdoor patio. It was raining. Here to celebrate a baby shower. Had the black cod and halibut. A punched filled plate of flavor! Great customer service by Lisa! Great selection of cocktails and wine. The ambience was so romantic and the stone house had so much charm!!! Will look to book for my anniversary dinner!
I'm always happy at the Stone House. They have a $43 3 course lunch of very high quality. Its a great way for someone like me, who could never afford the elegance of San Ysidro Ranch rooms, to experience this beautiful property. Service is always impeccable from valet to bussers, real pros here.
We'd been to a lovely wedding with excellent food here previously, but were disappointed on our return for dinner the next year. The main draw is the scenery-high in the hills over Santa Barbara-a beautiful and romantic setting in historical buildings. Food was good (although not outstanding as I would have expected given the price you are paying for dinner). The wine list was inaccessible unless you were willing to pay well over $100 for a bottle of wine (we were but others more budget conscious should take note-dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine is well over $300). The main complaint was the service. Our waiter basically took our order and then ignored us. We had to flag down other servers and even the sommelier to get any sort of follow up. Not acceptable for a restaurant supposedly of this type of calibre. We likely won't return as there are better values in lovely settings in Santa Barbara and Montecito.
We came here for brunch on Sunday after a romantic getaway in Santa Barbara for our 27th wedding anniversary. We woke up and hiked the San Ysidro trail and this brunch was the perfect place to head after we got cleaned up and ready for brunch. It has a $75 per person menu with choices of appetizers, main course, and dessert. We loved the choices, unique flavors, and the ambiance in a historic setting were ideal. It was very comfortable.
We've been to the Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch for at least five different occasions now and each time our experience is so memorable and 5 star delicious! The Stonehouse will remain one of our all time favorite spots to meet with friends and loved ones for a special dining experience.
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