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
The abalone with delicate mushroom sauce ...
The abalone with delicate mushroom sauce was excellent. The hint of lemon in the sauce was delightful. Unfortunately the watercress underneath was bitter. The scallops served on a bed of corn were good. The corn was too sweet and too starchy for the scallops. The table side prepared beef sauce was fun to watch, not so much fun to eat. It tasted as though it came from a bottle. The garden fresh mint ice cream was quite intriguing. The vanilla bean ice cream was missing the bean! I guess I should not be surprised at the lack of depth to the wine. I know better than to order a glass of wine. The Nebbiolo was uninspired and without depth.
I only wish I had been told the restaura ...
I only wish I had been told the restaurant was closed for a wedding. I would have come back another time verses sitting in the garden. Was hot , no umbrella and flies everywhere. The benches don't match up to the tables so if you're tall its very uncomfortable.
Absolutely one of the most beautiful hotels in the world though and I will certainly be back. Next time I will ask more questions though before booking.
Liked the little flashlights provided as ...
Liked the little flashlights provided as the lighting is more romantic than illuminating. Staff very warm and friendly. Nice wine list. The food was well prepared, nicely plated and the menu varied but felt the flavors muted. Lovely, relaxed atmosphere and pretty setting (although our taxi driver had trouble locating it after dark). Expensive.
This was our first time at this restaura ...
This was our first time at this restaurant and it was wonderful! We went to celebrate my birthday and it was a perfect night out. We got there 15 minutes early and had a drink at the bar first. Lots of good choices and the blood orange margarita was great. We had a wonderful waiter, super sweet and attentive. The food was delicious and even though we opted to skip dessert, he brought us two salted caramel truffles that were out of this world! I can't wait to eat here again!
The Stone House restaurant is very charm ...
The Stone House restaurant is very charming with excellent ambience. My complaints have been about their service. It can be quite slow, and if ordering a white wine there is frequently a long wait for them to chill it. This time I pre-ordered to have a chilled bottle waiting at the table. It made it a better experience.
Went here during honeymoon on recommenda ...
Went here during honeymoon on recommendation. Setting incredible; main courses sensational. Wine list hefty in content and cost. Would recommend for a very special occasion as it's pretty hefty on the wallet. Almost fully justified. Almost. Both lower and upper deck seating breathtaking.
We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the Ston ...
We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the Stone House while visiting Santa Barbara. The setting is so beautiful and the staff are warm and professional. Most importantly, the food was outstanding. If we had the time, we would have gone back again or to Plow & Angel for dinner. Oh well, something to look forward to!
Wine list is notable, but relatively exp ...
Wine list is notable, but relatively expensive. A person with good knowledge of wine will be able to find some reasonably priced, older vintages, though.
Our server, Adrian, was in the top three we've had at the best restaurants in cities like Paris, London, New York, Singapore, Houston or New Orleans. Simply fantastic.
Wonderful, but the most expensive meal I ...
Wonderful, but the most expensive meal I've ever had. If you are a foodie/wine person with the means, it is amazing. Unfortunately, it's not something most people you can do very often. To me, it's a great one time thing to say you have tried a place like this.
We visit 1-2 times per month. The food ...
We visit 1-2 times per month. The food and ambiance are are always exceptional. However, on our last visit we were very disappointed that the restaurant made no mention of the anniversary we were celebrating even though it was noted in our reservation and mentioned again in our confirmation call (despite making special recognition with desserts for many other tables that evening). Our waiter was not attentive and had to be reminded about a couple different requests. The restaurant has a phenomenal wine list yet the sommelier was unfamiliar with the bottle of 2004 Dal Forno we brought and turned up his nose while informing us of the $50 corkage fee. Bottom line, we'll continue to visit but the service is not commensurate with the quality of the food or the atmosphere.
The food came out cold. A bit on the pri ...
The food came out cold. A bit on the pricey side. We really were not a fan of the taste of the vegetables. The waiter was real good and also the other people that seen to our table. I reserved a table for inside dinning and they gave us outside.
Had a fantastic birthday dinner! We wer ...
Had a fantastic birthday dinner! We were in the outdoor garden area...very romantic, lovely setting. The food was all delicious. The highlight of the meal for us was the duck spring roll - sooooo good!! Definitely recommend Stonehouse.
This place is unbelievable!!! I happen t ...
This place is unbelievable!!! I happen to find it on the internet to celebrate our anniversary.
This place is beautiful and the food will not disappoint. Excellent service, excellent food and I must say I need to book a weekend to stay here. It's gorgeous! 5 stars all the way
I have been to Stone House several times ...
I have been to Stone House several times and it gets better each time. It is expensive but great for special occasions. Food and service is outstanding. Beautiful grounds. Also, check out the hotel lobby with information about when Jackie and John Kennedy visited the hotel and restaurant.
Excellent food, lovely setting, perfect ...
Excellent food, lovely setting, perfect service. We really enjoyed our dinner (LOVED the Steak Diane), the drinks and the garden setting. The staff was pleasant, efficient, and I was impressed with our server's knowledge of the dishes and the wines.
Again, superb! Never disappoints. The ...
Again, superb! Never disappoints. The most wonderful food in the most beautiful atmosphere. It's our favorite restaurant and Neil is our favorite food server. Service is always impeccable, and we always take his recommendations. We hope to be back very soon!
Could not have been happier with our vis ...
Could not have been happier with our visit to San Ysidro Ranch - it has the most wonderful ambience, particularly if you are able to get one of the outdoor tables. Service was superb and food outstanding - pork belly appetizer and classic Steak Diane, cooked table side. Highly recommended!!
We've been here a number of times. Drivi ...
We've been here a number of times. Driving up from Los Angeles it may seem like a long 1-1/2 hours but, if you choose your reservation with foresight it'll go quickly. The atmosphere is what we think of when the Stonehouse is mentioned. It is just wonderful. Then the food comes to mind. Just excellent. We love this place.
Hands down one of the most gorgeous rest ...
Hands down one of the most gorgeous restaurants from an aesthetic appeal. White lights, stone, fireplaces, gas lamp lanterns, extensive wine list. Only issue is that this restaurant/resort is difficult for an Uber to locate so it might be best to take a taxi since they know area much better. Highly recommend Steak Diane and the lamb.
The staff at Stonehouse went above and b ...
The staff at Stonehouse went above and beyond our expectations. The food was excellent, the view from where we sat which was upgraded upon hearing it was our anniversary was a big bonus.
The best part, the souffle w/ the chocolate mint complemented each other. A great way to end our anniversary.
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.
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