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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch Ratings and Reviews
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!
You could not ask for a better environme ...
You could not ask for a better environment in which to celebrate an anniversary. The staff is thoughtful and competent, the food excellent, and the service everything that you would expect in a 5 star! And then you have the location and the view--pretty and spectacular not simply pretty spectacular.
A lock for a special occasion, but the Plow and Angel below is also a great place for a drink and a bite, and then you could venture up to the Stone House for a sweet!
Far exceeded high expectations
Unbelievable experience at San Ysidro. Most beautiful restaurant and grounds, we were
speechless before we even sat down to eat. Every bite was delicious and the waiters were wonderful, even sweetly accommodated my 10-month-old grandson. It truly is a special gem.
Elegant, but way, way expensive!
Great food, service and huge wine list BUT really overpriced! We live in NYC and even there a $60.00 entrée is rare. $29.00 appetizers also over the top. Wine list is very good but heavy on +$300/600 bottles. We celebrated an occasion so I looked the other way, but not returning soon.
The food was subprime and nothing at all ...
The food was subprime and nothing at all special. For this restaurant we were expecting so much more. The service was beyond lacking as well. It was obvious he had better things to do. The only part we enjoyed about dinning here was the view.
Food was not exceptional, but the location, ambiance and service more than made up for it. Food presentation was great, but steak Diane was average, and halibut overcooked and not much flavor. Be sure to walk the grounds and visit the bar before dining.
Great food in great location
This was not our first visit to the the Stonehouse Restaurant. The upper patio at the San Ysidro Ranch commands majestic sweeping views over Monticito and the ocean - the food and wine match the view. This is perhaps the best fine dining restaurant in the Santa Barbara area. The menu presents multiple choices of excellent meals, the wine list is outstanding, and the service impeccable.
Dinner was fabulous! And the grounds at ...
Dinner was fabulous! And the grounds at SYR where Stonehouse is located are absolutely gorgeous.
Unfortunately the disaffected & bored attitudes of both the hostess & host were incongruous with an otherwise very enjoyable evening.
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch hooked up ...
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch hooked up some free sparkling wine as I was celebrating with my fiancé after proposing. We loved the attention to detail in beautifully prepared and presented appetizers and cocktails. Main courses were delicious and cooked to perfection!
The atmosphere was super romantic with breathtaking views and the service was warm and accommodating. We felt pampered and would highly recommend this establishment for a special occasion as you'll surely be wowed and have a memorable time. Thank you and well done!
Reserved as a special special visit
The Stonehouse is a beautiful beautiful restaurant. The atmosphere is breathtaking. But at 50 to 60 dollars per entree, the experience should exceptional. Service was spotty. I loved my dinner, other two in our party, not so much. Strongest part of meal : appetizers, cocktails and dessert.
Fantastic dinner in a romantic setting
We love coming to the San Ysidro Ranch and dining at the Stonehouse is no exception. It's the perfect blend of incredible food, outstanding service and over the top gorgeous setting. If you need a special place, if you love dining in spectacular settings - this place is for you!
I truly think this is my favorite restaurant on this planet. From the moment you pass the gatehouse you'll feel you have been transported to a wonderland. As noted above everything was superior. I tell all that come to the Santa Barbara area, go and truly enjoy a marvelous meal.
Beautiful ambiance. Well-trained wait staff.
Highly recommended for a special occasion, romantic dinner or group get-together. Outdoor patio seating is spectacular if weather is cooperative. Wine cellar and outdoor patio can be fully reserved for group gatherings. What an evening! We'll be back...
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