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
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.
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.
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!
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