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Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch

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American, Contemporary
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900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito, CA 93108
+1 805-565-1724
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible location, dinner under the stars, great wine list and amazing food! Truly a wonderful experience, and if you are in Santa Barbara, a must.

Thank 799leonards
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredible place! San Ysidro Ranch has beautiful grounds which overlook the harbor, perfect for filling your camera’s SD card with fantastic images. With rose gardens, flowering climbers surrounding the buildings’ doorways, sunset opportunities, even catching a glimpse of a bridal party, the Ranch is the perfect place for a very special occasion. The lighted ceiling of the outdoor... More 

Thank Diane M
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious quick dinner & drinks. Excellent arrive. Amazing ambience. Wish we'd gone back for a full dinner! Will come back again.

Thank dgpseattle
Santa Barbara, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been dining at Stonehouse for decades, especially for "special occasions." And, although this restaurant is not up to the "Excellent" standard it once had, it is still one of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara when it comes to food, service and ambience. The cuisine is not as imaginative or prepared as perfectly as it has been with... More 

Thank TropicalTravelerKK
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Attentive staff but not intrusive. Excellent good quality and presentation. Beautiful atmosphere - we ate outside - in the midst of lovely gardens. Highly recommended!

Thank Paul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

There are two restaurants up at the San Ysidro Ranch, the Stonehouse and another more Mediterranean cuisine style (I believe). If you request to sit outside, there is a mixed menu between the two restaurants. The ambience is very relaxed and quiet. The service is outstanding, and the food is off the charts. The price matches that of a very... More 

Thank Paul C
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

An amazing, creative menu and wine list, gorgeous gardens and excellent customer service ensures a memorable meal. The San Ysidro Ranch is a must-see when you visit Santa Barbara.

Thank katexplorer2016
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch in this glorious setting on our way back to LA. It is a magnificent property in itself worth a visit. The lunch was fresh and delicious. The lemon tart perfect. I just wish we could have stayed here. We had a toddler with us who thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend

Thank Jill M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our server, James, was absolutely outstanding. We followed his recommendation for drinks as well as the 3-course special of soup or salad (we had one of each) and paella (as good as any we have had in Spain or anywhere else) and dessert (3 scoops of ice cream for me and 3 scoops of sorbet for my wife). The food... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Anniversary dinner had lovely setting on patio, garden bordered the area. Produce was fresh from vegetable garden on site. Interesting wine list. Service was subtly superb. View and food were stunning.

Thank Hfamily42015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$75
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito, CA 93108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-1724

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?