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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
+1 805-688-4142
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (32 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
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11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this restaurant the cooperation between the kitchen and the waiters is very good. No long unnecessary waiting times between the courses! The quality of the food is good and worth a visit. The only problem in this restaurant is the noise when most of...More

Thank fdejong1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by a wine tasting room, we were so thrilled to have a great lunch with the same prices other places offer but WAY above expectations. The sandwiches were off the charts, the food was fresh, hot and amazingly good! We have a new favorite...More

Thank Kimberle R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful service, excellent food, comfortable, and casual dining. Have been here before and will be returning.

Thank christicraig
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We are visiting the area to taste the wineries. Three separate places recommended this restaurant to us. Are we glad they listened to them. Our friends had the 12 oz. prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, carrots and haricots vert. My husband and I shared...More

Thank LucyLuChapelHill_NC
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is the third time we have eaten there and it is excellent each time. I love prime rib and I can say this place is the best I have ever had. My husband usually gets the end cut which can tend to be dry,...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Arrived on a Thursday evening without a reservation. We (5) were promptly seated, bread and water was served. The place was very busy but workers were busy opening up other areas of the restaurant. Our orders were promptly taken by a very friendly young lady...More

Thank 633KPD
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have stopped here a couple of time now. We like to sit in the lounge area outside the bar. Service is excellent. We love to order the onion soup and the fish and chips. It is a treat to ourselves once in awhile for...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Brothers & Chef's Matt & Jeff own this & work here on a daily basis. We utilize this restaurant at least once or twice a week mostly for lunch. We have eaten here at night with a different menu available and have found the food...More

Thank jamesbC6618SA
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Recommended by our friends at ForFriends Inn B & B. We were told we could split an order of Prime Rib since the servings were so large. Hard to believe, the prime rib was cut horizontally, and still remained large portions for my husband and...More

Thank AliLosAngeles
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 40 for lunch on the way to wine tasting. With only an hour to stay on schedule, they did fabulous. Tables were set and appetizers ready before our arrival. Short menu of salads and sandwiches was plenty to choose from...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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16 September 2015|
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Response from caseybemis | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know for sure. But it's worth asking. This is a fairly large restaurant with a back area that adjoins the main restaurant and private patio that would be ideal for a private party. Don't know if they have... More
Scott C
28 August 2015|
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Response from Jannis S | Property representative |
There is no outdoor seating so only certified assistance dogs are accepted indoors.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-4142
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With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses the warmth of a local tavern, using clean lines and a rustic feel. Accented with oak, restored branded wood beams, a white paneled ceiling and wrought iron lighting, the L-shaped room is refreshed, with higher ceilings and massive glass windows that open the space. As before, there is an open display kitchen observing the chefs at work. Newly created for the restaurant is a glass-enclosed wine room flanking the dining room that co-exists with two wood-burning fireplaces preserved from the original Red Barn. Firewood is supplied by the Agin Brothers, the family that has serviced the Nichols family with seasoned wood for ten years. Two wrought iron and rope chandeliers, hand crafted by local blacksmith Hans Duus, illuminate the room and are lighted with replicas of vintage Edison light bulbs, with more of the Edison-styled glass globes accenting the room. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Los Rancheros Visitores, the club of local horsemen and ranchers dating back to 1929. Salvaged during the construction was wallpaper discovered under layers of paint and paneling, beautifully illustrated with dancing girls, pistols, playing cards and saloons, now preserved, framed, and gracing the dining room walls. JC's handsome bar was created by locals Scott and Chris Bruhn who used a felled pine tree salvaged from Figueroa Mountain to form the expansive bar top.
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