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S Y Kitchen

1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
+1 805-691-9794
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pappardelle” (22 reviews)
“octopus salad” (20 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in the area and had dinner here. Called last minute and received a 6pm reservation (hour after calling). Nothing else to after 8 pm on Thurs night. Food and service was great. Small indoor eating area with good size patio with heaters....More

Thank downthefence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros Wide variety of offerings, including vegetarian and gluten free Attentive service Cons No Air Conditioning Drinks are pricey (glass filled with crushed ice and the actual drink was minimal) Appetizers Octopus Prawns Burrata Pea Salad Entrees Pizza Steak Branzino Pasta with short rib ragu...More

Thank cuteesq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend, we went there with the kids. Great tasteful experience for all of us. Pastas were great, I had two appetizer (burrata+tomato on one plate, prosciutto and melon on the other), and combined them both for my best experience in a while....More

Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We came to visit family in California and stayed in Los Olivos. While there, we had one dinner at S.Y. Kitchen in nearby Santa Ynez. The food was excellent, service was very good, and the wine selection was also very good. We had a complete...More

Thank Bluefield007
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went for our first night in the valley and glad we did, we went back again as the food was so good. We also went to the newest beer tavern and enjoyed SY food served at the back of the hall. Great stuff!

Thank valtman
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A little pricey but if you want quality, you pay for it. Great wine list and their own label is excellent. Service, start to finish, was excellent. They provided a lot to of help from seat selection to checking out. Octopus salad and pasta are...More

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Showed up at 7 without a reservation. They seated my wife and me at the bar immediately, and despite the bar setting they were most attentive for all our needs. The food was phenomenal and the drinks were on point. Pricing was fair for the...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Many times when we come from Santa Barbara to Llosa leave us to go winetasting or visit her son who lives up there we have to go to SY kitchen ! Their sellers are fantastic, the octopus salad is absolutely wonderful but we are wondering...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I was with a group of seven. We all had various dishes. Many of the specials of the day were tried and since I had a taste of just about all of them I can say they were all very special. Lamb shanks, lamb chops,...More

Thank debtaylor
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Loved the food and atmosphere at this restaurant. I ordered the pizza which was very good, but the pastas are also a great choice.

Thank mate0517
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-691-9794
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