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S Y Kitchen

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1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally, another good restaurant to go with Trattoria Grappolo. Friendly people. Amazing wine list. Convenient location. Good in every way. Highly recommended.

Thank Tom L
Del Mar, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch. We were hungry but the food was exquisite. Great wine list. Had a 2009 Arcadian chard that was perfect. They have an outside grill where the food is cooked then whisked in for consumption. Fresh ingredients like pea salad, a great thick juicy ?brisket slider. I had clam, and fish pasta that was cooked perfectly. Really a... More 

Thank Dsmiley123
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner here after a day of wine tasting. The Amatriciana was good and we found new interpretations with the Caesar Salad, Carrot Cake, and the Ginger Creme Brûlée. The staff was friendly and dinner was served at a relaxing pace.

Thank Ron D
Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our evening at this restaurant. The staff was so friendly; they made you feel like you were in their home. (The restaurant is in a large house setting which is really cool too!) We started the night with signature cocktails crafted by the bartenders- the pineapple-basil margarita was delicious. Then on to dinner with of course the octopus salad.... More 

Thank ltheobald62
Santa Barbara, CA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to dine if you are looking for the LA experience in the small town of Santa Ynez. Creative food and drinks, the kind you won't find anywhere else in Santa Ynez. But, it comes with a price. So loud, you won't be able to have a conversation with those at your table. And very, very... More 

Thank 50-State-Traveller
Santa Barbara, California, Usa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SY Kitchen is definitely a good place to eat dinner or lunch. They have a very good lunch menu, and dinner is always loaded with specials, you will never go wrong choosing dinner here

Thank Kym M
Manhattan Beach, California
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302 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here over the past weekend, and had dinner on Friday night there. Then liked it so much, we had dinner again on there Saturday!! Excellent food, excellent service (Andrew (Friday) and Eric (Saturday) were fantastic!!). We split the Octopus salad based on Andrew's recommendation, and loved it! Tried to order a second one, and they were out. So... More 

Thank Ace90266
Oceanside, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at restaurant two nights while we were in Santa Ynez. Food was gourmet, portions weren't too large (which is a positive when you're looking forward to desert). Dress is casual. There was good variety in the menu. Soups and salads were fantastic and the entrees were well prepared (had steak one night and pasta another). The drinks were... More 

Thank Michael W
Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

been here about a half a dozen times and each visit seems better than the last. the bartenders are highly skilled mixologists and use the freshest ingredients. order your favorite cocktails and watch them be elevated to the next level of deliciousness. (be sure to have a designated driver so the evening can be thoroughly enjoyed). it is a treat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Authentic Roman style cuisine. Their artichoke appetizer and Amatriciana pasta dish were delicious. The same can be said of the Francobolli al Brasato. The Fresh Pea Salad was awesome. Their bar selection was extensive, most notably their bourbon options. They also offer a corkage fee which is fairly common in the area. We'll be back during our next trip to... More 

Thank Frank C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: 8056919794

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