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The Vineyard House

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3631 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 805-688-2886
11:00 - 21:00
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Orange County, California
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a quaint old home converted to a restaurant. Staff are friendly but the food was not very creative and lacked flavor. The frittata was more like a fried plain egg. Others in the group had the blueberry pancakes and liked them.

Thank Sandy C
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We just purchase a home in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and this was the first place we ate at. Wed. evenings you can catch music (light Jazz usually) outside. Get there early to sit outside which is very nice on summer nights. We revisited the restaurant and ate inside. Yes also so nice as well as the manager, owner... More 

Thank Lisasview
Green Valley, Arizona
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went to this restaurant with our friends who live there. We knew the food would be excellent since we had been there before when we also lived in the area. It is a charming house turned into a cozy restaurant. They do have outside seating with lovely views of the garden area. My husband and I both ordered Salmon... More 

Thank Mary P
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have enjoyed dining at The Vineyard House each time we're in the area (at least once a year for the last 12 years). They have many excellent choices on their menu from beef to fish to pasta and all of the dishes are fantastic. Between the two of us we have had virtually all of them. They have a... More 

Thank Raymond T
Santa Ynez Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This little restaurant is within walking distance of downtown Santa Ynez. Not that Santa Ynez is big. This restaurant has been around longer than most of the others. A place where locals like to come to. That should say something. Good food.

Thank lhumburger
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. We are very glad you had a pleasant dinning experience and hope to see you soon. Have an enjoyable day. More 

California/San Luis Obispo
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A quaint location well suited for the area that serves a great Sunday brunch at reasonable prices surrounded by tall trees. It has indoor seating, but the outdoor seating is the best with two different views. Service is good and parking is no problem. It seems this restaurant is very popular with the locals and hours away for others who... More 

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
jim s, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed and had a pleasant Sunday Brunch. We hope to see you soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Large al Fresco seating. Great local wines. Extensive menu. Attentive service. Great place for lunch or dinner

Thank Nancy M
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. We will have to use your copy in an ad! Have a nice day. More 

Rancho Santa Fe, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Santa Ynez Inn right next door. Unfortunately the Vineyard House restaurant didn't measure up to the high standards of the Inn. Food was ok, but not special. I had the pozole starter, which was good. Then the snapper special on risotto, which was not so great. I'm sure they have better nights, but this was not... More 

Thank Stephen C
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage, we appreciate your feedback. More 

Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My parents, daughter and I stopped here for a late lunch one day. The meal was delicious and huge. We had enough left over for dinner that night. We were served quickly despite the time of day. Plus, it was fun to sit outside on the patio and watch the sleepy street out front.

Thank melmooreii
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the patio and had a pleasant dinning experience. Have a safe trip! More 

Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Larger variety of tasty eats. On a nice day it is really nice to sit out on the deck. I've always gone at lunch time and there is a good variety of soups, salads and great sandwiches/burgers

Thank GOPJenn
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the deck my favorite sandwich is the Grilled-Chicken Brie sandwich and a cup of Tomato Bisque soup. Have a Grand Day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3631 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2886
Set in the heart of Santa Ynez, CA in a charming Victorian house built in 1907, with two beautiful indoor dining areas and two outside decks. The property is surround by large pepper trees that are over 100 years old and frames the stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Voted consistently "Best Outdoor Dining." Lunch is served daily from 11:30 until 3:00 with a wonderful variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta selections. The afternoon APPs menu is from 3:00 until 5:00 featuring appetizers, pizzas or salads. Dinner is served nightly Wednesday (closed Tuesday) through Sunday, from 5:00-9:00 and highlights fresh seafood, steak, pork, chicken and pasta selections that can be paired with a wonderful selection of local wines. Sunday Brunch: The Vineyard House is open at 10:00-3:00 for the best brunch in the Santa Ynez, CA.

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