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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (27 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
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 days ago

Each person in our group ordered something different and we were all extremely pleased with what we received. Unfortunately i would say it was good for intimate dinners as the place was really loud. Decent wine list.

1  Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here on our first night in the area and it was a great experience. We thought the tuna tartare was divine and also enjoyed the fried octopus and beef tacos. Excellent service and the decibel level was very manageable.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The street signage in this area is not the best, we arrived late for our reservation. The hostess was able to seat us after some consulting of the seating chart. Thank God for that! I would not have wanted to miss eating here. We found...More

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into the bar and had a drink and appetizer. Interior on the restaurant is well done and the bar area is very comfortable. Service was excellent and the calamari appetizer was really good.

Thank 424wguava
Reviewed 12 May 2017

great food, the burger special is always great, and the filet mignon is just wonderful the service is very good, the atmosphere a little less than you'd expect - but still nice, and outside is great. relatively expensive, but well worth it !

Thank 26deanneb
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The food was absolutely great. The service was also great. Full bar with great wine selection. Menu was broad enough to satisfy. We had lamb chops and a pork chop. Both done to perfection. The lamb was enough to satisfy two people. I would recommend...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved the atmosphere, had great service, and the meal was fabulous from start to finish! I had the sole and my mother had a steak and both were delicious.

Thank Nita B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's that good. Had prime rib last night and the salmon tonight. Fabulous bread selection to start, good variety of local wines by the glass and amazing desserts.

Thank EllinKav
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Use to have Matties Tavern in los Olivos, brought their reputation to Santa Ynez, Excellent dining. A must eat.

Thank Kym M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food was excellent and service was outstanding. We were near the bar and it was very noisy. Nice family place also.

Thank travelinkathi
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Is this restaurant available for private parties?
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
is this restaurant dog friendly?
28 August 2015|
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Response from JSandCO | 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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