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the stonehouse

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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upmarket, slick and great for special nights...

It's not cheap and the amount of food you get for the money means that it makes sense to have all the courses but the location makes it worth a visit. The service was ultra slick, the servers were knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic. Food was good but they should be a little less tight with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2014
marcm50
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you can get past the prices, the food and atmosphere are worth it. The portions are smallish so getting an app or salad and dinner are doable. The home-made pasta was incredible, the sauce was beyond delicious. We splurged and got the Cherries Flambé - a blast from the past but great fun and delicious as well. Service from... More 

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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous evening!! The setting is so beautiful both in the restaurant and its surrounding environment !! We are on honeymoon and I must say this was one of our most special evenings! The food was fabulous , I had a salad for starters followed by duck and my husband had the tuna tartare as a starter and the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had been wine tasting the previous day so opted for Crown Royal and Seven. I like my drink fairly stout and when my husband mentioned my preference our waiter brought another small glass of bourbon. Things were starting out nicely. My salad was wonderful with fresh organic greens, goat cheese, pepitas and candied square of butternut squash - the... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a very pricey meal but worth it. We were staying at the San Ysidro Ranch and they recommended that we have dinner here. They were very helpful to our gluten free needs and even had delicious rolls to dip in our olive oil. My husband had the squid which he said was the best he had ever had.... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

For my wife's birthday I booked 2 nights at the outstanding San Ysidro Ranch and the Wine Spectator Dinner in the Stonehouse restaurant. Our reservation was at 6pm as they open. We were seated a a table for two inside. I believe it was the Maitre d' who silently placed 2 menus on the table. I opened one to find... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'll say 'Amen" to that! This restaurant is great, and I'm a foodie who eats in lots of restaurants. I know exquisite quality when I see it...and eat it!

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Tequesta, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Stonehouse while in town for a wedding. I had called even before we arrived in California to make our reservations. While I neglected to get the name of the young lady who took my reservation, she deserves recognition for her friendly, helpful hints for our up coming dining experience. We were told to arrive... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I were vacationing in Santa Barbara, and we were told about the Stone House from a friend. After eating here, I was shocked that it wasn't in at least the top 5 in Trip Advisor. However, that made it all the more special because it felt kind of like our little secret. We arrived and the grounds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's not cheap and the amount of food you get for the money means that it makes sense to have all the courses but the location makes it worth a visit. The service was ultra slick, the servers were knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic. Food was good but they should be a little less tight with the portions. Desserts were exceptionally... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What an elegant setting outside with such a beautiful view. The food was elegantly prepared and presented. The steak Diane was pricey but so worth it, flame prepared tableside. Great wine list. Service was professional and friendly. Go for a special occasion and be prepared for the price but we were not disappointed.

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Additional Information about the stonehouse

Address: San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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