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the stonehouse

$$$$
American, International
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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Fabulous food with excellent service

During our stay at San Ysidro Ranch, we were seated at the restaurant by the lovely Anya and served by the charming and professional Adam. The setting is spectacular and wonderfully romantic with flowers and candles and lanterns. The food is so delicious that I ordered the same thing two nights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Melody5
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Merritt Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Tasteless food, limited menu, way over rated and priced! Had to send one entree back and another needed salt to be worth eating. Much to do about this restaurant but not worth going. Have drinks enjoy the setting and leave!

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

During our stay at San Ysidro Ranch, we were seated at the restaurant by the lovely Anya and served by the charming and professional Adam. The setting is spectacular and wonderfully romantic with flowers and candles and lanterns. The food is so delicious that I ordered the same thing two nights in a row. We appreciated the warm and professional... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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272 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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11 reviews
8 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?