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the stonehouse

San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #174 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Eclectic, Californian, Family Fare
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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27 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a Monday night and had an amazing experience. Our waitress was wonderful as well as the rest of the staff. We sat on the Terrace overlooking the San Ysidro Ranch and ate/drank a truly superb meal. The food quality and atmosphere make this restaurant a must when visiting the area. I highly recommend... More

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Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

FABULOUS atmosphere - surrounded by twinkle lights and very dark - tables are lit with gas lamps. Food was very farm-to-table featuring produce grown on the property. The Blood Orange Margaritas were OUTSTANDING. We loved the scallops, abalone, duck spring rolls, & Hamachi appetizers. For entrees our favorites were the venison with mole and the pasta carbonara. For dessert, the... More

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you love all things Santa Barbara – great food, world class wine, wonderful climate, and spectacular views – then at some point you’ll be drawn to the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. It would be hard to find a more beautiful spot. Precisely manicured gardens, some providing fresh produce for the hotel’s restaurants, lush fruit trees (the SYR used... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A delicious menu of specialty items set in manicured and stylish setting. The service was excellent, prompt and knowledgeable.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We loved the beautifully prepared, delicious food from a bygone age. We did not phase them when we asked for a pasta not on the menu We did not like the suffocatingly effusive service

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My friend and I went to lunch at the Stonehouse last week, and it was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. To me, for a great dining experience, three things must happen: excellent food, service and ambiance. The Stonehouse knocked it out of the ballpark on all three counts. We each had the fixed price meals (with... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

As soon as you arrive at this place and look at the amazing lush gardens and terraces and at the beautiful building you say wow! And wow! again as you enter the building and discover the warm interior, all of wood and stone, with its crackling fireplace, and the lovely dining room and oceanview deck... The lunch menu is relatively... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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318 reviews 318 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The reviews will tell you that this is one of the very best restaurants in the Santa Barbara - Montecito area. San Ysidro Ranch is an exceptionally beautiful property, but do yourself a huge favor. Have a drink, admire the scenery, but do not eat here. My wife invited me for a very special, romantic dinner to celebrate my 55th... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

As local residents, when my wife and I celebrate a special occasion or just want to be treated to a consummate dining experience, we go here. If it were not for this restaurant, we`d go to San Francisco or LA. This is the creme de la creme. Located in the world renown San Ysidro Ranch, this is the top floor... More

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Food and service are tops. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection. Junior hostess kept playing with her hair. Male host a tad uppity.

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