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the stonehouse

San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #117 of 442 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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70% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Burlingame, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We dined outdoors and the food was very well prepared -- duck for me, pork chop for my husband. Starter of gazpacho with lobster and crab was perfect. Portions were large for us but we're not the biggest eaters. Duck and pork cooked just right. Nice wine list.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After visiting the nearby Lotusland gardens, a friend and I had lunch at the restaurant of the San Ysidro Ranch hotel. Service, food and ambience were top-notch. I had the roasted chestnut soup appetizer and halibut with asparagus entree, both of which were wonderful as was the olive bread. Lemon tart dessert good but not outstanding-- kind of runny. I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Tonight we dined in this restaurant that we had been told about. It really has to be up there with the very best in the world. They have just received an award from Spectator wine magazine. Their list was long and varied. We both had fish as mains and my chocolate soufflé was the very best I have ever had.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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235 reviews 235 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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