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the stonehouse

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Californian, Family Fare, Eclectic
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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    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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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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230 reviews 230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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
6 helpful votes 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Perris, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We eat at the Stonehouse on my son 7 birthday, ( he like Fancy places), and this was the perfect place to accomplish his wishes, nice and romantic, outside terrace, fancy excellent food and great service, we really recommend this restaurant if you like to enjoy a unforgettable time in Santa Barbara.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was the most beautiful restaurant I have ever gone to. The grounds all like an English garden. Lots of photo ops. Very elegant on the terrace. Wait staff was excellent, food was to die for, a little expensive, but a wonderful fine dining experience. It is once in a lifetime fun!

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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: Californian, Family Fare, Eclectic

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?