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the stonehouse

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Eclectic, Californian, Family Fare
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
A birthday dinner disappointment

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Burnie D
,
Anaheim Hills, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Anaheim Hills, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Contributor
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Eclectic, Californian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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?