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the stonehouse

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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
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6:00 pm - 10:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Steak Diane - Incredible

My wife & our friends had an incredible meal here last summer. The bar is really cool, with a great cocktail list and wines by the glass. The outdoor seating area is lovely, really pretty with loads of fairy lights etc. The service was superb, our waiter almost acted out the meals, such was his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lennybaker
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife & our friends had an incredible meal here last summer. The bar is really cool, with a great cocktail list and wines by the glass. The outdoor seating area is lovely, really pretty with loads of fairy lights etc. The service was superb, our waiter almost acted out the meals, such was his knowledge. Finally the food -... More 

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Thank lennybaker
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling throughout California over the holidays and after careful consideration, we made Christmas Eve reservations at The Stonehouse….and we are so glad we did! Sadly, they couldn’t find our reservation when we arrived (gulp!...and I swear we made one) however, they were gracious and found us a table outside on the patio under the twinkly lit bamboo screening,... More 

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Thank Michael C
Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you will feel like you are in the south of france...romantic and small...delicious food and gorgeous setting. great place fro proposal and celebration. i like it best in the day but good any time.

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Thank leslie l
Madison, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This was a spectacular dinning experience. The restaurant is beautiful. The decor is beautiful and the menu had great options. The place is fit for a king and bills as such but worth it. My tip would be go before sunset and take in the view. The grounds are also beautiful.

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Thank Stacy S
Bakersfield, California
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve here, being treated to a seven-course tasting menu, each course being paired with an excellent wine (very generous pours). While a New Year's Eve menu might not be the typical fare, its offerings were diverse and clearly demonstrated what this kitchen can do. Our courses were: yellowfin tuna sashimi, Jerusalem artichoke and chanterelle mushroom... More 

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Thank Jon R
New York, NY
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133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were here for Thanksgiving - 6:30PM was the last seating, and despite having made reservations weeks before, we were seated outside. I can imagine this setting being beautiful in summer; however it's a sea of darkness and heat lamps at this time of year. And cold it was..... Now for the food: (None of us had turkey) LOTS of... More 

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Thank ChinaFanNYC
Altadena
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Always have a great meal here. It is crazy expensive but rarely fails to impress. The service is lovely. A great place for a special meal.

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Thank MOKAMAMA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went here with my husband to celebrate our 2 year anniversary while in Santa Barbara. We were not staying at the resort but wanted to eat at one of the restaurants. This restaurant was breathtaking - in atmosphere, service and food! It is very romantic with fairy lights and both gorgeous outdoor and indoor seating with a ton of charm.... More 

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Thank ARA133
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

While this is an expensive night out, the staff gives you your money's worth. We usually bring our own wine knowing there is a corkage fee and the restaurant response varies greatly. Our waitress immediately decanted the wine. My husband ordered the Steak Diane which is finished tableside. We celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and my birthday and they brought... More 

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Thank 11Marie9
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Such a special place with lovely ambiance and delicious food! We ate outside and it was so beautiful. There were four of us so we shared several yummy dishes.

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Thank Gina B

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?