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S Y Kitchen

1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
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Ranked #6 of 17 restaurants in Santa Ynez
Cuisines: Italian
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant was quaint with a Chef-driven open kitchen so you can watch the action. The tables are close together and noise was loud but we like a restaurant that's "buzzing". Service was attentive and the manager was all over the floor touching all the tables. Food was solid rustic fresh Italian rather than the heavy American/Italian version found at... More

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Santa Barbara
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After having just gotten home from St Thomas and having a super meal at Thirteen, I was shocked to eat literally the best meal of my life last night at SYK. It started when we sat at the bar and I was so overwhelmed with the cocktail list I threw my hands up and said just give me a gin... More

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Bozeman, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were served family style and the incredible dishes kept coming. The table favorite was grilled aritchokes but the peas and beans were to die for. I would definitely go back and intend to!

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Thousand Oaks
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here. Our inn recommended it and it was within walking distance so it was perfect. They serve rustic Italian food here and our house made pastas were wonderful. We shared a tomato and mozzarella salad, that was a special and was WAY overpriced, so be sure to check the price of such items. We had... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The atmosphere was bustling and filled with fun. The staff seemed to enjoy what they do and they served fantastic food. We were pleasantly surprised since we had not planned to eat here until the last minute. I'm glad we did!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The food and service were fantastic! The place was bustling with wait staff and people dining all through the evening. We sat at the bar because the place was packed and we didn't have a reservation! The staff was attentive and the food was hot and tasty.

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had reservations at 6:15 for two. There were a few tables occupied, but most of the tables for two sit folks across from each other at a small single style table. There was one small table that could sit three, which we asked to be seated since we prefer to sit next to each other rather than across from... More

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Placentia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Good food and good service; friendly people; artichoke appetizer was excellent; salad was crisp and cold; hamburger was large portion and cooked correctly; wine list was good

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love this restaurant each and every time we dine there. All dishes use the freshest and best ingredients and the menu is always changing. The wait staff is experienced and knows wine parings and food.

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Davidson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our food was very good, our server was excellent, but the atmosphere was LOUD! Where we sat had little "sound absorption material" (carpeting, drapery, ceiling tiles) around us or our table. The diners at the table next to us were loud to the point of being rude. Too bad, as this ruined our dining experience there.

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