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1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service a little slow

Wild mushroom pappardelle and pannecota was delicious. Would go back. Server was friendly. Restaurant was busy for a Wednesday. Bread was good and starter veggies were a nice touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Michele D
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner at the S and Y. Creativ Italian with local influences. Fun and knowledgeable server who loveD food and knew the menu. Chef has a great touch with the fresh pastas. And a good wine and cocktail list. A very "happening" bar scene. If you don't want that, ask for main dining room or outside

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wild mushroom pappardelle and pannecota was delicious. Would go back. Server was friendly. Restaurant was busy for a Wednesday. Bread was good and starter veggies were a nice touch.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very good with eclectic wine list; try the homemade pastas--especially tagliatelle with mushrooms or ragu

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If there were a way to order full menu items for outside seating on the lovely couch-style areas this would be perfect. But you can only get the bar tapas and drinks. Inside was very noisy- terrible acoustics. Service was average but the managing person asked several times how we were doing and if he could do anything more for... More 

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playa del rey, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had a DELICIOUS dinner at SY Kitchen. The northern Italian food was exactly as it should be...exactly as my northern Italian relatives would have made it. We all enjoyed the dinner. They serve gluten-free pasta that is delicious and they'll make it with any of the preparations that are on the menu that evening. We finished our dinner off... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food was very good but the staff are very pretentious and overbearing particularly the maitre'd. Drinks very expensive $15 for a glass of Pinot Grigio

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As a life long local and a food business owner. We expect better service and less attitude from the waiter.it was my birthday dinner with family.which was ruined by one person.as a local business owner I know one employee can drive customers away and maybe never come back.word of mouth travels fast in a small valley like ours. I suggest... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband & I go to SY almost every weekend & we always make sure to stop in for a lunch or dinner. This restaurant blows my mind every time we eat there. The mixology drinks are unmatchable & the food is outstanding! For lunch I suggest the burrata salad, & seared Tuna ( or quinoa risotto) & for dinner... More 

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Southlake, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Food excellent! Service excellent! Dave was wonderful with service and recommendations! Management & Policies terrible!!! Arrived at 5 pm for 5 pm reservation last Saturday. Seated promptly. Having a wonderful dinner when we ordered dessert at 6:30 were asked to move to the bar or patio as they needed table. The restaurant was a third to half empty. Never had... More 

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DEBORAHJ805
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recommended by the innkeepers at the B&B we stayed it. They made a reservation for us. The hostess was not too friendly and informed us that we would have to wait 15-20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. No apology or accommodation. The place was loud and our overall impression was poor so we left.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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