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SY Kitchen

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1110 Farraday, Santa Ynez, CA
805-691-9794
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointing experience at one of our favorite Central Coast restaurants.

This was our third visit to SY Kitchen, and we had chosen this midpoint stop on our trip specifically to dine there. Unfortunately , it was an off night for the restaurant. The server was overwhelmed and, frankly, not very interested in his customers. The kitchen was extremely backed up and it took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
DrKMessina
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Redwood City, California
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English first
Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was our third visit to SY Kitchen, and we had chosen this midpoint stop on our trip specifically to dine there. Unfortunately , it was an off night for the restaurant. The server was overwhelmed and, frankly, not very interested in his customers. The kitchen was extremely backed up and it took an hour from our salad to our... More 

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Cary
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Saturday afternoon a couple of "foodie" friends and I decided to drive up to Santa Ynez to check out some of the wine tasting rooms. Of course the subject of food and pairings came up. Having heard great reviews about the food and cocktails at SY Kitchen we called to see if we could reserve a table for that evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice atmosphere, excellent food and a super service. The staff describes the dishes with such emotion and detail that is hard to decide. Totally recommended!!!

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florida
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best Meal that I have had in a long time! I heard Pink eats here and I see why. Every meal served at our table was beyond outstanding. The octopus salad was more then incredible. There service was special. One of my most favorite dining experiences ever!!!

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NYC
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

SY Kitchen has been around for a few years now, and it is a worthy competitor to our long time favorite, Trattoria Grappolo. How amazing is it that little Santa Ynez has not one but TWO terrific Italian restaurants. Like Grappolo, nothing fancy. Just great food and good service in an unpretentious setting that fits the valley perfectly. No wonder... More 

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Newport Beach
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Okay, this place is so good and Robert our servicer made it all come to life with his descriptions, enthusiasm, knowledge of wine, food, and pairing. You can find good food in Santa Ynez BUT and great experience is MOST important! BRAVO!!! Tequila was yummy as well!

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Santa Barbara
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My one and only favorite place for a great meal in the whole Santa Barbara area is SYK. I can't eat there enough. It's my birthday dinner, anniversary dinner or any other special dinner place.

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chicago, il
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Starting with the good: great drinks. The ok: food, had the gnocchi and peach salad. gnocchi was flavorless and I had to search really hard to find the peaches and then they were cut so thin as to be a non factor in the salad. Server was very indifferent.

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santa barbara
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excellent organic California cuisine with an Italian edge. beautiful interior. Good service, but a bit rushed. The real problem was it was too loud. We sat in the back room next to a drunken party of 8 who were obnoxious and put a very negative vibe on our evening, causing us to leave early. Restaurants in a small setting like... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After my wife's cousins recommended this place from a recent stay, we thought we would give it a try. We had a great evening with a group of 6 of us. The food was very good, and the service was outstanding. We had a Caprese Salad, which was very good (but because we just returned from Italy a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Farraday, Santa Ynez, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: 805-691-9794

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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