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The Vineyard House

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3631 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
+1 805-688-2886
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Set in the heart of Santa Ynez, CA in a charming Victorian house built in...
Set in the heart of Santa Ynez, CA in a charming Victorian house built in 1907, with two beautiful indoor dining areas and two outside decks. The property is surround by large pepper trees that are over 100 years old and frames the stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Voted consistently "Best Outdoor Dining." Lunch is served daily from 11:30 until 3:00 with a wonderful variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta selections. The afternoon APPs menu is from 3:00 until 5:00 featuring appetizers, pizzas or salads. Dinner is served nightly Wednesday (closed Tuesday) through Sunday, from 5:00-9:00 and highlights fresh seafood, steak, pork, chicken and pasta selections that can be paired with a wonderful selection of local wines. Sunday Brunch: The Vineyard House is open at 10:00-3:00 for the best brunch in the Santa Ynez, CA.
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Valley favorite

Always love dining and the service. The owners are phenomenal and caring about their workers, diners and the community

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SYVLADY
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Santa Ynez, California
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La Palma, CA
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337 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Dam Good Meatloaf special for $18.50. The meatloaf included veal as one of the ingredients and tasted pretty good. But the gravy was very bland and without any flavor. My wife liked her Primavera Pasta dish with chicken breast added for $19.50. I tasted the rigatoni and thought it was rubbery. The chicken was a little bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank David from La Palma
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. I've had the Dam Good Meatloaf several times and have always enjoyed it with the mushrooms, onions and gravy. I'll find out if they changed the recipe. More 

Santa Ynez, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love dining and the service. The owners are phenomenal and caring about their workers, diners and the community

Helpful?
Thank SYVLADY
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. I'll make sure to pass this on to Jim & Debbie and the staff. Jim want's me to remind his customers that they will be open for Sunday Brunch this Sunday and then close for the Super Bowl around 3. Go Broncos! More 

Paso Robles, CA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose to take my fiance here for his birthday dinner and it was lovely! The food was wonderful (!), the ambiance cozy and comfortable, and the staff was friendly and played happy birthday on the in-house piano for us. I will go back, especially when the weather is warmer and the beautiful deck is open.

Helpful?
Thank TruthSeeker444
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and you patronage. Glad we were able to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience for your and your fiance. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband took me to The Vineyard House for my birthday and it was absolutely amazing food (crabcake eggs benedict) and good wine selection! Service was lovely...everything was just about excellent but it was raining and though the patio looked like a great place to sit and hang out I found the interior of the "house" a little dry. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank ClawMarks
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. We look forward to your next visit on the patio. Have a great 2016! More 

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Whenever we travel to Los Olivos or overnight in the area from a day of wine tasting, we love coming to this restaurant. I have a food allergy and they do their best to accommodate. I will also attest that their Lentil and White Bean soups are the best I've ever sampled! A wonderful wine list from local wineries is... More 

Helpful?
Thank LAXLHR
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your continued patronage. We do appreciate your support it has made the Vineyard House one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Ynez, CA. Have a great 2016 and hope to see you soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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214 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Stopped for lunch while on a road trip up the coast. Beautiful outdoor seating in the front and the back. Front is on a side road, so it is not a problem in terms of traffic or exhaust. Lovely interior, too. Because it was chilly, we opted for the indoors. My only complaint was that the linen tablecloth at our... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelfan
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. We apologize for the stain and will bring it up with the staff to keep closer eye on the tablecloths. I will also bring up with the staff that the "service was excellent" which many times goes over looked. Have a nice Holiday and we hope to see you again. More 

Solvang, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wonderful resturant, great menu selections, they have outdoor patio seating. Special valentines day dinners as well

Helpful?
Thank Diane m
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and patronage. We appreciate your support it has made us one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Ynez, CA. Check our our special Christmas Eve dinner by going to our website. More 

Santa Ynez, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A great place for lunch. Quiet, bucolic patio setting. Menu offers a nice variety of choices. Good salads, especially the Chinese Chicken salad. Served with fresh, warm bread.

Helpful?
Thank badgerlair
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Happy to hear your enjoyed the Chinese Chicken Salad on the Patio. Your support is making us one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Ynez, CA. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the SY Valley. We have our retirees luncheon here several times a year. Food is always fresh and delicious. Try the BBQ pork sandwich; one of my favorites.

Helpful?
Thank Sharon F
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. We are glad you enjoy the BBQ Pork Sandwich and we appreciate your support it has made us one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Ynez, CA. More 

Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Staff is very, very attentive. Food was excellent. The menu is so diverse it was hard to choose. We will go back.

Helpful?
Thank Valorentz
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at The Vineyard House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. We appreciate your excellent comments supporting us it has made us one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Ynez, CA. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3631 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Set in the heart of Santa Ynez, CA in a charming Victorian house built in 1907, with two beautiful indoor dining areas and two outside decks. The property is surround by large pepper trees that are over 100 years old and frames the stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Voted consistently "Best Outdoor Dining." Lunch is served daily from 11:30 until 3:00 with a wonderful variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta selections. The afternoon APPs menu is from 3:00 until 5:00 featuring appetizers, pizzas or salads. Dinner is served nightly Wednesday (closed Tuesday) through Sunday, from 5:00-9:00 and highlights fresh seafood, steak, pork, chicken and pasta selections that can be paired with a wonderful selection of local wines. Sunday Brunch: The Vineyard House is open at 10:00-3:00 for the best brunch in the Santa Ynez, CA.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?