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3539 Sagunto Street, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4142
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior...
With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses the warmth of a local tavern, using clean lines and a rustic feel. Accented with oak, restored branded wood beams, a white paneled ceiling and wrought iron lighting, the L-shaped room is refreshed, with higher ceilings and massive glass windows that open the space. As before, there is an open display kitchen observing the chefs at work. Newly created for the restaurant is a glass-enclosed wine room flanking the dining room that co-exists with two wood-burning fireplaces preserved from the original Red Barn. Firewood is supplied by the Agin Brothers, the family that has serviced the Nichols family with seasoned wood for ten years. Two wrought iron and rope chandeliers, hand crafted by local blacksmith Hans Duus, illuminate the room and are lighted with replicas of vintage Edison light bulbs, with more of the Edison-styled glass globes accenting the room. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Los Rancheros Visitores, the club of local horsemen and ranchers dating back to 1929. Salvaged during the construction was wallpaper discovered under layers of paint and paneling, beautifully illustrated with dancing girls, pistols, playing cards and saloons, now preserved, framed, and gracing the dining room walls. JC's handsome bar was created by locals Scott and Chris Bruhn who used a felled pine tree salvaged from Figueroa Mountain to form the expansive bar top.
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local spot with delicious food

There were three of us dining and we all enjoyed the evening. It is a little expensive to dine here, but I felt that it was worth it. The food was prepared perfectly for each meal. I had the Caesar salad and it was delicious, followed by the Salmon and it was prepared perfectly...all of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Rick M
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Santa Ynez, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Santa Ynez, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

There were three of us dining and we all enjoyed the evening. It is a little expensive to dine here, but I felt that it was worth it. The food was prepared perfectly for each meal. I had the Caesar salad and it was delicious, followed by the Salmon and it was prepared perfectly...all of us commented on how each... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Santa Barbra and while there, my fellow crewmember and I decided to cruise about the area and take in some sites. After a drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains, we drove northward on Rt 154 and stopped by the Cachuma Lake Recreation area. The scenery in this area of the country is breathtakingly beautiful to say the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary here for dinner. The food is so delicious and cooked exactly to your order. I enjoyed the rack of lamb and there was so much I took a bit home with me. This came with garlic mashed potatoes which just slid down. My husband had the Prime Rib 12oz cut (there is also a... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our group of 15 made dinner reservations 2 weeks in advance. We had to wait 30+ minutes because a previous group was still lingering after 3 hours and refusing the request to move to another area and open the table. They offered us free drinks but we had already been wine tasting all day...instead, they comp'd the corkage fee when... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped in for lunch during a wine tasting in the area. Both salads we had were very good. Not much from the outside and limited menu for lunch.... Fresh food and served quickly. One of the better choices in the area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had the best French dip. The beef was tender and flavorful. The French fries were very tasty. We plan to eat here again on our next trip.

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Ashland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was anxious to try the highly recommended burger but it wasn't on the dinner menu so ordered a ribeye, my favorite cut of steak. Two of my friends always order the filet mignon with Stilton cheese, an old favorite from when the "brothers" were at Matteis Tavern in Los Olivos. I wasn't too happy with my ribeye (considering the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After a day of touring Santa Ynez and Lompoc we decided to stop for a drink and a couple of appetizers here. The calamari was delicious, BUT if you think you will be getting the calamari that you are craving, you will get SOME calamari and a lot of thinly sliced deep friend veggies. It's good but it's not just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have heard about this place, and it lives up to its reputation as a first class steakhouse. The food was excellent. Decor nice, but not overly fancy. Dress decently, but don't need jacket/tie. Most of the clientele are local ranchers (well to do), and some tourists. Dinners for two and desert, ice teas plus coffees, including appetizers and two... More 

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Malibu, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We returned 3 times as the special the week we were there worth going back for. Limited menu if your looking for non meat choices.. Good portions and friendly staff. Dine at the bar or nice seating in front of fireplace in both dining areas. Expensive but quality..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3539 Sagunto Street, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-4142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 70
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses the warmth of a local tavern, using clean lines and a rustic feel. Accented with oak, restored branded wood beams, a white paneled ceiling and wrought iron lighting, the L-shaped room is refreshed, with higher ceilings and massive glass windows that open the space. As before, there is an open display kitchen observing the chefs at work. Newly created for the restaurant is a glass-enclosed wine room flanking the dining room that co-exists with two wood-burning fireplaces preserved from the original Red Barn. Firewood is supplied by the Agin Brothers, the family that has serviced the Nichols family with seasoned wood for ten years. Two wrought iron and rope chandeliers, hand crafted by local blacksmith Hans Duus, illuminate the room and are lighted with replicas of vintage Edison light bulbs, with more of the Edison-styled glass globes accenting the room. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Los Rancheros Visitores, the club of local horsemen and ranchers dating back to 1929. Salvaged during the construction was wallpaper discovered under layers of paint and paneling, beautifully illustrated with dancing girls, pistols, playing cards and saloons, now preserved, framed, and gracing the dining room walls. JC's handsome bar was created by locals Scott and Chris Bruhn who used a felled pine tree salvaged from Figueroa Mountain to form the expansive bar top.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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