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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses...
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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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
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We stayed nearby at 4Friends and walked to this place. Great service and vibe. Try the roast beef - great wine list as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby at 4Friends and walked to this place. Great service and vibe. Try the roast beef - great wine list as well.

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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matt and Jeff Nichols have been consistently putting out world class food for the last 20 years and their latest venture is no less stellar. With a focus on steaks and many signature dishes still in play. The warm cozy atmosphere and the full bar make this a perfect place to meet friends for drinks prior to sitting down to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant on a unusual "lads" trip to the area. I say unusual, because I'm not sure a collection of guys is the usual clientèle for the area, or the restaurant. This is basically a steak restaurant. The food is great, the atmosphere is friendly, and the service is good too. Definitely recommend it if you're on a... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Staying in SY for a week, I had a couple of meals here. They have renovated and have come up with a nice cozy restaurant. The menu contains straightforward American dishes - pork chops, steaks, salads, fish, etc. I had the chicken with goat cheese which was well prepared and presented. Everyone else was happy with the quality of their... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

To be honest, we put off going to Brothers at the Red Barn for quite a while after they opened. The first reason we did so: unvarying menu. This is really an unfair criticism to level at a steakhouse, but Brothers used to be so much more than that, way back when they opened in their first venue (at the... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Took a late afternoon/early evening dinner with my "best girl", Ms. M. Sat in the bar area so we could watch a little football. A glass of wine for her, a cocktail for me; top sirloin burger & salad for me; fish & chips for her. Ahhh, nice way to start the evening.

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westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

As we searched for a restaurant on a week night, most places looked deserted. Brothers was quite busy despite the fact that it is more costly than some of their competition. We had a drink at the bar where the friendly bartender made an excellent martini. Dinner was also excellent. My husband said that his salmon may have been the... More 

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120 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

▪️Recommend? No.....only due to the noise level. Otherwise, very good. ▪️Location and parking: Convenient location, easy parking and walking access from local inns. ▪️Dining room feel and quality: Modern, large, bit too cavernous and clean. Noise not softened enough. ▪️Service: Attentive, positive- very good. ▪️Food and drink quality: Fresh, well presented and delicious. Healthy choices. ▪️Value for the cost? Possibly... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner here. It is an improvement over its predecessor Mattei Restaurant. It is a bit crowded but the food is good. The wine list is reasonably priced.

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Arroyo Grande
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Chinese chicken salad was a great start...it was fresh, full of breast of chicken and tasted great. The prime rib was perfectly cooked and could be cut with a fork. It had great flavor and I'd order it again in an instant. My wife had the salmon which she loved...it came with a salsa type chopped veggie thing that... More 

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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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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