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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, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elegant food in a rustic environment

The setting is rural and rustic. The food is excellent. The variety was acceptable. This one is worth driving a few miles to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Santa Ynez, California
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at the Red Barn - with a menu of steak and seafood. It was tasty, classic dinner. If you are looking for unique eats - this is not the place to go. What they do - they do well. We choose to eat in the bar, which is the local trick. You can also share a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The setting is rural and rustic. The food is excellent. The variety was acceptable. This one is worth driving a few miles to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Lamb and ribeye....the vegetables were cooked perfectly. The potatoes melted in my mouth. Homemade bread pudding with homemade ice cream the best way to finish off such a lovely meal. The service was a little slow for city folk, but this is wine country remember to slow down.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was a very nice restaurant. The Prime Rib could have been more tender though. Otherwise, everything else was great.

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had been looking for a nice place to eat on a Tuesday evening and could not believe things were not open in this touristy area. We stopped by this place just by chance. It was nearly full, several large groups which lent itself to be a bit loud, but the staff placed us in an area that was less... More 

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

J.C. is the face of the Red Barn. The bar is the place to meet and greet all the locals and to have a wonderful meal. Thursdays are taco nights and OMG are they ever good! Been going there for many years and The Brothers have kept the legendary Red Barn alive since they took over. You will never be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have visited this restaurant multiple times and every meal has been terrific. Great bar, wonderful menu and service is on point. We have driven out of our way to enjoy their food and ambiance. Overall, this is a local restaurant with big city quality. A family feel, plenty of locals, and yet it is so much better than the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

walking distance from hotel, friendly service, good food. it was a bit crowded when we went, best to make reservations in advance

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Santa Ynez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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Additional Information about Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Address: 3539 Sagunto Street, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Number: (805) 688-4142
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
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
Average Prices: USD 45 - 70
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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