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“Food good, atmosphere not” 3 of 5 stars
Review of S Y Kitchen

S Y Kitchen
1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
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Ranked #10 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Cuisines: Italian
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Newbury Park, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food good, atmosphere not”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The food was very good but the place is very small and noisy. The seats are not very comfortable. We will go back but I would recommend going during the weekday when it is not so crowded and noisy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Algonquin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a fantastic meal at S Y Kitchen in Santa Ynez. Our server was excellent and made lots of recommendations. All the food was great from the roasted chicken to the fish and pasta. The homemade chocolate gelato with caramelized bananas is wonderful. They also have a nice selection of wine. This was one of the best meals of our trip!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Fresh amazing food, fun atmosphere! Go Go Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our party of six LOVED this place. Three of us got the pasta special, which included eggplant and burrata cheese. It was fantastic. Guys got the lamb chops and the sea bass. Both got rave reviews. I had the grilled veggies as a starter. They were perfectly cooked and really flavorful. My husband had the beed salad, which was marinated shaved beets... yummy!! This place has a fun atmosphere and is hopping busy! The servers/staff are great and they really hustle. I was extremely impressed. Out the door, our dinner was $85/couple. We brought one bottle of wine ($15 corkage). Make reservations.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Well between the 2 of us we had one good meal....her beet salad was terrific and my char was very good. But her pasta was flat and my tomato soup was $14! It was the special soup of the day! We won't go back

Visited July 2013
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Santa Ynez, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Newest Santa Ynez restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were excited to try this new restaurant in our town. It had some good and some not so good features. The service was great; food pretty good. However, for my preference, if I am spending those prices I don't want to be in a noisy bar (and one person stood with his back to me talking to someone while I was eating). So if I go back, it will be to request the dining room side.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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