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the stonehouse

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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have lived in Montecito for 35 years, and keep this restaurant for our special occasions. Food expensive, drinks expensive, but what a great spot to create memories.

Thank mickmankowski
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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365 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible dining experience. The gardens are beautiful, the lobby exudes ambiance and the dining experience is 5 star. For a once in a lifetime experience, I highly recommend the Stonehouse restaurant.

Thank Tom H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is an ideal date spot with a beautiful ambience, impeccable service and incredible food. Some standouts on the menu are the chicken tagine, the chocolate soufflé and the mint chocolate chip ice cream which is out of this world. The Stonehouse is also a Grand Award winner for their wine list. There are 88 restaurants in the world with... More 

Thank Christy C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stonehouse is a historical place, where president Kennedy had his honeymoon with Jackie, where celebrity weddings take place, and the rich and famous get away from LA. Both Restaurants are great, from dining outside to inside. Lunch is my favorite so you can walk the grounds

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I went with 4 friends last Sunday and it couldn't have been more delightful. First, it is just a beautiful place. The gardens were overflowing with roses, the walkways were blooming and the terrace was just lovely. Then you get to the food. Everything was a little bit different take on things you would expect to be different and delicious.... More 

Thank globaltravelfan
San Francisco Bay Area
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Stonehouse is A+ Dinning!! The food is extremely fresh, and VERY YUMMY!! The atmosphere for both the inside dining options along with the outside dining options is world class. You really feel like your somewhere very special. We LOVE THIS PLACE!!

Thank heart77
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My husband brought me here for our anniversary... and so glad he did! So beautiful, so romantic... just lovely! The staff was wonderful, and made us feel special the moment we arrived. We sat outside and enjoyed the elegant but homey garden decor. Our waiter Eric gave us just the right attention... made sure all was well and that we... More 

Thank saywew
Warrington, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

My wife & our friends had an incredible meal here last summer. The bar is really cool, with a great cocktail list and wines by the glass. The outdoor seating area is lovely, really pretty with loads of fairy lights etc. The service was superb, our waiter almost acted out the meals, such was his knowledge. Finally the food -... More 

Thank lennybaker
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We were traveling throughout California over the holidays and after careful consideration, we made Christmas Eve reservations at The Stonehouse….and we are so glad we did! Sadly, they couldn’t find our reservation when we arrived (gulp!...and I swear we made one) however, they were gracious and found us a table outside on the patio under the twinkly lit bamboo screening,... More 

Thank Michael C
Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

you will feel like you are in the south of france...romantic and small...delicious food and gorgeous setting. great place fro proposal and celebration. i like it best in the day but good any time.

Thank leslie l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?