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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 Clarita, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we also enjoyed dining here on our stay at SYR! Great food, wonderful open aired dining with the prettiest lanterns on each table. The lighting was perfect and super romantic. Service was great and staff very nice.

Thank LoveAll2017
Redlands, Ca
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Coming after dark, all we could see were the Christmas lights, so not much of a view. We were seated in the semi-outside area, but heaters and a fireplace kept us warm. My starter was foie gras, which was excellent, while the special cheese plate my wife had disappointed. The lamb chops were superb, and the halibut was very tasty,... More 

Thank lespes
San Juan Capistrano, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The meal was flambeed at our table side. Steak Diane. Servers were great and one of the best wine lists in the country!

Thank Craig E
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Unfortunately I hate writing about a place I USED to love. Now don't get me wrong, this place is truly amazing and the room is one of the more beautiful you will ever step into, and the service CANNOT be beat...it's the food that has suffered over time. What is lacks in flavor, it more than makes up for in... More 

Thank Kevin B
Greenwich, Connecticut
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

driving into the stone house through a long path of magnificent trees and flowers told us we were in for a treat. we passed a huge wagon dripping with decadent flowers and told many weddings were held in that spot. we decided to eat in the upper level of the outdoor dining room where fairy lights twinkled above our heads.... More 

Thank phoebeparker
Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Whether a romantic/special occasion or just with friends, dining here is always an excellent experience. Make sure that your credit card has room but that's what special times are for!

Thank Jetdrive1145
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We have come up to stay and eat at this restaurant for my birthday, my husband's birthday & our anniversary! Great food & great service.

Thank Vicki W
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A lovely comfortable setting with friendly staff providing good service. Food was amazing. Would recommend the oysters

Thank monaco_trotter
Santa Barbara, California
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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398 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?