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S Y Kitchen

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1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
8056919794
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Palmdale, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dropped by S Y Kitchen for a very late dinner this past weekend and it lived up to the reviews. Unfortunately, the only reservation we could get for our party of 4 was at 8:45, so appetizers and drinks at a different location definitely dented our appetites. That said, we made the choice to order exclusively from the appetizer... More 

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Thank Bob S
Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a busy Saturday night, so when we scored a table outside I say we got lucky, especially since it was a holiday weekend. Blake, our server, was awesome. I've had pasta (made in-house btw!) from here before by takeout but dining here was nice. I love the ambiance. It was a cold evening but the outdoor heaters kept... More 

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Thank Debzters
Solvang, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Italian, seafood, wood fired pizza, a great wine list and artisan cocktails. This place is truly unique. The indoor/outdoor feel of the seating and ambiance is great. The food is prepared with loving care that is apparent when you both take your first look at your plate and your first bite. I never grow tired of SY kitchen! Order anything........... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice time out at a local place recommended by Airbnb host. Kind of crowded and noisy but seems to be a fun place for the locals. Food was excellent, especially the nicoise salad and the steak. They have whiskey tasting if that's to your taste.

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Thank Shirley B
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner the day after Christmas was the best we had on this trip to Santa Barbara! Rustic Italian cuisine with a laid-back vibe. Almost everything on the menu could have been made gluten-free, which is rare for an Italian restaurant. Stand-outs include the rib-eye steak, bison short ribs, and non-classic Tiramisu. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

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Thank Ben R
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for my birthday. The decor is countey quaint but not dear. The food was tasty, visually prerty. I had pappardelle and my husband had salmon. Yum! We splut a carrot cake for dessert, bur it was an unusual take on carrot cake, with an orange flavor to it. The service was excellent.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never forgot our first experience here and had to go back. This time, we shared a pea salad with arugula, walnuts and julienned dried ricotta -- clear, crisp and very "green" flavors; the dressing was light, allowing those flavors to come through. My lamb shank was fall-off-the-bone tender, full-flavored and rich, but not too heavy, with almost enough fine/smooth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids took me for a wine tasting trip in Santa Barbara and finally dinner at SY Kitchen. Wonderful food and excellent service. The pasta and steak were fabulous. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dave L
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is really good - the bread they bring you to start with is addictive. Save some room for the rest! Persimmon salad on special was a perfect winter salad. Pasta special was also terrific - pappardelle with porcini mushrooms, butternut squash and black truffles. Sooooo good. Spaghetti carbonara on the regular menu was good but not great. Drinks... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening at SY Kitchen! Had a a wonderful evening with a friend for the holidays. Loved the AMATRICIANA and my friend had the White Truffle Special with a Spinach pasta freshly made! For dessert we had the awesome Chocolate Gelato with Mascarpone and Caramelized Bananas! Thanks to Megan and the whole staff at SY Kitchen. Will definitely be back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: 8056919794

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