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S.Y. Kitchen

1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
+1 805-691-9794
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Possibly the worst restaurant in California. The name suggests a simple, homey place with good basic food. No such thing. It is a pretentious eco-yuppie hangout serving those foofie-goofie "inventive" flavor combinations that only the gullible fall for. And the wallet-heavy. The prices are abusive....More

Thank rjk376
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food. One party had everything from the fresh house made pasta, fish special to steak and all were excellent. Salads and appetizers were all wonderful too. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the county.

Thank ML B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation for a birthday with a special notation in booking that it was a celebration. It would have been a nice touch if someone mentioned it, but not the end of the world. Sometimes it’s the small things though that go far. The...More

Thank Jodyne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great setting. Has very good staff, with a relaxed attitude but good service. And the food is fantastic.

Thank Ross90278
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grilled artichoke appetizer is amazing. The stars of the meal were the artichoke appetizer, tiramisu and our wonderful server, Jennifer. We ordered the seafood pasta special. The pasta is homemade and tastes very fresh but the seafood was limited and the sauce rather bland....More

Thank Djuna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Super cozy restaurant. We sat outside for lunch, very sunny weather. I had sparagus soup (no diary) and Gili pasta: meat and panceta in a very funny looking pasta, like a flower. Never seen it before... but super delicious!

Thank adrialvarez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night we had our third meal here, and each meal w a s less than the prior. The service was excellent, but the food w a s only so-so for our party of seven. However, the management of the food was farrrrr from being...More

Thank dtroutte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended and certainly not overrated. The yellow beet salad is one of the best tasting dishes I have enjoyed in a couple years. Everything was great.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food/wine pairing. Winemaker, Paul Lato poured great wines that were paired with dishes prepared by Master Chef Luca. SY Kitchen Remains one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank Guy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why staying in Santa Ynez recently, S.Y. Kitchen was recommended to us by the Inn we were staying at. As it was within walking distance, we set out for a late dinner (but, "not too late" - this town shuts down fairly early). We could...More

Thank PADinSoCal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9655
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-691-9794
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