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S.Y. Kitchen

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Thu, 6/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Opened in April 2013, S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. Meals are served in the Front Room where guests are warmly welcomed, on the Porch with cushioned banquet seating and a bit of fresh air, or in the cozy Dining Room which also hosts family seating and private parties. The recently opened Courtyard was designed to create an outdoor lounge area for pre-dinner cocktails or to enjoy the restaurant’s complete menu. Rustic wooden cocktail-style tables nestle between cushioned setees which can be arranged and rearranged for couples or larger groups up to 20. Heaters, blankets and soft tree lights combine to
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant for special occasions. Excellent food. I had the New York steak, which was very good. My wife loved her Lamb. The Local Lettuce Salad with local greens was delicious. My daughters loved their pasta dishes. We had a bottle of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DavidfromLaPalma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion this is the best restaurant in the Santa Ynez/Los Olivos area. Pastas were amazing. I highly recommend the pea salad to start it's amazing! Sat at the bar and the service was on point!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with a large group recently while visiting St Ynez. We arrived early and it was soon evident this was a popular spot- it quickly became very crowded. No worries- it didn’t affect the great service or wonderful food. Freshest pasta, and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MOGA7
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Have not been here in several years and it still maintains a nice vibe and excellent food. The menu has some interesting and delicious differences.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank cindybtraveler
Reviewed April 29, 2019

I have not visited this restaurant for several years due to previous poor service and just ok food, but after hearing how great it was, decided to try again. The food and service were excellent, and I really enjoyed the outdoor seating.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 26deanneb
Reviewed April 25, 2019

A fun (creative) menu. Great wine selections and willingness to let you sample before deciding. Server was both fun to interact with and not afraid to offer suggestions which all turned out great. Walking distance from the Santa Ynez Inn. Reservations strongly recommended. High energy...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RBguy
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We had a delightful dinner at the SY Kitchen, what with great service and excellent food. The ambiance is one of relaxed friendlyness.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Hans W
Reviewed March 26, 2019

Great food in a low-key location. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Deconstructed tiramisu was excellent. Local wines were tasty.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chris8994
Reviewed March 25, 2019

My wife had dinner on Saturday night, seated in the main bar area. We had trouble haring each other. The cauliflower app was ok, the mushroom pasta good and my osso bucco was very good. My biggest complaint was the cocktail pricing. My wife had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tim L
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Ate here on our recent visit to saint yves/Santa Barbara and it was worth it. My hisband says his was the BEST spaghetti and meatballs ever

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 262Kim2013
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