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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

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3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
(805) 688-4142
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Long Beach, California
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378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 849 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch with some Local Friends who are regulars here. I ordered French Onion Soup as a starter and it is rich and delicious. 3 of us ordered Burgers and they are cooked to order and just wonderful. The Fries are skinny and delicious but you need to eat them before they get cold like all skinny fries. My... More 

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1 Thank PeggyChism
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The brothers serve up excellent food and have a decent selection for children as well. It is not as roommate as their previous location but they do have a separate bar area if you just want to go for a quick stop.

Thank dwalker0320
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight just outside of Santa Barbara. We were recommended the restaurant by staff at the hotel and we took their advise. We called for reservations and they were booked, but had a late table avaible after 8pm. We arrived and first impressions from outside were mixed. We were seated and the place was full which was an obvious... More 

1 Thank Mark R
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Started off on the wrong foot as menu posted on Open Table included entries that were not available....and these were entries that steered us to the restaurant. Having said that, we really enjoyed the food. Rack of lamb was very good! Service also was really good. Ambience is ok. Seems to be one of the better choices in the area.

1 Thank n2r49rs
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite on our way home after a day trip to gorgeous Santa Ynez. We got more than we bargained for!! This is a superb steakhouse, which (in spite of its red barn exterior) is modern and chic, in a town with a surprising number of superb, chic eateries!! We leaned into the experience...ordering the... More 

1 Thank Mary L
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us had dinner after a day of wine tasting. They didn't have a table open right away so we went to the bar and enjoyed a cocktail. We didn't have to wait too long even though it was Saturday night. All five entrées were over-the-top good. The Scottish salmon with the sides that come with it were some... More 

Thank Jannas75
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a sandwich. The server was prompt and pleasant. We ordered a French Dip that we would share. It was served, already split with fries, horseradish sauce and au jus on each plate which was very nice. But,everything was bland. The fries were not seasoned with even salt, the horseradish sauce was nearly flavorless and the au... More 

Thank Diane S
Gilbert, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great drive to get to the restaurant. Beautiful town and restaurant is just that a refines red barn. I had a wonderful steak, great wine and for dessert a vanilla ice cream that was sooooo good.

Thank Bern D
Redondo Beach, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you like prime rib; then you won't be disappointed. Just make sure to make reservations first; as I've tried to drop in a couple of times and we couldn't get a table. Also, they have a lunch menu which they serve in the bar area. All the food is very very good! Also, the service is fantastic!

Thank SBayKat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Great soup of the day, fresh farm to table flavor with some zest. Sweet pepper heirloom tomato, fantastic. Great burgers also.

Thank Jerry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $70
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-4142
With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses the warmth of a local tavern, using clean lines and a rustic feel. Accented with oak, restored branded wood beams, a white paneled ceiling and wrought iron lighting, the L-shaped room is refreshed, with higher ceilings and massive glass windows that open the space. As before, there is an open display kitchen observing the chefs at work. Newly created for the restaurant is a glass-enclosed wine room flanking the dining room that co-exists with two wood-burning fireplaces preserved from the original Red Barn. Firewood is supplied by the Agin Brothers, the family that has serviced the Nichols family with seasoned wood for ten years. Two wrought iron and rope chandeliers, hand crafted by local blacksmith Hans Duus, illuminate the room and are lighted with replicas of vintage Edison light bulbs, with more of the Edison-styled glass globes accenting the room. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Los Rancheros Visitores, the club of local horsemen and ranchers dating back to 1929. Salvaged during the construction was wallpaper discovered under layers of paint and paneling, beautifully illustrated with dancing girls, pistols, playing cards and saloons, now preserved, framed, and gracing the dining room walls. JC's handsome bar was created by locals Scott and Chris Bruhn who used a felled pine tree salvaged from Figueroa Mountain to form the expansive bar top.

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