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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
+1 805-688-4142
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am a foodie and we came here from Hawaii my friends that lived here it took us to this restaurant from the outside it looked just like a mom-and-pop restaurant however once we got in it was very busy, nicely renovated. We got the best table in the very back looking at the wine cellar. The Scottish salmon, pork... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where we went for dinner for a birthday. If you are a big meat eater it is for you. My husband had prime rib and loved it. I had spring vegetable rolls as I eat a plant based diet and they were really good! Excellent bread as well. Seems like a lot of locals go here, they have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

If you like prime rib, this is the place. The restaurant is such a happy spot, our waitress ( don't know her name ) but she was fantastic, we had a party of six, & she did an excellent job💖 ! The Caesar salad was also so good! Can't wait to be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We ventured into this restaurant, since it was close to our B&B and it was a dark, cold night. Had a great meal. The roasted stuffed chicken breast was very tasty, albeit very greasy since the stuffing was under the skin rather than inserted in the breast itself. The pork chop was huge and excellent. The salad was good and... More 

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Santa Ynez Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I give this restaurant 5 stars and would give it more if I could. One of the best restaurants I have been to in the Santa Ynez Valley. Four of us. Four different dishes. Four very happy people. Moderately priced. Tuesday night "Taco Night" is fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The setting is great. Nice to see into he kitchen. Service was great. But, the food was mediocre. I had beef au jus and it was anemic and bland. My wife had a burger with bacon and avocado and it was pretty tasty. We had the calamari, which had a weird texture. We enjoyed the lunch, but it feel short... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 805-688-4142
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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