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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

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3539 Sagunto Street, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(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 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've enjoyed the service and food several times now and everyone we have taken there have had a wonderful experience.

Thank Eric C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food, wine and service were fantastic! We saw many birthdays being celebrated and it's a nice find!

Thank Carol F
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good salad and wine. Although I didn't like the music. But we sat outside and it was very pleasant. We liked Santa Inez, too. But most of the attractions were closed Mondays.

Thank Sandra R
Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised by the rusticly elegant interior but would not have tried it without the recommendation from another local, the exterior was deceiving. The food was amazing and worth another visit. I have to say it was the best French dip I have ever had and was served by a pleasant wait person.

Thank pitbuell
Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was impeccable, the timing of the service was well done. Delicious spicy shrimp cocktail, the pork chop was cooked to perfection, moist and delicious and the bacon mashed potatoes were gone so quickly I almost asked for more!

Thank PJHenry1972
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This Resturant & bar are is terrific. The customer service is wonderful. I personally like siting at the bar to watch our Bay Area team play ball. The sitting area at the dinning area is nice. They have a bar menu if you elect to but they also can select from the dinner menu as well. If ordering beef, no... More 

Thank Chich68
Monrovia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just a two block walk from the Santa Ynez Inn. The chef produces excellent combinations that will please your palate. The wine list has many fine wines to pair up to their meals and the desserts absolutely to die for. The Prime Rib is their signature dish, and is a large enough portion to split between two... More 

Thank jsemett
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stayed at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos and decided to check out Brothers since Matteis was closed....great choice! The menu selection was superb and the food preparation was perfect. Hubby got the prime rib (he ate all of it!!!) and I got the fish special, Petrale sole which was so good....we started with cream of artichoke... More 

Thank DParker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We enjoyed a dinner at the brothers restaurant at Red Barn - Would say it is a great steak house if you love steaks with many other great additions!

Thank ronthego1
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have visited the brothers on every trip to Los Olivos never had bad meal Excellent service top quality food I had the Halibut and my wife had the filet mingon were excellent. The staff couldn't be any nicer very professional and friendly very attentive. It is pricey but you get your moneys worth.

Thank Roger A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $70
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 Street, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • 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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