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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
+1 805-688-4142
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (42 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Paso Robles. They served the best burgers we've had on our travels in California. The sauces were all homemade and delicious and the fries were fab!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lesley789
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a delicious dinner here a month ago with friends. The house smoked salmon is a real treat and the steaks are top quality and cooked to perfection. I had the Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée for dessert and it was just ok -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had lunch there before, but never dinner. Now we know that what we had been told was true. We always heard the prime rib was excellent here. My husband and I split the 12 oz and had trouble eating all of it. Because...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 607happytraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at the Red Barn, but we have been to other Brothers restaurants. By far, this is our favorite restaurant. We sat at the bar where all the action is and had a fabulous meal. In fact I think it was the best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gregccross
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Great Steak House, I go here several times a year and always get the Rib Eye steak, with a shrimp cocktail. The Steak is always cooked to perfection and the shrimp are extra large with a great dipping sauce. Service is great too! Cocktails make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank perfumewest
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Make sure to make a reservation, or you will miss out. Order the prime rib....it's out of this world! Also, special thanks to the chef...he sent us home with a couple of prime rib bones for our family's retired Afghanistan war dog, Oskar. Oskar gives...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SBayKat
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful wines available with great pairings! Great Tuna Tar tar, combine with the Syrah from Andrew Murray! Yum!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christy Pleasan... C
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is quality food. Not slap and dash. We’ve had the whole menu. Great friendly service. A little pricey but not for what you get.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wrldtravelerami
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My only regret was that I wasn't hungrier. My wife had the sole which was excellent and I had the pork chop which was also excellent. The atmosphere is great and the service is equally as good. This is one of the finer restaurants in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Matt P
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Everything is good! Big portions...well coordinated and cordial servers...great wine list...locals favorite!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve B
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Christa F
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Donald S | Reviewed this property |
They are fussy about fresh ingredients and are really accomadating so I agree that check in advance but it should be fine.
Diane Z
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
There's an area in the back you could probably use, but call them to make sure.
September 15, 2015|
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Response from kittytoby | Reviewed this property |
I really don't remember but I'm sure they would cater to your needs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$45 - $70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: +1 805-688-4142
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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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