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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
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Brothers Burger is not cheap but man is it good!!!! On Thursday nights in the bar you can get steak tacos, so good! If you are nice to your waitress, you can get them in the dining room too :-)

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Brea, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent choices, but the mashed potatoes are amazing. Bread basket has a great variety of breads that you don't find at many restaurants. I had the breast of chicken stuffed with goat cheese. Yummy

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Cincinnati
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining room isn't especially nice - it's pleasant and we weren't on top of each other. The bread, salads, entrees and desserts were ALL very good!!! We really liked this restaurant in a cute "western CA" town.

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Cuba, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Week night visit did not have reservations but was seated quickly. Busy hopping place with excellent steak selection. Only saw two waitresses who were very thorough and we did not have to ask for anything. Steaks were cooked to order and good quality.

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Claremont, CA
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us had a nice dinner here during our trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. The food was good, but not quite up to the same quality as we had last time. For instance, I split a rib-eye with my sister, requested it medium rare, and that sucker was faintly pink. That is, it was more fully cooked than... More 

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Service, Good food and wine. Did not need reservations. Casual, wore yoga pants. A little pricey but worth the service and food

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Thank Lynch2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Eric C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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!

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Thank Carol F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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.

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $70
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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