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“Good and expensive - all a la carte”
Review of Sly's

Sly's
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Ranked #9 of 76 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $62
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
Reviewed November 30, 2012

As two mature couples who have lived life with experience and curiosity, we enjoyed Sly's very much, but the menu is totally a la carte. At least you're not charged for bread and water! This is certainly one of the better restaurants in the area with a really good wine list. Very enjoyable until the bill and tip totaled $385.00 for the four of us. This figure was attained with modest wine drinking, no dessert, no cocktails, and no coffee. So maybe Sly's needs to rethink all this a la carte gouging and activate more generosity for greater client satisfaction. All good except as described. Just felt a bit scorched due the pricing without any mercy,

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Thank Jim B
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Only negative is that the menu can be overwhelming. Food great, cocktails outstanding. Not cheap. Very diverse dining - can dress up, go casual, take kids, etc.. Last round of Fanny Bay oysters on half shell were incredible. Sometimes service can be a bit slow, but generally not.

Thank TravelShel
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place just keeps getting better! Husband said this is his new favorite restaurant & I agree. Now how do they get their dirty martini to taste better than mine...same ingredients. Had a lobster quenelle for appetizer & wanted to lick the plate. The prix fixe menu is an EXCELLENT deal BUT i was feeling adventurous & ordered ala cart. Mashed potatoes had a little surprise & hubby wouldnt stop until I tried them. My baked fennel root was yummy & so was my scallopini (had it piccata). It was more expensive than usual since no prix fixe but I'd rather have an excellent meal and service instead of 2 mediocre. Cant wait to go back again :)

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Thank k8tyCA
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I live in another state, but Sly's is one of my all time favorite restaurants! I visit the area several times a year and must go there each time. The pasta carbonara is the best ever, the eggs Benedict amazing, hamburgers rock. Service always excellent. Such a wonderful restaurant, I am getting excited about my next visit. Do not overlook this gem.

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Thank spagoerjacksonhole
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Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We won't ever go back because the bartender was so unbelievably rude. If you don't mind very high prices coupled with very bad service then this place may be your place to dine! No matter how good the food may be it is not worth the terrible service in our opinion! There are too many other good dining options in Carpinteria so don't waste your time or money here!

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Thank Aeropete1
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