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“SY Kitchen”
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We love this restaurant each and every time we dine there. All dishes use the freshest and best ingredients and the menu is always changing. The wait staff is experienced and knows wine parings and food.

Thank Doreen L
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We drove up from Santa Barbara looking to try something new. It was well worth the time. The menu is broad and diverse and offers up the best the area has to offer. It is easy to make a meal with a variety of starters or mains. Drinks are fantastic - the bartenders both really know what they are doing, and their house cocktails are excellent. The room is nice, the servers are friendly, and overall this is very reasonably priced. We will make this a regular place to go.

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Thank maximumvaluegroup
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Our food was very good, our server was excellent, but the atmosphere was LOUD! Where we sat had little "sound absorption material" (carpeting, drapery, ceiling tiles) around us or our table. The diners at the table next to us were loud to the point of being rude. Too bad, as this ruined our dining experience there.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Santa Ynez is a small California community north of Santa Barbara. If you visit to go wine tasting you will find this small "family" restaurant on a side street barely noticeable. This is a new Italian food spot with many locals found having a good time enjoying the restaurants specialties. For us the food was a definite plus with great salads and special dishes. However the high noise level, small tables and uncomfortable chairs detracted from a great dinner. I'd try it for lunch when fewer people are dining.

1  Thank Snooge42
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

On my second visit to SY Kitchen - I was very pleased with my dining experience. The food was outstanding - with grill artichokes to start with an outstanding dipping sauce, which I could have bathed it. I had the pasta with wild mushrooms. It was very, very memorable.

The service is kind, knowledgeable and still working out the kinks in this new restaurant. The drinks took a while to arrive - but were lovely upon arrival.

The vibe fits perfectly with the Santa Ynez Valley with lots of wood and rustic touches. It is intimate and fun. Might not be the best place to go to for a romantic dinner because it is a bit loud with lots going on around you to watch. With just a few great options in the valley, I am thrilled that SY Kitchen has arrived to add to the charm.

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Thank Christa R
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