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“Lovely Santa Ynez Restaurant”
Review of The Vineyard House

The Vineyard House
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set in the heart of Santa Ynez, CA in a charming Victorian house built in 1907, with two beautiful indoor dining areas and two outside decks. The property is surround by large pepper trees that are over 100 years old and frames the stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Voted consistently "Best Outdoor Dining." Lunch is served daily from 11:30 until 3:00 with a wonderful variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta selections. The afternoon APPs menu is from 3:00 until 5:00 featuring appetizers, pizzas or salads. Dinner is served nightly Wednesday (closed Tuesday) through Sunday, from 5:00-9:00 and highlights fresh seafood, steak, pork, chicken and pasta selections that can be paired with a wonderful selection of local wines. Sunday Brunch: The Vineyard House is open at 10:00-3:00 for the best brunch in the Santa Ynez, CA.
Ventura, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely Santa Ynez Restaurant”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were staying at the Santa Ynez Inn for two nights, and decided to have dinner right next door at the Vineyard House Restaurant. What a lovely evening! During the summer, they have live music every Wednesday--starting at 6:30, and I think they ended around 8:00. Music was a nice background of Frank Sinatra-type songs, soft enough to enjoy without overpowering our conversation. When we made our reservation we were told no tables were available where the music group was playing, but it turned out the hostess moved us to a table there when she saw some folks left earlier than expected. The service was great, except that our waitress knew nothing about the wine that was "featured" which seemed a little strange in wine country. We ordered Jake's salmon and it was delicious--we shared the entree after two deliciious salads. This was a romantic, relaxed, delightful evening...we definitely will return next time we're in Santa Ynez Valley.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank doctorsandy
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Lompoc, California
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A quiet, elegant, moderately priced restaurant”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have eaten here many times in the past. They continue to be excellent at every visit. They are friendly,fast, the food outstanding and well balanced. The prices are excellent, including the wine selections. They have inside seating as well as patio seating. I always have "Damn Good Meatloaf" and is!! My wife enjoys their salmon. Try this place in the quiet town of Santa Ynez and I bet you'll be back again and again as we do.
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  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Edward Y
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Sorry...”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recommended but turned out not to be good at all...
Appetizers were good but dinner a disappointment..
Heard from someone else it can be a miss sometimes so by all means give it a try...

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank HHIBLONDE
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Los Olivos, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Variety Galore!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Being a local, I take visitors to various spots in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Vineyard House has become a favorite. The variety of menu items will satisfy any palette. Lovely atmosphere, good service and friendly owner who will sit at the piano and play "Happy Birthday" to add to your celebration!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Shotz51
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
384 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“nice little resturant”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I took my parents here for my dad's birthday based on the recommendation of hotel staff where we were staying, It looks like a house converted into a restaurant with large windows and a large outdoor patio. It is surrounded with a number of large trees that remind of the old homestead houses you see in the movies. Tables are spread out over several rooms so it is not crowded. The service and the food was pretty good. My parents enjoyed their meal. They can be a little picky about their food. When they found out it was my dad's birthday, they provided him dessert with a candle and everyone sang happy birthday. Overall, it was enjoyable place to have a nice quiet dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Joe T
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