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Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch

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$$$$
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito, CA 93108
+1 805-565-1724
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is set in the hills of Montecito and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. We were not disappointed with the food and the service was excellent. The outdoor seating provides heaters and a lovely fireplace for a relaxing experience. Would highly recommend a visit to the Stonehouse Restaurant. We will certainly be returning.

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Thank Susan N
Northern Wisconsin
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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful dining, inside or outside, in a beautiful spot!! We had lunch here to celebrate an anniversary! The staff was attentive and helped with entree suggestions.You MUST have the Chicken Tortilla Soup. It is a 20 year old recipe! We had bacon, lettuce, and avacado sandwiches with truffle fries which were excellent!

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Thank WisconsinChippy
Redmond, Washington
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is amazing and the buildings are really cool. The service is fantastic and the ambiance is simply classy. The food is great (Abalone appetizer was awesome) and the wine list is overwhelming and spectacular! We had a party of 10 and the table and location were awesome and very memorable. All in all a great dining experience!

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Thank Bruce H
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant for a special occasion. As stated in the other reviews, the grounds are beautiful, the setting is amazing and the food and service are first rate--as you would expect given that it is quite expensive.

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Thank johnthoeft
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been coming here for over 30 years and it is amazing whether for lunch or dinner. I have also stayed at the Inn but I come here for this restaurant it is magical to me. When I am any near this area I make plans to stop here for a meal. Over the years I have too many... More 

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Thank Marshall C
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Truly a great place for food, wine, ambiance and view, but expect to pay accordingly. We were seated next to a flower garden overlooking an ocean view - truly gorgeous surroundings. Fantastic wine selection offering expensive to exorbitantly priced wines. Service was very good and we enjoyed a fresh fish entre. Well worth a visit for the well healed.

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Thank Kent S
Cape Cod, MA
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I'd give this place more stars if I could! The San Ysidro Ranch property is magnificent -- where Jack and Jackie Kennedy spent their honeymoon. The restaurant itself is charming. Food was exquisite, service perfect.

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Thank JGSK
Glendale, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good for foodies and picky eaters alike! Smoked Muscovy Duck and Avocado Spring Roll is a must! Great for celebrations- had dinner here the night before my wedding with my parents, grandmother, husband, and in-laws! They still talk about this restaurant 7 months later.

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Thank gingerjenn
Maryville, TN, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We ate one dinner and two breakfasts on the outside terrace which has beautiful views. Dinner was very nice and the Continental breakfast was great.

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Thank Jennifer C
Langhorne, PA
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I wanted to love this place, steeped in history, and a spectacular setting. The ambiance was unbelievable, almost magical, and service impeccable. It was just one of those nights when nothing on the menu jumped out at either one of us. We're pretty adventurous diners, so it's not like we won't try new things. Despite all the accolades this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$75
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito, CA 93108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-1724

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?