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An Unrivaled Dining Experience

Set inside a 19th century citrus packing house on the grounds of the storied San Ysidro Ranch, the Stonehouse Restaurant exudes the rustic romance of its historic setting. Whether dining indoors by a wood-burning fireplace, outside on an ocean view terrace framed by twinkling lights, or in one of the restaurant’s magical private dining areas, guests enjoy imaginative regional cuisine accented by fresh-picked herbs and produce from the chef’s organic garden.

Contemporary Cuisine

Savor contemporary American cuisine that is artfully prepared using fresh, local ingredients that highlight the seasonal bounty of Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast. 

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Wine Spectator Grand Award

Since 2014, the Stonehouse Restaurant has been the proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s highest honor, the Grand Award. This prestigious distinction, bestowed on only 97 restaurants worldwide, recognizes “extraordinary commitment to wine service.”

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The Wine Cellar

Tucked beneath the Stonehouse, our temperature-controlled cellar holds an impressive collection of 12,000 bottles, with 2,000 varietals spanning 70 renowned wine regions across the world. The crown jewel of the collection is a rare, 120-bottle complete vertical of Pomerol’s Château Pétrus with vintages dating back to the famed 1945 production through its latest in 2017. Tours of the cellar may be accommodated before or after a dinner reservation, and are best enjoyed with a glass of wine.

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Outstanding Atmosphere

“The ultimate romantic date night with impressive scenery. We both ordered the Steak Diane table-side and were not disappointed. Everything we ordered was amazing. The wine list is extensive and the staff gives great recommendations.”

Best Dining in Santa Barbara

“Tucked in a beautiful neighborhood, as you arrive you see the twinkling lights all over the huge property. I let them know it was an anniversary when I made the reservation and the hostess was so sweet. They had a beautiful table ready for us next to the live Spanish Guitarist. Staff was wonderful. Food was excellent.”

Champagne Sunday Brunch

“The brunch experience is fabulous! It's nice for a special occasion or a day to treat yourself. Portions are generous and all dishes are prepared with luxe ingredients. We had crab cakes and smoked salmon for appetizers, steak and halibut for entrees, and chocolate cake and peaches & cream for dessert. Mmmm.”
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Plow & Angel 

Exposed stone walls, stained glass windows and rough-hewn wood beams set a cozy and romantic mood in which to enjoy refined twists on comfort food favorites in the Montecito foothills.

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Carriage House

Tucked in a charming cottage with a fully enclosed private patio surrounded by weathered oaks, Carriage House offers a truly magical dining experience. Dine by the stone fireplace, outdoors under the stars and twinkle lights, or reserve the adjacent cottages for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

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Executive Chef
Matt Johnson

A Santa Barbara native, Executive Chef Matt Johnson joined the San Ysidro Ranch team in 2008, after sharpening his skills at the Santa Barbara School of Culinary Arts. When he’s not in the kitchen creating elegant and imaginative menus, he can often be found gathering produce in the Ranch’s organic gardens and citrus groves, or sharing the Stonehouse story at high-profile events such as the Masters of Food and Wine and New York City’s James Beard House.

Agricultural Oasis

Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, San Ysidro Ranch sits on a lush 550-acre estate surrounded by ancient olive and citrus trees, lavender fields, and seasonal organic gardens.

HOURS OF OPERATION

LUNCH

Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

DINNER

Daily 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm