Santa Ynez Valley has become not only an amazing wine destination, but as a result, the food game has become pretty incredible as well. We’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 picks…enjoy!

Brother’s Restaurant at The Red Barn

Traditional American meals like prime rib & many local wines in a rustic-chic former dance hall.

Address: 3539 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hours: 11:30AM–9PM
Phone: (805) 688-4142


Willows at Chumash

Prime steaks, seafood & wine served amidst sleek decor inside the Chumash Casino Resort.

Address: 3400 CA-246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hours: 5–11PM
Phone: (805) 686-0855


Hitching Post

Oak-grilled meats, a few unique dishes & distinctive house wines served in Western-style digs.

Address: 406 E Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
Hours:  3–9:30PM
Phone: (805) 688-0676


Route 246

Contemporary farm-to-table eatery with an extensive local wine list & unique signature cocktails.

Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Hours:  4–10PM
Phone: (805) 686-8681


Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Authentic Italian family style dishes as well as new interpretations and unique recipes.

Address: 632 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Hours: 11AM–9PM
Phone: (805) 686-0846


SY Kitchen

Thoughtfully sourced, refined Italian meals in a simple space with a porch & patio seating.

Address: 1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hours: 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9:45PM
Phone: (805) 691-9794


Industrial Eats

Modern counter serve with New American eats, a deli & wood-fired pizza, plus tap beer & wine.

Address: 181 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
Hours: 10AM–9PM
Phone: (805) 688-8807


Bear & Star

Farm to Table American Ranch cuisine, organic and local raised meat, along with heirloom fruits, and vegetables are grown to source the restaurants ever changing menu.

Address: 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Hours: 7am-9pm
Phone: (805) 686-1359


Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Upscale Mexican spot with an open fire grill, handmade tortillas & over 60 varieties of tequila.

Address: 3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hours: 11AM–9:30PM
Phone: (805) 688-0033


The Vineyard House

Quaint spot for American favorites served in a circa-1907 Victorian home with shady garden patio.

Address: 3631 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hours: 11:30AM–9PM
Phone (805) 688-2886