All The Best Restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley Area

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurants Serve Up Bold Flavors With Fresh, Local Ingredients

Santa Ynez Valley is an interesting mix of cultures, peoples and traditions. This mixture has created a distinct Valley flavor, and led to some incredibly unique dishes. Santa Ynez Valley restaurants serve everything from down-home American food to authentic Danish cuisine, and everything in between. There’s something delicious here to please any palate and pocketbook.  The unique flavors of the Valley shine through in the many restaurants spotlighting local ingredients. With an abundance of al fresco dining options, you can experience the beauty of the Valley while you eat. If you’re looking for amazing eats, the Santa Ynez Valley restaurants are sure to satisfy. After you’re done eating, don’t forget to check out the many amazing wineries and breweries scattered around Santa Ynez Valley.

Local chefs scour the Solvang Village Farmers Market for just-picked produce every Wednesday afternoon year-round. The Farmers Market is also open to the public, so you can bring the flavors of the Valley home with you. Seasonal farm stands burst with fresh fruits and veggies, lavender, olive oils and more, adding to the strong rural flavor of the area.


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1880 Union

1880 Union

362 Bell Street , Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2744

The 1880 Union is a historic landmark hotel & saloon that offers a bar/restaurant open to the public as well as private events including weddings.

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First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

409 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1703

Chef Snook, veteran to Michelin rated kitchens, creates a build your own 3-5 course tasting menu; choose from 15 seasonal plates. Decadent & complex!

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Root 246

Root 246

420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-8681

Experience craft food and drink

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant

Sides Hardware and Shoes – A Brothers Restaurant

2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, California, 93441
(805) 688-4820

The Nichols Brothers bringing you fresh, local and delicious cuisine inspired by American craftsmanship. Chef de Cuisine: Michael Cherney.

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Valle Fresh

Valle Fresh

380 Bell St. Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 865-2282

Located on California's beautiful Central Coast, ValleFresh is a purveyor of local, fresh California cuisine.

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Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

406 E. Hwy. 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676

The quintessential Wine Country experience since 1986, with wood fire grilled “Santa Maria” barbeque and world class Hitching Post Pinot Noirs.

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The Lucky Hen Larder

The Lucky Hen Larder

1095 Meadowvale Rd, E, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9448

A gourmet & specialty foods shop featuring artisan sandwiches, cut-to-order cheese and hard to find culinary items. Specializing in house made goods.

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Casa Dumetz Wines

Casa Dumetz Wines

388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1900

We craft elegant, alluring and authentic Rhone varietals with grapes sourced from extraordinary vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4142

As chefs, brothers Matt & Jeff Nichols continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch,” homemade element.

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El Rancho Marketplace

El Rancho Marketplace

2886 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805)688-4300

We are a full-service Gourmet/Organic/conventional Supermarket, specializing in fresh food, fresh made, fresh locally sourced and Wine

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Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

632 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-0846

Leonardos's, serving you authentic traditional Italian food.

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Skyview Los Alamos

Skyview Los Alamos

9150 , US-101, Los Alamos, CA , 93440
(805) 344-0104

Skyview Los Alamos is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

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Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

1555-1557 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9444

Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner, in the heart of downtown Solvang. Comfort food, made from scratch, local wines, craft beer, cheese & charcuterie.

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Cecco Ristorante

Cecco Ristorante

475 1st Street, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8880

Seasonally inspired Italian cuisine featuring wood burning oven pizza, handmade pastas, cheese, and antipasti.

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S.Y. Kitchen

S.Y. Kitchen

1110 Faraday St. , Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9794

S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in a unique setting, described as "a California version of a little Italian farmhouse."

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-688-7265

Taste the Central Coast! Wine country cuisine and an wine list of over 500 mostly local wines also available for retail at their Wine Merchant.

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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(844) 288-0125

As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era.

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Pico Restaurant

Pico Restaurant

458 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1122

Pico is a collaboration between Chef Drew Terp and Will Henry, featuring farm-to-fork dining and an extensive wine list.

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Hummingbird Cafe

Hummingbird Cafe

453 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 403-7100

Welcome to Hummingbird Cafe Solvang, located in the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara County.

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Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

555 McMurray, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-1000

A place where business meets pleasure, where your senses are indulged and your spirit is renewed.

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Plenty on Bell

Plenty on Bell

508 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440,
(805) 344-3020

Farm-to-table restaurant in Santa Barbara County from the Co-founders of Edible Communities and Chef Jesper Johannson.

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Global Gardens

Global Gardens

2450 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, California
(805) 686-4111

TASTE & LEARN about our award-winning organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Fruit Balsamics & more!

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The Landsby

The Landsby

1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3121

A contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired boutique hotel offering sophisticated accommodations and warm hospitality.

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Amaranto Catering Co

Amaranto Catering Co

(805) 245-8291

Dinner & lunch catering menus are derived from what is seasonally fitting & tailored specifically to each individuals client’s needs.

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