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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Hill Haven Provisions

Hill Haven Provisions

448 Atterdag Rd Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9025

Local's-favorite gastropub in downtown Solvang. Melds California fresh cuisine with Asian fusion. Craft beer, wine, cocktails. Outdoor patio.

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Industrial Eats

Industrial Eats

181 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-8807

Wood fired ovens, kraft butcher shop, big ass fan, tap wines and beers, killer pies, and the coolest coffee machine on the central coast.

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Los Olivos, CA

Los Olivos, CA

2398 Alamo Pintado Ave Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 455-1008

Los Olivos offers art, wine tasting, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, antiques, a world-class hotel, and recreational landscapes

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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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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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Root 246

Root 246

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

Experience craft food and drink

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Solvang Brewing Company

Solvang Brewing Company

1547 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2337

Welcome to Solvang Brewing Company. Where Danish Tradition, Craft Beer and delicious food, come together in the heart of Solvang's Historic Downtown.

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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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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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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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Bell's

Bell’s

406 Bell Street Los Alamos, CA 93440

Bell's is a French-inspired Bistro in Los Alamos, California.

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Santa Ynez Café

Santa Ynez Café

606 Alamo Pintado #1 Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3543

Santa Ynez Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We serve Mediterranean food, American, and Middle East.

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Louise's Kitchen Table

Louise’s Kitchen Table

(805) 403-9649

For all your catering needs from cocktail/dinner parties to brunch, picnic lunches or wine club release parties. Serving the SY Valley since 2004.

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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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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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The Bear and Star

The Bear and Star

2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-1359

Refined ranch cuisine sourced from the bounty of Santa Barbara County.

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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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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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Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave. Ballard, CA 93463
8056887770

Comfortably elegant accommodations and award winning cuisine make Ballard Inn & Gathering Table one of the most sought after luxury inns in the valley

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K'Syrah Catering & Events

K’Syrah Catering & Events

478 4th Place Solvang, CA 93463
8052459564

K'Syrah is the premier farm-to-table catering and event venue serving season-driven dishes to California's Central Coast.

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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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Trattoria Grappolo

Trattoria Grappolo

3687 Sagunto St Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6899

Trattoria Grappolo is an informal, friendly Italian bistro in Santa Ynez, California.

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Brewer-Clifton

Brewer-Clifton

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 866-6080

Come taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay proudly grown in the Sta. Rita Hills of California in the beauty of Los Olivos.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

620 McMurray Ave Buellton CA 93427

A Quiet Revolution out of California’s Central Coast, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become an authentic regional craft brewery.

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