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Plow & Angel Bistro

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900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108
+1 805-565-1724
17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered Plow & Angel during my first stay at San Ysidro Ranch over 5 years ago. It is now a must-visit every year. What brings me back? The ambiance, the food, and the drinks - in that order. It's elegantly comfortable. And yes, I'm talking about the food, too. I love the mac & cheese, but my favorite pre-entree... More 

Thank MaltBalls
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

Fun location for dinner. Good menu with the option of choosing the Stonehouse menu which is part of the same building.

Thank Jennifer C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cozy restaurant and bar located at the San YSidro Ranch below the Stonehouse Restaurant. Charming and cozy yet relaxed. Stopped in for a cocktail before dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Must try dinner there on our next visit!

Thank Marisa S
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We come here at least twice every trip to Santa Barbara. The outdoor patio area is charming, the weather always sees to be perfect and the wonderful smell from the bougainvillea and herbs growing in the garden is fantastic. We've had excellent meals here too and never a bad one. Expect to pay for the privilege, but it's worth it.... More 

Thank matthew g
Santa Clarita, California
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food was great, service wonderful and drinks perfect. I loved that you can color on your table cloth and write love notes to each other. Super fun and I love the low light romantic feel it has. I wish we lived closer bc we for sure would be coming in to dine at least twice a month. Great place... More 

Thank LoveAll2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

What a nice out of the way place! If you go during the week I imagine it is a little more romantic than during the holidays, LOL. We went with friends and a 3 year old. They gave the child a Beanie Baby of a mouse even though he brought his (same size as him) Spider-man. The kids got Mac... More 

Thank Scigris
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The butternut squash soup was absolutely perfect! Roasted veggies were also tasty and well prepared. The Chilean sea bass was amazing! The fried halibut was on the dry side and a bit skimpy on the fish (three smallish pieces), with coleslaw and broccolini well prepared. Lemon tart was yummy for desert. The service is excellent. This is a beautiful, cozy... More 

Thank catbluesky
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Best Mac and Cheese ever! Great little intimate bar with a good pour and very friendly bartenders. We loved our dinner and conversation with other travelers. Fun night to remember.

Thank Laura S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great Ambient, delicious food and wine selection. Dining experience was wonderful and service was really good and attentive.

Thank Vanessa v
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Food & service is great. More casual than the Stonehouse Restaurant in the same hotel...no reservations needed.

Thank Vicki W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?