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the stonehouse

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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I went with 4 friends last Sunday and it couldn't have been more delightful. First, it is just a beautiful place. The gardens were overflowing with roses, the walkways were blooming and the terrace was just lovely. Then you get to the food. Everything was a little bit different take on things you would expect to be different and delicious.... More 

Thank globaltravelfan
San Francisco Bay Area
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Stonehouse is A+ Dinning!! The food is extremely fresh, and VERY YUMMY!! The atmosphere for both the inside dining options along with the outside dining options is world class. You really feel like your somewhere very special. We LOVE THIS PLACE!!

Thank heart77
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My husband brought me here for our anniversary... and so glad he did! So beautiful, so romantic... just lovely! The staff was wonderful, and made us feel special the moment we arrived. We sat outside and enjoyed the elegant but homey garden decor. Our waiter Eric gave us just the right attention... made sure all was well and that we... More 

Thank saywew
Warrington, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

My wife & our friends had an incredible meal here last summer. The bar is really cool, with a great cocktail list and wines by the glass. The outdoor seating area is lovely, really pretty with loads of fairy lights etc. The service was superb, our waiter almost acted out the meals, such was his knowledge. Finally the food -... More 

Thank lennybaker
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were traveling throughout California over the holidays and after careful consideration, we made Christmas Eve reservations at The Stonehouse….and we are so glad we did! Sadly, they couldn’t find our reservation when we arrived (gulp!...and I swear we made one) however, they were gracious and found us a table outside on the patio under the twinkly lit bamboo screening,... More 

Thank Michael C
Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

you will feel like you are in the south of france...romantic and small...delicious food and gorgeous setting. great place fro proposal and celebration. i like it best in the day but good any time.

Thank leslie l
Madison, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This was a spectacular dinning experience. The restaurant is beautiful. The decor is beautiful and the menu had great options. The place is fit for a king and bills as such but worth it. My tip would be go before sunset and take in the view. The grounds are also beautiful.

Thank Stacy S
Bakersfield, California
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307 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve here, being treated to a seven-course tasting menu, each course being paired with an excellent wine (very generous pours). While a New Year's Eve menu might not be the typical fare, its offerings were diverse and clearly demonstrated what this kitchen can do. Our courses were: yellowfin tuna sashimi, Jerusalem artichoke and chanterelle mushroom... More 

Thank Jon R
New York, NY
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150 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were here for Thanksgiving - 6:30PM was the last seating, and despite having made reservations weeks before, we were seated outside. I can imagine this setting being beautiful in summer; however it's a sea of darkness and heat lamps at this time of year. And cold it was..... Now for the food: (None of us had turkey) LOTS of... More 

Thank ChinaFanNYC
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Always have a great meal here. It is crazy expensive but rarely fails to impress. The service is lovely. A great place for a special meal.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?