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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

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3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
+1 805-688-4142
11:30 - 21:00
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Irvine, California
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The street signage in this area is not the best, we arrived late for our reservation. The hostess was able to seat us after some consulting of the seating chart. Thank God for that! I would not have wanted to miss eating here. We found out about Brothers from wine tasting at a nearby winery. It turned out, as we... More 

Thank James W
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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175 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped into the bar and had a drink and appetizer. Interior on the restaurant is well done and the bar area is very comfortable. Service was excellent and the calamari appetizer was really good.

Thank 424wguava
Solvang, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food, the burger special is always great, and the filet mignon is just wonderful the service is very good, the atmosphere a little less than you'd expect - but still nice, and outside is great. relatively expensive, but well worth it !

Thank 26deanneb
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was absolutely great. The service was also great. Full bar with great wine selection. Menu was broad enough to satisfy. We had lamb chops and a pork chop. Both done to perfection. The lamb was enough to satisfy two people. I would recommend this restaurant too everyone.You will not find a better one in Southern California.

Thank John C
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved the atmosphere, had great service, and the meal was fabulous from start to finish! I had the sole and my mother had a steak and both were delicious.

Thank Nita B
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's that good. Had prime rib last night and the salmon tonight. Fabulous bread selection to start, good variety of local wines by the glass and amazing desserts.

Thank EllinKav
Santa Barbara, California, Usa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Use to have Matties Tavern in los Olivos, brought their reputation to Santa Ynez, Excellent dining. A must eat.

Thank Kym M
Cypress, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food was excellent and service was outstanding. We were near the bar and it was very noisy. Nice family place also.

Thank travelinkathi
Diamond Bar CA
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

In a region full of great restaurants, this was a delight. Steak cooked to perfection; perfect portions and wonderful dessert menu. Already sent texts to friends who frequent this region, telling them to try this restaurant on their next visit. PS--for aviators, it's a brisk walk from Santa Ynez airport.

Thank Alco251
Atascadero, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

First of all you need to make reservations. We go here every year with family. The menu is limited but what they served is awesome. They had about 5 items for vegetarians but you need to ask for the vegie plats because its not on the menu. Customer service was excellent.

Thank paulawon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$70
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3539 Sagunto St, The Red Barn, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9381
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-4142
With a fresh, de rigueur exterior of barn-red paint, the interior expresses the warmth of a local tavern, using clean lines and a rustic feel. Accented with oak, restored branded wood beams, a white paneled ceiling and wrought iron lighting, the L-shaped room is refreshed, with higher ceilings and massive glass windows that open the space. As before, there is an open display kitchen observing the chefs at work. Newly created for the restaurant is a glass-enclosed wine room flanking the dining room that co-exists with two wood-burning fireplaces preserved from the original Red Barn. Firewood is supplied by the Agin Brothers, the family that has serviced the Nichols family with seasoned wood for ten years. Two wrought iron and rope chandeliers, hand crafted by local blacksmith Hans Duus, illuminate the room and are lighted with replicas of vintage Edison light bulbs, with more of the Edison-styled glass globes accenting the room. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Los Rancheros Visitores, the club of local horsemen and ranchers dating back to 1929. Salvaged during the construction was wallpaper discovered under layers of paint and paneling, beautifully illustrated with dancing girls, pistols, playing cards and saloons, now preserved, framed, and gracing the dining room walls. JC's handsome bar was created by locals Scott and Chris Bruhn who used a felled pine tree salvaged from Figueroa Mountain to form the expansive bar top.

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