Great food to complement your favorite local wine is easy
to find in Santa Barbara County. Seems like wherever there
is good wine, you will find great chefs and we are lucky to
have a thriving culinary environment here in Wine Country.
From Pacific Fusion to Italian to traditional Santa Maria Style
barbecue to home-made wine country cuisine – we’ve
got a chef and a restaurant to please just about anyone.
The restaurants below showcase local wines, so you can experience
a memorable meal along with a bottle of fine wine from a local
Avant Tapas & Wine
35 Industrial Way, Buellton CA 93427
Thursday– Sunday, 11am to 8pm
On any given day guests can find several vintners pouring their wines at the contemporary tasting bar or select from 32 different wines to experience in a self-guided tour using the wine station’s cutting-edge dispensers.
Avant’s selection of tapas offer the perfect savory counterpoint to your favorite wines and are made fresh throughout the day and evening.
Ballard Inn Restaurant
2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard CA 93463
Wednesday - Sunday, 5:30 to 9pm
The Restaurant at the Ballard Inn is one of the most intimate and romantic dining destinations in the Santa Ynez Valley. With just 12 tables, soft music, candle light, and a roaring fireplace, the atmosphere is elegant and comfortable. And the food is wonderful, Chef Budi Kazali has been named CCM®'s Ultimate Chef. Come see for yourself!
bouchon Santa Barbara
9 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
dinner nightly from 5.30pm
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" recipient. Over fifty local wines by the glass. Fresh fish, game from our valleys and local produce from farmers markets.
Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
3539 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez CA 93460
Open 7 days a week lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm dinner 5 - 9pm
The new home of Brothers Restaurant.
Jeff and Matt Nichols continue to serve their “Brothers Cuisine” in their new location in Santa Ynez.
Café Provence at the Petersen Inn
1576 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
(805) 688-3121, (800) 321-8985
Leisurely dine in an upscale bistro setting with an unhurried atmosphere. Enjoy local wines along with European & Mediterranean cuisine prepared by award winning Chef Erminio Dal-Fuocco.
3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez CA 93460
daily, 11am to 10pm
The finest restaurant for Mexican dining in Santa Ynez. We feature 50 varieties of tequila and a pomegranate margarita you don't want to miss!
El Rancho Market
2886 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
daily 6am - 10pm
Full-service gourmet marketplace, and coffee bar. Lunch boxes for wine touring, extensive cheese selection, weekend wine tastings. The Valley's largest selection of Central Coast wines.
Hitching Post II
406 East Highway 246, Buellton CA 93427
Daily tasting 4 – 6 pm, dinners 5 – 9:30 pm
The Hitching Post II in Buellton has become the landmark restaurant where vintners, locals, and visitors come to experience quintessential Santa Barbara Wine & Food: Great oakgrilled cuisine and the well respected Hitching Post Wines.
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café
2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441
Daily 11:30am - 8:30pm
Awarded OpenTable's TOP 50 restaurant wine lists in the COUNTRY! At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the California Central Coast. Since 1995 they have taken great care in selecting each item that makes its way on your plate.
Olio e Limone Restaurant - Olio Pizzeria
17 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Lunch Monday -Saturday 11:30am – 2pm. Dinner nightly from 5pm.
Experience artisanal Italian dishes from the "freshest
ingredients supported by a superb wine list" - 2012 Zagat Survey (27 Food
Cocktails | Private Dining | Pizzeria next door
420 Alisal Road, Solvang CA 93436
Dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Brunch Sundays.
At Root 246, you’ll find contemporary, American cuisine that’s farm-to-table fresh. The inspired dinner and cocktail menus bring out the best in the locally grown ingredients. Root 246’s modern, state-of-the-art design and a knowledgeable and accommodating staff truly complement the menu. Enjoy your food with wine from the restaurant’s 1800 bottle wine keeper.
Sides Hardware & Shoes – A Brothers Restaurant
2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441
Daily: lunch 11:30 - 2:30, dinner 5:00 - 8:30. Breakfast Friday, Saturday, Sunday only 8:00 - 11:00
Jeff and Matt Nichols present American Craftsman Cuisine in Los Olivos.
Serving local wines in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.
Succulent Café & Trading Company
1555 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 94363
Wed 11-3, Thurs-Fri 11-3 & 5-9, Sat 9-3 & 5-9, Sun 9-3
A family owned business that focuses on hand crafted and local artisan products. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring buttermilk biscuit sandwiches at breakfast, gourmet sandwiches and salads at lunch and appetizers, entrees and desserts at dinner.
The Willows Restaurant at Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez CA 93460
Daily from 5:00. Lounge opens at 3:00.
Specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, this Four Diamond-rated restaurant also features an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting. Reservations are recommended.
813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30 - 3:00. Dinner Nightly at 5:30pm
A Santa Barbara favorite, WINE CASK is a 'don't-miss' foodie experience.
Fine dining, casual fare, relaxed lunch and beautiful courtyard with Santa Barbara's Best
Wine List and award-winning eco-friendly 'local wine treasures on tap'