There’s Something Savory Going on in the Santa Ynez

Knives, forks and wine glasses are ready for Restaurant Week.

Blessed with an abundance of imaginative local chefs and steeped in the farm-to-table movement, the culinary scene of the fertile Santa Ynez Valley is as tempting to visitors as the region’s world-class wines. Foodies from both near and far have even more reason to visit during the seven delicious days of Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week, scheduled for January 21-27.

Restaurant Week returns for an eighth consecutive year, and once again the event will entice food lovers with a once-a-year opportunity. For just $20.18 foodies can savor three-course tasting menus from some of the Valley’s top dining establishments—a rare value to celebrate the food and wine pairings that have made this region the gem of California Wine Country.

Representing each of the Santa Ynez Valley’s six distinct communities, 26 restaurants—ranging from the region’s emerging establishments to long-time favorites—will participate in Restaurant Week this year. The list includes a Puerto Rican-inspired menu at Industrial Eats in Buellton, which is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

In addition to the offerings of the Valley’s restaurants, nine Santa Ynez Valley wineries and tastings rooms will offer wine and small bite pairings in their tasting rooms for $20.18. And special lodging deals are available at numerous hoteliers throughout the Valley.

This year’s list of participating restaurants, wineries, and lodging properties includes:



The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave., 800-638-2466



Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro

35 Industrial Way, 805-686-4742

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

45 Industrial Way, 805-694-2252

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

620 McMurray Rd., 805-697-4777

Hitching Post II

406 E Hwy 246, 805-688-0676

Industrial Eats

181 Industrial Way, 805-688-8807

Los Alamos

Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

550 Bell St., 805-344-3000

Plenty on Bell

508 Bell St., 805-344-3020

Valle Fresh

380 Bell St., 805-865-2282


Los Olivos

The Bear & Star

2860 Grand Ave, 805-6861359

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café

2879 Grand Ave., 805-688-7265

Santa Ynez

The Lucky Hen Larder

1095 Meadowvale Rd., 805-691-9448

S.Y. Kitchen

1110 Faraday St., 805-691-9794

The Vineyard House

3631 Sagunto St., 805-688-2886

Trattoria Grappolo

3687 Sagunto St., 805-688-6899



Cecco Ristorante

475 1st St., 805-688-8880

First & Oak

409 1st St., 805-688-1703

Fresco Valley Café

442 Atterdag Rd., 805-688-8857

Leonardo’s Ristorante

632 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-686-0846

Mad & Vin at The Landsby

1576 Mission Dr., 805-688-3121

Petros Kafe

487 Atterdag Rd., 805-686-5455

Root 246

420 Alisal Rd., 805-686-8681

Santa Ynez Café

606 Alamo Pintado Rd. #1, Solvang, 805-688-3543

Solvang Brewing Co.

1547 Mission Dr., 805-688-2337

Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie

1555 Mission Dr., 805-691-9444

The Ridge

1618 Copenhagen Dr., 805-325-9820


Alma Rosa Winery

181-C Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-691-9395

Brander Vineyard

2401 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, 805-688-2455


140 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-691-9354

Kalyra Winery

343 N Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, 805-693-8864

Loring Wine Company

420 E Hwy 246, Buellton, 805-691-1300

Nagy Wines & Nagy Wine Tasting

145 S Gray St #103, Orcutt, 805-286-7228

Pence Ranch & Winery

1909 CA-246, Buellton, 805-735-7000

Standing Sun Wines

92 2nd St., Buellton, 805-691-9413

Wandering Dog Wine Bar

1539 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-686-9126


The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave., 800-638-2466

The Landsby

1576 Mission Dr., 805-688-3121

ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison St., Santa Ynez, 805-693-0303

King Frederik Inn

1617 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, 805-688-5515

Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn

51 E. Highway 246, Buellton, 800-732-7687


Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week menus do not include tax, tip or beverages, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Exact dates of participation vary by establishment.

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