Awaken your appetite at the Santa Ynez Inn where you’ll enjoy a delicious, home-cooked gourmet breakfast each morning. Our Chef has creates a dizzying array of traditional and neo-traditional gourmet breakfast dishes.
Guests sit down for a bountiful breakfast in the French-country influenced dining room, replete with a glowing fireplace and artistically-appointed tables. Guests of the Inn may choose to eat in front of the open fire or cozy up to a window-seat with a lovely view of Santa Ynez’s charming country lanes. Larger groups may share one of the community tables. Since the Santa Ynez Inn only serves breakfast to our guests, the ambiance is always peaceful, intimate and quiet. Perfect for comfortable meals and friendly conversation!
Guests may indulge in variety of breakfast entrees, as well as a Continental breakfast, complete with our chef’s hand-made granola and freshly baked scones and muffins. A favorite among guests is the Italian Eggs Benedict, with two eggs and Italian Sausage on an Italian Baguette with fresh Pesto sauce. Another delicious dish is the Black Forest Ham and Gruyere Crepes with eggs and Grilled Heirloom Tomatoes. Our Chef is happy to create made-to-order omelettes, and often creates omelettes using only egg-whites, for guests with special dietary needs. Guests who would rather start the day by nurturing a sweet tooth can revel in our chef’s sumptuous French Toast with Gingered Peaches and Cream, Belgian Waffles or Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes.
Breakfast in the Santa Barbara Wine Country
Awaken your appetite with a delicious gourmet breakfast in the French-country inspired dining room with a warm glowing fireplace. Our chef creates a unique assortment of gourmet breakfast dishes, including Italian Eggs Benedict and Black Forest Ham and Gruyere Crepes with Eggs and Grilled Heirloom Tomatoes, complemented by hand-baked scones, muffins and pastries.
Santa Ynez Dining & Wine Tasting
Savor mouthwatering wine country cuisine and heavenly wines at the adjacent Vineyard House Restaurant, which also offers private in-room dining.
Within walking distance you’ll find several wonderful restaurants, cafes and tasting rooms with culinary delights and alluring ambiance. Join us for our festive happy hour and enjoy fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts every evening between 5 and 6 pm.
Private In Room Breakfast
While the dining room is elegant, warm and welcoming, guests may enjoy breakfast in the private elegance of their room. Breakfast is served 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Evening Delights at Santa Ynez Inn
After an exciting day of sightseeing, touring, wine tasting, shopping or cycling, come relax and enjoy an evening of delicious wine, hors d’ oeuvres and desserts at the Santa Ynez Inn. Savor Santa Barbara County wines over warm conversation with new friends.
Santa Ynez Valley Dining & Wining
The charming village of Santa Ynez, California, is a food and wine lover’s utopia. This charming town features a diversity of wonderful fine dining restaurants, cafes, saloons, wineries and tasting rooms to please your palate. From inspired wine country cuisine to authentic California Central Coast barbeque, sizzling steaks to fresh coastal seafood, velvety merlots to buttery chardonnays, the Santa Ynez Valley is a culinary adventure. Our complimentary concierge is happy to make reservations at the wonderful restaurants and wineries throughout the Valley.
Santa Ynez Restaurants
Vineyard House Restaurant
Adjacent to the Inn and surrounded by the rolling hills and oak-shaded valleys of Santa Ynez, The Vineyard House Restaurant serves inspired wine country cuisine and world-class wines – during lunch and dinner – in a charming Victorian with an outdoor verandah. The restaurant offers daily specials, a great local wine list and private in-room dining at the Santa Ynez Inn.
Located just down the street, Trattoria Grappolo serves Tuscan style cuisine and world-class wines in a warm, intimate Tuscan inspired setting. The restaurant hosts special events and themed cooking classes.
Dos Carlitos offers inspired, regional Mexican and Latin cuisine handcrafted from the freshest ingredients. A place for friends and family to enjoy a relaxed outdoor patio in the sun or shade, or a casual indoor setting with sunflower colored walls and cozy fire fireplace. Also offering a tequila bar featuring an array of premium 100% Blue Agave tequilas for generous margaritas.
Ranch and Reata Roadhouse
Located in the historic Santa Ynez Valley – the heart of California’s vaquero culture – Ranch & Reata Roadhouse offers a welcome western respite for the traveler and local alike. Situated across from the charming Santa Ynez Post Office, the Roadhouse is a symbol of the horse and cow culture of the central coast and the entire Pacific Slope region. From offering sumptuous, “contemporary cowboy cuisine” – to a signature drink from the gorgeous hand-crafted bar; the Ranch & Reata Roadhouse gives every visitor a taste of the real West, here in downtown Santa Ynez.
Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is one of those wonderfully unique performance venues where one can dine and then have an intimate evening with some of the West’s new finest singer/songwriters as well as legendary performers ranging from Tom Russell, to Don Edwards, to Asleep At The Wheel. The Roadhouse is home to Range Radio, www.rangeradio.com , an Internet radio station broadcasting live to-the-world every Saturday morning, 9 AM -12 Noon, PST and 24/7 worldwide.
Call 805.691.9663 for reservations. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is open Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm and Friday & Saturday, 11am – midnight. Call today, your table is ready.
Los Olivos Restaurants
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Los Olivos Café
A wine and food lover’s destination in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Olivos Café serves delectable California-Mediterranean cuisine and Santa Barbara County wines. Enjoy the bounty of the valley on the wisteria-covered patio or enjoy a glass by the concrete fireplace and bar. The café also offers a wine store with over 300 wines and a wine tasting bar as well as a banquet room. Featured in the movie Sideways, this award-winning restaurant received the Wine Spectator’s Excellence Award for Best Restaurant of 2007. Web: www.losolivoscafe.com.
Ballard & Buellton Restaurants
The Ballard Inn Restaurant
Located in the charming town of Ballard -6 miles from the Inn – The Ballard Inn Restaurant is one of the most intimate and romantic dining destinations in the Santa Ynez Valley. With 12 candle-lit tables, soft music, and a roaring fireplace, the restaurant offers award-winning French Asian cuisine and an extensive wine list in an elegant, peaceful atmosphere. Web: www.ballardinn.com/restaurant
The Hitching Post II
Enjoy California Central Coast style BBQ, outstanding steaks, ribs and chicken, unique dishes like smoked duck breast and ostrich, home-made soups and outstanding pastries, along with what the Los Angeles Times calls the “best” French Fries in Southern California. Savor exciting cuisine, impeccable wines and friendly service in the Santa Ynez Valley. Web: www.hitchingpost2.com.