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the stonehouse

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San ysidro lane, Santa Barbara, CA
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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404 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Incredible dining experience. The gardens are beautiful, the lobby exudes ambiance and the dining experience is 5 star. For a once in a lifetime experience, I highly recommend the Stonehouse restaurant.

Thank Tom H
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is an ideal date spot with a beautiful ambience, impeccable service and incredible food. Some standouts on the menu are the chicken tagine, the chocolate soufflé and the mint chocolate chip ice cream which is out of this world. The Stonehouse is also a Grand Award winner for their wine list. There are 88 restaurants in the world with... More 

Thank Christy C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Stonehouse is a historical place, where president Kennedy had his honeymoon with Jackie, where celebrity weddings take place, and the rich and famous get away from LA. Both Restaurants are great, from dining outside to inside. Lunch is my favorite so you can walk the grounds

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
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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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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

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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?