S.Y. Kitchen Est. 2013

1110 Faraday Street, Santa Ynez, CA, United States

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S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse.
Meals are served in the Front Room where guests are warmly welcomed, on the Porch with cushioned banquette seating and a bit of fresh air, or in the cozy Dining Room which also hosts family seating and private parties.
The Lowdown
Type
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
Farm View
Meadow/Field
Mountains
Rolling Hills
Skyline
Valley
Vineyard
Style
Coastal
Italian
Mediterranean
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Opened in April 2013, S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. Meals are served in the Front Room where guests are warmly welcomed, on the Porch with cushioned banquette seating and a bit of fresh air, or in the cozy Dining Room which also hosts family seating and private parties.

The recently opened Courtyard was designed to create an outdoor lounge area for pre-dinner cocktails or to enjoy the restaurant’s complete menu. Rustic wooden cocktail-style tables nestle between cushioned seats which can be arranged and rearranged for couples or larger groups up to 20. Heaters, blankets and soft tree lights combine to create an intimate evening.

S.Y. KITCHEN is happy to cater events from intimate at-home dinners, business meetings and wine tastings, to all special life-celebrating events. We will bring you meals right off our menu or we will have you work with Chef Luca Crestanelli to design the dining experience you want.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $55 to $120

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
90
Buffet
N/A
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

If you haven't heard we offer a great aperitivo Monday - Thursday from 4 to 5:30pm, light bites and drinks starting at 7 dollars. 

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Due to it’s actual home layout, S.Y. Kitchen is able to offer private and casual dining. This cozy room with it’s beautiful farmhouse-style and corner cabinets, specially designed lighting can host up to 30 people for an array of special occasions for dinners or lunch. Meals can be crafted from our daily menu or individually designed by Chef Luca, and are often served family-style.

Additionally, “The Courtyard” at S.Y. Kitchen was designed to create an outdoor lounge area for cocktails and small bites, or to enjoy the restaurant’s complete menu. This rustic outdoor area can be reserved for lunch or dinner for groups up to 20 people. Heaters, blankets and soft tree lights combine to create an intimate dining experience.

Design:
Italian-inspired California farmhouse. 
Standout Venue Features:
Alberto is now the resident Mixologist at S.Y. Kitchen where he creates his own infusions of spirits and bitters from a local bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs. He says, “The soul of mixology is found in all the old recipes that we twist with modern ingredients and tools, in order to play with tastes to give every customer an extraordinary experience.’

You do not want to miss out on Alberto's Slow Drip Old Fashioned!
Extra Perks:
S.Y. Kitchen can arrange all details concerning your event from floral arrangements to linens, we certainly can accommodate you to ensure that you have a fabulous time.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Santa Barbara Magazine 

After years of treating the valley as a second home, Kathie and Mike Gordon—owners of the 25-year-old Brentwood eatery Toscana—decided to open S.Y. Kitchen Cucina Rustica along with Italian-born chef Luca Crestanelli last year. “We all believed the valley was ripe for something new,” says Kathie. “When we found the right place at the right time, well, what choice did we have?” There—in the front room, dining room, or porch of the charming farmhouse—diners can spend the evening lingering over warm octopus salad with leek, potatoes, taggiasca olives, and green beans followed by a wood-fired pizza or hearty dish of wild mushroom pappardelle with thyme and parmigiano, paired with a bottle of Italian or local wine, of course.
Bars & Lounges:

Emily Johnston left for Italy to study as a sommelier at ALMA Scuola Internazionale di Cucina’s Wine Academy.  Not only did she receive the highest academic honors in her class, a feat in itself, but challenged her fluency as well, as it was taught only in Italian.  She became a Certified Sommelier with the Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS) in 2011 while working alongside AIS Master Sommelier, Roberto Jacquemod Pane.  Emily became Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2014 and is now currently studying to achieve the Advanced level sommelier.

Johnston is now Wine Director/Sommelier for the Toscana Restaurant Group. Her vision in her words for S.Y. Kitchen’s wine program; “I appreciate that the world of wine is vast and I want to make that world seem smaller with a concise wine program featuring my favorite Italian wines and local gems from my native Santa Barbara County. I want my selections to be both familiar and new to illustrate the inspiring nature of well-crafted wine.”

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