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   Los Olivos / Santa Ynez wine country restaurants

Every restaurant we list was personally recommended by local winemakers.

Brothers' Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern
Brothers Restaurant is the proud caretaker of Mattei’s Tavern. We want the restaurant to continue to reflect the welcoming spirit of the stagecoach days, and invite you to relax by one of our fireplaces, have a glass of local wine or beer in the restored bar and enjoy our "Brothers Cuisine" in one of the dining rooms straight out of the old west and in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country.

The brilliant white building sits majestically on sprawling lawns and gardens, on the edge of the small town of Los Olivos. Inside, the tavern can only be described as welcoming – lit fireplaces, cozy dining rooms and enticing aromas from the open kitchen. First built in 1886 as a stagecoach stop, the tavern was owned by generations of the Mattei family. As Felix Mattei said in 1888 “We are first a restaurant, only by sideline a hotel. Our menus are more important than our mattresses. If people want a fancy bedroom for the night, Los Olivos Hotel is for them. If they want the finest food and drink in the valley-in the whole state, by garl, they will come to Mattei's." Infused with history and tall tales that may or may not be true, the tavern is one of Santa Barbara Wine Country’s most cherished buildings. Come on in!

2350 Railway Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441

Root 246
The backbone of Root 246’s menu is Chef Bradley Ogden’s commitment to American cuisine that is farm-fresh, delightfully simple, and above all - delicious. This mission is made easier by geography. Root 246 is located in the heart of Santa Barbara County, with its thousands of acres of farmland and vineyards, and proximity to the Pacific Ocean.

Each day, the chefs at Root 246 take full advantage of all the region has to offer. The menu is a daily nod to the growing movement toward sustainable agriculture - a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, and does not harm the environment.

With the focus on fresh, inviting, and comfortable cuisine, Root 246’s modern, state-of-the-art design and a knowledgeable and accommodating staff truly complement the menu. Guests will feel like they’re at home, whether they’re eating a burger, or indulging in a prime rib eye steak and a glass of wine.

420 Alisal Road
Downtown Solvang
Tue - Sun - Bar opens at 4pm, Dinner at 5pm

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