Where to eat in/near Los Olivos


Pinot Noir and a crisp apple, Syrah and dark chocolate, as winemakers and wine enthusiasts we know how important a good pairing is. To compliment your visit to our Los Olivos Tasting Room we’ve compiled a short-list of our favorite places to eat. We hope you enjoy them too!

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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This cafe, featured in the movie
Sideways is, a landmark and destination for those visiting Santa Barbara County wine country. Serving up dozens of local and vintage wines, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe offers Italian-inspired lunch and dinner with a California twist making it a perfect mix of elegant and So-Cal casual.

Bear & Star Restaurant 

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Uniting Texas-style entrees with California flare, Bear & Star offers hearty culinary delights in beautiful Los Olivos. The food is what the owners call “refined ranch cuisine” – inspired by their roots and home of Texas but created with California ingredients. Most of these ingredients being raised and farmed at the nearby Fess Parker Ranch. From pork, beef, and quail to the heirloom varieties of vegetables and even honey served at Bear & Star are all from the Ranch. A visit to B&S is a must on your next trip to Los Olivos.

Gathering Table (Ballard Inn)

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Owner/Chef Budi Kazali has created a unique and one-of-a-kind eating destination tucked inside The Ballard Inn. Taking influences from Asian, French and California wine country, Chef Budi offers award-winning cuisine in a fun yet romantic setting. The Gathering Table’s menu is designed to be shared making it perfect for a date or a night out to catch up with friends. Located just minutes from SAMsARa’s Tasting Room, The Gathering Table is a not to be missed culinary destination in California’s wine country.

Sides Hardware and Shoes – Brothers Restaurant

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With a name taken from the historic storefront the restaurant now inhabits, Sides Hardware and Shoes offers tantalizing, freshly prepared fare for everyone. Burgers, tacos, salads, and their famous “Bacon Steak” have locals and tourists visiting time and time again. Dine in their open-plan dining room or sit out on the porch, with your pooch, as you enjoy all the inventive and delicious dishes at Sides.

SY Kitchen 

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Offering up homemade pastas and oak-grilled chicken and steaks, SY Kitchen goes above and beyond with their modern takes on classic Nothern-Italian style dishes from famed Chef Luca Crestinelli. Situated inside an inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, SY Kitchen recently opened a Courtyard outfitted with rustic wooden cocktail style tables, heaters, and even blankets making it perfect for any night, whether on a date or with a large group of friends. 

Full of Life Flatbread

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Located in Los Alamos, Full of Life has truly made a name for themselves. Touted as having some of the best pizza on California’s Central Coast, this pizza-lovers destination has been attracting visitors to the “one-road town” of Los Alamos for over 13 years! Committed to only serving the freshest local ingredients, Full of Life is only open Thurs-Sundays for Dinner so arrive early!

Visit our wonderful tasting room in beautiful Downtown Los Olivos Thursday to Monday from 11:00am-5:00pm.