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Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Wonderful thanks for these tips! Any other ideas. I get crickets about the Stonehouse, which I'm guessing means I should avoid it?

Apr 21, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Anybody?

Mar 23, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Really hoping to get the lowdown on the restaurants at SYR! I don't put any truck in trip advisor or yelp, but is love some sense of whether The Stonehouse is any good. Or the Plough and Angel. We aren't expecting Thomas Keller or anything, but the prices are steep--is it just typical hotel overpricing? Or have they really earned that 64 dollar lamb chop?

Mar 22, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Thanks for these tips! I'll be sure to check out the wineries you mention. I think our plan was to head to Solvang one day, so that works out.

Mar 22, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Just wanted to add: we'll be there in late April.

Mar 22, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Santa Barbara/San Ysidro

Hi,

My husband and I are taking a holiday (4 nights) at the San Ysidro Ranch and are looking for places to dine. We really enjoyed Julienne when we were in SB a few years ago, but have no other standout food memories. We'd like some fine dining, some casual, some breakfast and lunch spots. We'll also probably do a bit of wine tasting in the area, so winery recommendations are very welcome. Really all recommendations of places to go! We'd also like to have a current note about the on-site restaurAnts at SYR (stone house, plough and angel).

Accessibility is an issue for us, as I am in a wheelchair. Keep that in mind when recommending wineries in particular!

Thanks.

Mar 22, 2014
Hgravendyk in California

Calistoga/St Helena

Hi all,

We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary with a 3-night stay in Calistoga at Indian Springs. Had planned to revisit TFL, but couldn't snag reservations, so are having our big night at Meadowood. Also got reservations at Ad Hoc, but have one dinner and all lunches wide open. Suggestions? We'll probably do breakfast or lunch at Bouchon, which we've e joyed before, once. The pickings in Calistoga proper seem slim, so we are willing to drive a bit. We'd also really like some winery recs. we've got reservations at Frog's Leap on Friday afternoon, and would like to hit. Couple of other places Friday/Saturday. We like smaller, unpretentious wineries. We enjoy reds and whites. I'm doing the seated tasting at FL because I use a wheelchair (I'm sad though, I used to love their farm tour, but recall that it is not wheelchair friendly). Please send me to some good wineries (without stairs!)