443 Second Street | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open W - Su. Lunch Noon - 3pm; Dinner 5 - 8pm.
Gourmet Food & Old World Charm
Located just across the street from the Solvang Festival Theater, this cozy cafe with it’s charming outdoor courtyard, exudes European charm. Husband-and-wife team, Santo Cervello and Grace Lebecka source local organic ingredients and each dish is a gourmet masterpiece, individually crafted with the flavors and spices of old Europe.
Award-winning boutique and vintage California wines. Magnifico!
451 Second Street | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open Thurs. - Mon. 5 - 8:45pm
Taste the Love
Winemakers, farmers and restaurateurs, Aly and Richard Bruce have a passion for for fine food and wonderful wine so it isn’t surprising that their exquisite restaurant consistently wins rave reviews. Formerly located at Solvang’s Mirabelle Inn, their new digs across from the Solvang Festival Theater romances you with beautifully dressed tables, crystal chandeliers and antique furnishings which makes it feel very intimate - much like you’re dining in a private home. The dynamic duo weave local seasonal, organic ingredients (often home-grown) into each of their signature family recipes and their weekly Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairings is a real special treat. Not to be missed: Cioppino night every Sunday.
1622 Copenhagen Dr. | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open M - Th 10am - 9pm
F - Sa until 10pm
Winner Of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen
Watch out. Because when food artisans Chef Pink and her smokey pork goodness collides with Courtney Rae’s health-forward fermented titillations, the explosion of flavor absolutely addicts you. The dynamic duo makes everything in-house from scratch using hyper-local, organic vegetables, probiotic fixings and organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised animals. Their inventive “Sammies” and sassy seasonal menu are as fresh and original as they are. Lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options available, as well. Lunch delivery in Solvang; Dinner delivery available throughout the Valley.
1693 Mission Drive | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open Daily 11:30am - 8 pm
Voted Best Family Restaurant
With an “All-American” menu and a retro vibe, this diner-style eatery
time-warps you back to the days of poodle skirts and saddle shoes.
Big juicy burgers are the signature here but you’ll also find a great selection of fresh salads, chicken dishes, hand-packed veggie burgers, hot dogs and fish tacos. Local craft beers & wine. FYI: The Chili Dogs are made with house-made chili and are just phenomenal!
2879 Grand Avenue | Los Olivos, CA, 93441
1576 Mission Drive | Solvang, CA, 93463
Mad & Vin (food & wine in Danish) is a hip, contemporary play on Solvang’s Danish roots. Seasonal ingredients from California’s Central Coast enhance bold, worldly dishes like juniper-cured Gravlax, braised Short Ribs and zesty Seafood Hot Pot with saffron broth. The lively bar here also serves up some very tasty light bites starting at just $5 during the daily Happy Hour from 4 - 6:30pm.
400 Alisal Road | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open for Dinner Th- Su 5pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm
High Caliber, Craft-Based American Cuisine
A fun, swanky bar with trendy cocktails, outdoor patio cozied up with fire pits and fresh, beautifully prepared food make this happening Solvang hot spot THE place for the Valley’s most rockin’ happy hour and a top destination for fabulous craft-based American cuisine. Executive Chef, Nef Gonzales and his crew create fresh, inviting dishes using local, sustainable ingredients that are always artfully prepared. FYI: The Sunday Brunch buffet here is simply wonderful!
1672 Copenhagen Drive | Solvang, CA , 93463
Breakfast 6am - 3pm (‘till 4pm in summer) Sa & Su 6am - 5pm
Home Of The Original Danish Aebleskiver
Murals of Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales adorn the walls of this iconic Danish landmark that is famous for its traditional Aebleskiver (golf-ball size pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and served with jam). Breakfast here is always a winner and you’ll find lots of great American fare, too, but for a real treat, go for the Danish Sausage (Medisterpølse), Danish-style Meatballs, German Bratwurst, Danish Hot Dog or Danish-style sandwiches. Underfuld!
1555 Mission Drive | Solvang, CA, 93463
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Comfort Food With A Twist
Ample portions with bold flavors are at the heart of this family-owned and operated cafe which sources ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. With a nuanced palate and the finesse of a master musician, Chef Jeffrey Montijo skillfully balances flavors, colors and textures in every dish he composes - from the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Braised Shortrib and Smoked BBQ Meatloaf to the Pumpkin Seed-Encrusted Rack of Lamb, Grilled Duck Breast and Papparadelle Pasta. Lots of vegan and gluten-free options here, as well.
35 Industrial Way | Buellton, CA, 93427
Lunch 11am - 3pm; Dinner 5 - 9pm
Where Chefs Eat On Their Day Off
Executive Chef Brian Reigle is creating quite a stir at this unique winery/restaurant which is tucked away in a neoclassic modern industrial warehouse. Part restaurant, part wine-tasting room, part winemaking collaborative, Terravant fires up terrific, locally sourced artisan cuisine and is anchored by a massive “Wine Wall” which dispenses over 50 local wines by the ounce, full glass or anywhere in between. Great daily Happy Hour from 3 - 5 pm and live music Thurs-Sun.
487 Atterdag Road | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open M - Th 8:30 am - 8 pm; F-Su 8am -8:30pm Closed Weds (Fall & Winter)
A Nordic Bistro
Traditional family recipes and authentic Danish fare are the hallmark of this family-friendly “Nordic Bistro” which serves all kinds of wonderful specialties including Danish Pork Meatballs topped with pickled cucumbers and red cabbage. Lots of American favorites here, too which you can enjoy in the greenhouse dining room or outdoor on the umbrellaed patio. Locally brewed beer & wine.
436 Alisal Road | Solvang, CA, 93463
Open Daily 11am - 9 pm
Voted “Best Pizza” in the Santa Ynez Valley
New York-style thin, crispy crust pizza crafted with unique toppings, fresh ingredients and homemade dough make this pizzeria/sports bar a favorite with locals and visitors alike. You’ll also find excellent fresh salads, sandwiches and pasta here, as well as local craft beer on tap. Kick back and enjoy because with 8 TV’s and an easy vibe, it feels like a veritable “family sports dugout.” Free delivery.