Exquisite Dining at the Alisal
Capturing the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking, Chef Endy puts forth delectable selections ranging from casual meals by the pool or on the golf course, to fine dining in the Ranch Room. A native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, brings to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort a reverence for the region’s bounty and a commitment to timeless food made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients at their peak. He also oversees special dinners and al fresco barbecues among Alisal’s rolling hills—“cooking with a live fire is a special passion of mine,” he explains.
The better the team, the better the guest experience, so I’m constantly pushing us to the next level.
Dining Options at the Guest Ranch
The Ranch Room & Sycamore Room
Breakfast | Dinner
Join us every evening for dinner where we feature Chef Anthony’s custom creations. Our menu changes daily because we use the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches.
Assigned Seating —The Ranch Room & Sycamore Room are assigned seating.
It’s Tradition— Since the opening of the Ranch in 1946, it has been custom to “dress up” for dinner on the Ranch. This tradition means that gentlemen 16 years and older wear a collared shirt & sport coat to dinner and ladies dress accordingly. If you choose to wear jeans, we ask that your jeans be “dinner dressy” (not frayed and without holes). Keeping our “country-formal” dinner tradition is part of the fun.
7am – 10am
5:30pm – 8:30pm
The Chuckwagon Grill & Waggin’ Tongue Bar
Lunch | Drinks
Please Note: Hours of operation are dependent on business levels and may be changed without notice.
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11am – 3:30pm
11pm – 6pm
The Oak Room
Adults only after 9pm please.
4pm – 10pm
Adults only after 8pm
Drink & Eat at the Alisal Golf Courses
Weekend Brunch on Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Happy Hour on Thursday & Friday: 4p – 7:30pm (limited menu)
Please Note: the Snack Shop on the Course is open Monday and Tuesday 10a-4p
Breakfast & Lunch
Wednesday – Sunday: 8am – 3pm
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Happy / After Hours
Thursday & Friday: 4pm – 7:30pm
The Ranch Course Grill & Golf Lounge
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
UPDATED HOURS, effective September 11th, 2020:
Breakfast & Lunch
Friday – Wednesday: 9am – 2pm
Summertime Special Dinners & Barbecues
During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbecue served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western-style barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.
Seafood Barbecue, Monday Nights — Vaquero Barbecue (Southwestern), Wednesday Nights — Grand Barbecue (Traditional Western), Saturday Nights in the Grassy Oval
We understand that you may have special dietary needs. Our menus are designed with you in mind. Many of our dishes can be made gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free, and dairy-free.
Interested in a special dining experience?
Our catering team is ready to put together an unforgettable experience just for you and your group. Connect with them at +1 (805) 686-7618.