Day trip


Labor Day getaway traffic was not bad at all, so yesterday we made it up to Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern in the Santa Ynez Valley. We left Burbank at 3:15pm, were seated around 6:00, and finished dessert and coffee a bit after 9:00pm.

The Brothers philosophy, from their web site:

As brothers, family is important to us. And at Mattei’s Tavern, we want to evoke that same feeling. Our staff feels the same, and we are proud that many of this extended family have been with us since we opened Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern.

History and a feeling of comfortable permanence is also a component to our philosophy – we want you to feel like you are coming to a favorite relative’s house for a celebration or a meal.

As chefs, we continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch”, homemade element. Fresh ingredients from local producers, a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines and a comfortable and historically interesting atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of the old west.

We want you to feel at home, and experience all the best of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country.

A business colleague who lives in the area recommended we try Brothers, and suggested some other places, no doubt all good:

Trattoria Grappolo

Los Olivos Cafe

The Vineyard House

Ballard Inn

In addition to the great food, wine and very friendly service, what was cool about Brothers was the casual, comfortable atmosphere (I wore shorts, slippers and a collared shirt). A very fun day trip.

Highly recommended.

Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern
2350 Railway Avenue
Los Olivos, California 93441
Tel. (805) 688-4820



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