Innovative recipes pair with the bounty of the Santa Ynez Valley to bring you unique cuisine to inspire and delight your senses.
Local produce, house-made ingredients and a selection of wines from local vintners will encourage you to indulge your palate.
Ease into your day with the Starting Gate's sumptuous breakfast. Or, indulge in our buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, fresh fruits and cereal, a selection of breakfast meats including applewood smoked bacon and fresh sausage, fluffy eggs, oatmeal enlivened with dried fruits and slivered nuts, pancakes or waffles, flaky pastries and a selection of freshly baked goods.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to view Starting Gate menus:
BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER
Lobby LoungeGear up for a day of exploration in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang and Buellton with Starbucks™ Coffee, Tazo™ herbal teas, fresh fruits, pastries and grab and go sandwiches from the Lobby Lounge, conveniently located in the lobby. Drop in after your day afield to indulge in a glass of wine or local brew. View the Lobby Lounge's 5 | 10 | 20 and Starbucks menus here. Our innovative 5 | 10 | 20 menu provides unique offerings that are served within 5, 10 or 20 minutes to fit within your busy schedule.
6:00am - 10:00pm Sunday - Thursday
6:00am - 12:00am Friday & Saturday
Poolside DiningEnjoy special selections from the Starting Gate Restaurant menu without leaving the soothing rays of the California Sunshine.
Available seasonally Memorial Day through Labor Day.
In Room DiningExperience the same unique tastes and attentive service as the Starting Gate Restaurant in the cozy comfort of your guest room or suite. View our in-room dining menu here.
Monday through Friday - 6:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - 7:00am - 10:00pm
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Hours of OperationStarting Gate Restaurant
Mon - Fri 6:00am - 1:30pm
Sat - Sun 7:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun - Thurs 6:00am - 10:00pm
Fri - Sat 6:00am - 12:00am
In Room Dining
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