The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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Discover the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, which has hosted the likes of Clarke Gable, Gregory Peck, and Ava Gardner.

Capturing the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking, Director of Culinary Operations Anthony Endy puts forth delectable selections ranging from casual meals by the pool or on the golf course, to elevated dining in the Ranch Room. A native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Chef Endy, brings to The Alisal 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 twice-yearly BBQ Bootcamps he hosts and California Ranch Cookouts where guest chefs come to cook alongside Chef Endy are not to be missed.

Ranch Room
The Ranch Room is open for both breakfast and dinner.

Order from an extensive breakfast menu, or choose from the buffet featuring a seasonal fresh fruit, an assortment of fresh-baked pastries, eggs, bacon, sausages from Solvang, and more local, seasonal selections. Each evening dinner here features Chef Anthony’s custom creations. The menu changes daily to showcase the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches.

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 and sport coat to dinner and ladies dress accordingly. If guests choose to wear jeans, The Alisal asks that they be “dinner dressy” (not frayed and without holes). Keeping the “country-formal” dinner tradition is part of the fun.

The Chuckwagon Grill & Waggin’ Tongue Bar
Lunch is served daily at the Chuckwagon Grill, and guests can dine poolside on the sunny patio. Next door the Waggin’ Tongue Bar features local wines by the glass or bottle, local beers on tap, and a full selection of spirits. The Chuckwagon Grill is located adjacent to the pool and next to the Cottonwood Room.

The Oak Room
The Oak Room is a favorite meeting spot offering a full bar, local beers on tap, and wines from the local AVAs and beyond. The Oak Room has a selection of appetizers available as well, and coffee drinks are available here, too each morning. Adults only after 9 p.m.

The Grill at Alisal River Course
Located at the River Golf Course, the River Grill is open for breakfast and lunch, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The River Grill offers both indoor and outdoor dining.

The Ranch Course Grill & Golf Lounge
Located at the Ranch Golf Course (just north of the Guest Ranch), the Ranch Grill is open for Breakfast and Lunch. The Ranch Grill features both indoor and outdoor seating.

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