The Ballard Inn and Restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara County wine country near Solvang, California
The Ballard Inn and Restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara County wine country near Solvang, California 800-638-2466
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Voted #1 restaurant in Santa Barbara County

The Restaurant at the Ballard Inn is one of the most intimate and romantic dining destinations in the Santa Ynez Valley. With just 12 tables, soft music, candle light, and a roaring fireplace, the atmosphere is elegant and comfortable. And the food is wonderful, Chef Budi Kazali has been named CCM® 's Ultimate Chef. Come see for yourself!

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800-638-2466

Open to the Public
Wed - Sun
5:30PM - 9:00PM

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Check out our Video Starring
the Ballard Inn Chef Budi Kazali

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Chef Budi Kazali has been named
CCM® 's Ultimate Chef for 2009.



Our servers are eager to help guests relax and enjoy what is sure to be a memorable dining experience. They will help you navigate the extensive wine list, replete with local and international offerings, for the perfect wine to compliment your meal.

Chef Budi Kazali's award winning French Asian cuisine melds the flavors and techniques of eastern and western cuisines to create mouthwatering dishes to please the most distinguished diners.


A “wine country must” attest oenophiles of this “unbelievable find” in Ballard – voted No. 1 for Food in Santa Barbara – showcasing chef-owner Budi Kazali’s “talent in the kitchen” with “sophisticated” Asian-inflected New French fare crafted from “fresh” ingredients and complemented by a lengthy list of “local” vintages; the “intimate” setting with a “roaring fireplace” is elevated by “superb” service, making the entire “dining adventure” an “extremely pleasant” “getaway.”

Before taking over the stoves at The Ballard Inn & Restaurant in 2004, Chef Kazali, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, worked in some of the best restaurants on the West and East Coasts. Early in his career he worked in San Francisco’s renowned La Folie and the boutique Campton Place hotel.
After relocating to Boston, Chef Kazali helped to open the James Beard Award winning Blue Ginger with Chef Ming Tsai, where he gained expertise in melding the flavors of Eastern and Western cuisines. After five years at Blue Ginger, Chef Kazali returned to San Francisco, and refined his proficiency with French cuisine and technique at the acclaimed Restaurant Gary Danko.

At Ozumo, a lively and upscale Japanese restaurant, Chef Kazali returned to his appreciation and dedication to producing fine Asian cuisine.

Finally, with his own Ballard Inn & Restaurant, Chef Kazali brings his vast experience to light in his own innovative way, creating memorable and delicious dishes to please the most discriminating palates.

Chef Budi Kazali has been named
CCM® 's Ultimate Chef for 2009

Check out our Video Starring
Chef Budi Kazali
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