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May 19

2014

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Bien Nacido Winemaker Dinner on May 29

Join us for an epic winemaker dinner celebrating Bien Nacido’s 40th anniversary, featuring an inspired menu paired with special selections from this storied vineyard. Seating is limited, so RSVP today.

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May 07

2014

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Celebrate Mom with Us

We invite you to join us for a special Mother’s Day Brunch. Space is limited, so call us soon at (805) 937-2211 to make your reservation!

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Apr 16

2014

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Core Winemaker Dinner on April 24

We invite you to join us for a delicious winemaker dinner with Core Wine Company on April 24 starting at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so call us soon at (805) 937-2211 to make your reservation!

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Apr 16

2014

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Join Us for Easter Brunch

Hop into the Far Western Tavern on Easter Sunday for a scrumptious holiday brunch. Space is limited, so call us soon at (805) 937-2211 to make your reservation!

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Apr 10

2014

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Our Spring Wine Events

Here’s our latest schedule of upcoming wine events for the spring season and beyond:

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Jan 28

2014

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Join Us for Valentine’s Day

Enjoy a deliciously romantic meal with at the Far Western Tavern on Valentine’s Day. Seating is limited, so please call us today at (805) 937-2211 for reservations.

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Jan 09

2014

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FWT Re-Opens This Weekend

We hope to be the hottest restaurant in town this weekend—and this time for the right reason.

As you may know, we have been closed since a kitchen fire broke out on the evening of December 29. Now, with repairs nearly complete, the restaurant will re-open starting on Friday, January 10 per the schedule below. Minor menu modifications will be temporarily made to accommodate alternative grilling preparations as the kitchen repairs are finalized.

“The local community has been really supportive and understanding during our closure,” says co-owner Renee Righetti-Fowler. “We’re looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming everyone back to the Far Western Tavern.”

Far Western Tavern Re-Opening Schedule – Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12

Friday at 4 p.m. / Opening bar and bar menu
Saturday at 11 a.m. / Opening dining room for lunch service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday at 4 p.m. / Opening dining room for dinner service from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday at 9 a.m. / Opening dining room for breakfast/brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m. / Bar menu only from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday at 4 p.m./ Opening dining room for dinner service from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All regular dining hours continue starting Monday, January 13. These hours are:

Monday through Thursday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch-Lunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Coffee & Tea Saloon Hours
Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m
Saturday, 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m

Bar Hours
Sunday through Thursday open until 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday open until midnight.

Jan 04

2014

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Far Western to Re-Open Soon

We were the hottest restaurant in town last week—but for the wrong reason!

Indeed, a kitchen fire caused the closure of our restaurant last Sunday, December 29. We hope to re-open next weekend (January 11-12), but can’t say for sure at the moment.

Please stay tuned here at FarWesternTavern.com for updates.

The good news is that the damage was not extensive, and confined mainly to our grill’s venting system. Repairs are underway. However, our kitchen must remain closed until the repairs are finished.

We regret the unavoidable cancellations of existing reservations during this time. We look forward to re-opening soon, and appreciate your understanding.

Nov 22

2013

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Far Western Shines in the Sun!

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We are excited to share that the Santa Maria Sun recently published a feature story on the Far Western Tavern, showcasing our General Manager Benjamin Chanler-Laurin as well as our new Coffee & Tea Saloon.

In the story, food writer Wendy Thies Sell shares how Benjamin draws inspiraton from Clarence Minetti, who founded the Far Western Tavern in 1958 along with his wife Rosalie and Rosalie’s cousine Richard Maretti: “I went back to Clarence’s original mission statement: great products, great hospitality. That’s what he based it all on.”

The story delves into our new seasonal menus, which feature both “classic” Far Western Tavern dishes along with newer wine country-inspired “vineyard” offerings. Sell also talks about the ambiance of our Coffee & Tea Saloon, which opened earlier this month: Benjamin and I recently sat at a pub table in a cozy corner of the bar over a hot café latte. The bar was bustling that brisk morning, with many others visiting over cups of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, café mocha, and tea.

Click here to read the full story in the Santa Maria sun, and here to view our Coffee & Tea Saloon menu.

 

Jan 17

2013

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Savor A Taste of “Stoney”

The next time you visit the Far Western Tavern, save room for a taste of “Stoney,” our new honey-infused grappa

This distinctive grappa honors Clarence “Stoney” Minetti—rancher, rodeo leader and co-founder of the Far Western Tavern. The nickname came courtesy of his friend Butch Simas, who—with a twinkle in his eye—once likened Clarence to television rodeo cowboy Stoney Burke. The name stuck, and Clarence was locally known as Stoney for decades thereafter.

This uniquely flavorful grappa was crafted by St. George Distillery using sage honey produced by bees on our family ranch. Like Stoney himself, it is one of a kind!