Sun shines over the mountains on a California vineyard
Sun shines over the mountains on a California vineyard

Chef driven seasonal menus, made for every day

Dine at Mattei's Tavern

The Essence of Californian Cuisine

A sought-after culinary destination unto itself, Mattei’s Tavern has something for everyone to eat, at any hour of the day. Each of the dining venues is distinct in aesthetic, experience and flavor; however, they share a single thread: fresh, local California food with influences of ranch life, roadside comfort and the unmistakable buzz of the world’s finest restaurants. Led by The Tavern, the signature eatery featuring chef-driven seasonal dishes, there is a conceptual foundation to the menu items and inherent sophistication in the ingredients – however, food at Mattei’s is always approachable, satisfying and made for every day.
Server serving a salad at The Inn at Mattei's Tavern

The Tavern

The Tavern is a California ranch-inspired restaurant spotlighting flavorful dishes with honest ingredients – many of which are harvested from Mattei’s on-site garden. The tight core menu is elevated yet unfussy, offering grilled dishes and vegetables, classically prepared and accessible, alongside revolving seasonal specials. The exceptional wine list is a singular and definitive draw. Attracting travelers from far and wide, the comprehensive list is California-focussed with many wines available by the glass, while the large cellar holds the best of the best.

Server pouring wine at The Inn at Mattei's Tavern

The Bar

A curiosity hidden within the grounds of Mattei’s, visitors are led by scent to this small-but-mighty tap bar and smokehouse. Paying homage to Gin, the longtime chef of the original Mattei’s who was of Chinese descent, the smoker smolders,, lending incredible zing to the novel menu that juxtaposes traditional ranch smoking techniques with the flavors of Shanghai.

In-room breakfast at The Inn at Mattei's Tavern

Felix Feed & Coffee

A desirable coffee and bakery concept, Felix Feed & Coffee is everything you want your beloved neighborhood cafe to be. The perfect venue for a light breakfast or easy all-day dining, it enlivens the signature rooms of the Tavern. Named for Mattei’s original owner, the European-style coffee bar hosts expert baristas and bakers, offering excellent espresso alongside fresh-baked pastries, sweets and bread.

Wine being poured by a pool

The Shed

Tucked away amongst the olive trees for which the town is named, The Olive Shed is the ultimate wine country pool – sophisticated in spirit but ultimately relaxed with excellent service. A quiet respite at the center of the property, the menus are fresh and approachable; everything you’d want to eat poolside is served.

Woman riding a bike past lavender

Gin's Tap Bar

A curiosity hidden within the grounds of Mattei’s, visitors are led by scent to this small-but-mighty tap bar and smokehouse. Paying homage to Gin, the longtime chef of the original Mattei’s who was of Chinese descent, the smoker smolders,, lending incredible zing to the novel menu that juxtaposes traditional ranch smoking techniques with the flavors of Shanghai.


Gatherings

The heart and soul of Los Olivos, Mattei’s Tavern is built upon the ethos of gathering and community and is a convivial space for weddings, corporate events and social occasions.

Event at Mattei's Tavern
Friends riding bikes in a vineyard
Family having a picnic outdoors
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The lush Hartley Lawn, adjacent to the landmark water tower, offers a dreamy backdrop for any milestone celebration, while The Barn counters with warm interiors that play host to myriad festivities, big and small. Other spaces throughout the property are entertaining and welcome, with an expert in-house team on-hand to customize and arrange every detail.