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Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3807
(310) 455-1311
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Ranked #351 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Healthy
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having never heard of this restaurant before, I didn't know what to expect. As my husband and I followed the hostess through the outdoor seating area to our stream-side table, I was instantly captivated by the beauty and serenity. We've been to romantic restaurants before but this one is by far THE most romantic one we've ever been to! The... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you want elegance and romance combined, this is the place! In a beautiful spot (perfect for engagements and weddings), the food is really excellent and the service very friendly and professional. We ate in an outdoor patio with sufficient heat lamps to make it comfortable in the evening air. Flowers and Buddhas make it a special destination.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was a little skeptical of this new age blast from the past, but I was pleasantly surprised. Try the raw soup - an unexpected mix of avocado, cucumber, and apple served cold. Sounds weird, but tastes like heaven. Maybe the best soup I have ever had and I had tried a lot of soup. Other diners had the tomato... More

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MINNEAPOLIS
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129 reviews 129 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

One of the most unique places on earth. No other restaurant like this is America. I am a type "A" high strung person, but when I get here, other than the stress that the parking can cause sometimes, I instantly relax. I am not concerned if I need to wait a little longer than my reservation until seated, I enjoy... More

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Brasileia, AC
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124 reviews 124 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As just about everyone knows, L.A. Is filled with marvelous restaurants. So, it is difficult to say Inn of The Seventh Ray is a five star experience, it isn't. But, IOTSR is a wonderful restaurant in a magical location. If you're looking for something, romantic, different, out of the way, and good; then do yourself a favor and go visit... More

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Inn of the Seventh Ray has been a special romantic restaurant located in Topanga since abut the 1970. Originally a small church turned into a creek side mostly outdoor place for eating, weddings or other special events. I have seen it grow from a small vegetarian venue to a more encompassing and delightful restaurant. You can order the chefs... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I love this restaurant for all its limitations, and when I go there 1-3 times a year I am always happy. Outdoor seating by (usually dry) Topanga Creek. Even the section with the built-in concrete booths that strain the back delight me (it's OK if you don't want to sit there, that's only one section along the creek). The food... More

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Todos Santos
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151 reviews 151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

When one thinks of Topanga, the Inn of the Seventh Ray has to figure into the picture. It's a fixture for those of us who grew up in the area. The setting is just gorgeous...along a creek bed. You're really surrounded by nature and it feels like you're in a fantasy movie. No wonder so many people choose it for... More

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Topanga, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I've eaten here several times over the last few years and like their Sunday brunch the best. The setting by the creek is just wonderful. The service is good, for the most part. But I think the food is overpriced and sometime overrated by people coming into Topanga Canyon (= the "countryside") visiting from L.A. and surrounding cities (= "the... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I called for early reservations (6:00) and were two of the first customers to arrive. The setting is by a stream (when there's been some rain) and a hillside. We were waited on promptly and shortly thereafter some of the best fresh bread on the planet arrived. We're both vegans and had several choices on the menu.... More

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