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Inn of the Seventh Ray

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128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3807
(310) 455-1311
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best canyon patio dining, step-up gourmet menus

The most beautiful patio dining - creekside with warm sunset light banding across the creaked. I think I ordered the wrong entree - salmon with various mushrooms was earthy, bland, and salty - really an interesting, careful, creative concept and lovely presentation. Just not my favorite flavor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
patriciaroseogden
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I first discovered The Inn of the Seventh Ray when I attended a wedding. It is a beautiful outdoor Calif. setting for a wedding & reception. Later, I was told about their weekend brunch. Something for everyone - traditional fare plus lots of vegetarian & organic options. ALL of it it so good! Delicious! And the creekside setting is wonderful!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The most beautiful patio dining - creekside with warm sunset light banding across the creaked. I think I ordered the wrong entree - salmon with various mushrooms was earthy, bland, and salty - really an interesting, careful, creative concept and lovely presentation. Just not my favorite flavor group. I loved everything else - salad, risotto, dessert, wine choice. Lavender vanilla... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times and was one of my favorite for special occasions. Especially as they cater to gluten free needs. The ambiance is amazing. Sitting outside feels like on vacation on a different planet. This is were it ends. The service is extremely slow. The menu is very limited in choices. I had the soup of... More 

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Topanga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A destination restaurant that is in an idyllic setting that certainly separates one from the hustle and bustle of LA. It has a magical feeling, that is, unfortunately plagued by slow service and inconsistent food. Certainly, you should get relaxed and spend as much time in the beautiful setting should you decide to go, but be prepared to linger while... More 

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Houston
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

NICE! We had lunch here while visiting my daughter in L.A. It is a very cool place, outside dining, located in Topanga Canyon. We had our own intimate area surrounded by nature, water & trees. We had delicious organic farm to table fare. I had the mussels and the Seventh Ray salad. Others ordered the Salmon, the Panini and the... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While driving through Topanga Canyon I discovered The Inn of the Seventh Ray in late 1970. Since then the restaurant has become quite upscale and pricey. However the experience and taste of the Chef Selection of Artesian Cheese, Peruvian Style Saltado, Malple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, and Jidori Chicken with Mushroom Polenta which we made it well worth the price

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

First things first with this choice, do you love Topanga Canyon, if so, good start. The food here achieves "fine dinning", the service, maybe not so much. My wife and I do love to return here, sometimes if only for the location, gift shop and bookstore. The book store has a nice selection of new age books and crafts. A... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Was there recently for a late Saturday breakfast. Although the location is lovely and the food is ok, the service was horrendous.... so horrendous, in fact, that I will probably not return.

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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is not my first time at The Inn of the Seventh Ray and I can honestly say that I was once again pleased with the meal and the service as well as the atmosphere with the little creek, a duck swimming on the water and the outside dining. We both had the Arrabiatta Pasta dish and it was very... More 

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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When you arrive, the place looks stunning . Gorgeous garden with trees, chandeliers and flowers. You feel you have entered a dream. Joss sticks and chill out music add to the ambiance. We were sat in a stunning location, by a stream , but from the moment we sat down, we were bitten by mosquitoes. They did bring us what... More 

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Additional Information about Inn of the Seventh Ray

Address: 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3807
Phone Number: (310) 455-1311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (310) 455-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?