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Suzanne's Cuisine

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502 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2446 (Bristol)
+1 805-640-1961
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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and wine.

A friend brought me here and I was absolutely delighted. The garden patio is lovely. Ordered two wines; Sauvignon blanc and a Pinot Noir. They were both excellent. The food is clean, fresh and simple yet creative. A real gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lauren K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A friend brought me here and I was absolutely delighted. The garden patio is lovely. Ordered two wines; Sauvignon blanc and a Pinot Noir. They were both excellent. The food is clean, fresh and simple yet creative. A real gem.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well, it's not like anyone got sick from the food, or the wait staff spilled anything on us or anything horrible like that. But I did expect a quality of service that did not arrive with the price. The food was "ok" but definitely a restaurant catering to the pretentious wantobes, those whom do not know what French food or... More 

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Burbank, California
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's probably been ten years (?) since I last stayed over in Ojai, and on this return trip I timed my arrival to have lunch at Suzanne's. It's a very "ladies who lunch" crowd, sandwiches and salads on the menu. I had a perfect burger and iced cappuccino - just exactly what I wanted after a long drive. Sat on... More 

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Islesford, Maine
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We did do our homework via Trip Advisor, but Suzanne's is better than any of the reviews say. Some helpful notes: Call ahead. Get a table in the 'Patio' - no matter the time of year. Ask for anything made or served with their Vodka Sauce ! Fettucine, Baked Squash Bossoms. Be careful of the wine list- however their cheaper... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The patio area is definitely where you want to dine. Variety of American style dishes to choose from and the wine selection was excellent. Service could have been a littler friendlier, but the food made up for the coldness.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

By far the best restaurant in Ojai. Excellent fish and salads, knowledgable staff and terrific service. I reside in Ojai and have eaten here repeatedly. They deserve their success.

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Encinitas, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed in Ojai for 3 nights and went out each night for dinner. We chose Suzanne for one of the nights because it was the #1 rated restaurant in Ojai on TripAdvisor and also had excellent reviews on Yelp. For dinner, my wife and I squash blossoms and crab cakes as appetizers and grilled Branzino with vegetables for dinner.... More 

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Ventura, CA
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is good. The service is very good. The ambiance on the covered patio is very nice. It feels like you have lots of space. The chairs on the patio are uncomfortable unless you ask for a cushion. They don't have enough cushions for everyone, which seems unfortunate for a restaurant of this caliber.

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Ojai, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Their chicken piccata is the best I've ever had! Sun dried tomatoes, capers and black olives in a lemon sauce. I crave this on a weekly basis. My boyfriend got the liver and was not impressed, he said it was bland but I did not try it. Their creme brûlée is awesome with fruit on the bottom as well!! A... More 

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Ojai, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Salmon Pasta salad is great, refreshing and makes two meals. The Filet Mignon dinner is also excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2446
    (Bristol)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-1961

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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