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Ranch House

102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023
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Ranked #28 of 84 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Besant Rd
Transit: Ojai Trolly stops 1/2 block away. Ojai Taxi available.
Description: The ultimate in romance--hidden away in the beautiful Ojai Valley located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Intimate garden dining, meandering streams, award winning cuisine, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list with over 700 selections available, bakery and herb garden on premises--for over 56 years this romantic garden restaurant has been perfection in Ojai.....
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Pasadena, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My partner and I wanted to go some place special for our anniversary. We had both been to the Ranch House many years before with our families. The atmosphere is unique. But it is time for an upgrade. The food was OK. The facilities need work.

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's little trendy, there was live music on the weekend when we went. We got a great groupon deal. All the seating is covered outside. It was raining when we went but the heaters kept us quite warm. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was very good, which is why it gets 4 stars instead of five.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

New Year's Eve dinner. It was freezing cold! Did not know it was all out door seating. Staff very kind with giving us blankets. Food very good

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Limassol, Cyprus
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

It was a cold and windy night. They knew we had a very young child with us as we had booked a high chair and yet they put us at a table where the heater was out of order. In fact two overhead heaters were out of order in the area where we were seated. We finally settled down at... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First of all the ambiance of this restaurant is fabulous - no matter if you are visiting during the daylight hours or later in the evening. The gardens and lighting are great. We were there on a winter evening and with the heaters, we were very comfortable. That being said there are issues that are of concern. First of all,... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to the Ranch House in Ojai for more than 20 years. Until now, this has been my wife's favorite restaurant in the entire world. We used to live in Southern California and now live in Portland, OR. Every time we drove down to So. Cal. to visit friends and relatives, we always made... More 

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Agoura Hills
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was anxious to introduce my husband to the Ranch House gardens and menu, as I had not visited for many years. Well aware of the recent changes, I thought the bar area renovations added a trendy vibe for evening music enjoyment as well as a comfortable place to wait for our table. As it turned out, we didn't have... More 

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chicago Ill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved the prime New York steak and the Carmel cake Super nice staff and very romantic setting and they had jazz band to make the evening my complete

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Southern Maryland USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Revisited the Ranch House restaurant that we ate in four years ago. Food (Honey-Bacon Tenderloin and Prime NY Steak) was excellent. Maitre-D (Russ) was very gregarious and sat us at the table we wanted. Setting is out-doors as they have their own vegetable and herb gardens. Though Calif eves can be chilly it wasn't at all because of the gas... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant is simply beautiful. If you are dining as a couple for a romantic evening, try and request the table for 2 located over the koi pond. The entire restaurant is outdoors (there are some heaters if needed) and it is really something to see so be sure to arrive before it gets dark. We were there with a... More 

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Additional Information about Ranch House

Address: 102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Phone Number: 805-646-2360
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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