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“Charming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ranch House

Ranch House
102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-2360
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Ranked #27 of 83 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $31 - $50
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.....
Tucson
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday in Ojai. He had gone to HS there and always wanted to eat at The Ranch House but couldn't afford to take a date there in those days. He finally made it and I was the lucky girl who got to accompany him. Our waitress has worked there for over 20 years and gave us a wonderful review of the menu and shared the restaurants history with us. We both had different nightly specials, both were excellent. We really wanted to try the specialty of the house, scallops, but didn't feel like it for a main course. She told us they would happily make them as an appetizer. They didn't disappoint. They were cooked to perfection.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ojai, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Best Place in Ojai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Ranch house is California. The beautiful gardens, the casual elegance, the flavor of fresh ingredients made with original flair. The wine list is the best I have ever experienced. Love this place!

Visited June 2012
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Clarkston, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were traveling with friends, the Ranch House was recommended and we could not have been more pleased. The outside dinning area décor could not have been more pleasant with the gardens, bamboo and lighting.

Food was mouth watering, delicious and the wine recommendation matched perfectly with our meal. Service was outstanding as was desert.

Highly recommend the Ranch House.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ojai, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“soup and bread and yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

always been the best food and service in town. Worth going just to have a bowl of yummy soup and homemade bread. Loaves of bread for sale to take home!

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This restaurant is a throw back to the way great restaurants use to be. Outstanding food, service and a world class wine list. On warm days, eat outside in the garden - it's breathtaking.

Visited September 2012
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