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Ranch House

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102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
+1 805-646-2360
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The surroundings are amazing- most tables are outdoors in a bamboo forest. The servers were attentive, and knowledgeable and the food superb. They offer 3 and 5 course prix fixe meals that are diverse, tastefully presented and delicious!!! The cost is very reasonable. They made...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ranch House has a well deserved reputation and we were charmed. The garden setting is interesting and intimate, the staff were fabulous and the food was excellent. We chose the five course menu for $60 and there was also a 3 course for $50...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner last Saturday night was as good as all the other times we've been in Ojai for special occasions. We had a nice table for two next to the creek and loved watching the Koi lazily swim in and out, under the bridge, nibbling...More

1  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our return trip to the Ranch House for a special dinner did not disappoint. The food was lovely, seasonal and the prix fixe plan just the right amount. The garden setting and the space between tables means you can talk to one another! It feels...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Our experience at Ranch House was excellent unlike the few lower reviews published recently. Maybe we just got lucky. The three course menu for $45 was fairly priced considering other choices in the area. The food was excellent, high quality and fast to come out,...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Lovely outdoor setting - accommodating to our large group - easy fixed-price menu - loved the flourless chocolate cake for dessert!

1  Thank JKNiebs
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Great dinner experience, from the welcome to the dessert! The service from the servers was perfect. Loved the cognac chicken liver pate, beet salad & fillet mignon. Chef Richard does a fine job. The garden is an amazing place to eat with it’s gorgeous water...More

1  Thank Anita S
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Imagine having exceptional food and exceptional service. This is where you go. Besides the amazing food, we were waited on like a valued customer. The waitress was very helpful explaining the menu since we were newbies here. But there were 4 waitress helpers that circled...More

2  Thank rehtiag
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The atmosphere perfect. Staff friendly. Food delicious . So much food offered - lots of staff walking around with delicious h,or d,eurves

1  Thank JulyeHe
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

When you’re looking for that “some place new” to try that turns into “your place” this is it! I’m not giving this 5 stars because the food was the best, I’m giving this place five stars because of the totality of it and how you...More

1  Thank TheJBERG
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the bar area is towards the front, the place I feel is known for its ambience while dining as opposed to just going there for a beer or two.
Melville P
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
No it is not noises, plenty of space outdoors.
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yup-they have great private spaces-indoor and out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
    (Besant Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Ojai Trolly stops 1/2 block away. Ojai Taxi available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-2360
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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