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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good18%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“scallops” (32 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unassuming little place in a beautiful garden setting. Delicious farm fresh ingredients in make up a simple sophisticated American fare menu. For dinner you select a fixed priced 3 or 5 selection meal. We were a group of four. Appetizers jncluded delicious crab cakes, curried...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best food on all Ventura County, hands down. The staff is very friendly, and the layout is gorgeous!

Thank Mister357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, it is not impressive. However, on the inside it was very nice. We made reservations for dinner. However, they did not seem to be very busy at that time. We sat outside by some water with bamboo trees in the background.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Just a stroll down from The Ojai Retreat is The Ranch House sophisticated and simple in the same time the idel setting to propose.

Thank Benvenutta101
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My wife and I always go to the Ranch House for our anniversary for the wonderful food and atmosphere. We had the 5 course prix fixe dinner and my wife and I both had the duck in marionberry sauce, which was fabulous. I had told...More

3  Thank ACK22
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The staff very warm and welcoming! The atmosphere lovely. My wife is a gourmet cook and recipe contest winner. She read about the restaurant in a cookbook about fifty years ago. We were delighted to learn it was still in existence and an Ojai icon....More

3  Thank Herb E
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my husband at the Ranch House in Ojai last night. We had the 5 course Prix Fixe Dinner. I had the Sea Bass and my husband had the Lobster in pastry shell. We were not disappointed! Everything from the appetizer (scallop in...More

2  Thank logandf
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Invited to a private dinner by customers. Group of 25. Sat outside in a beautiful garden. Enjoyed exploring the gardens before dinner. So cool to see the bamboo growing throughout the property. Delicious dinner in a magical setting.

1  Thank SLS105
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Because everything, EVERYTHING... atmosphere, food, service, management was wonderful. It was raining and yet we got to sit outside in the beautiful, magical, spiritual gardens. Price was $45 per person for three-course meal and worth every cent. First class cuisine.

2  Thank adhvanika
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Seated in a secluded cabana, surrounded by a towering bamboo forest, you might think yours was the only party in the restaurant. Food was inventive, contemporary and fancifully presented. Great wine list, especially if you're looking for local vintages. Very cool stylish bar. We wanted...More

3  Thank Allan M
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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
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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