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“my favorite restaurant in the world!”
Review of Ranch House

Ranch House
Ranked #13 of 96 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, 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.....
Oxnard, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“my favorite restaurant in the world!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

the atmosphere here is like no other. the staff is upbeat, friendly and you feel as if you live there. the food is amazing. i loved walking in their herb gardens before my dinner was served. the setting is very romantic and everything is so lovely. if i could afford it, i would go there every night! but this is kept as a special place for us because it is pricey. but oh! so beautiful! and so good!

2 Thank janrichgmr
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always a treat!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I'm always bound to go here - there's nothing more appealling to me than sitting in a garden while having a meal. The koi pond was directly adjacent to our tablethis time - fantastic fun! We stolled through the herb garden after placing our order. And then came our dishes - yum yum!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Ann D
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No. San Diego County
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Romantic Anniversary Dinner Location!!!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

While in Ojai over the weekend, we sitting at another restaurant in the bar and started chatting with the couple next to us. They were long time Ojai residents and the husband and my husband had two things in common....they both were farriers and they both are now in construction! Small world! Anyway......they steared us toward a great hike (will write a separate review) and the Ranch House. WOW is all I can say about this place. We showed up about 8:30pm. Seated in a courtyard with tons of twinkle lights! Stunning gardens, koi pond, live acoustic guitar, delicious food (my husband had the pork chop special with a mushroom vermouth sauce...to die for!) and I had the salmon. They have a very extensive wine list and we enjoyed a couple of glasses along with a tawny port for "dessert".

I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Ojai. It was a very memorable evening!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank sulphursister
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Westport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“unique and delicious”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The setting is gorgeous -- overlooking a garden, but it has a slightly funky feel, like you are in a grotto from Lord of the Rings. We went with our family, and everyone enjoyed the experience. Wines were great, food delicious, service excellent, a highlight of our trip.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank LLTraveler7
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Ojai, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Some people love it.”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Beautiful gardens, food not worth the hefty price. It is much loved by some people, but I was disappointed ...

Thank plantlover42
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