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Ranch House

102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
+1 805-646-2360
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good18%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank JKNiebs
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 16 April 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
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I parked and didn't expect much as the outside is rather non-descript but inside it was a beautiful oasis. I was seated outside (All seating is outside) near a warm heater. Igor, my server explained the ordering process, a 3 or 5 course meal. I...More

1  Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Dinner was great. New owner since our last visit. I really like the prix doc dinner with many options.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had not been to the Ranch House in quite a while. We arrived for Valentine's Day dinner and were greeted warmly by Russell and seated promptly. It was a prix fixe menu. For entrees I had the salmon, one of the best pieces of...More

2  Thank VenturaTraveler13
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Had a great bday dinner at the Ranch House. We’ve been going there or thirty years! Wonderful food and beautiful ambiance!

1  Thank logandf
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I tried Ojai Ranch House for the first time Sunday evening after reading so many great reviews. Once we arrived we were promptly greeted by General Manager Russ, and sat. Our waitress was Jennifer, and she was more then helpful helping us...More

1  Thank Meghan M
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cmzimmer
1 July 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.
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Melville P
24 March 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
No it is not noises, plenty of space outdoors.
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HEH352
28 February 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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
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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