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Ranch House

102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
+1 805-646-2360
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good18%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • 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 13 August 2015

The chef prepared cuisine was top notch; but the atmosphere - dining outdoors among the bamboo - was amazing and memorable beyond compare.

2  Thank Scandent
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This restaurant was wonderful. We made reservations for 7:30 pm on Saturday and were seated early, when we arrived at 7:15 pm. The owner gave us a brief history of famous diners (Paul Newman, John Lennon) and we were seated at a gorgeous table outside....More

1  Thank 384anaisp
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Traveled all the way from Montana for our 20th anniversary, after hearing about the Ranch House and Ojai in Sunset magazine. It was worth it the trip! The food is amazing, and The owner, Russ, was a wonderful, colorful, and very engaging host. I highly,...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Some family members picked up a deal on groupon and were unable to use it before it expired. As luck would have it, we had the time and it was the week of my birthday (how perfect) so they offered us the groupon as a...More

2  Thank Jedimasterkush
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent!! But...there were some real issues with beverages. No orange juice for cocktail, no ice tea for Arnold Palmer, and I have no words to describe what was served as coffee. It might have just been a bad night so...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a special place. I have been going here since I was little and although it recently changed proprietors the food and service is still amazing. It does not disappoint. There are options for secluded dining areas within the bamboo "forest" with koi...More

1  Thank baker3333
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I used a Groupon to take friend to this wonderful hideaway, gourmet restaurant. The gardens, koi ponds and bridge are charming - the pianist in the bar/lounge area was absolutely stellar. The food was tasty and well served. I overheard some staff challenges...the trickle down...More

5  Thank suzannesuz
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This hidden gem is a must for couples. I dont want to spoil why, just see for yourself. Food is good, service great and the ambiance is second to none.

1  Thank M B
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Actually located on Lomita Rd, this place is a hidden jewel with lovely gardens, flowers, and hidden tables. My husband and I ate here a few years ago, and enjoyed the setting but the food was just okay. When we heard there were new owners...More

1  Thank dkayrenick
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The ranch house tables are set among various gardens on the property. Greta to stroll and see the herb garden, the bamboo and water falls Food is outstanding Salads feauturing beet radish with great presentation and great dressing. Main course from duck to fish to...More

1  Thank fsalt01
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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.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
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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