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Ranch House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023 (Besant Rd)
+1 805-646-2360
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 19:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable prices, a great wine selection and a beautiful place to visit. Call ahead for a table in one of the "Grotto's". Very romantic. Check Travelzoo or Groupon for specials.

Thank Banerman
Villa Park, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a steak with normal veggies. The food was good, not great. Been there a few times before and had the same experience. Good company made it very enjoyable. Can't beat the environs.

Thank Mike D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous five course dinner. Open bar. Entertainment. Great service. Priced right. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Arthur G
Newport Beach, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Grand experience with the Ranch House. Checking this off my bucket list: lobster tail & rack of lamb with 8 moscow mules. My two poodles (Dallas & Hemingway) had a wonderful time spending with good food and great people. Thank you Steve & Maria.

1 Thank Claudia R
Long Beach, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Incredible outdoor space. There's a reason this was Paul Newman's favorite! Don't go on a rainy night, though...

1 Thank Kevin H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were greeted at the entrance, the host knew our name (we had reservations) and escorted us inside to a table by a babbling brook (fountain). He lit the heaters for us (December), and introduced us to our wait staff. My wife chose the 3 course meal for $45 and I chose the 5 course one for $55. The scallops... More 

1 Thank Brian B
Los Altos, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quiet, beautiful...very Ojai, very different from anything in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Servers are delightful, food is excellent, house wine is decent and fairly priced (as opposed to other restaurants in Ojai). Just a real get away.

1 Thank Eve C
Moorpark, California
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145 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The five-course prix fixe meal is $55 a person ($45 if you can get by with three courses.) With the Groupon at $109, you're saving a dollar and getting a bottle of house Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon that isn't really worth inflicting on your liver. I'm not saying the meal is or isn't worth the price, but the Groupon stated... More 

1 Thank DebbiesOnTheRoad
Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Ambience with local history, we sat outside for the starry night; very friendly staff and lively ......but food served cold

Thank Bruce C
Trabuco Canyon, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Service and food was great, it was a very nice atmosphere for my wife and I to enjoy dinner and conversation. Staff was very attentive but not intrusive.

1 Thank JohnH19621

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023
    (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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