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Ranch House

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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Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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

Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

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

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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

1  Thank VenturaTraveler13
Reviewed 17 February 2018

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

Thank logandf
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Meghan M
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We went to dinner here for my 70th b-day. First of all, the bread is really awful. That was our first hint...then the Prosecco was warmish, and the flute un-chilled...second hint. The dinners are prix-fix: 3 courses for $45 or 5 for $55. The carrot...More

Thank back2018
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Interesting, creative food in a lovely outdoor setting. Note that it's prix fixe with a choice of three or five items from their selections of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. I very nice ambience, but the waitstaff could be a little more attentive. We...More

Thank JonSCalifornia
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Visiting my dad for Thanksgiving.We made a reservation for the Ranch House.Had always had great food in the past. A friend mentioned it had a new owner.~ The garden seating was lovely as ever I remembered. The food,not so great. It was 55$ each for...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a place where food, service and atmosphere come together for the total experience. It should be a first pick for a special occasion. It's open only for dinner and reservations are a must for weekends. They have a unique way to choose your...More

Thank ronald t
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30 June 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
23 March 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
No it is not noises, plenty of space outdoors.
27 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
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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