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Jun 27, 2012 11:08 PM

Ojai Restaurant for Anniversary

A big anniversary is coming up and we'll be spending it in Ojai. I'm looking for somewhere special to have dinner. Where should we go?
Much thanks in advance.

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  1. What about Osteria Monte Grappa? I've always had very good food there.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      I've heard good things about it.I'm wondering, though, if the atmosphere feels special enough for the occasion.

      1. re: ronla

        There are not tons of fancy restaurants in Ojai, so I'd say this is about as good as you'll find in terms of atmosphere.

    2. Have you been to Suzanne's - not super fancy but pretty with good food.

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      1. re: flowergirl

        i would strongly advise against suzanne's. went there recently and it was really mediocre (borderline bad), at least to la standards. i havent dined much in ojai so i cant comment on how it stacks against other places.

        1. re: emosbaugh

          I've just eaten at Suzanne's for the first time, at the behest of the Woman In The Hat, and I was pretty underwhelmed. Fish was cooked competently, but not interestingly, and sides were steamed veges (un-sauced, un-salted, even) and what I can only describe as white Minute Rice. As per emosbaugh, above, can't say if this is par for Ojai, but I hope not.

      2. I haven't been in ages, but I always thought The Ranch House was something special.

        1. The Ranch House for sure. Last time we were there we had a great meal - romantic too. We sat on the patio which makes for a special occasion. Fantastic wine list. Check their website.

          1. Try Bodee's up Hwy 33. Nice setting, great food and wine list.

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            1. re: webdy

              I know this post is a bit old, but looks like Bodee's is currently closed according to their website.

              1. re: LATrapp

                Looks like you are right (only taking large groups):