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Ojai Restaurant for Anniversary

ronla Jun 27, 2012 11:08 PM

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. Das Ubergeek RE: ronla Jun 27, 2012 11:35 PM

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

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      ronla RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 28, 2012 07:03 AM

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

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        Das Ubergeek RE: ronla Jun 28, 2012 10:07 AM

        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.

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      flowergirl RE: ronla Jun 28, 2012 01:55 PM

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

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        emosbaugh RE: flowergirl Jun 29, 2012 10:41 AM

        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.

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          silverlakebodhisattva RE: emosbaugh Aug 6, 2012 09:33 AM

          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. Ginger Wolf RE: ronla Jun 28, 2012 02:22 PM

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

        1. Baron RE: ronla Jun 28, 2012 02:28 PM

          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.

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            webdy RE: ronla Jun 28, 2012 03:11 PM

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

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              LATrapp RE: webdy Aug 6, 2012 10:32 AM

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

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                Servorg RE: LATrapp Nov 20, 2012 02:11 PM

                Looks like you are right (only taking large groups): www.bodees.net

            2. LATrapp RE: ronla Aug 6, 2012 10:31 AM

              Maravilla in the Ojai Valley Inn?

              Looks like it's not recently updated (since spring) but should give you an idea:


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