Ojai Restaurant Recommedations
Headed to Ojai for a girls weekend. Staying at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Need two restaurant recommendations for dinner. We are foodies who like it fresh and local. Breakfast is included at the hotel, so would love to eat out in the evenings. Will have car. Would love recommendations. Thanks in advance!
I would drive 40 miles to Santa Barbara or about 25 miles to Carpenteria for far better selections.
Stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn last year with a girlfriend. Neither of us had been to Ojai before. The first evening, we stumbled into Azu, planning to just have drinks, but stayed for dinner, and were very glad we did. Food was good, service excellent.
Also dined at Suzanne's and Osteria Grappa, and liked both of those, featuring fresh & local. We also ended up eating two dinners on the terrace at The Oak, at the Ojai Valley Inn, after watching the "pink moment". These were surprisingly good meals, also good quality, although not on a par with Suzanne's or Osteria.
We stayed in Santa Barbara for a few days afterwards, and didn't find the food there to be worth a 40-mile drive from Ojai for dinner. Certainly not up to the quality of what can be found in SF or LA, and the Ojai restaurants are fine.