Keystone Ranch Restaurant
Keystone Ranch Restaurant

Keystone Ranch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Keystone+Ranch.axd
  • Phone: 8003544386
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, summer only
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Steven Vlass
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For large groups, we have all of our facilities available for private dining depending on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Cynthia Burkart 9704961484

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Penstemon Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Keystone Ranch offers complimentary valet service in addition to shuttle service in Keystone and the immediate surrounding area.
A word from Keystone Ranch Restaurant
Experience the extraordinary blend of the Colorado frontier and fine dining in the rustic elegance of this original 1930s ranch homestead. Savor a luxurious five-course dinner featuring acclaimed Colorado cuisine and wild game specialties or try a more casual fare with soup or salad and an entree. It won’t take long to see why the Ranch is a AAA Four Diamond™ rated restaurant, a Wine Spectator winner, and ranked as a top restaurant in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Keystone Ranch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)scenic view (25)romantic (22)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (7)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was fantastic.......... from appetizer to dessert I give it an A+, service was not so great. It took 25 minutes after being seated for anybody to acknowledge our presence, then another 15 minutes to get a glass of wine after we ordered a drink. After asking the waitress if we could speed things up she became very short with us. The restaurant was not very busy, and I've worked in nice establishments, so I feel there was no reason for this to happen other than poor training or just a bad waitress. I'd go back again just for the food, and hope we receive better service and that our first experience was just an off night for the wait staff. Worth driving out of the way to try....just hope your service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solid menu and service
    foodforthought
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the county, and as a local I get to try them all. As an amateur gourmet cook, I particularly like the innovative ingredients and presentations. I avoid their seafood dishes, however, as I have found the quality does not match meat and veggie dishes. Watch for their shoulder season specials twice a year.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mountain Gourmet Heaven in Keystone
    MissGourmet
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The setting is gorgeous, food outstanding, service excellent and friendly. After the entree they give you the option to eat your dessert in the living room, which is stunning, comfortable and unique! The restaurant was hard for us to find in the dark during our first visit to Keystone, but well worth the effort. We were a half hour late for our reservation, but it was not a problem for the accommodating staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KeystoneJ
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    food was great, nice wine list, service started out quite well but slowed down towards end. Had to go find our waiter to get service. Scenery and ambiance excellent. Shuttle service and driver Andrew were great. Andrew was polite, professional and fun to talk with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Re-visit
    tomod
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Ranch has been a favorite of ours for 15 years. The last couple of years it has slipped. Waiter was fair and not attentive enough, we ordered a bottle of wine and when we ordered a second bottle of the same thing we were told they had no more of that label ( a good wine sommelier would have told us that when we ordered the first bottle). Our food was lukewarm, the deserts were bland. I spoke to the manager who was very nice and acknowledged the problems . Overall, 3 stars is a GENEROUS rating. The ambience, however, is terrific.I hope they make it back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining here before and it was wonderful. It seems "off season" is also "off season" for this restaurant. Our experience was unfortunate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went for my birthday. Great food and service. Was barely anyone there. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great Service
    Zhuskers
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. Our waiter (Catrina) was amazing. One of the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Close to the best but not quite
    BdubVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Have enjoyed the Ranch several times and this was no different. Even though the place was but half full the service while knowledgeable, was a bit slow. The wine I ordered was out and the waiter came back with a recommendation in hand and of course it was more expensive. Apps and entre were perfect but the soufflé was marginal at best. Tasted more like an undercooked bread pudding. The young man who drove the van should be the ambassador for Keystone as he was a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a surprise!
    KIRCO
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We originally had reservations to another restaurant and learned a few hours before our reserved time that there had been a mix-up on the date and the original restaurant was closed at the time. We were told of this restaurant and are so pleased that there was a mix-up with the first restaurant. The salads were unbelievably delicious. The waiter was spot on with his descriptions of the courses and his recommendations were absolutely incredible. Our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary is coming up in a few months and we have already agreed to spend it in Keystone just so we can come back to this old historic building to enjoy the views and indulge in the five course meal. Thank you to the entire staff and the chefs for a spectacular meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeggysReview
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was wonderful and service exceptional. Our server was there when you needed him and absent when he was not needed. Also very attentive to what each person was drinking. Very nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yuck
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Appetizer and salad were good. Entre was disappointing and undercooked. The side with the entre was nothing but a doped on bunch of kale and rice. Our waiter was smug and forgot his job is to make sure our evening is exceptional. Service was excruciatingly slow and moving to the warmth of the fire place was non-existent. We were seated behind the fireplace, away from other diners, in an unheated area. We would have been more comfortable just sitting at our own table. The soufflé was more of a cake, and did not deflate when it was pierced for sauce. All around disappointing. Second unsatisfying experience. We'll look for a new place in Summit County.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet Nights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    From entering the restaurant at 7:15 pm until we left at 10:00 pm we were treated to a gourmet meal, interesting conversation with John, and a quiet table for a private conversation. From appetizers to dessert, each had a beautiful plate presentation, perfect portions, delightful flavors, and appropriate spacing. Our white wine was kept chilled and refilled with perfect timing. Dessert was served in the living room of the old ranch house where we enjoyed more conversation with our server, John, and a brief conversation with the sous chef --- along with the décor of the recently refurbished ranch house. It was a wonderful evening of celebration for our 47th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mountain Restaurant
    MikeG
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great setting and service, good food. Reasonably price fixed price menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Beautiful view. Delicious food. Excellent service. Special dessert and after dinner drink room with a beautiful mountain valley view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrrific Staff
    Drew
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a terrific night- food presentation was Top Notch and our server was awesome. Thanks again!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Aniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food, service and view are unparalleled in Summit County. We had a lovely 3 hour dinner to celebrate our 35th. The service was excellent, wine suggestions right on and the food was the best I've had in years. Kudos to the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Keystone Ranch Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Experience
    BobsBites
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food - all 5 courses - was wonderful. Every course was clever mix of ingredients, excellent taste and beautiful presentation. Service was perfect. Our window on the view was foggy - and it was a splendid view - but other than that I believe I could go there time and again and never grow tired of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Can't say enough good! It is an experience not to be missed. We enjoy the restaurant every time we go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special dining
    Sister
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Flavors to savor. Fabulous food & atmosphere. Took a little too long between some courses, so it was a long evening. Take plenty of time to enjoy. Lucky us to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining in the Mountains
    VANB1
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    If you are in Summit County, don't miss a chance to dine at this elegant restaurant located in a historical log ranch. It is a feast for eyes and appetite! The menu features Colorado lamb and wild game as well as fresh fish. The service is excellent--ask for John and you will hear some great skiing stories too! Dessert in the fireplace living room tops off the evening. The views are spectacular, food always excellent and ambiance is perfect. There is a dining area off to one side for a group to sit at a long table. Also a nice bar to enjoy cocktails before dinner. Summer or winter, this is a special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night with friends
    Stolie55
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was fabulous and the amdience one should see
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thrilling Food and Decor!!
    LeadvilleBakerBoi
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My family visited me since living in Leadville for 15 years. We are Georgia country folk, and I wanted to show my family a fabulous Colorado dining experience. Our server made us feel like we owned the place. My Niece felt it was her time to try sweetbreads because she thought it was something like French toast--she was tickled silly when I told her what she had eaten and loved to the point of soppin'! After having the frisee and grapefruit salad, my Sister now wants to explore a new world of salads without ranch dressing! My Mother's favorite dessert is German Chocolate cake. The Ranch's version with homemade pecan tuile and dulce de leche ice cream was as thrilling to eat as it was for her to look at! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    When a chef prepares a Tasting Manu of five corses, great wine parings, excellent service , and a view overlooking a snow covered meadow ; it makes for a delightful evening. Expensive but worth it. Having after diner drinks and dessert at the fire is a smooth touch. Allows for a turn of the tables and guests enjoy the ambience and comfort by the fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Keystone Ranch was the perfect place to celebrate My husband's and son's birthdays. Everything Was wonderful! Candace Williams
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, but # 2 to Ski Tip
    FrequentCheshireGuests
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I was very pleased, as usual, with my choices from the fantastic menu. My husband wasn't as pleased this time. It may have been that he just didn't choose the right items for his taste this time. Everything was prepared beautifully & served timely, with detailed info about each course. When compared to the Ski Tip Lodge Restaurant the night before, the Keystone Ranch is a very close 2nd. Both places are a magical step into the our charming western past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a must experience when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Always a must experience when we visit Colorado. Wouldn't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ranch Review
    mary
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had. My husband and I travel around the world, and the view, the surroundings, the food and the service was as nice as anywhere we've been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing dining experience
    Andynyc646VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wow! From private car that takes you to and from the restaurant to "retiring to the living room" for dessert in front of an enormous stone fireplace, this was one of the more memorable dining experiences we had in a while. The service was impeccable and the food and cocktails were outstanding. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and fulfilled our mountain ideals (coming from NYC). I would not pass this place up if you are in the Keystone area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in the Mountains
    ColoradoMikeVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Wonderful evening. Impeccable service. Fabulous dinner preparation and presentation. Relaxed Mountain atmosphere. A must do on any mountain excursion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th anniversary dinner
    misslou
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    What a great place for dinner on a special occasion! We were picked up by a driver and taken to Keystone Ranch. This complimentary service is available to resort guests. We were greated and seated immediately. Our waiter was very well trained and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. We did a wine pairing with the appetizer and entree. The food was excellent quality and presented well. We retired to the living room with fireplace for dessert. Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible dining experience
    karenVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    keystone Ranch was an incredible dining experience. The service was terrific. The food is fit for foodies. This staff do everything possible to ensure you have a wonderful evening. please note if you are taking the shuttle transportation there -there may be a wait. That was the only disappointing part of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ry's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Steak was excellent, fish and lamb were mediocre. Disappointing for the price, was expecting much better
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb gem
    elizrl
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    food is out of this world, especially if you are a connoisseur. wait staff is beyond professional. setting is lovely. they will even pick you up and drop you off. after dinner, dessert and coffee by the real fire is a great opportunity to chat briefly with the other guests who are nice and interesting. dessert is amazing: blueberries and baked pear. lamb is superb, although note, medium rare is close to rare. appetizers are outstanding. just go. worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Beautiful Spot
    Ramguy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Keystone Ranch is a hidden out-of -the-way gem. The food is awesome and the facility….a rebuilt historic log ranch, is absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Colorado. I'd recommend Keystone Ranch to my friends and anyone looking for a great dinning experience. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place on a snowy night!
    DebberVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My food was good but my husbands food was not cooked right and was not warm. The waiter didn't come back to check that it was cooked properly until I had finished my meal! We sat in a room where we were the only table in a corner. I would definitely ask for a different location next time We had dessert in the old ranch house room and it was lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    John
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were there with our teenagers on New Years Eve. The setting was elegant and service impeccable. We looked at the menu on line before making the reservation, but when we arrived, we found out that the evening was limited to a fixed price ($125 per person) and fixed menu. I suppose that is not unusual for New Years Eve, but was not advertised when we made the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I had dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My husband and I had dinner here over the winter holiday. Our hope was to have a special night out after two kids and a deployment sent us on a weekend getaway! Keystone Ranch delivered that! The sweetbreads were OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. And we've never had such amazing blue cheese stuffed olives before tonight! We had an incredibly romantic, relaxing and enjoyable evening that was topped off with great food and personal, gracious service. We will return on our next trip to Keystone for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A satisfying evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The ambience of the restaurant is relaxing and cozy. It is easy to pass several hours enjoying an excellent bottle of wine or cocktail and enjoying a three or 5 course meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgot Desert !
    Keystone1
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The four course menu was very good as usual, and I had to preorder the desert (soufflé ). The deserts are served in a separate fireplace parlor with after dinner drinks/coffee/etc. After waiting 20 minutes I asked about desert ,and found they had forgot both mine and my wife. They made profuse apologies and took an appetizer off the bill, as well as providing substitute deserts which were fine...no soufflé ! It was very busy that night (Christmas ) and this was a real anomaly ,since we have been to the Ranch many times, and have experienced excellent ,if not overboard service every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.