Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ojairesort.com/
  • Phone: 8056402100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room that seats up to 40 people with a fireplace, private terrace a beautiful view.
  • Private Party Contact: Nikki Bart 8056402104
  • Entertainment: Saturday Nights: 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Live Jazz.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Country Club Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free and valet is optional for a fee.
A word from Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Our style of food is inspired by the abundant natural diversity and rich ingredients of our valley and local California region. We are fortunate to have our own two acre chef's garden. In addition to the bounty that surrounds us, we are also within miles of the finest wineries in Central California. Our Mediterranean climate allows for a year round growing season.
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Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.3
    Service5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Maravilla is Marvelous!
    808lacanada
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and service were the best!!! Will definitely eat there when we go to Ojai again. Wonderful wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Maravilla - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa reviews archive.
  • We actually ate at Oak Grill!
    MeMeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We ate at the Oak Grill, and sat outside on the patio. It was great... very beautiful views, great food, and a nice alternative to Maravilla if you can't get a table there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Wonderful
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Second time I have eaten there and it's excellent. Great wine parings, the tomato salad is to die for, and please do not miss the local specials. The Chef know what he is doing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden patio
    ArthurVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I've been to Ojai valley in five times and just found out about the patio at marvilla, bueatiful views and pink sky at sunset.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and Royal
    Mabel
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The service is outstanding. I felt like royalty. The food was good, not out-of-this-world amazing, but good. You can't beat the elegance and beauty here. The prices are very high, so make this a splurge on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view!
    TracryVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Dined here for our 25th anniversary. We were greeted at the table by rose petals and a lovely note from the Restaurant manager welcoming us. We sat on the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course and rolling hills, the view was beautiful, complete with deer on the green. The food was good and they served a special anniversary dessert with complimentary champagne. This would have been a 5-star evening if our server had been "with-it". She indicated she had just returned from a week vacation, could not remember/explain the specials and regular menu items, and lacked any desire to provide service. The bus boy had suggested that my husband could order draft beer from the bar below and they would run and get it. The server said no.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumply Winderful
    JanouxVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    A completely pleasant dining experience in a truly lively setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service extraordinaire!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Great restaurant - small menu but excellent choices - extraordinary service - I highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant does not match
    fatboy
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Restaurant does not match the other amenities in the resort
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our dinner at Maravilla
    phylkayVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner at Maravilla and also our stay at the Ojai Valley Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special martinis at the bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Special martinis at the bar were a fabulous treat and the food was excellent. The grounds were spectacular. Our waiter started out very attentively and grew less so as the meal progressed. He told us he would bring a special dessert for the birthday honoree but it never arrived and we didn't ask.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two and a half hours of fine dining
    Happy2commentVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Wonderful dinner celebrating our 20th anniversary. The staff helped make it very special which added to the terrific food (best lamb I've had in ages) and ambiance . Small and fairly intimate but not stuffy at al (it's in a resort after all). Only miss was the dessert menu. They are re-doing it so did t have anything and the bread pudding was fairly dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificent Maravilla!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Mommy/Daughters weekend at the Inn. Some of drinking age, some not. Our waitperson was overly accommodating. When we couldn't decide on which cocktail we wanted for their "inventive, fun"list, she surprised us and brought both! She did the same with appetizers! Her goal was to make this a great experience for us! Everyone goes above and beyond treating you like royalty. Whatever your needs, they take care of it! Whats not to love about being spoiled?! This is the place to get it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ojai Valley Inn - Great Place
    rag2105VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The food here was very good.... it's been a while so I don't remember exact details about this fish that I had, but it was locally caught. All of their other ingredients were locally sourced as well. It was an extremely pleasant meal.... a great way to spend our evening at the Ojai Valley Inn. I do remember a pretty long wait between finishing dessert and getting the check and they were out of some things, which was a little annoying. But, overall, a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent choice for almost
    mike
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    An excellent choice for almost any occasion, and supurb for any special occasion. My wife thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would suggest Maravilla to anyone who enjoys fine dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    My fiance and I ventured here after a photo session/proposal that we had had earlier in the day. I had never been here before and I am glad I finally found this diamond in the rough. From the time we were greeted all the way to when we left, it was a one of a kind AMAZING experience. Maravilla truly helped make a great day AWESOME. We will always remember dining there and be sure to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Possibly the best meal of my life!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    The only way I can describe this meal is flawless. The service was unlike any I had ever experienced before. They deserve their four-diamond designation! The food was impeccable, delicious and beautifully presented!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely evening
    Grateful04
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I had a Pink Moment cocktail that was yummy and the Berry Martini was also tasty. The Heirloom Tomato salad was delicious, we ordered it twice during our stay at the resort. The trout was flavorful and satisfying but not really remarkable. Overall we had a nice evening but I would say that foodies might be disappointed. While the man who seated us was quiet and dry our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. We would return if we stayed at the resort but probably would explore other restaurants in the area as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My cousins from the East coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    My cousins from the East coast were visiting us and we wanted to take them to somewhere special. Maravilla at Ojai Valley Inn was just the place! We had a drink outside under the stars, sitting around a lovely firepit. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. I ordered a filet and it was overcooked, but the waiter saw it immediately and wisked my plate away. While I was waiting for another plate, he appeared with a cup of soup "on the house" and by the time I had finished my soup, my meal arrived. The filet was perfectly prepared. The atmosphere was lovely and I would strongly recommend it for special occasions or a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT ROMANTIC TIME!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Enjoyed it a lot. VERY special occasion. LOVED the trout and dessert! Nice to go on a week night when it is more private and quiet! GREAT service! GREAT night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved our night out at Maravilla.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    loved our night out at Maravilla. the hostess was a little off putting, but once we were seated the staff was amazing. Katyie, Anthony and Joel were so sweet, very personable, professional, and fun. Anthony started us off with a wonderful champagne toast for our anniversary celebration, the cocktails were excellent and the food was prepared perfectly - we loved the balanced and clean flavors. truly enjoyed our evening and we will definitely be back! great experience. thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delicious. We
    heatherT
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    The food was delicious. We enjoyed the ambiance. Service was excellent until we asked for our check and it took almost 30 minutes to get the check and another 20 minutes after we gave the credit card. Not sure what happened there. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered a steak and shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We ordered a steak and shrimp dish. Both came out the first time luke warm. We sent them back, and we're offered a complimentary appetizer and two glasses of wine that were not ordered were brought to the table. On the second try, the steak came out hot yet overdone and the shrimp were still luke warm. The shrimp dish was taken off the bill, the additional glasses of wine were not. The restaurant was barely half full. A very poor dining experience for a lovely resort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You won't be disappointed,
    jack
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    You won't be disappointed, try to eat around sunset and ask for the patio if the weather is nice. The food was great, service was to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant for a special
    dab5519
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Great restaurant for a special occasion. The atmosphere is nice and the wait staff is accomodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wish we would have sit outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    wish we would have sit outside but at a resort this big, that was a big ask. Food was good. Wait staff is excellent but then again, so is everyone at the entire hotel. Not cheap but when you are staying at a resort that runs $600 a night, don't expect to dine on a dime. We would go back but only if we were staying at the resort.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu tries to be creative,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    The menu tries to be creative, but lacks any signature items, and would be better off perfectly executing basics. The food we ordered was good, it was not perfectly cooked or executed. While the service is helpful but does not have enough employees to make the experience anything more than an expensive casual restaurant. Surprisingly, for being a high end restaurant close to a wine country, the wine list is neither creative nor extensive, however it is expensive. After reviewing the wine list I was surprised not to find any hidden gems or exciting bottles from the Santa Barbara County,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How can I describe how wonderful
    boodle1977
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    How can I describe how wonderful our experience was? The service is impeccable and sincere. The food was absolutely flawless and full of so much flavor, it left this foodie without words. It was romantic and the view out into the mountains was breathtaking. I can't imagine a better time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you like great food with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    If you like great food with a great view, you'll love Maravilla.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Misses the mark.
    PSWeekenderVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    First courses were lovely. Never miss the heirloom tomatoes grown on property. The main courses were not up to the same standard. The black cod while perfectly cooked, needed some seasoning. The NY steak was over cooked and lacked any seasoning. Desserts are exquisite, not so much the coffee (decaf was burned and appeared to have spent too much time in pot). The service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the sunset!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Expensive? Yes! Service? Outstanding! We loved the waiter although I cannot recall his name. He went so far as to escort the interested patrons outside to see the pink sky at sunset. Ask for the young waiter who grew up in Santa Cruz who loves to surf! My husband ordered the steak which could easily have feed my family for days! Perfectly cooked. My prawns although it looked like a meal presented on top chef, fell short for me. I guess I am not a fan of chorizo that was paired with the prawns. I will definitely return and share the steak next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another high priced restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Another high priced restaurant that served a steak dinner on a cold plate with the steak cold. Sent it back and waited over 30 minutes for a new one. Finally gave up and refused to wait any longer. The waitress burst into tears and it was a very embarrassing situation for all involved. Would never eat here again and not recommend this restaurant to anyone. This restaurant didn't pay attention to the details of serving their food appropriately yet they still charge a hefty price for their food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just okay....not great
    TinabelVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    This is the "nice" restaurant at Ojai Resort and Spa. For the price and the setting, the food was just okay. Nothing special about the menu or the preparation. Service was really good, but not outstanding. We were all rather disappointed overall.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I highly recommend dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    I highly recommend dining on the outdoor patio, which faces the beautiful mountains of Ojai. The food is good, but not particularly special or inventive. You can find very similar food on any upscale menu. However, the views are breathtaking, the service is top-notch, and the ambiance is romantic and luxurious, making it a great place to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    From the valet to the staff at Miravilla...the service was just outstanding...Emily and Emilio took great care of us during dinner service. Our compliments to the chef!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cannot beat the outdoor patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Cannot beat the outdoor patio setting, great food and service. A winner! Very attentive to gluten free diet needs; even have gluten free bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Everything about it was excellent. You couldn't ask for a more friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Among the best
    CACoastlady
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    A totally enjoyable time after a long afternoon. Would highly recommend this restaurant and staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    The service was outstanding. The food was great and interesting. We had a great table with a magnificent view. This is a great special occasion place. A bit of a walk to get to it from the front entrance of the hotel. Not a lot of signage to direct you to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waitress, Jayme was fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Our waitress, Jayme was fantastic!! We were so pleased with the food, service, and romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet