Lovely New Gem in the Ranch
The remodel and expansion is beautiful. And Todd Allison is hitting his stride with the amazing menu. Sparkling Santa Fe was a delightful cocktail. Get it. Service was as personable as we have come to expect from the Inn over the years. As residents we look forward to a new era of perfection at the Inn. Way to go guys!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a true 10. Everything was spectacular. I will return here many times.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sea bass was outstanding--some
The sea bass was outstanding--some of the best that I've eaten. The service was impeccable and such an improvement over the former restaurant.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food...Sea Bass a must
Excellent restaurant with a great menu selection and amazing food.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a restaurant at The Inn
Despite recent reviews, on this night the service was good. i like the menu and hope they are able to execute as this restaurant has great potential.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, just opened, so shaky
Elizabeth made an excellent wine recommendation. Sea bass is quite good, very sweet. The polenta was blah and a bit lumpt
y. Mushroom risotto was excellent. House salad from the nearby garden was tasty. Steak tar-tare appetizer was excellent! Dessert pot du creme was good -more caramel than I prefer, tho, and it was really creamy, not pudding-like. Chocolate dipped biscotti was excellent. Service: almost too attentive! They were anxious to clear plates when we weren't finished and the utensils were not in "done" position. Barely got the last bite of rushed appetizer and salad in before they dropped the bass. Runner placed plates from both right and left side, but I could forgive that part. Just could have felt a little more leisurely.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a little gem! Everything about the meal was excellent, the service, the outdoor dining and the food! We will definitely be back! The octopus and heirloom tomato salad with watermelon were so yummy!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading the outstanding reviews of this restaurant, I scheduled my wife's birthday dinner there as a surprise. Its really a gem of a setting with an outstanding chef. We had a magical evening and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The service was excellent without being obtrusive, the guitarist was terrific - quiet enough for table conversation but nuanced so you'd want to listen, and the food delicious. We'll be back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely Not One to Miss
This is definitely a "must do restaurant". The ambience is comfortable and the service is impeccable. And for a gourmet restaurant the portions are sizable. In fact taking a stroll around the grounds of the Inn after dinner is recommended. Great for a special occasion or an appetizer and cocktail in the bar.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
We enjoy the good food frequently.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice outdoor patio. Cute cozy hotel restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe. Curvy drive through interesting neighborhood. Great food and menu.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great patio
Great service, great patio view, good food and drinks. Pricey, but worth it! The view from all the patio tables is spectacular.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet scenic outdoor dining
Quiet scenic outdoor dining second to none in a an exclusive high end community
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing!
The Lobster Carbonara was one of the best dishes I've had in a long while.. lots of Lobster and pancetta with housemade pasta with a very "light" carbonara sauce.. Don't know how they did that! Also had the Gnudi for appetizer and they were delicious.. plenty to share for the table.. melt in your mouth pillows... Skip the strawberry shortcake...
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem In RSF
We love this restaurant. The steaks are amazing, and they have a nice variety of ever changing fish and seafood dishes. For dessert the strawberry shortcake a definite standout. The flatbreads and salads are very good as well. The wine list is very lacking for a restaurant of this caliber. If you are hoping for a diverse and interesting wine list you won't find it here.
The servers are fun, engaging and well informed about the menu, however, the support staff is weak and you will often find yourself with nothing to drink for long periods of time in your water, soft drink or iced tea glasses. If they could improve their wine list and train the support staff to not forget about checking on drink refills, it would be a five star experience.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't read this review
I feel as though La Morada is a well-kept secret that I'd rather keep to myself; but I also think that the restaurant deserves well-earned recognition, as it has some stiff competition in its midst. Our entire dining experience, from start to finish, was outstanding. The menu was well conceived, every choice was creatively prepared and delicious. The server and staff were professional and attentive. The ambiance was lovely -- the crystal chandeliers are beautiful, and the down-filled pillows are a nice touch. Even the place setting was gorgeous, with much attention paid to every detail - glassware, napkins, silverware, plates - situated atop a beautiful dark wood table. Congratulations to the chef for creating a superior dining experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We wanted to see the remodel. Moving the restaurant and bar to the front of the Inn with lots of windows was a great choice. However the crystal chandeliers totally defeated the Old World flooring, distressed hanging barn doors, plank floors of this historic hacienda look. The menu was diverse and the preparation and presentation were very good.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy Inn with Delightful Taste!
The menu at Morada has changed with the seasons and the new flavors are just wonderful. I had a shrimp appetizer recommended by Elizabeth, our server, that was full of rich flavors and a chopped veggie base. Tomato basil soup with a little wedge of grilled cheese sandwich hit the spot. Shaved carrot and apple salad was tasty and healthy! Great hearty fall tastes with reasonable portions!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding, they would rival any top restaurant in NYC. I asked for a wine that wasn't on the list and the waiter said, "let me see what I can do" and magically he appeared with my request. We are so excited to have this new restaurant in our neighborhood.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM