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502 W. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
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Suzanne's Cuisine Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Closed on Tuesday
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
A word from Suzanne's Cuisine
Welcome to Suzanne's Cuisine. We offer our contemporary European cuisine lovingly prepared and served in a home and garden setting. Chef/owner Suzanne Roll has created a varied menu that highlights the years that she lived in France along with her Italian-American heritage. Most ingredients are
sourced locally and hand-selected by Suzanne. Serving wines from our Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winning list in addition to cocktails from our bar. All desserts are homemade.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Diners' Choice Winner
I've been dining at Suzanne's for
over a decade and how they keep up the consistany of the service and food is a mystery to me. The whole menu is great. We had the ruben, fritatta, and duck salad and all were just the same as always. I'd suggest this restaurant for lunch and a nice walk around downtown Ojai for a nice daytrip."
Dined on 3/2/2014
We went here for lunch on a busy
Valentine's weekend. The lunch menu had many sandwiches, all good quality, but perhaps lacks a "wow" factor. The side salad was over-dressed and simple. The server was friendly, but seem haggard by a busy weekend. Her assistants saved the day for her, and I have no complaint there. I might come back for dinner on a less bust occasion."
Dined on 2/16/2014
When we arrived at Suzanne's we
were seated right away and the staff is excellent. Soon a nearby table of 14 was seated and I could sense that the quiet dinner I had planned was not going to be a possibility unless we moved. I spoke with the manager about the situation and he apologized profusely. Since the restaurant was booked solid this was not going to be easy. The manager started to make numerous calls to confirm the reservations that had not arrived yet. After about 15 minutes they were able to move us to a much better table and we had a wonderful evening! Thank you Suzanne's! Our new favorite Ojai restaurant for fine dining!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
Everything was fantastic!
Especially the mushroom soup."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Enjoyed lunch in outdoor dining
area. Service was very good and selection adequate for any appetite. A little pricey."
Dined on 1/17/2014
A little trouble getting the
temperature just right outside but the food was excellent. Service could have been more attentive"
Dined on 2/3/2014
We drive up to Ojai from
Calabasas, over an hour, just for brunch at Suzanne's. It's friendly, the food and service are excellent, and we sit near their garden in the back. It really rejuvenates us and relaxes as well. Really terrific."
Dined on 2/2/2014
We drive from westlake village at
least once month for the best"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Anticipating a delicious top
quality meal, was very disappointed to learn the only near organic choice (not on the menu) was a filet mignon for $2 more than the conventional one. Organic salad or veggies not to be had, nor any other meat or fowl antibiotic and hormone free. This IS California , right? Butternut soup smoky not ripely sweet. Convenient gluten free menu but same as other, just left off sauces and croutons, no additional items or alternative. So eat your pesticides or don't eat here. The kitchen makes no distinction."
Dined on 1/24/2014
The menu is large, varied and
interesting. We tried 2 different lunch dishes, duck salad and cold poached salmon. Both were good looking and good tasting. The bread was wonderful. Cheesecake dessert was much more than we needed, but also very attractive and tasty."
Dined on 1/23/2014
A special restaurant in Ojai that
never fails to satisfy. The lunch menu is creative and appealing, which is the reason my wife and I drove up from Ventura to enjoy both the food and ambience.. We both had the roast beef sandwich on a crispy roll. The ingredients in the sandwich were wonderful and the beef was tender and moist. The accompanying salad was not also fresh and tasty. We both had a glass of local wine that predominate the listing of other offerings. The list is limited but good."
Dined on 1/17/2014
We travelled from London to
California for Christmas and New Year. This was our first visit to Ojai and we found Suzanne's Cuisine! Such a wonderful place, the food, the ambience, the fireplace, the lovely staff and the table setting, everything was perfect! We will definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Thank you for making our visit so special!"
Dined on 12/29/2013
Dining spaces were warm and
inviting with the holiday spirit. From the moment walked through the door, restaurant staff were attentive and helpful. Our food and drink were well prepared and presented. All of the food served at our table was a sensory feast for all. The butternut squash soup and wild salmon were worth a special mention. A trio of homemade ice creams (our choice: coffee, coconut and banana) reminded us why it is good to celebrate the holidays at Suzanne's."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Give the roll wines a try. The 04
Shiraz was great!"
Dined on 12/26/2013
We came here based on friends'
recommendations as well as yelp. We were here a couple of days before Christmas and the decor was enchanting with lots of twinkling lights and a couple of fully-lighted Christmas trees. We were seated in the patio which was fine despite the cold evening since it was protected from the outdoor temperatures using a heavy plastic enclosure so you can still see the lighted gardens, plus there were lots of heat lamps -- might have been even a little too warm. Service was outstanding. Our dishes were beautifully presented and were all delicious. Overall, an enchanting experience."
Dined on 12/22/2013
This has become our favorite
restaurant whenever we take a drive to Ojai. This evening we had their seared, rare Ahi tuna, which was perfectly prepared with a melt-in-your mouth texture. The wine list had a Laetitia Reserve pinot noir that was a perfect match for the Ahi. A warm chocolate tart with a white coffee sauce finished the very satisfying meal. We sat on the back patio, which is normally our favorite area. But on such a cold night, the ceiling radiant heaters were on strong and became too warm and drying for us. So, we finished our dessert and wine at the bar. The staff was very accommodating to facilitate our move."
Dined on 12/22/2013
we came in to Ojai for a nite
getaway, Suzanne"s was a wonderful eating experience.Would come back next time in Ojai. thanks.."
Dined on 12/9/2013
Although, my was fabuloous I had
the salmon and the fig salad with Gorgonzola cheese, my firend had the Lemon grass soup with wontons which he enjoyed, but he did order the pasta with sausage and it was little to be desired!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the three
course tasting menu--the food and wine pairings were spot on! Great innovative dishes, fresh ingredients really made it a special place! Can't wait to be back in Santa Barbara to visit again!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
I'm an East Coaster & love food!
On each visit to Ojai, Suzanne's is a must! I had not visited the area in 3 years and again chose Suzanne's. So glad I did, and my guest was very pleased, as well, The restaurant is a must when visiting the Ojai area! Remember though, plan your dining knowing Suzanne's is closed on Tuesdays!"
Dined on 11/4/2013
We are out of town visitors from
SF Bay Area. We dined here after favorable reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. Food was just fair compared to SF & LA restaurants, and just ok, but would not return."
Dined on 10/31/2013
Always worth it. Thoughtfully
prepared, local fresh produce, wonderful salads (often tastes organic quality: but not advertised as such), French/Italian dishes, nice patio/ambience. not grass fed (beef) and not wild (fish) (at least during our visits)."
Dined on 11/3/2013
For two years in a row I've to
come to Suzanne's for my birthday. I love to sit in the patio with the lit fireplace. The food never disappoints. This year I had a salad off the specials menu with roasted figs, blue cheese, arugula and avocado, followed by the butterfish. The name says it all, silky and flaky with a tasty ponzu sauce, served with jasmine rice and perfectly crisp-tender veggies. As it was my birthday, they brought a single tall skinny candle (no singing) in my chocolate peanut butter torte...oh my god. Note to self: share the dessert next time as it's quite large and rich. My Mom ordered an incredible sour cherry crisp with vanilla ice cream. The service is friendly and prompt. If you haven't been to Suzanne's, go!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
We have been to this restaurant
many times and always enjoy being there."
Dined on 10/3/2013
A wonderful dinning experience!
From the front patio to the back patio such a warm & inviting place. Great food selection with great special choices. Service was prompt. Would highly recommend for any dinning occasion. ."
Dined on 9/26/2013
We love this restaurant, and make
it a point to dine here as often as we can. Their soups and salads to start with are excellent, and the entrees some of the best we have had anywhere. I can especially recommend the scallops in a green curry sauce and the fish, which is always fresh. My wife likes the shrimp with cheese pasta. The desserts are always light and well prepared. We had fresh figs with mascarpone cheese on our recent dinner, and it was very tasty. The service is friendly and professional. This is a restaurant not to be missed if you are in the Ojai area."
Dined on 9/23/2013
When looking for a restaurant to
enjoy during our 4-day stay in Ojai, Suzanne's consistently came up as one of the best. My girlfriend and I love to dine on quality meals. We were not disappointed here! The wait staff was kind, courteous and very helpful with explaining items on the menu. The ambiance was great and we were seated in the patio next to the warm fireplace - perfect for the mid-May evening chill. Our appetizer, salads, main course and dessert were amazing and the perfect portion. Before our dessert came out, we took the time to stroll through the garden just off the patio. We even took time to smell the rose along the way! This was, by far, the most romantic dinner we had while in Ojai. We'll be back soon! Thank you Suzanne's!"
Dined on 4/28/2013
This was our second time here. We
were seated in the very best patio table on a warm August evening. The restaurant was crowded, but we hardly noticed, as we were looking into a beautiful garden. We had the golden trout and the lamb chops -- both with spectacular presentation. The food was superb; the best lamb chops in the U.S. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or traveling through Ojai, who is looking for a special evening. A bit pricey, but worth it....probably not the best choice for families with kids."
Dined on 8/11/2013
Always wonderful. Great food and
service. An Ojai gem."
Dined on 8/10/2013
Visited our daughter working at
camp in Ojai so we decided to take her out for a nice meal. We invited some cousins as well. So our ages ranged from 16-51. We all enjoyed the restaurant very much. Great food; lots of great selections and very fresh. The waiter was very attentive and helpful, though he didn't linger. Had some great cocktails and wine. Beautiful location in the back patio. Stayed for a long time and no one bothered us. Just a really nice night. My only slight complaint was that my cocktail wasn't amazing and was pretty small. But overall well worth the visit."
Dined on 8/6/2013
A friend and I dined here recently
and loved it. My first time there, though my companion had been many times. The staff was friendly and acomodating throughout, from when I called to say we were riunning late to making sure the heater was on in the outdoor patio area as the evening cooled off. The apps and main course were wonderful -- lamb chops and chicken piccata, escargots and gazpacho -- and the desserts delicious and beautifully presented. As it happened I chatted a bit with the owner who was friendly and gracious. Every detail was done well."
Dined on 8/3/2013
The fish was not locally sourced
though claimed to be on the menu. The prices do not reflect the quality of the cuisine. Limited wine list. Service was friendly but inattentive."
Dined on 8/1/2013
Really great place. Patio looks
out on a beautiful herb garden. Food is delicious, service very nice. Will be back for sure. Highly recommended."
Dined on 8/2/2013
Suzanne's is a Alice of heaven in
Ojai! You dine while looking at their gorgeous little garden. In the summer they open the French doors so nothing is there to obstruct your view. It's completely shaded and comfortable. My menu favorite is the nicoise which had a light sesame dressing that is so flavorful! Really fresh and interesting menu! Great for foodies!"
Dined on 7/28/2013
Really like the atmosphere and
service, dining on the patio was comfortable and relaxed. Our server was great, she explained the evening specials that were not on the menu. The salads were excellent, and white wine served with them was a fair choice. Our main course arrived, as did the red wine, which complemented the steak very well, however, the steak was under cooked, ordered as med. rare, but it was rare. White sea bass, was overcooked, and dry. Cornish game hen was just average. Having lunch here many times, I was excited to bring guests from Australia & Camarillo here, but this time they just missed the mark."
Dined on 7/29/2013
Suzanne's Cuisine, it's a nice
romantic place, clean, great friendly service. Good food & Drinks. Very pretty romantic garner."
Dined on 7/27/2013
Food and staff were amazing, we
had a great night at Suzanne's!"
Dined on 7/16/2013
We had an excellent dinner here
while in town on holiday. Def. recommend, and suggest requesting a table on their covered patio with views of their remarkable garden."
Dined on 7/11/2013
This was my 3rd dinner here during
3 visits to Ojai over the past 4 years. While I can't say that anything was awful, it just didn't stand out that anything was great, either. Too bad."
Dined on 7/7/2013
We biked to Suzanna's from near
the coast. We arrived hungry and thirsty. An outstanding Arnold Palmer arrived at my table within moments of sitting down. Our lunch was delicious and the setting lovely. We look forward to doing this again."
Dined on 7/7/2013
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