Suzanne's Cuisine
Suzanne's Cuisine

Suzanne's Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.suzannescuisine.com/
  • Phone: 8056401961
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Suzanne Roll
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bristol
  • Parking: Private Lot
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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Suzanne's Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (46)special occasion (42)great for outdoor dining (41)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (15)scenic view (12)great for brunch (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A very enjoyable experience
    OldBob
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have come here three or four times for a special occasion. The food has always been excellent (we both had the pan grilled salmon over homemade sauerkraut) and the service superb. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and have no difficulty with reasonable special requests. Water glasses were filled without asking, and without the feeling that someone was hovering. The peanut butter chocolate torte is a great way to cap off the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Excellent patio seating with great food & service. Real nice find in Ojai. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great quality and atmosphere
    Rebecca
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was my first time here and had a beautiful table by the garden. The food quality was wonderful and creative with knowlegable service. However, it was a busy night and it took a while to have plates removed long after 1st course was completed and it took a very long time for the main meal to arrive. We had an 8:00 reservation and that was a little irritating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Romantic Place
    girgisVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We came here for an anniversary and had a very nice time. The decor and food are great and the staff was very helpful. Even with drinks and dinner we spent less then a basic meal at the resort down the road.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, misleading patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We just went this weekend with a group of us who are turning 40. The food was excellent and the service was great. Our only disappointment was the outside patio. The website made it look like we would be more outside in the garden, instead of was covered and kind of dark, not what we were expecting. But, the food was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanidng dinner in Ojai
    Vela
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had dinner at Suzanne's Cuisine on a Friday evening in May and it was fantastic. Service was very atentive and thoughtful. We're on a bit of a weight loss program and, accordingly, our server brought us olives in lieu of bread and sautgeed spinach in lieu of mashed potatoes. Asparagus soup was really tasty as was the special salad with Pixie tangerines. My wife had a salmon entree and I had braised lamb shank both of which were outstanding. We'll definitely make it to Suzanne's on our next visit to Ojai
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! GREAT PLACE, GREAT ATMOSPHERE.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in Ojai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Suzanne's is a must when we are in Ojai. We enjoy the patio that looks out to the garden. The food is always delicious and the wait-staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Try the Pixie Tangerine Cosmopolitan!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best in ojai
    SlueVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We hadn't been to Ojai in 5 years but looked forward to Suzanne's again. The meal was even better than we remembered. Best calves liver and butterfish ever. Perfect service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Varied menu in an idyllic setting
    JackNH54VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had an excellent experience here. The menu had so many interesting items it was hard to make a choice. I had the lamb which was superb and my companion had the branzino which was also done very nicely. The garden setting was also very nice. We highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints, Never Ever
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Our favorite dining in Ojai. We drive up regularly, 50 miles, for a very delicious and very relaxing meal. The owner and staff are gracious, friendly and provide service. The outdoor patio is delightful, casual yet romantic ambiance. A covered patio complete with heaters, fireplace and ceiling fans, whatever the temperature it is always comfortable. The chef is consistent with inventive and delicious fare. Our personal favorite is the Chimmichuri Rib Eye,comes with perfectly roasted potatoes and a cactus side that is unique, flavorful. Great crusty bread to "mop". The blue cheese Caesar is TASTY and large enough for two to "share". They make a special ice cream dessert here that is also large enough to share and SOOOOO worth the calories.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The "It" place in town
    CocoaMojoVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Dined here hoping for a quiet lunch. The menu looked very intriguing, and it's a lovely craftsman bungalow that seemed relaxing. I enjoyed the well-prepared poached salmon was with a wonderful lemon cream sauce and asparagus, tomatoes and cucumber with dill sauce. I loved the duck pate appetizer - quiet sublime and extremely smooth, like a fois gras. Heavenly. I guess it's the hot place in town for groups to gather, as a foursome of ladies three tables away seemed to have an extremely lively conversation - so much so that I just had to move. The place was also packed with a genteel lady's birthday party and couples. Lunch was lovely, just more exuberant than I expected.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Really enjoyed it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Really enjoyed the food...one of the best racks of lamb I have ever had...desserts well worth the wait...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really exceeded expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Beautiful spot on the patio. Large diverse menu with many specials. Very well executed seafood dishes with the bouillabaisse being one of the best I have had. This was really very nice. Wine list is limited (they really ought to go deep into S. Rhone, the Midi, and Campania/Sardinia given the menu) and not a lot of high-end stuff but $20 corkage is pretty cheap. Definately will be back on our next trip down to OVI.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always
    DishingOjai
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Funny story: I did a search of my emails to find the Open Table confirmation and saw that it was for 2013, so I called in a panic and, of course, they had the reservation. Turns out it was an email from last year. You see, we go every year for our anniversary. In fact, we tell relatives not to send Christmas gifts - just send gift certificates to Suzanne's so we can splurge on our anniversary. We had a wonderful meal and terrific service (server, water, food runner - all personable and very caring). The rib eye is always delicious and this time it was cooked to the perfect temperature and oh so tender, but a tad over-salted. Wine, pate, ahi and peanut butter torte (complete with painted plate) were all A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    LakeTahoeGal
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had a great meal Saturday night. The staff did not rush us and the food was well presented and cooked well. The Pixie salad was a treat as well as the chimichurrie rib eye. The steak had great flavor. Would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We have eaten at Suzanne's many times, and always enjoyed the experience. This time was different, unfortunately. The meatball sandwich was dry and lacking in flavor. The chicken in the chicken sandwich was very, very thin, and the salad was also lacking in flavor. We will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Garden to Table
    FabianVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The farm to table fresh cuisine is fantastic. Our table was at the end of the patio, next to the fireplace as near to the flower garden as you could get a magical evening celebrating my wife's birthday. We had never been to Ojai, but hear about Suzannes's through a friend. The ambiaence is excellent, matching the cuisine. The bleu cheese Ceasar was one of the best my wife has ever had and we just had a tableside Ceasar at Boa's in LA last week!). The Branzino was superb! I had the miso Butterfish topped with caviar that melted in your mouth! Yummy----then to celebrate her Birthday my wife was presnted witha lovely plate of sliced strawberries with a dollup of whied white chocolate mousse---the Garden then became Eden! Service-excellent too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was delightful! Our
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Lunch was delightful! Our food was delicious, and there was great variety to choose from. We had great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit when in Ojai.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    A must visit when in Ojai. Great food and service. Truly charming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant in Ojai
    rgzspickVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    If you find yourself near or in Ojai, this is an excellent place for lunch or dinner. Their salads and soups are great, and I particularly like the scallops in a coconut curry sauce for dinner. They make their own delicious sorbets and ice creams, and have a nice variety of other desserts. We usually have excellent service, and would sit in patio if the weather is nice for a garden view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently awesome food
    EricC
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Suzanne's is a real gem, a charming restaurant with a lovely dining room and very pleasant rear patio, offering absolutely delicious meals at lunch and dinner. The food is absolutely delicious, every time we visit this restaurant. Even the warm bread they bring with the meal is irresistible. They offer a nice variety of dishes. The lunch menu sports mostly salads and sandwiches, all of them special in some way. For example, the home smoked chicken salad with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese (secret: order half smoked chicken, half smoked portabella mushroom) is one of my favorites. The dinner menu offers more entrees. Preparation is classic French cuisine with a California twist (fresh local ingredients). Don't miss the homemade desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistancy
    Flumpp
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzanne's For Lunch
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner for my wife!
    WestsideRAM
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Yummy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Everything was fantastic! Especially the mushroom soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Foodieinverness
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    A little trouble getting the temperature just right outside but the food was excellent. Service could have been more attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent getaway
    boothstar
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We drive from westlake village
    FoxieVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We drive from westlake village at least once month for the best
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • "fresh local" = no organic choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a great
    SantaBarbaraFan
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant outdoor in secret garden
    KARLGR
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Enjoyed lunch in outdoor dining area. Service was very good and selection adequate for any appetite. A little pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always satisfying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Ojai & what a find!
    Izzy
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give the roll wines a try.
    andrewa
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Give the roll wines a try. The 04 Shiraz was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tecate2Ojai Post-Christmas Feast
    Tecate2Ojai
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in all ways
    CulverMomVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of Ojai
    WineCopVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we came in to Ojai for a nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    we came in to Ojai for a nite getaway, Suzanne"s was a wonderful eating experience.Would come back next time in Ojai. thanks..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although, my was fabuloous
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.