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Suzanne's Cuisine
Suzanne's Cuisine

Suzanne's Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.suzannescuisine.com
  • Phone: (805) 640-1961
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant! We travel here two to three times a year, from Orange County, to eat here and visit Bart's Books!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We'd made the reservation for our 25th wedding anniversary ahead of time so that we could dine in the back by the lovely country garden. Everything was lovely. I have a lot of dietary restrictions, but they were very accomodating. The place filled up as the evening went on, but the noise of others wasn't even noticed. Went here many years ago...we were glad we returned for this special occasion."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We ordered a lot because everything sounded so good, and the surprise was that there was nothing disappointing. Even the espresso was much better than even the specialty coffee shops."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food,excellent service, and extensive and very FAIR wine list. Couldn't have picked a better place for an anniversary dinner. Reservations are a must and be sure to request a table on the patio."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My first time visiting Suzanne's Cuisine, and I will definitely return! The food was delicious (we had the portobello mushroom sandwich and the tuna bruschetta), service was great and the decor/garden area were just lovely! You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is probably the best fine-dining restaurant in Ojai. Well-crafted California cuisine using lots of local produce and an excellent wine list."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "After checking in with our reservations we were wished a happy anniversary. They proceeded to seat us next to a bachelorette party. Not so romantic. They did move us once we complained. The service was mediocre at best and the food was ok. We were disappointed, we have dined there many times before and the food was much better in the past. When it came time for dessert, no mention of our anniversary, no candle, no nothing. The table next to us got a candle for something. All in all we were very disappointed. It was like they didn't even try."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Suzanne's has never disappointed when visiting Ojai. Group of 4 selected choices both on menu and specials and all were fine. Desserts were a fine close to menu. Particularly enjoyed the in house sorbets..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Suzanne’s Cuisine is my favorite spot for Sunday Brunch, even though it is 30+ miles from home. There is a good variety of menu items to please most every pallet. We had a delicious cheesecake for dessert that was light and fluffy. The servers are very professional, polite and accommodating. I always ask for a table on the patio because it is both peaceful and the garden view is beautiful. The abundance of fresh flowers in vases throughout the restaurant adds to the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I come to Suzanne's twice a year when we are in Ojai. It is always a great experience and was once again last weekend. The menu is interesting and varied. Every dish is wonderfully prepared and the service is always friendly and attentive. This is one of my very favorite restaurants. My husband adores the super chocolate ice cream - a chocolate lover's dream."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely Saturday lunch on the patio, overlooking the garden at Suzanne's. Wonderful food and service - a very popular spot - a favorite whenever we spend time in Ojai."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Every few weeks, we drive to Ojai just to dine at Suzanne's. It is lovely, a pleasant covered patio faces a lovely garden. A fireplace, fans and heaters are installed, so weather is never an issue. The service is always good, thank you Kari! The wine list has many great California wines, very affordable options. The Chimichurri Rib Eye is our favorite. We like to share the Blue Caesar, Delicious. The chef makes homemade ice creams-OMG. Afterwards, we leave our car in the parking lot and take a stroll down the main street. It is always a lovely day."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Everything was great. There were so many great options on the menu (and daily specials) that it was hard to choose. I suspect we shouldn't have stressed so much because everything we ordered was excellent. The waiter was super knowledgeable, right down to knowing the answer (chayote) to my question "what's this interesting vegetable under the soft-shelled crab?" before I could even finish the question."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I've only been to Suzanne's Cuisine for one lunch and one dinner, but both were very special. The dinner was for Mother's Day. It was unlike any other Mother's Day restaurant experience I've had. You know how they can be: overcrowded, rushed, and sometimes frantic. Not here. Everything was fresh, nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had the salmon dinner and it was moist and tender and the veggies and forbidden rice tasty. For lunch I enjoyed the best veggie quesadilla ever. Desserts are to die for. The brownie was unbelievable! Service is impeccable and friendly. You cannot have a bad meal here, I promise!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous. If you're in the area, you shouldn't miss it. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent patio seating with great food & service. Real nice find in Ojai. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! GREAT PLACE, GREAT ATMOSPHERE."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    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..."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    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+."
    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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lunch was delightful! Our food was delicious, and there was great variety to choose from. We had great service too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A must visit when in Ojai. Great food and service. Truly charming"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    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