Suzanne's Cuisine
Suzanne's Cuisine

Suzanne's Cuisine

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Suzanne's Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (42)romantic (40)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (17)good for groups (14)scenic view (9)great for brunch (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Second Time a Charm
    Travelbug
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Happened to stop here in April with my husband and we loved it. Brought two girlfriends this time and they loved it too. Planning to come back. We loved sitting on the patio with the garden in view. Delicious hot sandwich with side of perfectly dressed greens. Tried three desserts: mousse, cheesecake & chocolate peanut butter cake (which was amazing but very rich). Service was excellent. No criticism from me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Ashley57
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    great food, and service. My husband and I are foodies& definately would eat here again. Sit outside for better ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Safe Bet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Suzanne's is my "go to" local gem- always welcoming, consistently clean and well maintained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Bobe
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Suzanne's was the perfect choice for a romantic couple's occasion. Charming ambiance, attentive and knowledgeable service, and a varied and creative menu combined for a memorable experience. The GF mushroom soup was delicious as was the roasted brussels sprouts appetizer. The seafood sampler was great and the prime rib-eye steak was cooked exactly as ordered. We definitely plan to find new reasons to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Suzanne's!!
    Happycustomer35
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Suzanne's lived up to the hype! We had a table near the fireplace and fountain. The atmosphere was lovely and the food outstanding! We had the squash blossoms and eggplant tart to start with the Scottish Salmon with fresh fruit salsa. It was all delicious, fresh, and beautifully presented. Our server was knowledgable and attentive. Highly recommend Suzanne's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Evening
    Cyna922
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Selected Suzanne's after researching restaurants to enjoy for our weekend in Ojai. We had an amazing evening!! We enjoyed the Butternut Squash & Kale salad, the scallops and the sand dabs. All were prepared to perfection! The sauce on the scallops was Oh My Word delicious!! We paired our first course with a Gary Farrell Chardonnay and our second with a Lombardi Pinot we brought with us. Their homemade chocolate ice cream was sublime!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ojai Garden Dining
    inquisitive1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I have visited Ojai twice this year for short getaways. The first time, I had a list of restaurants to try, eating at Suzanne's the first day. I had such an enjoyable experience that I canceled the others and only ate at Suzanne's. This trip, I only reserved at Suzannes (ahead on OpenTable) for both days I would be in Ojai. Their smoked chicken salad is wonderful -- slices of house smoked chicken breast over an assortment of greens, along with sun-dried tomatoes, feta and pine nuts. Delicious. But, don't miss the duo of chocolate mousses for dessert! For under $4 you get a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of white chocolate mousse, with raspberry sauce artfully surrounding the duo. The servers are very friendly and helpful; great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fabulous dinner
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Our group (4) all thought that the evening was complete - great food, service and ambience. Definitely eat here if you have the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    CVCalifornia
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Really a lovely place all around; food excellent. Corkage high, in my opinion, $20. It was our anniversary and had a special bottle.... Oh well. Also though "happy anniversary" written in chocolate on our dessert plate it would have been classy to comp our dessert. Again, oh well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful spot
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner celebration for a friend's 65th. I requested a garden table and was give a beautiful table near the garden and the fireplace--the perfect spot for two. The waitress was very helpful in answering questions as the menu was extensive and with so many good choices. She was also able to describe wines for us. Everything we chose was delicious. We shared a number of dishes to taste the most and they accomodated that very well. I wish we had a restaurant this lovely near my home in Pasadena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of Ojai
    WineCopVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This has become our favorite dining spot whenever we take a drive that ends up in Ojai. The back patio provides a relaxing outdoor view of the garden and fountain while one still dines under a roof. This time, we were in the mood for pasta, but still wanted a red wine. So, we chose the meatballs with fusilli and marinara sauce with a Caesar salad to start. The meatballs were large and dense with a very flavorful sauce and presented nicely on a bed of fusilli pasta. The only negative was that the fusilli was slightly overcooked and not al dente. But the 2006 Il Poggione Brunello di Montelcino made up for that minor deficiency!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • every course was poorly executed
    FoodcriticVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Even the cocktails were bad. Everything was over salted. A simple pasta dish lacked sauce and consequently lacked flavor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Ojai Gem
    kibbee
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were staying in the Ventura - Santa Barbara area and I remembered reading about the Ojai resort and spa with a world class championship golf course. I did some research on lunch spots in the area and decided on Suzannes because of many positive reviews from various sites. The experience was exceptional. Great setting, excellent food, outstanding wine list and superb service. A must go.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the money
    cucina
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've spent less money for much better service and better food. The presentation on the plate was boring. Just thrown on without care of how it looked. I can get a delicious steak for $15 where servers know what they are doing. It was $36.00 and the potatoes and other filler veggies didn't even look appealing enough to try. We were there to celebrate my birthday. I wanted the dinner with my daughter to be memorable. That is the only part of the weekend celebration that was a disappointment. I would definitely come back to Ojai but never back to Suzanne's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Lisalisa
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been here in the past and I have yo say it is an outstanding restaurant. Can't go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic restaurant
    Meandhubby
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I went to Suzanne's for lunch and sat on the outdoor patio. It was very romantic with a beautiful water fountain, butterfly's and flowers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There were so many selections on the menu that I wanted to try; they all sounded tasty. We chose the eggplant tart to start and it was excellent- a very light crust that did not take away from the delicious filling. Portions are very generous tho- maybe too generous. My husband had the pork medallions; the 3 medallions would have fed 2 people. We were traveling so unfortunately could not take a "doggie bag"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Blacker
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While visiting Ojai we went here on a recommendation from local friends. This place is everything they said it was and more. The food, the service, the setting (charming outdoor covered patio with garden view)...all 5-star. I had a Bison filet that was one of the best dishes I've ever had anywhere. Reservations are definitely recommended on weekend nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • you need to ask
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was great, with one exception. They sat us at the worst table in the house. By the front door with all the foot traffic of the entire place. They did move us to another table when I asked to be moved. Some tables in all restaurants just should not be there. This is an expensive place which I don't mind, but if we had to stay at that table, it would be the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ojai gem
    qantelle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch for a girls reunion on a Saturday. the restaurant has lovely corner booth units that offer privacy and space as well as tables in the middle of the table. It happened to be a heat wave around 100 degrees and the restaurant held a table for us inside as a courtesy which was very thoughtful and we readily accepted due to the heat that day. Food was fresh and delicious, service impeccable. I would highly recommend this lovely spot just outside of downtown Ojai.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • South of France in Ojai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Romantic ambiance, reminiscent of the South of France, or perhaps Monet's gardens (ask for back patio seating), and very competent, fresh and flavorful fare!
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  • Good but also underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    As our first visit to Ojai we were looking forward to dinner at the recommended Suzanne's. While the food was certainly good, it was not outstanding as we had expected given the feedback from previous diners. We ate just after the labor day weekend and it seemed as though all the staff energy had been used up over a busy weekend with little left for diners the following week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Suzannes
    Vincent
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had the filet mignon all 3 of us. Very good on all 3 counts, meat was flavorful and tender. Beet salad was also very tasty. Potatoes were lacking however and the steamed veggies were rather bland. Dessert menu was very good, had the cheese cake. Extensive wine list but did not order. Service was very attentive. I'll go back next time in Ojai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a wonderful brunch/lunch. The heirloom tomato salad was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nanacar
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful lunch in a pretty setting! It was perfect for catching up with old friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suzanne's
    Judym
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary with a yummy martini, delicious zucchini flower stuffed appetizer, delicious dinner, and sumptuous ice cream dessert. Beautiful garden view on the rear patio dining area. A definite must-do-again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Lababsy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Suzanne's came highly recommended by others who had been to Ojai - it was my friends and my first time there -and it completely lived up to its reputation! Excellent food, beautifully presented by charming servers. Lovely setting that we thoroughly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and romantic place
    James
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Charming ambience and super service. They are very attentive to the customers. Food is excellent, prices are a little on the high side. Charming setting with fountain and back garden . Front porch seating looks interesting if not too hot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    food sooo delicious.....5star outdoor patio place to be romance romance romance Dessert a must Have
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous
    ZACKVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Drove to Ojai from the San Fernando Valley for an event at a local school. Wanted to have dinner nearby & remembered Suzanne's from a previous trip. Six of us had dinner and there were only rave reviews. From the salads, Branzino, Salmon, etc. to the great desserts, dinner was just wonderful. Everyone thanked me for suggesting Suzanne's & I said to my wife as we drove back to LA, "Why don't we come up here for dinner more often. It's certainly worth the hour plus drive to have perfectly prepared everything." Thanks to all the staff at Suzanne's for a memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 280 reviews are from the Suzanne's Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Class Act
    OpenTableReviews
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I were in Ojai for one night.... Read good things about Suzanne's on the web. All true. Great food and a really nice table near the garden on the back patio. Very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely setting
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Lovely setting like a backyard patio and great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very attentive
    EricR
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I have a number of dietary restrictions. Our waitress Heidi was very attentive to my restrictions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    boyonfilmVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Well-deserved of its status as the best fine dining in Ojai. But it's no big-box establishment--still retains its local, mom and pop type vibe while being among the best meals I've had in SoCal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Suzanne's Cuizine!
    Eateries2remember
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    SantaBarbaraFan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The gem of Ojai
    Foodnwinelvr
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Eatery!
    Lyls
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.