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The Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch Restaurant

The Ranch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theranch.com
  • Email: guestservices@theranch.com
  • Phone: (714) 817-4200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Rossi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: THE RANCH Private Dining & Events Center is NOW OPEN!

    Comprising of 7,679 square feet, our Private Dining & Events Center, located on the sixth floor above THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon, has four different rooms to suit your event needs.

    THE GREAT ROOM 3,522 sq. ft / 264 person capacity
    THE LOUNGE 412 sq. ft. Complimentary with The Great Room
    THE DINING ROOM 1,885 sq. ft / 60 person capacity
    THE STUDY 645 sq. feet / 40 person capacity

    PRIVATE DINING IN THE RANCH RESTAURANT

    THE CAROLINA ROOM 346 sq. feet/ 14 person capacity
    THE PORCH & THE PORCH PATIO / 1,387 sq. ft. 70 person capacity

    Events and private dining at THE RANCH are handled with meticulous attention to detail. Our experienced event planners are here to assist you to make your event seamless while you leave the details to us.

  • Private Party Contact: Gina Mauri (714) 687-6320
  • Entertainment: THE RANCH Saloon entertainment located next door to THE RANCH Restaurant, features the best in live country music on a 40' concert stage with a state of the art Meyer sound system and a custom made 47' x 26' sunken dance floor in a small club venue with an intimate atmosphere. Check out our saloon calendar for prime country music entertainers to be in concert on select dates with the best in local country music bands on select nights of the week. Our DJ provides the best in classic and current country music for dancing nightly. Our nightly dance lessons give our guests the chance to learn the classic two-step and of course line dancing from top country dance instructors!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State College
  • Public Transit: OCTA Route 46, Route 47
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking available.
A word from The Ranch Restaurant


Welcome to THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon! Experience 20,000 square feet of dining, dancing & entertainment! We're cooking from scratch with the finest ingredients possible to capture the rustic style of wine country and the freshest flavors of the farm. Our wine list features a value oriented diverse selection of world class international wines served in a friendly and non-intimidating style. After dinner, join us next door in the saloon for a night of country dancing. Be sure to check out our saloon calendar you never know who might be playing at THE RANCH!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were pleasantly surprised with The Ranch. The difficult reservation now is understandable. However, eating in the restaurant does not guarantee a seat in the saloon next door. We were very disappointed in not being able to get a seat and needed to stand."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a birthday . One of the specials was duck and I went with our servers recommendation and it was delicious . My husband had prime rib and it was perfect . Wine selection was great waiters suggestion again right on. Will definitely go again !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great price, and great ambience. I will definitely be back there to dine. This resturant is now my new favorite resturant. I recormend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My petite filet was wonderful. Great tasty sear on the outside. Meat didn't melt like butter in my mouth, but that does not make it a bad steak. Twice baked potato was huge & delish! My husband had the Prime Rib & he said it was to die for. I see why they recommend it & why they run out on occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wanted a nice dinner with my wife prior to the Joel Osteen event. We had a 5pm reservation, they had a warm welcome to us. Quickly was taken to our table. And the service was 2nd to none. They asked about our evening planned and they made sure we were out on time, to be on our way to the event. What a great spot! We will be visiting The Ranch on future events!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband knows My favorite restaurant was the now defunct MR STOX. For our 49th anniversary on April 10 he surprised me with dinner at THE RANCH. It is now my new favorite. And they comped our dessert! Thanks for a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great Restaurant. Nice atmosphere, great service, excellent food. Best dining experience I've had in quite a while. Well paced meal. They don't rush you. Best Steak and the pecan pie was incredible!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Ranch has fantastic food! The atmosphere is intimate and quiet. Our Waiter was very knowledgable and the food came out so quick. I would Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food that Does not want to eat at a chain restaurant. The Milky Way dessert is also worth it alone!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was my second visit to the Ranch. My husband and I started off with drinks in the bar. The Strawberry Vine is amazingly tasty. We started with the popovers. They were ok. Not something we'd order again. I ordered the heirloom beet salad and my husband the spinach salad with strawberries. Both were delicious and something we'd order again. My husband choose the short ribs and I chose the prime rib for our entrees, Again, both were delicious and something we'd order again. For dessert we gave the Milky Way with a Twist a try. Just ok. Wouldn't order it again. Overall it was another wonderful dinner with great service at the bar and at the table. We'll be back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great night for fireworks. Amazing birthday dinner"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very clean environment, nice ambience, the waiters and servers were very professional and informational, We loved the food; very fresh and not too salty except the cream of spinich and potato au gratin. I had their prime rib. It was delicious but I wish it was less quantity and more variety of sides. If you want to try more variety, go for the chef's special course. You get to try different dishes. Over all we enjoyed the experience there and would definitely want to bring other friends and family next time."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is my second comment and response to the Ranch restaurant. My dining experience was fair at best. The server Deryck provided poor service. Food was cold and the steaks took 35 mins to come out after the salads. Unacceptable. No apologies and I am still awaiting communication from the manager as a follow up. Still nothing yet. Although highly recommended I was extremely disappointed at the experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "For my husband's birthday, we weren't sure that The Ranch would be an appropropriate place to bring our 2 year old son but I looked up reviews and found that The Ranch does have a children's menu, so we decided to bring him along. The Ranch was wonderful for all of us, including our surprisingly well-behaved son, who ate a really amazing grilled cheese. We tried the pork chops, a seasonal tomato soup, the onion soup, and one of their steaks. Everything was absolutely choice! The best portion of the meal was their twice baked, fully-loaded potato! You can't pass that up! Our waiter, Dublin, was wonderful and helped to keep our son happy by showing him all sorts of different cooking utensils! So don't be afraid to bring your children! :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our dining experience here. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and very helpful as my husband is a vegetarian. The chef accommodated a special request to make a meat dish vegetarian and did an amazing job. We absolutely loved everything we ate from the popovers to the sweet potato gnocchi to the salmon with tangerine sauce to the cheesecake and flourless chocolate mousse cake with chocolate chip ice cream. We also loved our wines and that they had organic selections to choose from."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First off, service was excellent. Timing by the wait staff was impecable. The bad, they lost our appetizer order...but comped it. Sweet potato gnocchi...really, really good. Had the double rib eye (58 oz.). A bit overcooked (wanted med-rare), but not the most tender in town. Overall, very good experience. Busy and vibrant on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We now go to The Ranch about once a month and love it. If I didn't travel for work so much, it would probably be weekly. The food is great, the service is great, and its just as comfortable dressed-down as it is dressed-up. As soon as we have an opportunity, we're also going to try the attached saloon, but that's going to be in addition to, not instead of, the regular restaurant."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary at The Ranch. The restaurant was very romantic, perfect lighting, great ambiance. During our appetizer a 5.1 earthquake struck and shook the building pretty good! The staff was incredible and calming and the kitchen did not skip a beat. The food was incredible from start to finish. We will be returning for our next special event! We ordered the grilled artichoke, prime rib, and maplewood smoked chicken and everything was cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very special experience and we will be returning every month as regulars."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I like the ambience of the restaurant and their service is so great! We're definitely coming back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have dined here several times and everything we ate was delicious, Best melt in your mouth steaks, artichoke to die for, Service is impeccable with Jason or Michael, A real gourmet dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Better then Ruth Chris according to my son...and one of my best dining experiences ever!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience, start to finish. The food was excellent. We went for the Chef's Winter Menu and enjoyed every bite. The staff was friendly and attentive. It was a special occasion and they added to it with a special dessert."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Meal was fantastic from start to finish... service, ambiance, and food was all top notch. I had the pleasure of ordering the bone-in ribeye. it did not disappoint! perfectly seasoned and cooked perfectly to my liking! Deconstructed Milky Way dessert ended the night beautifully. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant. From the time we stepped in the door until the time we left the restaurant the service was A-one. We never had an empty drink glass. I would highly recommend The Ranch. I can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Ranch is a great experience. The only area they could improve is their coffee. A bit weak, maybe what you would find at a campfire. But don't let that deter you, everything else is an A."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everything from the food to the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The Ranch is the epitome of fine dining! Server Jason professional, attentive & knowledgeable about cuisine and & wine. To celebrate my birthday, we began with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine ($10.50). Shared fantastic Heirloom beet salad; also consisted of watercress, almonds, Manchego cheese & oranges. Duck confit ($38.00) not on regular menu, but chef prepared it for us; presented properly & packed with flavor. Slow roasted prime rib ($39.00) thick, juicy & best I've ever consumed! Served with wonderful scalloped potatoes in skillet. Luscious popovers ($6.00) on starter selection, but we opted to have them with our entrees. Impressive wine list with fair selection by the glass. B'day dessert (yummy deconstructed Milky Way bar) free!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had the Big Eye Tuna Crudo which was very good, the soup of the day was good also. I had Seabass which was good not great, and the 2 sides of Lobster Mac and Cheese and Cream of Corn, I wouldn't recommend the Lobster Mac and Cheese, it has no lobster in it and is just okay, the Cream of Corn is good but not a must have. I tried the Filet also which was good. For dessert, we had the deconstructed Milky Way which was very good. Overall the food's good, but the service was excellent, you're treated very well."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Honestly this has become one of our favorite restaurants! I have gone when entertaining clients but have found it to be one of the best, tastiest places I've even been. I had the fish which was excellent & perfectly cooked (seabass I believe) and my husband had a steak which he said is better than Morton's or any of the other popular steak houses around. Go to the Saloon next door after!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have been very satisfied, this is an impressive place for dinners"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I thought this was going to be the usual steak house but I was pleasantly surprised to see what a varied menu they had. Yes steak was so flavourful but my roasted beet salad was awesome as well. Not for the cost conscious, this is a place where you go when you want to splurge."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, service was fantastic. Everything was great. My food came messed up, but the kitchen quickly remedied the situation and sent out pop-overs while I had to wait for the re-fire on my food."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Best restaurant we've been to for a very long time!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Our family has fallen in love with the Ranch. From the service to the delicious food, the Ranch is a great place to go for a date night or family dinner with the kids. The staff is attentive to our needs and notice the little things. My sons were fighting over the wiki stix and one of the managers noticed and brought us 2 more packs. He also noticed how mic my son loved the bread and brought us another basket. The food never disappoints. This time we were there for restaurant week and the deal was awesome. 3 course meal for $40! We also started with the charcuterie platter and were in heaven. I would absolutely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Overall experience was great Hostess are on point with customer service. Server was pretty good. Chatted with us for a bit, nice guy. Service could've been a lil bit faster. A lil bit too loud - very busy which means it is the place to be in OC."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've been wanting to come to the restaurant for quite a while, and decided that it was the perfect time to give it a try during restaurant week OC. The food and service were both wonderful, I love the fact that they play country music while serving truly great New American food. I had the short ribs, which at this time had a pinot noir reduction, and it was outstanding. I'm so glad I got to try it. I will be back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Service is excellent. I have never receive this many of "thank you and have a good night" on my way to leave the restaurant. Fantastic experience and the food is a phenomenal"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly and attentive. The popovers were delicious! Both homemade pasta appetizers that my party tried were impressive. The braised short rib was good. My favorite part of that dish was the cherry sauce. The other couple I was with did not care for the prime rib. Dessert was great overall. The sticky toffee pudding was just okay- I am usually disappointed when I order it anywhere but Playground so I'm not surprised that I didn't love it. The pecan pie was amazing, and the meyer lemon creme brulee was wonderful. It was creamy and refreshing at the same time. Overall the experience was pretty good, but I will probably not return because there are too many other exceptional restaurants in Orange County that I prefer."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had a great experience here for my birthday. Bar area was a little loud but our table in the dining area was far enough to keep noise down. Food was excellent, drinks were perfect, and the dessert was amazing! Definitely want to come back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Noise level higher than we enjoy."
    Dined on 2/24/2014