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The Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch Restaurant

The Ranch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Since this was my first time at the restaurant, the staff were very helpful with suggestions based upon my food likes and dislikes."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food did not reach anyone's expectations in my party. My father and I ordered the Ranch's famous cowboy ribeye. The menu clearly states that ribeye contains " 36-40 oz. of Meat, 8 oz. of Fat and 14 oz. of Bone". I wish that I could upload a picture of the ribeye we received. Well over the 8 oz. of fat advertised. We mentioned this to the waiter who claimed that this was normal; however upon browsing the multitudes of ribeye pictures on yelp, not one had the level of fat we received. The other three in our party mirrored my level of disappointment. The short ribs were fatty and the filet had very little flavor. Were we not socially-conscious individuals, all four of us would have sent back our dishes."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place was perfect to celebrate our anniversary, the food was excellent, the ambiance was romantic. The cheese cake was the best!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Side dishes limited. In comparison with Ruth Chris I'd rather go there. Sides are better at Ruth's. Steak is more flavorful at Ruth's. By the time you order a steak, salad and side your are at 60 + at this Ranch. And for that price the taste just wasn't there."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've heard about the Ranch here and there and was always interested in trying it out. My hubby and I finally made it there for our Anniversary dinner and we could have not picked a better restaurant for our special occasion! The atmosphere and decor is top notch- upscale but cozy. I'd explain the menu as Steakhouse meets Farm-to-Table. There were so many unique and fresh options on the menu, we had a hard time choosing. My husband ended up with a filet mignon (one of his favorite meals in general), and he raved that it was one of the best filets he has had in a really long time. My vegetarian entree was super delicious! We loved the artichoke appetizer and homemade ice cream dessert options. All courses were memorable!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Ranch, is a combination of straight farm freshness with elegant chef presentation & parings. We requested service from Aaron, a waiter with sommelier lingo and jester'ish rapport. The dinners are as deep and rich as the dark woods and leather of the restaurant. Although pricey, The Ranch delivers on taste and style, appealing to a cacophony of OC public. Great for people watching, romantic setting, and dance bar scene."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "If you haven't been to the ranch....GO!! The flavors they bring out of every dish are an experience that everyone should enjoy. In addition to the Ranch they offer an upscale Saloon next door featuring nightly country western music and dancing. We really enjoyed spending our anniversary at The Ranch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner on a Thursday night was fantastic. Derek was a very attentive server. Do yourself a favor and split a salad- there's plenty with your meal. Also, save room for dessert! I suggest you request a booth for a more intimate ambiance. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful meal and great service. We will be BACK."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Ranch and it will definitely not be our last... The whole experience was first class from beginning to end. Our food was absolutely delicious, we loves every bite. The whole evening was topped off by an amazing bowl of homemade salted caramel, butter popcorn, can Caramelized banana ice cream. The staff was very attentive and added to the great experience we had at the Ranch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went for dinner. Wonderful ambiance in the restaurant, the food was expertly prepared and delicious. Our wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous. I had steak and my boyfriend had bass and we both loved it. We arrived early enough to sit at the small bar to enjoy a cocktail before dinner. A very good experience and I look forward to coming here again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food wasn't horrible, but it wasn't anything special, I feel. It's fun if you like the country feel, because there is line dancing next door."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was impressed that everyone we came in contact with from the restaurant knew that we were celebrating our anniversary. I had put that in the reservation request, but didn't need to remind anyone. They even wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on our dessert plate!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We have been avid Flemings and Maestro's fans in Newport Bch for a long time even tho we live in North OC. So we were very excited when we heard about The Ranch. Unfortunately, we can't recommend it. First, the service was outstanding-Nicole. Make sure you have her. But the food is another story. Very limited steak/meat selections; 5 ozs for 2 lamb chops? Seriously? Flemings and Maestros give you 4 or 5 chops! And no bone-in ribeye unless someone else at the table orders it with you for $99? I got my husband to chg his mind and get it with me and we were so disappointed. Over 50% fat - huge chunks. Total rip off. And the creamed spinach w/the lobster special was disgusting with these huge globs of cheese that hardened very fast"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service was phenominal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The location is a bit off, but don't let that fool you. It's beautiful inside and my favorite part is the wood beams that run along the top of the dinning room. The service was great and very friendly. I order there maple wood chicken and it was a bit salty to my taste, but it was very juicy. The chicken was cook perfectly! My husband enjoyed his meal as well. He ordered the prime rib and loved how it was not over season. For dessert the twisted smore was suggested by our waiter. I didn't care for the dessert too much. It was nothing really special just another twist on smore, but I would actually prefer the real stuff. All in all, we enjoyed the food and hospitality. I would def come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was a return visit for me, but a high school graduation celebration for my son. We finally took the plunge and ordered the massive cowboy ribeye. By far the best steak I have ever eaten. My wife ordered the prime rib and there was no difference in tenderness of cuts, as both were perfectly cooked, seasoned and tasting. The sides were of the highest quality (lobster mac and cheese and twice baked potatoe), and the desserts were fantastic (especially the Milky Way dessert and the ice cream trio...buttered pop corn gelatto, seriously??? I can't recommend this restaurant enough. And if you are looking for a quiet evening with a highly attentive staff I suggest going on a Monday night."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was out 2 yr anniversary and the ranch restaurant is totally beautiful and the ambience is perfect for a special gathering or just a nice romantic night out! Service was excellent and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great food and experience! the service, from server to staff and floor manager is exceptional! Will come back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Varied menu. I wanted to try everything. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It was a first visit based on proximity and also a recommendation. The atmosphere was pleasant and everyone was clearly focused on customer satisfaction. A little too pricey to make this a common dinner event, but the menu, quality of food and ambiance makes it perfect for any special occasion."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went on recommendation from a friend. Great selection of wines and whiskeys, but more importantly the food is incredible. Started with country fried quail on hosts recommendation...was skeptical but willing to try. So glad we did. Quail was moist, flavorful and tender...just cooked brilliantly. Wife had petite fillet and I had prime rib with lobster Mac n cheese side. We've had steaks at most of the top restaurants in the area and theses were by far the best. Everything about the meat was flawless. Will be returning soon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The chilean sea bass is the best I have had, ever. The onion soup was soothing as much as it was delicious. It hit the spot. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Miss the Beef Cheeks Too Loud Had to shout at my guests at a table for 4"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Beats anything we have had in an Anaheim restaurant in the past years."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is a top dining establishment with a ten rating for food, service, and appearance. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A contrast in themes as you enter the bottom floor of a high rise through an unconventional artistic wooden door. A wonderful gateway to ambiance, excellent food and wine, with irreproachable service to match. Farm fresh cuisine, meticulously prepared and presented. And adjacent to this experience awaits the Saloon, a high end venue of music and dancing in an upscale country environment. A special place that calls one back to celebrate the various events of life. We loved it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Superb Service. Good eye for detail. We were there for Mother's Day Brunch. We had the country fried oysters and Cheese Blintz. The oysters were fabulous. Lightly fried with an excellent spicy sauce. I usually prefer oysters raw, but I am glad the waiter suggested this item. The Blintz was excellent and a wonderful sauce. The clam chowder soup was creamy without being dense. Flavor in each and every spoonful! For the main course I had the duck confit has and my wife had the french toast. The duck was good, but not extraordinary. I am not a fan of French Toast. In matter of fact, I always avoid it. But I tried a bite of my wife's french toast and then had a number more. WOW! simply delightful. Dessert was good. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family attended their Mother's Day Brunch service that featured a special 4 course menu that combined just the right selections of appetizers, salads, entrees and deserts. The wait staff was simply outstanding, providing us on the spot service while allowing us a relaxed and enjoyable experience. This was by far the best such special event I have experienced. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Prime rib was excellent, no significant fat rind, medium rare right out to the edge! The quail was my first experience, and it was a great treat. Bar was crowded on Friday night, too many line dances, not enough 2-steppin!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Friendly relaxed servers . Good comparable to Morton's / solid wine list ! Perhaps a bit too dark setting "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Rarely do i ever go to the same restaurant while out of town, but this one i did. Back to back, Excellent quality food!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed creating our own kind of tasting menu of various appetizers and entrees. The wine list and cocktail lists were also varied and interesting. The waiters supplied good suggestions. I would add that we are not giant portion people, which seemed to be different than other clientele. There was a sampling menu alternative with wine pairings and dessert, which is a good idea, but needs some re-thinking for foodies like our party. The location is on the first floor of an office building without any distinguishing features."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This was my second visit and my date's 4th visit to the restaurant. These people do it right. The food is outstanding and the service is nothing less than excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's a bit pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The Ranch is a touted as a first class establishment offering a quality dining experience. It is a beautiful place but relies on handsome wood tables instead of white tablecloths. In keeping with the ranch house look, it is loud. The service is exceptional but the food was just OK. Appetizers are interesting and worth trying. Salad was just OK. Steak was tender but dry and potato side dish a little mushy. A glass of wine is more like a tasting sample so a bottle is probably a better investment. Overall, the quality of what you get for a premium price fell short of my expectations both times I have tried it so I probably won't be back."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We have a wonderful time with delicious food and exceptional service! Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I was looking for someplace different to celebrate a birthday dinner with my wife. Our nice has been to the restaurant and saloon and has spoke of both highly. We checked it out on-line and went for it. I'm very glad we did, had a great dinner along with a visit to the saloon next door afterwards. Thanks so much...keep up the great work."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I was very happy with the experience. I had heard great things about The Ranch and was definitely pleased. I will return to eat at the restaurant and want to try the saloon side with dancing as well! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was my second time here and enjoyed it very much especially the beef carpaccio appetizer was excellent. The food was plentiful and tasty, the service very accommodating and the ambiance was conducive to a romantic date night. The Ranch provided us with a very pleasant dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food here was amazing, both my husband and I could not believe how wonderful everything was. Our service was fantastic, he was very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/21/2014