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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


    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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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time at The Ranch Restaurant and we enjoyed it very much. We will return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Best steakhouse in So Cal! Phone reservation hostesses are wonderfully kind, very welcoming greeting from the minute you step into The Ranch, great and attentive service from a very knowledgeable staff, excellent food, prepared and presented beautifully (including dessert!) Can't wait for our next So Cal visit so we can dine here again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We arrived early for our 6:30 reservation, but was seated right away. Once seated, we didn't have to wait to long to be greeted by our waitress. Nicole was very helpful with the menu. She told us what was new, and what the specialties were. We chose to share the "Cowboy steak", a 59 oz. bone-in rib eye that came with a side of potato au gratin. We also chose a side of creamed corn and green beans in mushroom sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium, as we liked it). The service was excellent (our glasses were never empty, and we never had to request for refill.) The waiter even helped take our picture. Overall, dining experience was great."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent. Their ingredients are fresh and the flavors are incredible. They use their own home grown vegetables and the chef does magic with them. If you go to the restaurant for dinner your waiter will walk you over to the night club for free admission if you want to dance the rest of the evening. I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The online reservation part was new to me. I wish we could have inquired about a friend who works there. The service was over the top. The food was excellent, we loved the amazing fresh vegetables. The atmosphere relaxing, and very professional. Kind of a mix between country and Dallas (the TV show). I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will be back to try other dishes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We've come to this restaurant several times now and have had great experiences and just so so experiences. This time it was great! I think that they are really focusing on outstanding service, impeccable food and all details to be just right. We saw several glasses polished so that they sparkled on the table before a guest arrived. Very determined to make an impression on each and every guest. This may be our "go-to" restaurant for a night out. Let's see!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The service is wonderful at The Ranch and so is the food. Kelly, our main server, and all those who assisted were timely and helpful. The food is delicious, especially like the scalloped potatoes. The heirloom tomato salad was great. The booths feel very private and are perfect for a romantic dinner. They treated us with dessert for my wife's birthday. It was a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at the Ranch last Saturday! We probably eat here every few months and have never had a bad or disappointing meal. The staff are extremely attentive but not hovering and the meal was well paced; we never felt rushed. As always the food presentation was beautiful! My petite filet was cooked exactly the way I like my meat "Pittsburgh Style". Deryck, our waiter, asked if we were celebrating a special event, we mentioned it was our anniversary and when he brought the dessert menu he said we could choose almost anything from the menu to share and it would be compliments of the restaurant. We choose the fruit crostata and were not disappointed. As always, a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We ordered the Cowboy Ribeye and loved it! We had enough for my husband to have a wonderful steak sandwich the next day."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Eating here the other night was very delectable and fun. I got the summer chef's menu and it was fabulous. It started with a perfectly stuffed and fried zucchini blossom and ended with a lovely tres leches cake with peach sabayon and raspberry sorbet. The service by our server, Nancy, was wonderful. She was very informative, attentive, and nice. The water guy... he was very present, filling up our water glasses. Unfortunately, everytime he refilled mine, he kept spilling water onto the table. This was very annoying. We had a 5:30pm reservation but as the meal went on, the restaurant became more lively and spirited with more people dining. Of course I'd come here again. I cannot wait!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The only complaints we had were the "very hot, right out of the oven" popovers were cold and the wine pour was very stingy...don't these places make enough on their mark-ups per bottle? Now they are shorting the customers with smaller pours? My son in law made a comment, he was told it was their customary pour but a staff member came back and topped off his glass to a fair level. The entrees were excellent but the side of mixed grilled vegetables were just chunks of limp eggplant swimming in oil. None of us ate them."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We recently went to The Ranch for my wife's birthday. It was our third time to the restaurant and we had a great time once again. We were right across from the bar and the noise level was minimal. We love this restaurant for both the service and the food. The wait staff is extremely attentive but we never felt rushed. We tend to order a large number of courses to experience as many flavors as possible. This time we opted out of the Cowboy Ribeye to sample other menu selections and we were not disappointed. We really loved the flavors of the Heirloom Tomato Salad and the Steamed and Grilled Artichoke. We have not been disappointed with any of our food choices to date. We look forward to coming back again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had high hopes, the ambiance was great, wine list was impressive, organic mixed tomato salad with 8 types of tomatoes from "the Farm" amazing, but the New York strip was just ok, the sauce on the plate was a little on the salty side. Super nice place, but I was expecting a better steak, at least on a par with Ruth's Chris. I'd go back & try something else, maybe a special or the $99 ribeye that they are famous for, but given the write up & my expectation I'm slightly dissapointed that it wasn't one of the great steaks of my life"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best restaurant I have ever been to. Nothing more to say."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The beef filet I had was PERFECT! Great attentive service and attention to details! One of the nicest restaurants I have experienced in a long time!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Ummmmmmm. this thing is monstrous and totally worth every penny. Also, the grilled artichoke, my wife and I ended up ordering two in a row because it was probably one of the most flavorful things we have ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "The food was outstanding and the service was phenominal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Miss the Beef Cheeks Too Loud Had to shout at my guests at a table for 4"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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