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Rancho Santa Fe Bistro, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Santa Fe Bistro

4.6
4.6
233 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Rancho Santa Fe Bistro located in the heart of the beautiful downtown Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Our unique bistro offers an amazing menu and a superior wine selection for any brunch, lunch or dinner occasion.

Owner / Chef Mozy Jahanguiri, who has run restaurants in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas, has opened The Rancho Santa Fe Bistro in the space formerly occupied by The Pantry on Paseo Delicias. Mozy has prepared a menu that offers a wide variety of healthy and stylish fresh grill and more offering a balanced approach to food and wine along with bistro favorites including Oysters Rockefeller, traditional escargots, baked brie with grapes and honey and more for starters. Entrees to satisfy any taste of carefully sourced meats, seafood and much more. Be sure to check out Bistro's beautiful wood wine cellar, housing an extensive collection that spans an impressive 100 years (1897-1997) at a variety of price points.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 756-1221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking spaces available on the streets and also a huge Parking lot is available behind the restaurant only at evening hours

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    American

  • North San Diego

    Romantic

  • North San Diego

    American

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  1. l

    laurak

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a very nice dinner on the outside patio. Our server was very pleasant, the food was delicious and it was very reasonably priced.
  2. RB

    RonB

    San Antonio

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice sitting outside in the evening
  3. C

    Chacha

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are planning to go at least once a month!!!! Every thing was exellent, Even the weather was fantastic to be dining in the terrace, it was Tuesday August 30. Sofia L de Jenkins.
  4. S

    Sheri

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio is just delightful. Food was very good and our server was very attentive. Loved celebrating our birthdays there.
  5. N

    None

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience5
    What stood out was the unsophisticated amateur service. Our waitress was very unprofessional and needed training. The food gets by but there's room for improvement. The patio is very nice.
  6. m

    micheleh

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to have a "local" place. Friendly, great service, food excellent. So happy to have them near!!!!
  7. JF

    JessaF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, everything we had from apps to dessert
  8. DK

    DeeK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Food was very good and service was good. Corkage fee a bit high.
  9. S

    Simpson

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Waitress was very distracted, had to ask other servers for utensils, drinks, food was cold for some of us, asked for bread, got it at end of meal and only 3 pieces for 6 people. One entree came out when others were done eating
  10. LM

    LarryM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fish dinners well prepared with good sauce combinations
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service and ambiance good, food was subpar. The chocolate cake is honestly store bought from Costco and they are charging $12 a slice. Rolls felt like cooked from frozen. Overall food was disappointing and overpriced.
  12. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A charming, cozy ambience both inside and out in the garden terrace. Friendly, helpful hostess and servers. Very good food reasonably priced and a good wine selection.
  13. JL

    JilaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the bistro. Excellent service, beautiful room, wonderful music and delicious food.
  14. A

    Angler92067

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Unappetizing food presentation. Quality of food mediocre at best. Wine overpriced. Waitress was very nice. Felt bad for her working there. We ordered from the main menu. Appeared that all of the focus was on the 'specials' which were described without pricing. We saw several of the special entrees being served to other patrons and the dishes look nice and much better than ours. Maybe this is the kind of restaurant where you have to order one of the specials or regret going there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Amazing menu choices
  16. Z

    Zaritad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute bistro, very charming. Food was great. Good atmosphere.
  17. D

    Dina

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue with top notch service and excellent food! Very quaint, romantic patio area. Wine and beer only. The short ribs and filet were delicious. Highly recommend!
  18. TS

    TanaS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The baked aubergine was extremely bland and disappointing
  19. s

    suzanne

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, chicken and stuffed bell peppers our favorites. Nice patio ambiance, very friendly service.
  20. O

    Oye123

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rancho Santa Fe Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants. Great selection of menu items . The food is delicious and the service is terrific.
  21. g

    gourmetgirl

    San Diego

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal! Their escargot is outstanding and the chef at Mille Fleur should dine here to know what he’s doing wrong!!!! The owners are charming and hospitable!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone, especially the owner Mozy, made us feel so at home. We love this local restaurant where the food is always fresh and delicious!
  24. l

    laplayagirl

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    THE BEST dinner we have had in a long time! My pork chop was incredible, and all four other entrees were as well! Salmon, Lamb, Chicken Picatta!! Still can't stop thinking about it!!
  25. DR

    DesertRat

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wine and service. Thank you!!! Our favorite place in Ranch Santa Fe when we visit from Palm Springs. We highly recommend this bistro.
  26. WH

    WilliamH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Dining at RSF Bistro is always a pleasure. It’s an outstanding venue — romantic, quiet, soothing music, waterfall, enclosed by attractive shrubs, and always including friendly interaction with Mose and Farrah. Service was a bit off this past Saturday, however. Perhaps the waitress was new (?).
  27. O

    Oye123

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rancho Santa Fe Bistro is one of my favorite go to restaurants. The food is always delicious no matter what you order. They have an extensive wine list. Will definitely be back soon
  28. LH

    LindaH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Southern California! If you are looking for a QUIET place to dine, great ambiance and exceptional food this is the place to go! Try to eat on the patio.. it’s totally shaded ( with heaters if necessary)..
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!! Owner always greets you and makes you feel at home. The tomato and cheese appetizer was amazing!!! My husband had the Sea Bass special and it was unbelievable!!! I had the duck and it was good but wish it had more of the sauce. The water features and music give a wonderful atmosphere. Will visit more often.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Regular customer
  31. H

    Hungrysouls

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner. The steak and beef short ribs were great. The chicken piccata was also tasty. The Brie appetizer was a great starter. We shared the Caesar and beet salad. Great wine list. The mousse cake with the cherries jubilee was a great combo. The atmosphere was reminded us of a French village. Quiet, neighborhood gem.
  32. DG

    DavidG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good food but not great. Waitress was fine but the food arrived after a very long wait.
  33. K

    Karen

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant. Good food, good service, quiet. We will go back. Only complaint- I went there hoping to order their crab cakes which are on the menu- and they were out of them by 6:30 that night
  34. DB

    DeniseB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We brought our dog and had dinner on the patio which was very relaxing.
  35. w

    winophile

    San Diego

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sat outside on the patio with view through the shrubs of people strolling the streets of Rancho Santa Fe. Locals, visitors, workers heading home. Enjoyed the traditional escargot, large ceasar salad and fresh baby spinach. But the short rib entree came up short for $32. Basic red sauce, decent cuts of meat but dry, lots of carrots and potatoes. Problem with the latter: spoiled black sections on one of the potatoes. Alerted the waiter. Owner apologized. Provided complimentary chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Service was fine.
  36. J

    Juliana

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Makes us feel like we are enjoying a lovely delicious meal in a beautiful European bistro.
  37. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat! Very typical of a French bistro. Food was delicious, service excellent, and ambience very nice - we sat inside, but the outside was quite pleasant too. Highly recommended - we'll be back.
  38. t

    timdeb

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good place and staff made things very enjoyable.
  39. J

    Juliana

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Feels like you are in Europe in a little village with the best service and amazing foods and wines. Special tucked away spot!
  40. PC

    PeterC

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful spot with attentive service and delicious food. It was highly recommended by friends and we agree with their assessment. Look forward to returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rancho Santa Fe Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 756-1221.

Rancho Santa Fe Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for Rancho Santa Fe Bistro

6024 Paseo Delicias, Ste C, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9512

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking spaces available on the streets and also a huge Parking lot is available behind the restaurant only at evening hours

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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