The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Angelo and his staff have provided Saratoga with an exciting new destination with wonderful innovative cuisine and great wine prices.. our new go-to...😎
A great new restaurant in Saratoga that offers everything people are looking for in a dining experience these days. Amazing food, reasonable prices, a fun vibe, warm decor, and good service. A nice all-around place for getting friends together for a few hours.
Super enjoyed our meal. Love the small plate concept
Overall, the meal was disappointing:
- the wait staff forgot one of the items I ordered entirely. He did apologize for the oversight
- EVERYTHING was over-dressed/over-sauced. The brussesl sprouts salad tasted like candy, the cole slaw which came with the crab cakes was swimming in mayo, the Mexican corn was drenched in sauce
- the burger buns were too big for the burger. The chips were the highlight of the meal.
Service was okay. We sat at our table for ~10 minutes before anyone even made eye-contact with us. Once they figured out who was our server was things got back on track. Generally friendly service (though the pacing was a bit off).
The dining room was freezing. We asked about it and the staff did make adjustments, but we were fairly uncomfortable for the entire meal.
Cocktails were well-made and delicious.
This was our first visit to this restaurant. Loved the "value pricing" on wine! We did mostly small plates but could not quite find enough to complete the meal in small plates. We did NOT like the Chicken sliders -- too rich/greasy -- not competitive with regular beef sliders. We only found one entree to order, and actually we should have tried it instead of the Chicken sliders. We tend to eat healthy and watch our weight -- we are both good cooks as well. Cin Cin and Basins are favorites because in both is possible to do small plates and/or entrees and the cooking is sophisiticated, a number of seafood and lower calorie options that are prepared deliciously with fresh ingredients.
Hero Ranch Kitchen is the best thing to hit Saratoga in years! The food is great. Service is friendly and timely and ambience is lively. The owner is often present, which is impressive. We have been here now 3 times and it has been consistently excellent. Cost of bottle of bottle of wine as I understand is retail plus $5 mark up. Bottle of Rombauer chardonnay is $40! A deal!
Can not recommend Hero Ranch Kitchen highly enough. So glad they opened in our small town. What an asset....
Awesome ambience, great food and even better cocktail!
Outstanding service (Thank you Charles!!). Food and atmosphere were exceptional. And the wine BTG and BTB were VERY reasonable.....I’ve actually never experienced an restaurant price their wine this way :-(
Unique and enjoyable experience. Need to RSVP ahead of time. Wine pricing just over retail. Food had memorable flavors and will go back to try more menu items. Styling of décor and food presentation both a pleasure and service top notch. There is also a back room for groups.
Retirement dinner celebration for a Palo Alto VA employee. Service was great, food was super and wine prices unbelievable!
Food was amazing. Service was excellent. It is definitely noisy but worth it for the experience. I can't wait to go again.
Amazing experience...all food was fresh and made perfectly!
Food was delicious and staff was friendly. We arrived well ahead of our reservation and luckily we were able to just grab seats at the bar. Well priced wine selection.
This is my new favorite restaurant! The menu is amazing and seriously hard to choose what not to get. Our table had the tempura green beans (this is a must) lamb chops, pork chops, fried chicken sliders and it was all amazing. The bread pudding for dessert was to die for. The restaurant is hip and beautiful with a cozy feel. The staff is great and the owner is wonderful. I'm pretty sure that we will be going here once a week. Oh, and they don't overcharge for the wine either! Rombauer cost the same as buying a bottle at Safeway.
Incredible food that isn’t so fresh & healthy. The small plates are the way to go...order several of those and then just one larger plate. We had the green bean tempura, hamachi, the 3 tacos, and then the halibut for a main course. Wine prices are extremely reasonable both by the laws and the bottle! Superb service which seemed to be shared by all employees. It didn’t seem like we had one waiter assigned to us, different people brought out our food, various people cleared our plates, brought our bill out, filled up our water, etc. which was nice because all our needs were taken care of!! Nice ambiance!! GO!!!
The food was great and a good value-
we had reservations, they first showed us first to an awful table, I resisted and was taken to a nice table, I hate when restaurants do this, I was willing to leave at first.
Hands down the best new restaurant in Silicon Valley. The food is flavorful, accessible, and interesting. The wine list is exceptional and the cocktails thoughtful and expertly crafted. Service is attentive, professional and a class all its own. Sarah is an exceptional host with an eye for detail reminiscent of world class restaurants. My go to for any occasion. Bravo Angelo!
Excellent place for food and wine
Our first time in. This is our new go-to. Creative, well-executed dishes, great service, fun atmosphere.
AN EXCELLENT EVENING. THE OWNER ANGELO WAS CHARMING.
Perfect in every way!
Too pricy, especially the wines .
Very noisy,certainly not romantic the food was ok
Awesome food, service and ambiance
Food and service was impeccable!
We ordered the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. Can’t wait to go back.
Love this place and the people that work are awesome
Creative recipes, unique ingredients and presentation twists on deceptively common menu items including pork chop, BBQ ribs, steaks, salads, pulled pork, lamb chop, & lots of creatively prepared seafood - with refined cocktails and nice wine offerings.
Great experience! We will definitely come back.
We read about Hero Ranch in the San Jose Mercury News and were so pleased to get an early reservation on a Friday evening. Overall great restaurant, delicious small plates, excellent and affordable wine. Perfect evening with friends. We will definitely return.
Good food really cool place has a lively atmosphere