The Hero Ranch Kitchen

4.8
31 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
THE HERO RANCH KITCHEN
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(669) 267-3183
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
For event inquiries or restaurant buy outs please contact/e-mail Sarah Sotelo: sarah@theheroranchkitchen.com.
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Catering
We can provide any of our signature dishes togo. Please contact Sarah Sotelo: sarah@theheroranchkitchen.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Big Basin Way/Highway 9
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 31 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelo and his staff have provided Saratoga with an exciting new destination with wonderful innovative cuisine and great wine prices.. our new go-to...😎

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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K
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super enjoyed our meal. Love the small plate concept

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MV
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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CJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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....

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k
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambience, great food and even better cocktail!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :-(

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Retirement dinner celebration for a Palo Alto VA employee. Service was great, food was super and wine prices unbelievable!

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KC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. It is definitely noisy but worth it for the experience. I can't wait to go again.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience...all food was fresh and made perfectly!

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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BZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for food and wine

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ON
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time in. This is our new go-to. Creative, well-executed dishes, great service, fun atmosphere.

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AN
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AN EXCELLENT EVENING. THE OWNER ANGELO WAS CHARMING.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

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e
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too pricy, especially the wines .
Very noisy,certainly not romantic the food was ok

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ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service and ambiance

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable!
We ordered the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. Can’t wait to go back.

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DE
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and the people that work are awesome

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RY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We will definitely come back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Thank you.

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t
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food really cool place has a lively atmosphere

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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