The Hero Ranch Kitchen

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THE HERO RANCH KITCHEN
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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LH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Excellent value, especially the wine. Will come back.

BC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at The Hero Ranch Kitchen was superb. We shared two "share plates", a salad, an entree mushroom rissotto, and dessert. All five dishes were creative, wonderful taste combinations. Our server, Edward, was knowledgeable, helpful, and charming. On learning we were celebrating an anniversary, he brought us champagne - a very nice touch to end a perfect evening.

G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a couple drinks at the bar. Enjoyed my drinks and bartender was friendly and nice.
When we sat at our table. Server went over the menu. We had ordered an appetizer. When we were done. Took a while for her to come around again to get our order in for our food. When we did put our order in. It did come out on time. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly.
The restaurant was packed and really loud. Kind of hard to have a conversation with one another.

AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, as usual!

JA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is eclectic and tastefully presented. A good variety to choose from. Could do with a few more vegetarian options as it was a bit limiting for vegetarians.
A definite go-to place for a classy high end dinner which could be either shared small plates or entrees .

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and cozy environment perfect for a date night. Food is flavorful and fresh

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was my second visit here in three weeks. Missed out a second serving of Asparagus salad, so if you have a dish you like, go back quickly, because it could disappear! The food is so good- the one consistent I heard was "Mmmmmm" each time someone tasted their dish! Audible from the table next to me and the next table after that!! Definitely worth a visit.

CJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delish!!! Our waiter and food service was amazing and the food was spectacular! Flavor of the dishes was unreal. The restaurant is quaint and comfy. The wait outside during a storm with no offer of drinks was the only negative...but even that was well worth it. I don’t know if there was drink service outside, maybe not. So don’t pay that part much weight. We will be back!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food and drinks. We shared all of our food and found the portions to be perfect

T
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time visiting the Hero Ranch. The meal was amazing. The Pork Chop was the best meal ever. Highly recommend this establishment.

a
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We LOVE the apps and salads so much that we’ve yet to get to the entrees. Each time we come, we usually start with 4-6 apps then end with 2 of their delectable salads and wash everything down with a bottle of Duckhorn. A meal at Hero Ranch Kitchen always reminds us that ‘Life is Good’ ... Good Food, Good Service, Good Times!! Five stars out of 5, overall!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was very fresh and refined. It would be great to see a more variety of ingredients as couple of the dishes had similar flavor and ingredients. Also the hamachi was sliced so thinly that we could hardly taste it,..although it was beautifully prepared.
Overall a wonderful dining experience and we will be back :)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was “off the charts” great.
Our waiter Edward was superb in every way.
We’ve been before but brought our friends and they can’t wait to go back! Every dish we had was absolutely delicious!
We can’t wait to go back.
We live in Menlo Park so it’s a destination but so well worth it!
I’m telling everyone about how awesome it is!

Fondly,
Kate

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great ambiance. Fun. A bit expensive but will certainly become a favorite!

AB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres came recommended by the waitress and were Excellent.
Upon arrival we were seated immediately at an outside table.
Very comfy with the heater and nice ambiance.
The presentation was beautiful and the food delicious.
The service was fabulous. Will definitely be back.

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn chowder and octopus were amazing, as was the service! Even with a reservation there was a wait and it was loud inside, but otherwise we loved it and can’t wait to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful and delicious from beginning to end 😍😍 thank you for wonderful experience

FL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend The Hero Ranch Kitchen and especially server, Edward. We appreciated his knowledge of menu items and recommendations. He was friendly, attentive and efficient. Food is delicious, beautifully presented and priced well. We'll definitely return again and again.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great drinks - wine was very fairly priced and cocktails too. Came away feeling as if it’s a perfect place for a fun night out with very interesting choices, none bad.

e
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still our "go to" restaurant in the valley. Wine prices are a real bargain.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was great, arrive was amazing! Will be back

GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner. The corned bread fried chicken dish is super yummy. Our server was very attentive and sweet. Coming back here for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- great service and excellent food. Overall a great dining experience.

JY
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated by the door, so it was drafty and cold. Tables are tightly packed so you feel like you’re sharing a table with your neighbors. Food was good, but the overall experience not worth the inflated prices.

WF
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove into town for a concert at Montalvo, booked HRK based on reviews and menu. Couldn’t be happier. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Staff could not have been more helpful, friendly, professional and accommodating. What a nice start to our evening. Erin and I both agreed if we had driven to Saratoga for the meal alone it would have been a great evening. We will definitely be back!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

almost no vegetarian food. several weeks ahеad reservation does not guarantee that you will sit inside

w
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hero Ranch is our favorite restaurant in Saratoga .
Menu terrific and staff excellent
Sara always available to help

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MC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant in a great location. Outside dining turned out to be fine even in November with the heaters. Entrées are very traditional, but well implemented. Appetizers are more creative. Good service. Really enjoyed the evening.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

i celebrated my 40th birthday there and everything was fabulous! Truly memorable and great experience all around!! A must try if never been before!

AS
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, our dinner was a great experience. We will be back.

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most of the food was great with the exception of the Halibut. It was served in what appeared to be a bowl of butter with some mush and a rubberized egg on top. The Halibut itself was great the rest of the dish wasn't. On the otherhand, the tuna tower was excellent as were the stuffed mushrooms.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Food was amazing. Staff was terrific. Sat at wine bar and loved the wine, food and service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

HRK has simply found the perfect formula for the ultimate dining experience. From the minute we walked in the doors we were greeted warmly by the entire staff and seated in the trendy, sparkling dining room that exudes warmth and Uber cool chic. The cocktails are as beautiful to see as they are to drink. There were so many innovative choices, we decided to order 6 dishes, just to try everything. Layers of flavor and gourmet innovation bring this jewel of a restaurant five stars on every level. I usually only reserve five stars for Nicks in Los Gatos, but HRK in Saratoga has also found a permanent home in the top restaurants in the Bay Area.

M
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Our friends were very impressed. Wine selection and cost was excellent.

LN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Way too overcrowded. Fit many more people in the space than it could hold. Couldn't move without bumping into someone. Very big bill for a bad experience.

d
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed coming to the Hero Ranch Kitchen for dinner. We thought the food was excellent and so was the service.
They have a larger outside area than an inside area for dining. They have lots of heaters etc. However, we
preferred inside. They have a smaller inside area which made it a bit noisier. A lot of people sat at the bar
and ate.
Their wines were very good and reasonably price, either by the bottle or glass. They make some of their own wines on their Ranch, which is in Almaden Valley.

CL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

CB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the dishes were over the top great! The cocktails were yummy. Our server was outstanding, excellent job of handling different personalities.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We are so happy every time we come!

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, we had a great experience here -- food, service, ambiance, background music, all of it! Will continue to enjoy again in the future.