The Hero Ranch Kitchen

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313 reviews
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THE HERO RANCH KITCHEN
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful and service was great!

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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for Sunday evening and when we arrived we requested seating outdoors. They were able to accommodate our request with a short wait. The person in charge of greeting and seating was very pleasant and efficient. As we were acquainting ourselves with the menu, our server came by and offered to place drink orders. One Manhatten and 3 glasses of wine later, we were ready to order. Specials were described and recommendations made. What we were served was delicious, starting with the buttermilk fried chicken sliders (crispy yet tender and juicy) and the Mexican shaved corn which was very much like Mexican street corn - juicy, sweet and delicious mixed with cotija cheese and spices. Great way to start! We ordered a bottle of the Hero Ranch (yes, they have their own winery in the Santa Clara Valley!) Pinot Noir, and were quite surprised with its vanilla notes and overall smooth taste. Everyone loved it, and its price is very moderate. The rest of the meal was exceptional ranging from the pork chops (one of my favorites of the meal), beet salad (all gold beets requested and received) to the chef's 2nd steak special and a few more small plates: the taco trio, Ahi tower and Octopus salad (my other favorite dish of the night). We had a wonderful experience, our server was great, and we will be returning again soon!

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TM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are first class. Can be noisy. Ambiance is a little like a real ranch and the seating is cramped. Acoustics are terrible, but the food and service more than makes up for it.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We love The Hero Ranch! Food delicious and service good. Our only problem was....our reservation, made a month in advance for 6:30 pm. The table we were to be seated at was occupied and the people did not leave until 7:00 pm. Other than that everything was great!

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MR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was amazing , the service was great. We where not rushed at all. The dining room is beautiful but we could not hear each other. The noise level was off the charts.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a family dinner with our adult children, two of them had never been there, are very discerning diners and were overwhelmed. I had a martini which could have been a little larger but was delicious. We will definitely go there again.

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M
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! You really need a reservation unless you are okay to sit at the bar. No corkage fee but the wine prices are so reasonable, you don't need to bring in a bottle. We did a variety of appetizers and all were amazing with zest and spice and delicious and interesting! It is loud and very busy. Even with our reservation plus arriving 25 minutes early, we were not seated until 30 minutes past our reservation time. So be prepared to wait!

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KB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant 3 times. The first time everything was fantastic. Food, service etc. The second time was a little less enjoyable than the first in both food and service but still a place we would return. This last time, however, was just average food and an unpleasant dining experience because the server would not let us relax. We all four ordered drinks and an appetizer when arriving. Thereafter the server was back at our table asking us if we were ready to order every 3 or 4 minutes despite the fact we told him we would like to have some time to enjoy our cocktails and Appetizers. I know they are supposed to turn tables but this was not a fun experience with our friends. On top of that the food was just ok. It will be a while before we think about returning. I am sure the restaurant won’t care because reservations are booked about a couple of weeks but I am sure it won’t take long for others to feel as we do

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Karen, Thank you for joining us at The Hero Ranch Kitchen! It is very important to us that ALL guests leave with a great experience on the first, second and 100th visit! We apologize for any rushed feeling during your time with us. We hope for all guests to feel like they are apart of our HRK family! Please e-mail us @ info@theheroranchkitchen dot c o m so we can take care of you on your next visit. Sarah Sotelo Manager

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DW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse menu & excellent food, but very expensive. A great place for special occasion celebrations! We wil go there again!

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything. Food and service was the best I’ve experienced in years. Would encourage everyone to try it. There was 4 of us and all the meals were excellent. Can’t wait to do it again.

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MZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spot on. Everything. Get a reservation and go!!! 👍🏼

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was knowledgeable and accommodated food allergies. It wound nice to have a quieter environment.

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, food and ambiance. Can't wait to go back.

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BK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great, we celebrated with champagne at the end

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really liked Hero Ranch Kitchen. There is nothing to complain about.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

Too many flies

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from check in to completion of meal was amazing! I can't remember their names but the host was very polite and pleasant. We waited 5 minutes for so for our table and they brought us out a refreshing glass of champagne. Lovey touch.
The crab cakes and burger were fabulous! OMG! I could eat here everyday!
Beautiful night on patio.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Young bus staff are friendly and well trained. Waiter super knowledgeable and recommended great dishes. Our new favorite restaurant!

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J
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all round. Will be back soon to try the rest of the menu.

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CL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and Adam made it a great experience.
Food was amazing. We will be back!

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H
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went there for our anniversary. We booked through OpenTable and we arrived it was not that busy but they did sit us in the very back bar area with one other group. We requested to be moved to the outdoors which was much better. My wife had the pork chop and I had the halibut, both were amazing. We started with the carnitas lettuce cups and wedge salad which were both very good.
We were a little disappointed that they did not acknowledge our anniversary but overall the food was very good and the bottle wine prices are retail that can’t be beat. We will definitely come back again.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute place. The food was great and we really enjoyed all our food. I had scallops which were perfect and the mango shrimp and the ahi tuna tower were fabulous.

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TF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun new place. Food is creative. I discovered that fresh lemon squeezed on lamb chops brightens the flavor! However, I usually love glazed pecans, but those on my brussels sprouts salad tasted scorched rather than candied, so I picked them out. Noise/music level inside was a bit much (which seems to be trendy these days), but the outside seating looked pleasant. We plan to give it another try.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great ambiance!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have wonderful service. The staffs energy was super positive and seems like they really enjoy their job. The food tasted amazing with great presentation. Also the wine prices are affordable with great selections.

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MF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent food and great cocktails! It was a fun vibe for celebrating my birthday. The Tuna Tartare and Avocado Roll is the BOMB!! The only issue we had is the waitress was super unfriendly and had an attitude the entire night. Besides the service this place had it going on.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friends big birthday and the Hero Ranch team made it a very special event.
The food is incredible, wine list fabulous at retail prices (!) and the service impeccable.
We highly recommend this place.
Book early, they will be very busy for good reasons.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really great, new restaurant in Saratoga. Fantastic service (Myles), food, wine, drinks and vibe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing!

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TR
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always excellent. This time we brought in another couple of newbies. They loved it too.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, Halibut was outstanding. Our salads were beautiful and delicious. Too full for dessert but they looked amazing

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and an amazing owner. Simple as that!

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SK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location, dining atmosphere and decor at this establishment. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends! Lovely staff and owner makes you feel so welcome. I will be back!

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d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great location, especially for outdoor gathering or date night. Service is exceptional. Menu items are a tad outdated.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our husbands birthdays. It was my second time there but everyone else was their first. We had friendly “ neighbors “ and the food was great. Our waitress was pretty busy and got the wine order mixed up ( twice) but all else was amazing. Also wine prices are rock bottom.

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GR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I continue to be impressed with the level of service and the fabulous food. The pork chop has to be my favorite of all times. We are planning to go back again and again.....

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Hero Ranch- it's my new favorite restaurant!!

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S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We've heard good things and were not disappointed. Love that they do not mark up their wines or charge corkage. Menu was interesting and everything we tried was great. We shared the crab cakes and the zucchini spanakopita for appetizers and my husband had the filet and I had the scallops. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service was great too.

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared the small plates. They all were delicious. Our server was very attentive and the food (we had multiple rounds) came out quickly. We’ll be back!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very accommodating when we requested a move to a quiet table. The “no corkage” fee is a real plus!
We’ll return soon.

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