The Hero Ranch Kitchen

4.8
1296 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Cabana dining is a request, not a guarantee.
Your full party must be present to be seated.
All reservations are made online.
Our largest party size is 8 guests. Reservations can not be combined to form larger parties.
When booking reservations, please include children & infants in the party size.
We allow a 15 min grace period, from your reservation time, for your party to be complete.
We have set forth dining times allotted for each party, they are as follows:
- For parties of 2 we have reserved 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- For parties of 4 we have reserved 2 hours.
- For parties of 5-6 we have reserved 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Inclement weather conditions may affect our ability to provide a comfortable outdoor dining experience. If extreme weather is forecast, reservations may be canceled the morning or afternoon of the booking date.
If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact our guest relations team at info@theheroranch.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1296 people are saying
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KathyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience. Our waiter was really awesome also.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband has been to Hero Ranch before but this was my first time. I absolutely loved everything about this place! The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and the ambiance perfect! It was my first time but definitely not my last!

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vipBruceC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, back to top notch food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had reservations so we didn’t have to wait for a table (inside seating). We were sat down but waited 25 mins before we were acknowledged by a waiter. Had to flag down the bus boy to see who our waiter was. Food was just ok. The ribeye was a little dry and the short rib rigatoni lacked marinara sauce and needed some salt. The grilled octopus and fries we ordered as appetizers were good. Probably won’t be back.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We would like to get in touch with you regarding your experience as our guests should leave satisfied and ready for the next visit! Please reach out to me directly - Sarah Sotelo /GM 408-355-3697 Sarah@theheroranchkitchen.c o m

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vipOutandabout
San Francisco
404 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. The portions are generous and every dish is carefully prepared. The wedge salad is the best we’ve had. The hamburger is amazing as is the pork chop. Always a treat to have a meal at Hero Ranch.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was OK. The service wad good. The ambience was Ok

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review! We would like to hear more about your "ok" food & "ok" ambiance. Any detailed feedback will help us serve future guests as we do want all of our guests to leave satisfied! Please reach out directly. sarah@theheroranchkitchen.c o m Sarah Sotelo / GM

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vipBobbyN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never lets us down.

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CalJackC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our inside table was so close to the people next to us that it was as if we had been added to their table. As usual the inside was very noisy.

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AnthonyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening out. service and attitude of staff was outstanding. food delicious

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gbrown
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant and staff.

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Sunny
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hero Ranch Kitchen consistently provides excellent cuisine at a good price, in a nice atmosphere, which is why it's always busy. My husband and I have dined here several times and some of our favorite dishes are the crispy sushi bites, buttermilk fried chicken and cornbread, lamb chops, truffle fries, hero wedge, pan seared salmon, pan seared scallops, and braised short rib rigatoni. The only thing that isn't ideal about HRK is that they don't have a lot of interesting choices for kids. Maybe that's intentional. ;-)

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your visit! We look forward to having you again soon!

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ElizabethD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here. It is our go-to spot for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like that OpenTable reminds me of my reservation. I liked the easiness of the app. Hero Ranch is one of my new favorite restaurants and I felt safe eating outside with a heater. The food is delicious and the waitress came in on her day off because some employees are getting Covid.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Great to have you! Thank you for the review!

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StephanieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining…had a great meal. I had the scallops and my date had the filet. We both really enjoyed our meals.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Great to hear. We look forward to having you back soon!

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vipKevinJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visiting Hero Ranch and can't say anything negative. Great service, great drinks and great food.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Awesome! Thank you for joining us, we look forward to having you back soon!

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CasualDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food in a trendy, elegant environment with excellent service!

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had date night with friends. They enjoyed it

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service wasn’t particularly attentive from our host that night. Pretty bad but it happens. Really nice person, but too much we had to ask other hosts to grab her. Perhaps new. Look, all good and don’t consider this a major ding. Was it a thing? Yeah. Will we be back? Absolutely.

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AarGee
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we had read a lot of good reviews about Hero Ranch, so we decided to give it a try. Hero Ranch certainly lived up to our expectations. The cocktails, wine selection, appetizers, and main courses are all excellent. My wife is vegetarian and they happily accommodated her requests. Highly recommend.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 9, 2022

Great to have you!

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MichaelH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that you opened in Saratoga!

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

We are happy too! This community is nothing but supportive, we are extremely grateful!

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SallyM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! No corkage fee! All wines sold in house are sold at Their Prices!

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Great to have you! Thank you for the review!

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KleinShine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will go again, didn't try any steaks but will next time (it is called a ranch after all.) We had high expectation based on how popular it is, but felt like something was missing. Weak link was the bread pudding. However, cocktails were on point. I had an old fashion and the pink slipper and both were perfectly balanced and smooth. Espresso was good too.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 9, 2022

Glad you enjoyed the cocktails. Thank you for joining us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Salty
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is so delicious, all the meals we have had there have been exceptional.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks for joining us! We apologize value was a 3 - food cost is quite expensive since covid hit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing flavors and friendly knowledgeable staff! Really sweet and intimate indoor setting. Can’t wait to return!

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PattiS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience from start to finish. The food was delicious the service was incredible the ambience was delightful. We were seated inside at a table for two and it was tight quarters in a somewhat loud atmosphere, Asked to be seated outside instead where it was a bit quieter and we were graciously reseated on the patio with heaters. The evening ended perfectly.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your visit!

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tried 5 spectacular appetizers. All great. Crab cakes/ chicken cornbread/ fries/ sushi and green beans. Shared a white cake dessert. Also graet.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Great to have you & Thank you for taking the time to review your visit!

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KimF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Every dish that we had was delicious

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hi Kim - Thanks for your visit! We look forward to having you back soon!

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AllieY
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

it's a fairly okay America style restaurant. Food is okay

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Allie! Thank you for your review. If you can provide more information on your experience we would appreciate it. We strive for satisfied customers and if not, we would like to know how we can improve for future guests. Thank you! Sarah Sotelo /GM Sarah@theheroranchkitchen . c o m

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vipmelsj
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hero Ranch is consistently a fabulous place to dine with service that matches the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant in the south bay. I have never had a bad meal and the staff is lovely. The wine list is great and they don’t over priced their bottles. I highly recommend visiting here.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Leslie
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is beautifully presented and delicious as well.

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JenniferM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The service was amazing. We couldn’t have had a better night out.

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vipMrsT2U
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love HRK and have never had a disappointing meal there, but last night I felt the tables were too close together given the state of the pandemic at the moment. The door was open so it was cold where we were sitting, but the food and service were outstanding. Just didn't love being right on top of the people next to us.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on December 31, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We apologize for your experience as we tried to accommodate as many people as we could (cancelling about 100 people yesterday) due to the raining weather. Not ideal for us, and for our guests as well! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great drinks, great service and great atmosphere! What more could you want?! Highly recommend.

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vipSjclocalDiner
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Again, the bomb Dinner. The plates offered are very similar to plates you may find another nice restaurants. But it’s the details of the preparation the freshness of the ingredients the proper balance of quantity at high quality that make this place confusing to me whether or not I like it as well as Flowers or Flowers more than HRK. Both restaurants are awesome! And always note the wine list is nowhere close to rip off of most of the restaurants - very reasonable bottle prices.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your visit & the review! We look forward to having you back soon!

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Steve
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us and everything was excellent - starters, salads, entrees and desserts. Would definitely come back.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hostess initially called to confirm that outdoor seating with a covering in case of rain was available, but the manager called 30 mins later to say that it was no longer available. I told the manager that I had already confirmed this 30 minutes prior to her call. The hostess called me back and she was very helpful - this eventually got sorted out. The waiter was excellent - knowledgeable, knew the menu well, and was very courteous and friendly. The food was outstanding, and seating/ambience were top notch.

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vipLees
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic and the service is wonderful!! It’s always a pleasure to dine there!

FAQs

The Hero Ranch Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (669) 267-3183.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.