The Hero Ranch Kitchen

4.9
856 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We kindly ask that reservations do not exceed 2 hours of dining time to ensure reservations are available for the next round of seating.

We have provided Covid-19 safety standards by providing dividers between tables, a temperature log upon arrival. Also, please wear a mask upon arrival to ensure safety.

Outdoor seating arrangements shall limit the number of patrons at a single table to no more than six (6) individuals, all of whom must be from the same household or living unit. Members of separate households or living units are not allowed to dine at the same table.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Support The Hero Ranch Kitchen during COVID-19

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 856 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipmelsj
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, and every dish and drink was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Had the 16oz ribeye and buttermilk chicken sliders and the amazing buttercake

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not being near a heater made the experience a little cold and uncomfortable. The food was very tasty and our server, Breanna, was wonderful and did her best to accommodate.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on December 6, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we did get a visit from the Fire Marshall earlier this week in which made us remove about 15 heaters due to them being to close to the buildings. We apologize, but are glad that your food made up for it. :) Sarah Sotelo General Manager

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vipPriscillaR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were out-celebrating our anniversary-and with Covid being at it’s peak-we could not have chosen or experienced a more enjoyable evening -thanks to Hero’s Ranch ambiance- friendly service-excellent tasting food-with respectable value. Have dined here prior to our special evening and will not hesitate to dine again-keep-up the good work-we appreciate what you are doing and sacrificing during this pandemic.

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PeriK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. They follow all the safety protocols.

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milindd
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was little cold but manageable. The sitting was little tight for 6 people.
Rest all was excellent. 😜

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vipScorpioFoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a complaint - food always consistently excellent along with the friendly service - love a place that retains their employees so a personal connection is made and they welcome you back every time :) cornbread and chicken- YES - ahi tower-YES and we tried the Thai taco trio - delish - great for weekend brunches too!!!!

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LaurenD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Great service, Wonderful restaurant. We couldn’t ask for more it was a perfect dinner date!

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vipHaddence
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Hero Ranch. The private outdoor dining tent was nice and warm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They didn’t have enough heaters so we had to split one with another table which was distanced. Food was ama

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NikkiY
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely get the sliders to start and the Pork Chop entree. There is no corkage fee so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine too :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, impeccable service, and upscale yet non-assuming ambience. A Saratoga downtown gem

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vipThemeParkRefugee
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, friendly service, careful attention to covid protocols. All in all it was a great experience. We really enjoyed the cornbread appetizer in particular.

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LexiM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was amazing!!!! service, food, drinks, etc. we love HRK

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Luna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dinning here. Did not disappoint I was with a group of 6 and everyone was extremely happy with the food , wine and service. Highly recommend it. The butter cake dessert is the perfect way to end the dinning experience.

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vipRobM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its become my Nicks replacement although because I knew Nick and his staff well, I never had to wait to get in like I have to to do at Hero. Somethings are worth waiting though:)

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for the visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy setting, efficient and friendly wait staff, delicious selections in appetizers and main courses and reasonable prices. It just doesn't get any better than this! Thanks to Sarah, Savannah, Gabe and Eric for all their hard work.

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vipScottH
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was very good, and our server was excellent, but our table left a lot to be desired since we were seated right behind the hostess stand. It was loud and distracting.
They have a pretty major fly problem too, but they were aware and taking steps to address it.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on November 8, 2020

Hi Scott, Thank you for your visit. We have limited outdoor seating, but feel free to ask for a different table on your next visit if it does not fit your needs. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MarekR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the staff extremely accommodating...great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my boyfriend’s 36th birthday. The experience was good. Our server named Paulina was amazing. We hope to return and try their sister restaurant called Flower next door.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed every moment of it!

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever eaten. Absolutely beyond compare.

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vipJYC322
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The BBQ ribs were good. Some fell right off the bone, but not all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was exceptional as always, HRK is just an amazing restaurant. During these trying times HRK is one of my go to restaurants and I feel completely safe while dining. We shared chicken & cornbread, coconut shrimp, beet salad, ahi, & a bottle of
Far Niente Chardonnay. Looking forward to my next visit. Maybe brunch!

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vippeanut226
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

perfect amount of food in every dish we ordered. great wine choices and the price point is better than any of restaurants around southbay. food is excellent, service is wonderful.

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ShelleyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Overall a disappointing experience for brunch as we have enjoyed several dinners in the past. Food service was very slow. when the food arrived, Just breakfast sandwiches they were hot and tasty. Tons of loud cars and motorcycles cruising down highway 9 . Maybe add a little music to help with the ambience and drown out the noise. never got our waters filled and plates were left on our table quite sometime after we finished eating. Overall not what I had expected from hero ranch brunch. and oh yes, they changed the brunch menu to more of a lunch menu.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Shelley - Thank you for your recent visit to Hero Ranch for brunch. We want to apologize for your less than 5 star experience. Unfortunately, the cars crossing down Big Basin are out of our control but we do understand the frustration. We strive for a 5 star on every visit and appreciate all feedback (water, plates etc). Please reach out to me directly. Sarah Sotelo sarah@theheroranchkitchen. c o m

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PlanItPlanet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omelette was fantastic, my friend had the brioche and said it was perfection. It's great to be able to dine out during this whole sheltering-in-place, COVID-19 time. Hero Ranch has done a great job setting up outside with multiple tables spaced out nicely and cubicle style areas. Hero Ranch is one of the best places to dine out in Saratoga. I have to say in the several times we've dined, the staff is EXCEPTIONAL, they are so warm and gracious. We LOVE dining at Hero Ranch! Brunch is wonderful, with a nice selection of drinks, entrees and more. Dinner is INCREDIBLE. I highly recommend the pork chop. If you haven't tried it yet, - GO NOW! Be sure to make reservations as they are POPULAR!

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback - we currently use Nespresso Milk frothers which might not be heating the milk hot enough. This has been noted - and we will add a temperature check before the coffee beverages hit the table. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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LPer
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered omelette with no mushrooms, received it loaded with mushrooms. It was also b'day celebration brunch and asked if they had a dessert but only available at dinner. Request was made when reservation was made and there was no mention of this only being offered at dinner.

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vipKimA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, great cocktails and great wine list! We’ll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I love the decor and the level of service. It was a cold night and I wasn’t sitting close to a heater. They immediately came to the “ rescue” and added one next to me. I ordered the steak and it was cook to perfection. The wine selection is great as well.

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vipPeggyC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas was terrific, will try to ask for him next time. Food was outstanding as usual.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on October 24, 2020

Awesome!! Thank you for your review!

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SteveG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food quality was excellent. Portion size was variable. A glass of wine was 1/8 of a bottle (normal is 1/4), priced 3 glasses to bottle price. The staff graciously upgraded us to a bottle and I confirmed the chincy glass portion size by comparative pours. Entrees were the ribs - very healthy potions - and the stuffed pasta shells - minuscule portions. 3 shells, not very big; maybe they are making them in-house and the size is variable? Normally, 3 jumbo shells stuffed is a full meal, but these were half the size. Shared my ribs with my partner to resolve the problem. They should purchase a box of jumbo shells, make the same recipe and weigh them - that way they can confirm portion size by weight for the homemade shells, and add more as needed.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hi Steve. Thank you for your recent review. On top of selling our wine at retail price we offer 6 oz. wine pours as most restaurants standard pour is 5 oz. We appreciate all feedback regarding the food as this is how we improve on a daily basis. We recently added the stuffed shells to our menu this week, so will pass this information as far as portion size to the chef and our team. Thank you again & we look forward to serving you soon! Sarah Sotelo (Director of Operations) 408-355-3697

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. We’ve eaten here at least 12 times in the past two years. This is where typically take my clients for dinner after wrapping up a real estate deal. Tonight, we brought two friends here for my husband‘s birthday dinner. It did not disappoint as always. Next Sunday night, we will be dining at flowers for the first time. We look forward to that experience.

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LucieK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful servers made for a great birthday celebration. Even had a complimentary dessert with a candle! Plenty of tables outside, but not on top of each other. Can't wait to go back!

The Hero Ranch Kitchen
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your review, we look forward to hosting you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the alley which was nice and quiet, plus we were in the shade. Perfect! Had the salad with salmon and it was excellent.

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vipcathyr
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I grew up in Saratoga and have always had a great appreciation for the restaurants and support them in the best manner possible. My friends and I went to HRK for brunch. The food was delicious and Erik provided excellent service. Thank you to the brunch staff.

We were still in the area and returned for dinner. The dinner service was lacking and actually quite rude. We ordered a bottle of wine, food, and dessert. We were asked to leave by Alex (role unknown) even though our drinks weren’t finished and I had let our waiter knew I intended to order food to go. If you have a staunch policy on kicking people out let it be known at time of seating. Sara (Sarah) the manager wasn’t very polite either.

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vipchristye
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the service was really fantastic. We were surprised that all the dishes we tried were delicious as we can be picky. We highly recommend.

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vipGREGH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, one of the highest quality meals around the LG-Saratoga area. We will be back soon.

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vipAnon
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wine and cocktail list are top notch. I find the food to be decent, but the ambiance and service makes the place worth it every time. Will definitely be back!

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vipBruceC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

HRK never fails to deliver. Awesome food selections from starters to deserts. Top class wines at very reasonable prices. A special treat for a family celebration

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 4.9 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1638/the-hero-ranch.

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.