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Permanently Closed - Suzanne's Cuisine

4.6
607 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Suzanne's Cuisine. We offer our contemporary European cuisine lovingly prepared and served in a home and garden setting. Chef/owner Suzanne Roll has created a varied menu that highlights the years that she lived in France along with her Italian-American heritage. Most ingredients are sourced locally and hand-selected by Suzanne. Serving wines from our Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winning list in addition to cocktails from our bar. All desserts are homemade.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Closed on Tuesday
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Phone number
(805) 640-1961
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Suzanne Roll
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bristol
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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4.6
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant has got to be the top-rated restaurant in Ojai. And for good reason! My husband and I recently came here during a vacation in Ojai and LOVED our meals. This and the Oak Kitchen were our favorite restaurants in Ojai, soo try them both! Suzanne's food is so top-notch. Lots of local ingredients, amazing attention to detail, beautifully plated foods. Service was impeccable and friendly. The dining is relatively casual but could be dressy as well. The gardens and grounds are pretty. The outdoor enclosed patio has a fireplace and heaters to help keep you cozy, even in the winter. We both loved everything we ordered. Also, bonus points for celebrity-sightings!

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SophieCatz (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good as always. So very sad to hear that they are closing come the end of the year. Will leave Ojai with hardly any place to get a good steak dinner :/

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything about Suzanne's was wonderful from the time we arrived to the time that we left. The service was excellent. They were very attentive to us and our 1 1/2 year old. The food was the best there is in Ojai. They also know how to make an excellent martini. Quality , Quality, Quality.

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Ieattoomuch (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

This has an unusually nice setting and is nicely quiet. Service was excellent; cordial and professional. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Server Matt was excellent! Chimmichurri ribeye is likely my favorite steak of all time. Must try the Roll Ranch Syrah from Ojai Vineyard that they sell here. It is fantastic and is grown on the owner of Suzanne's ranch in upper Ojai. Absolutely amazing and cannot wait to go back again...and again.

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Eclectictastes (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We sat on the front porch for dinner on a warm night. Atmosphere was delightful. We shared the pan seared branzino as a main course preceded by a salad. The fish was delicious, but frankly best ordered for one person as the portion is not overly generous. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We ordered 2 deserts thinking they would be skimpy as well. Instead, each one was ENORMOUS and could easily have been shared by 3 people each desert. Server later told us that ALL the deserts are very big, so best to share if you are already sated from dinner.

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RonC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Ojai's best restaurant....food consistently good, great staff and owner...first choice of restaurants to eat at when in Ojai

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

We have a group of 6 and from appetizer, to entree, to dessert, all left us all very satisfied. The Suzanne's Old Fashion, Shrimp Dumplings, and Branzino were just a few of the highlights we had during our epic meal. Thanks als and we will see you again soon!

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Kathe (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Had a wonderful experience..great food and service..
there was a very noisy table next to us..which was the only unfortunate thing!
but certainly no fault of Suzanne's....

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Been dinning here about 20 times and we truly enjoy. Obviously since we have been coming back.

Great Wine selection, excellent service and of course Fantastic Food!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

had the crab salad, but there was no crab taste as the 'light mayonaise' dressing was overpowering. Would never rec. that dish unfortunately. I love a good crab salad and thought that I could certainly trust Suzzanne's! Wine and other dishes were good.

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vipcc212 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food, great service. Very romantic. I did get a couple mosquito bites while dining outside but no big :) we had a really nice time and the entry way makes for a pretty photo on your way out!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

I don't know who dropped the ball on this one Open Table or Suzanne's. I made reservations 3 weeks prior to my expected dinner for my birthday on our trip out to Ojai. They were reservations at 8pm so pretty late. My wife and I decided to walk over around 7:30pm and to our surprise the restaurant had been closed for a week and would not open for another week!!!! Obviously we were upset and if you know Ojai a lot of places close relatively early usually around 9pm. I assumed it was open because I was able to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

We came for the food but stayed and stayed for the ambience as well. Our table overlooked the garden and fountains and we were instantly relaxed. There were 3 of us so we shared a taste of all our entries and everything we ordered could not be more perfect. The presentation of the food itself was so artistic and appealing. The service was excellent and I felt like our server was a friend not just someone working there. The food was just so fresh you could really tell the difference in how great everything tasted. Save room for dessert because that was a treat beyond compare! We tried other restaurants that had good reviews while we were in Ojai but Suzanne's was by far the very best!!

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vipMamaofYofi (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

A good friend had told us that this was her favorite restaurant in Ojai, so we were very excited to try it. When we pulled up we were impressed by how charming the restaurant was. It was a warm summer evening and the flowers and twinkling lights were so welcoming. The menu looked wonderful and we struggled with what to order, as everything sounded so good. All four of us were somewhat underwhelmed by everything we ordered.

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SMLP (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

It was rated #1 on TripAdvisor, so we decided to try it out. Didn't disappoint! Everything was delicious. It wasn't overpriced though it is on a pricey side. Recommend for special occassion/celebration.

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JimP (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Suzanne's Cuizine is impressive. Your experience begins From the moment you walk in And are greeted by every staff member. They treat you like a family member.

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AspenGirl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We've eaten here half a dozen times over a decade. Seems to have deteriorated with time. Slapdash plating and ambitious menu means nothing is phenomenal. Few dining options in Ojai I suspect is why it continues to be popular.
Service was pleasant but eager to "sell" more items to increase final bill (and associated tip).
Suzanne's needs a reboot.

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Mike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

The best in Ojai. Delicious food. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Get a table on the back patio with the garden view.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Best memory of visiting Ojai. Not one false note during the dinner. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

My only complaint is small. The rice was over cooked on the Branzino dish; otherwise, I really appreciated the light touch allowing the ingredients to speak from themselves. We did not have wine that evening. The wine list is ample, but on the pricey side as is the case in most establishments. The dessert, pineapple gratin was flavorful and I really enjoyed the pineapple ice cream; my companion's peach crisp was very good, but in our opinion a bit too sweet. Service was great as we were attended to by the entire staff not just one server. 4.5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Ambiance and service were very good. Food just OK. Doubt if I would return.

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vipGrant (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Suzanne's is a lovely place to dine in Ojai. If ever I'm there again, I will surely dine here. Great salads and fish, and a very decent and well priced wine list.

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vipemdewey (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Lunch menu has so many options from omelette to roasted chicken. The burrata and tomato special was fresh and delicious. The garden patio is beautiful and fun for an afternoon lunch. Will be back.

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vipbiztraveler (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

I would request an inside table if it's more than 80 degrees as the outdoor patio is uncomfortable otherwise. Food wasn't quite as good as past experiences but the desserts were to die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent lunch. Lalo was our waiter and was very attentive. The food and atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Deco is somewhat lacking, but is easily made up by the phenomenon service. Once you find it you will undoubtedly be going back. I our opinion best restaurant in Ojai.

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vipPamela1 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

Our dinner was delicious looking out at a lovely garden on the patio. The menu is extensive and so many delicious selections to chose from. Our server was superb and we enjoyed a lovely evening dining at Suzanne's. It was our best dining experience in the 5 nights we were in Ojai.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We live in the Los Angeles area and make several trips per year to Ojai. Almost every visit, we stop at Suzanne's. We first tried Suzanne's based on Open Table and Yelp reviews and have had nothing but GREAT food and GREAT service every time we have eaten there. They have impeccable service and the quality and options for food have never failed us. We have taken several of our friends to Suzanne's and they all have been equally impressed. We refer everyone to Suzanne's whenever we can.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic food and some of the best service I can remember at any restaurant. Also very colorful/ floral decor.

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