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Permanently Closed - Suzanne's Cuisine

4.5
607 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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About

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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Payment options
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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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Great! My third year there, and just as good as ever.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Suzanne's is great. While certainly not inexpensive, it is reasonable for the quality of food and service provided. Parking can be tricky as there is no valet and the lot is small but that is the only negative. Large menu selection.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

As always, the food and service were outstanding. We were seated on the patio facing the little garden. Shrimp dumplings were the perfect appetizer to precede the Scottish salmon over sauerkraut. The staff were attentive, but we never felt rushed or "hounded". We always look forward to our return visits.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food. Service is impeccable. Was so happy to speak to Suzanne herself

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Fabulous food. Great selection sure to please everyone. Lovely space.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

We had great service and four different seafood dishes all cooked very well. When you left a message for a reservation, they were responsive. Really nice place, we sat on the outdoor patio.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Fantastic food! The butterfish was amazing! Loved the chocolate peanut butter torte!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

We had a memorable meal at Suzanne's. Per our request , we were seated at a table at the edge of the outdoor patio next to the garden. Lovely view with soothing fountain sounds and mood music, mostly Sinatra, in the background. Huge selection on the menu plus specials. First I must comment on the outstanding crusty bread and sweet butter. Could have made a whole meal of it. I had the zucchini flowers stuffed with goat cheese in a light tomato sauce. My spouse went with traditional escargot. Both dishes were excellent. I had the bouillabaisse which tasted like a trip to St.Tropez. Wonderful and very generous portion. Hubby had the petrale sole which he pronounced delicious. We ended by splitting a Cafe Leigois made with homemade coffee ice cream. Service was seamless. Definitely a must when in Ojai.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Suzanne's never disappoints. The menu is so varied, it is hard to choose sometimes. The service , food, and ambiance can't be beat. We will always go back whenever we visit Ojai.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

We never come to Ojai without a visit to Suzanne's. The duck salad is a perennial favorite. Good for a leisurely lunch on Saturday or Sunday. Patio is very nice with a view of the beautiful garden in back.

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