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The Oak Kitchen

4.3
209 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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One of the Ojai Valley's most beautiful dining venues, The Oak Kitchen features al fresco dining under the vine-covered pergola with dramatic views overlooking 200-year-old Oak trees, golf course and sweeping mountain vistas.

Chef Jayson Holzworth's product-driven cooking philosophy ensures the freshest and most seasonally relevant ingredients are the centerpiece for each visit to our California bistro. The Oak Kitchen offers a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner experience focused on these simple culinary principles.

Each Sunday, The Oak Kitchen plays host to Bluegrass Brunch; featuring fresh seafood, made-to-order eggs, organic market-inspired salads, chef-carved meats, lavish desserts, and live bluegrass music from Silver Mountain String Band.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 640-2100
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Cross street: Hwy 150 (Ojai Avenue)
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What 209 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

LOVED our dinner at The Oak! Nestled in the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, this indoor/outdoor restaurant is on a lovely patio overlooking the gorgeous golf course and Topatopa Mountains. There were lots of kids, so definitely kid-friendly, but it didn't ruin our adult experience at all. The food was exceptional, as was the service. Sunsets here (AKA: The Pink Moment) are beautiful and it's worth coming by for cocktails or dinner just for the sunset and ambiance. A spectacular meal in a spectacular setting.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our walk through the beautiful grounds of the Ojai Valley Inn and found the restaurant overlooking the golf course, right on the edge of a fairway and some magnificent oak trees. Amazing view and ambiance to enjoy an outdoor lunch! The food is pricey but good and we weren't surprised at the cost given the unbelievable setting. We were celebrating a birthday and day in Ojai and it was fun to contrast the hotel with the artsy little town.

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PaulS (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

Great venue, food and service. My husband commented that the seats were cold (since they were metal) and they brought cushions for us right away. Great cadillac margarita.

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Jade (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved The Oak Kitchen at Ojai Valley Inn. I went to the Oak for Sunday Buffet Brunch. First, every one of the Staff was friendly, helpful, and happy.
The buffet brunch was not huge, but not small. The muffins of the eggs benedict were burnt and should not have been served, but overall the eggs were cooked well and good. (it happens)
The crab claws were very good and cooked right. Nice large shrimps, but the one I got was undercooked.
The Oak Kitchen makes homemade granola which is excellent and you can buy it in their store Libby. I had the granola with fresh fruits and yogurt.
The buffet has an omlete bar, carving station, desserts, salads, meats, and cheeses.
Although not all the food was perfect, there was lots to choose from .
After brunch the property is beautiful and relaxing to walk around with a live band, golfers, and people lounging.
I will definately be back.

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Laurie1 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dinner at dusk with great food and live soft rock music. We had a table overlooking the golf golf course and a fall-themed display with hay bales and pumpkins. The musician was outstanding, some people were dancing and overall pleasant evening. Had to try the brussel sprouts, of course. Our table enjoyed the scallops, chicken, steak, and salmon. Everyone's plates were empty and we were all elated about this special Saturday night out at the Inn.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

We came in to celebrate a birthday. It was 105 degrees and the bell boys did not offer a scuttle to the restaurant. In heat, like the day we were there, and Martin was not busy, it would have been nice to extend the service. Our server was sweet but poorly trained. At the table I had to ask for water 3 times. Poor service, slow and inefficient. My salmon was over cooked and presented in a deep dish bowl so awkward to cut and weak in flavor. The peaches in the cobbler were Not ripe. And we had to ask for a glass of wine twice after we ordered it. Beautiful view of oak trees, but disappointed and hardly worth the drive.

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vipJonG (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food

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Riss 
5.0
Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing! Live music on Saturdays with Kevin Obrien playing under the oak trees. Great view and ambiance. Plenty of space indoors and outdoors weather permitting. Outside there are heat lamps and a cover for rain. Even with music outdoors it is still easy to have a conversation. Great place for a date night, special occasion, or even a casual meal. Our favorite place to eat in Ojai.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on September 21, 2017

We had an excellent meal and the service was great. My only suggestion is that the tables could use a tad more light. One small votive candle is not quite adequate for ambiance, conversation or reading the check. The three of us really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on September 19, 2017

Beautiful setting and wonderful food! The halibut was great.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Cross street
Hwy 150 (Ojai Avenue)
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(805) 640-2100
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Reception area.
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Executive chef
Dana Francisco
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Private party contact
Robert Ortiz: (805) 646-1111 ext. 6109
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine