The Oak - Ojai Valley Inn

4.6
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374 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Oak, is an indoor-outdoor restaurant with a picturesque view. The Oak overlooks a championship golf course and a striking mountain range, replete with centuries-old oak trees lining the entrance. Menu offerings include fresh and original valley cuisine.

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o
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fabulous new find for us, we will definitely be back!

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! Great food and service!
We have been there many times and will keep coming!

JA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The waitress didn’t give us any time. In fact we got ignored the whole night. Even at the end when we asked for the check she didn’t reply, until we finally got up and waited for our check by the hostess’ counter. Great atmosphere and will be back but hopefully not in her section.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. The service and ambiance were spectacular!

DO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect, plates were a little small but that's expected from a nice establishment like the Inn. Overall gorgeous atmosphere and top level service.

P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion! The service was amazing, having drinks inside before being seated added to the evening. The food was good, perhaps not quite as good as previous visits and a menu change to remove the brussel sprouts was irritating.

CC
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resort. Any occasion. I recommend outside seating by the oak. Inside is very basic. Food is fantastic!

KM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

50th bday our with gf’s

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gardner’s were cuttings brushes or trees and the Noise was disturbing but service and food was good

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service. Food was amazing! :)

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants you can eat at with a beautiful patio.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was a great server. Very courteous and made good food recommendations. Great ambience with the live music on Saturday.

C
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again incredible food and great service in a pretty setting.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for our 5 year anniversary!! Jennifer was our server and she was excellent and made us feel so special. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter assistants were awesome. The food was amazing. The ambiance was perfect. We will definitely be back!!

CB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very big portions but a nice menu selection and friendly service although not super efficient

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, fabulous food.

BZ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent! Wanted to sit outside but patio unfortunately was under construction. Next time!

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during our stay at the Ojai Valley Inn and absolutely loved it. Our favorite meal was dinner; although the ambiance is less luxurious and more casual than Olivella, the menu options and food were phenomenal. We wish we ate here for dinner both nights during our stay!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Next time give me credit with Opentable when I show up for my reservation.

CS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

If you order the a lobster fra diavolo... don’t expect it to contain more than a bite of lobster. Such a disappointment for the price!

B
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Overall disappointed

m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great Service, Good Food but ambience was tremendously lacking. Outdoor seating was nice for brunch but too cold for dinner.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience both times at the Oak.

OJ
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We ate outside on the patio on a cool evening. The heaters worked well and were not too hot or cold. The lighting was inadequate. Our server was very pleasant if a little too talkative. But, we liked her.

The OVI is expensive, but it is a great property and a great addition to the little town of Ojai where I live.

JH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Gorgeous. Incredible food. Lori our waitress was excellent.

JB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a beautiful birthday dinner with someone special.

C
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing from beginning to end. Chef Rafael’s menu is delicious and the service was perfect!!

LA
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was amazing. Also Fernando was so kind, attentive and focused on providing us with a unique experience. This was nothing short of an amazing experience for my Mom & I.

j
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was the best meal that we have ever had at The Oak. The new menu has very diverse options. The lobster fra diavolo was delicious. The steaks were very good, as was the lobster mac and cheese.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary dinner and our server, David, was wonderful! We loved the food, service, ambiance, and hospitality we experienced there. Thank you!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Cobb salad and the mushroom flatbread and I was in heaven. We sat outside overlooking the golf course and it couldn't have been nicer.

BH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party with friends

KO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Taylor, was fantastic! She gave us excellent recommendations when we asked, was friendly and kind. We felt well taken care of, but were also given our privacy to enjoy our anniversary dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Oak a number times, made a reservation with some friends whom we also enjoyed company with on the holiday home tour. This visit was especially nice as we had a table in the front with the full view, excellent service and very good food. Thanks you for a wonderful lunch.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Entree Cesear salad portion was very very small. Poor value for the amt of romaine, cheese and small portion of chicken.

RA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Stayed at the resort for my birthday
Had dinner at the Oak restaurant with our friends
Food was awful.
Steak tuff
Scallops undercooked
Vegetables stringy
Etc

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster MAC and Cheese was delicious and gone in seconds. Be sure to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and the lanterns hanging in the trees.

SB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely special birthday dinner for my husband. Service was top-notch and attention to detail amazing! The food was wonderful and being in such a beautiful setting outdoors in early November was fantastic! Highly recommend.

MD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Two Lobster Niçoise salads ordered; neither had potatoes (standard in such salads and described with potatoes on the menu). When the bill came, there was some inexplicable confusion by the server about a discount card one person had (a regular OVI visitor) and its effect. Some confusion about items on the bill as well. With only a handful of people in the restaurant, it seemed overstaffed and perhaps undertrained.

AF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just want to say the service and the servers were very nice. However, service was slow after our order was taken. The food was delicious and the setting was perfect and we were not in a rush so it was an overall great experience. Also, all 6 of our party were served the same time and the orders were complete and correct, something you don’t always find these days.

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