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The Oak - Ojai Valley Inn

4.5
213 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 - Ojai Valley Inn 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 - Ojai Valley Inn offers a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner experience focused on these simple culinary principles.

Each Sunday, The Oak - Ojai Valley Inn 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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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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Phone number
(805) 640-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dana Francisco
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Private party contact
Robert Ortiz: (805) 646-1111 ext. 6109
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 150 (Ojai Avenue)
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Reception area.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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marianag 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great experience. We were there for my husband’s bday, we sat outside with an amazing view, but it was kind of wind and we have a 21months old son. We asked to be moved inside (usually it’s a problem in some restaurants), they moved us, they were really kind and helpful. The food is great, the place is beautiful and the service is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing. Food, atmosphere, service all top notch. Lighted lanterns hanging from 100's year old oak spectacular.

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vipCalifoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great buffet breakfast

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Beautiful setting with great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 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 (Central Coast)
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 9, 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 28, 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 (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 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 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 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 18, 2017

Beautiful setting and wonderful food! The halibut was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

We made reservations but had to wait 20 minutes past the time. Other than that everything was great. Food was excellent.

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vipDana (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Overall a nice experience, but I was very surprised when I placed my order and the food was out in about three minutes. I had the salmon, which was good, but nothing super special. The service was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Outstandingly view! Excellent food! Wonderful service!

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Clark (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

The staff was very accommodating, letting us stay well past their closing (there for lunch and got there late). The food was great, can't wait to return when it is not quite so hot. The setting is amazing.

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BreC (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

I thought the food was just ok but the ambiance is beautiful

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pln2105 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

I've had many meals at the Oak Kitchen including Sunday brunch and they have all been fantastic. I really enjoy the outside dining there. It has great food and a beautiful view, especially at dusk/night. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary and had a great meal! The roasted brussel sprouts are a must try as an appetizer. My wife had really good scallops and my duck breasts was cooked perfectly. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. We will be coming back for dinner and look forward to trying the Sunday brunch.

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Mikki (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Beautiful restaurant on the Ojai Spa & Resort grounds....a bit pricey though. Will dine again when in the area.

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PDXdiner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Exceptional dining experience with a special someone. Top quality brunch. Broad options, each delicious. Lovely setting. Warm, attentive service. Enhanced by skilled musicians who warranted pausing to listen, but did not distract from conversation. Pricey? Yes! Worth the experience? Indeed.

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vipsusiec (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Are only complaint was the tri tip was fatty and burnt. Tasty mint julep would go back for... four times the same day lol!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

I doubt you'll find a more beautiful California seeing than the view from the covered patio at The Oak Kitchen. Majestic oak trees lining the stunning golf course, with a ring of mountains as the backdrop-- it doesn't get any more picturesque than this!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

Was my first time. Chicken and pasta were superb, drink a little weak, gluten-free dessert only so-so. Ambiance and service made up for any shortcomings. Will definitely be back.

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Evey (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

It was outstanding, the raviolis were delicious. We had a refreshing and tasty mojito that I would highly recommend. Also the rolls are amazing. I say the ambiance was enjoyable since we had the indoor part of The Oak restaurant to our selves due too everyone requesting to eat outdoors to enjoy the beautiful view and weather. Me and my husband are locals so we preferred to enjoy the beautiful view from indoors and stay cool. Everyone was super attentive and polite. Thanks to our server Favi for an outstanding dedication to her work.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Too many large groups! Really made it less than a fine dining experience.

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Azdave56 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

This was our first visit to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. What a fabulous place! The Oak Kitchen offers a sublime outdoor dining experience. Your view is of a beautiful tree-lined golf course, ringed by mountains that turn varying shades of pink and purple as the sun sets. It is absolutely gorgeous.

My wife and I both noted how attentive, informed, well-trained, and downright happy the staff seemed. They were all friendly without being cloying, and made suggestions and shared their own favorites in a really helpful and appropriate manner. Our server, Ally, was remarkable - she clearly loved working their and conveyed the enthusiasm she felt for being connected with such a beautiful inn.

The food was outstanding - fresh, local, creative, and delicious. It was all beautifully presented. We did not delve into the wine list; each of us just had a glass, but I'm sure an oenophile would be happy too.

All in all, a truly fantastic dining experience. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was exceptionally fresh and quite delicious. Fernando was a wonderful waitperson, very attentive and kind. When we were first seated, the fan in the small building (kitchen?) was very loud and when we said something, the staff immediately offered to turn it off and did so quickly and kindly. Outdoor setting is spectacular. We loved the experience!

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