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About The Oak Kitchen

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.

905 Country Club Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 150 (Ojai Avenue)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 640-2100

Website:
http://www.ojairesort.com/oak-grill-restaurant.php

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Reception area.

Executive Chef:
Dana Francisco

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

The Oak Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Scenic View (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (11)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Healthy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Live Music, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food

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·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Healthy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Beautiful setting and wonderful food! The halibut was great.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Outstandingly view! Excellent food! Wonderful service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

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

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 8, 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on August 2, 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Wonderful experience! The staff went above and beyond making us feel welcome and helping celebrate our anniversary. We had Brussel sprouts, asparagus, scallops, and duck breast. I would recommend any of these!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The atmosphere and views of this open air restaurant were great. In addition, the food and service were outstanding.
The only issue, because of the open air nature of the dinning were flies; flies were a distraction when the food was served.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This place is outstanding. The service is impeccable. The food is delicious! I would highly recommend anyone coming to this area that they must must go here! The view of the property is to die for. The ambiance is cozy and positive. Loved this place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My daughter and I were celebrating one of our last evenings in Ojai, where she was born and lived all of her 14 years before our move to Colorado. Great food, beautiful setting, inspiring live music. It was a night to remember.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The location is great but the service was terrible. The food was good but not exceptional for prices charged. I would not return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Beautiful place at night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. David, our waiter was amazing; Attentive, gracious and patient with us, as well as our two children. Overall, the entire dinner was extremely enjoyable for the whole family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great place to go for a relaxing brunch with great scenery and high quality and good tasting food to meet any diet which buffets don't usually have. It wasn't overcrowded and you could hear the table conversation easily. Very accommodating and kid friendly and the bluegrass music was really nice and a great addition and not too loud. We are local, but felt as though we were on vacation. We will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We are locals and we have come here occasionally but not enough considering how good it is. Beautiful location, excellent food and service. Definitely coming back more often. By the way, the Inn is beautiful, too! Wish we weren't locals!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

This is the first time we have eaten Sunday brunch here and we were very happy. The mimosas flowed freely and the buffet was excellent, particularly the seafood. It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning/afternoon eating lovely food in a lovely setting with lovely live music.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Went here for a family birthday. Very tasty, often locally-sourced food and great service, ambience and views made this a truly special meal. Many thanks to Team Oak; won't hesitate to come back.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I took my Mom who is 90 and everyone was wonderful. It was a bit of a feat to get a cart to drive us to the Oaks and in through Jimmys and up to the Oaks Restaurant. The website is terrible and it took 30 minutes to find the restaurant choices and the menus and then the menu never stated that we could only do the Bluegrass Brunch. But Mom and I tucked in to the buffet and it was well worth the price!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

A must place to eat when in Ojai. Dining alfresco at it's best. The tree lanterns are phenomenal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our family took my wife to Mother's Day brunch. There are two brunches on premise. We didn't know about the other brunch from the website we used which is open table. No matter we received an excellent brunch with excellent service. Our reservation was for 1 and we were sat by 1:30. Previous guests took longer than calculated. No matter. Food an music was very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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