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!
Amazing. Food, atmosphere, service all top notch. Lighted lanterns hanging from 100's year old oak spectacular.
Great buffet breakfast
Beautiful setting with great service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful setting and wonderful food! The halibut was great.
We made reservations but had to wait 20 minutes past the time. Other than that everything was great. Food was excellent.
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
Outstandingly view! Excellent food! Wonderful service!
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.
I thought the food was just ok but the ambiance is beautiful
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.
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.
Beautiful restaurant on the Ojai Spa & Resort grounds....a bit pricey though. Will dine again when in the area.
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.
Are only complaint was the tri tip was fatty and burnt. Tasty mint julep would go back for... four times the same day lol!
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!
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.
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.
Too many large groups! Really made it less than a fine dining experience.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The location is great but the service was terrible. The food was good but not exceptional for prices charged. I would not return.
Beautiful place at night.
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.
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!
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!!
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.