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Inn of the Seventh Ray
Posted by mike on 02/22/2014
Chef Brad Miller elevates this restaurant to one of the best. Modern, with molecular flair. I read the previous few reviews, most well dated. Shame they had such apparent experiences, but for the past three years, and repeated visits, including a major dinner party of 25 people which I hosted, this place is exceptional.
Posted by jodie on 05/02/2012
Had my husbands 40th birthday here. Booked private buffet through Inn's party planer. Was prepaid for 22family members-8 of these were children ($1200 total). Prepaid in good faith expecting to be taken care of. Was nervous when arrived and saw bagels quartered(not halved) filling only 1/3 of basket. Lox and fruit sliced thinly onto small plate enough to feed 5. I was so incredibly humiliated when my family was going up to the buffet and rolling their eyes because there was no food. I asked manager for help and she did not help. I was so upset and stressed out over the event. I wished I could rewind time and celebrate at a place that cared about their guests. If you wish to have a private party here make sure you only choose inner buffet at $37 per person. That is the only way I can imagine that you can relax and enjoy with your guests knowing that they will not be hungry at a celebration.
Posted by Kathy on 10/25/2011
Poor service, unappetizing food and OUTRAGEOUS prices! For a place that is out in the boonies in Topanga, they have alot of nerve charging what you would pay at an upscale, oceanfront restaurant and the food and service are lousy on top of it! I will never go back and don't recommend this place at all!
Posted by Al on 06/12/2010
I had to write a review after reading the 2 negative reviews for this restaurant. I ate here on a recent trip to CA and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. The restaurant was expensive but very memorable. Food was delicious, setting is gorgeous, service was excellent. Definitely recommend it for a special occasion. Go for the tasting menu, there are nice vegetarian options and the lamb was fantastic. And you can check out the funky gift shop too!
Posted by foodieperson on 09/01/2007
Bewarned that yes, the outdoor garden is charming with a seasonal creek; however that does not excuse the Denny's quality food at 4 star prices. I have had lunch there and was talked into going to brunch on a weekend. Both meals were subpar with about 3 little bits of goatcheese and a few spinach leaves on my Greek Omlette for $17. Lunch there was dismal with the slowest waiter in history. Curiously the place stays in business due to outdoor ambience for weddings and events but beware of the mediocre food and ridiculously high prices.
Posted by veggieppl on 06/17/2007
I was looking to take my girlfriend to a nice vegetarian dinner and when we got there the ambience was nice but it took forever for anyone to come to the table once we were seated. We got an appetize which tasted decent but was very very small. Next we got a salad which was bare with just lettuce and 3 thin shreds of raddish for $12!!! RIP OFF!! I mentioned leaving to me girlfriend and she said lets stay and give the main course a try. Huge mistake! We got the entrees and they weren't even cooked all the way so we sent them back. Also they portions were very small cnsidering they were each $30! It was very skimpy and didn't even taste good. If I pay $30 for one dinner it better be amazing! This food was far from good and almost unedible. The waiter never brought my drink and charged me for it. I told him the dinner was horrible and he didn't care. I just wanted to leave without tipping. My girl is so nice she left a tip anyway. Got Del Taco on the way home which was so much better!!