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3304 Maricopa Hwy. Send to Phone
A rustic location and roaring fireplaces attract couples to this woodsy steakhouse.

Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bodee's Restaurant Review

: A romantic spot on the Maricopa Highway just north of Ojai, Bodee’s offers a nice selection of steakhouse fare. The setting, however, is the big draw. Couples cozy up to a roaring fire in the main room, or dine alfresco on an outdoor patio with its own fireplace. Michele Cromer-Bentivolio runs the restaurant with the same casual warmth her grandparents were known for when they opened it in 1947. Since then, the food has gotten more elaborate. Chef Myk Aviles treats a 14-ounce rib-eye with a garlic-Cajun wet rub and finishes it with Jack Daniels; his pork loin is stuffed with fire-roasted apples, sage and toasted walnuts. On the lunch menu, a Prime rib melt is served like a French dip---with the meat thinly sliced and a cup of au jus on the side. Entrée salads use mostly organic Ojai produce and are available with either grilled chicken or duck breast. Considering the rustic location, the must-have dessert is an indoor version of s’mores---a campfire classic---combining molten chocolate cake with a graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallow.


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