Recently we ran a drawing on the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook page where we asked folks to indicate their favorite "date night" restaurant in the Conejo Valley or anywhere in Ventura County. There were nearly 150 entries in the one day drawing and the following restaurants were the top 10 mentions.
1st Place: Mastro's Steakhouse and The Melting Pot (tied with 11 votes each)
3rd Place: Holdren's Steakhouse (10 votes)
4th Place: Paul Martin's (9 votes)
5th Place: Wood Ranch BBQ (8 votes)
6th Place: Blue Stove at Nordstrom (7 votes)
7th Place: Lure Fish House (6 votes)
8th Place: Bandits BBQ, Cho Cho San and Café Firenze (5 votes apiece)
Honorable mentions with 2 or more votes include Cheesecake Factory, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Ladyface Alehouse, The Grill on the Alley, Buca di Beppo, Outback Steakhouse and PF Changs.
Mastro's was no surprise to me. The Melting Pot had a surprisingly solid showing, with some very strong supporters. Paul Martin's, which opened in Westlake Village in December 2012, also has a very healthy showing of fans. Lure Fish House originated in Camarillo in December 2010 and has expanded into Westlake Village and Ventura. Cafe Firenze in Moorpark made a solid showing too.
Previously we ran a separate drawing asking followers their favorite family restaurants. Check it out at this link.