About The Secret Garden Restaurant

Understated and elegant, this award-wining French-American Bistro fine dining restaurant offers a romantic and unique dining experience in three settings, with food you can eat with your eyes. Owner Chef Michel Bardavid uses his fine culinary techniques to make spectacular French-American cuisine, using the finest seasonal ingredients in innovative presentations that are paired with an extensive wine list.

A dream realized by French-trained Chef/Owner Michel Bardavid, he re-opened the Secret Garden French-American Bistro in April 2000. Located in a turn of the century stone building surrounded by lavish gardens on High Street, in Moorpark's off-the-beaten-path historic district.

You will find the ultimate in your lunch, romantic dinner or relaxing Sunday Brunch dining experience and an ultra romantic and elegant ambiance. Dine in our serene Victorian dining room, amidst magnificent chandeliers, silver candelabra, flickering candles and dine on timeless one hundred year old English tables and chairs. Or you may choose to dine under the stars in the charming outdoor patio with beautiful al fresco wall paintings and foliage seated under a retractable awning that re-creates the full pleasure of enjoying a South of France climate.

If you are looking for a unique and enchanting location for your special event or wedding you must consider the spectacular six thousand square foot Secret Garden, beyond the doors to the garden, that lead you to an enchanting setting, with its' beautiful rose arbors, lush foliage, winding walkways, alcoves and quaint gazebo.

"Elite Dining's 2003 Neighborhood Favorite Restaurant Award"

"Most Romantic Restaurant Award - Ventura County Star"