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Dining at Rancho Cielo

  • Drummond Culinary Academy
  • Drummond Patio
  • Rancho Cielo
  • Drummond Dinning Room Bar
  • Drummond Dinning Room Bar Pig Statue

Dining at the Drummond Culinary Academy

For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be open Friday nights starting October 18, 2019 and running through June 5, 2020. We will be closed November 29, 2019, December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020.

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with current shelter in place orders, the Drummond Culinary Academy has been closed indefinitely. We hope to see you at a Friday Night Dinner soon. Stay safe, stay healthy.

A casual, friendly setting provides the backdrop for a wonderful dining experience for you at the hands of our student trainees. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Estevan Jimenez ("EJ") the Drummond Culinary Students prepare and serve the meals. Serving “real customers” is the best way to prepare our students for successful careers in Monterey County’s Hospitality Industry. The Dining Room is a unique and sophisticated setting, boasting a lovely view from the glassed-in outdoor patio. The 1,300 square foot facility accommodates gatherings for up to 60 guests inside, and an additional 40 guests outside.

We're open for dinner Friday nights with seatings available anytime between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Dinner reservations are required, and can be made by calling 831.444.3521 or emailing reservations@ranchocieloyc.org

You can also join us for TAPAS ON THE PATIOa delicious menu, available without reservations, every Friday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Directions

From the Monterey Peninsula:

  • Hwy 1 north
  • 156 east
  • 101 south
  • Exit Boronda
  • Go east or left
  • Left on Natividad
  • Right on Old Natividad
  • Stop at stop sign at corner of Old Stage and Old Natividad
  • Go straight on Old Natividad.
  • Dead ends into the gate of Rancho Cielo

From Corral, Pasadera, other Hwy 68 locations during commute hours:

  • East on 68
  • Exit Spreckels
  • Follow that road through Spreckels (watch your speed), curve to the left, to signal at Abbott Street.
  • Turn right. Get on 101 South.
  • Turn left (across the fwy) on Spence Road.
  • Turn left on Old Stage Road.
  • Follow the Old Stage Road signs – you will make a right turn in short order.
  • Follow Old Stage Road until you hit the stop sign at Old Natividad Road.
  • Turn Right. Dead ends at RC.

From the Bay Area:

  • 101 south
  • Exit Boronda
  • Go east or left
  • Left on Natividad
  • Right on Old Natividad
  • Stop at stop sign at corner of Old Stage and Old Natividad
  • Go straight on Old Natividad.
  • Dead ends into the gate of Rancho Cielo

From the South:

  • 101 North
  • Exit Boronda, turn right
  • Proceed about 6 signals to Natividad Road
  • Turn left on Natividad Road
  • First right is Old Natividad Road
  • Old Natividad Road dead ends into Rancho Cielo

Reviews

“The view was amazing, but the food was incredible! Some of the best I have ever tasted!”

“We had a great time with friends. The dining room is elegant and comfortable. The food was absolutely fantastic.! Everything had appealing presentation AND taste. This was our first time – thanks so much – we’ll be back and will tell our friends.”

“Fantastic meal, friendly service, beautiful atmosphere.”

“We’re thinking about coming back once a month!”