Our Cuisine


The JL Bar Ranch & Resort’s fine dining menu is reflective of the current seasons, with the emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. All the ingredients are selected with great care by our culinary staff to ensure that each combination of flavors will give you a great experience on the palate. The JL Bar wine cellar boasts an extensive wine list to accompany the delicate, flavorful entrees and will add a further dimension to your dining experience.

Meet Our Executive Chef – Sergio Rico

When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. That is what cooking is all about.

Chef Sergio Rico’s deep appreciation of food developed at an early age growing up in San Angelo, TX where he was exposed to a variety of foods that would fuel his lifelong passion for food. Giving credit to all the talented chefs he has had the opportunity to work with side by side. After years under these great Chef’s tutelage, Sergio attended the Culinary Institute Of America in Hyde Park, NY where he received formal culinary training. After working in many great establishments, 8 years in high volume operations and fine dining settings, Sergio owned and operated his restaurant in Sterling City, TX for 3 years. In 2015 Sergio earned the opportunity to work at the JL Bar Ranch and Resort and in 2016 Chef Sergio became the executive chef at the JL Bar Ranch and Resort where his creativity and innate understanding of local cuisine is showcased.

Our Dining Experiences

We offer three different dining experiences open to the public.

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for an unforgettable five-course pre-fixe menu, paired with world class wines, while experiencing the peaceful serenity that is the JL Bar Ranch & Resort. Seating is limited and by reservation only.
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Introducing the newest weekly experience at JL Bar. The Thursday Butcher Block, where meat is our passion and serving great-tasting food is our priority. Come out and see what this great night has to offer.
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Savor an array of delectable culinary delights during our Sunday Brunch. It features an expansive a la carte menu of sweet and savory delicacies to please every palate. Seating is limited and by reservation only.
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