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Ventura, CA (Chestnut)
805-643-6800
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and Ambiance

First of all, the food is some of the beat prepared and tasting in Ventura county. Everyone in our group had seafood and it was wonderful. The clam chowder, my favorite soup was the best I've ever had and I've tried it in many places. This is an old bank building that has been converted to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
rockedge
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CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
CA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First of all, the food is some of the beat prepared and tasting in Ventura county. Everyone in our group had seafood and it was wonderful. The clam chowder, my favorite soup was the best I've ever had and I've tried it in many places. This is an old bank building that has been converted to a restaurant and they... More 

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Moorpark, CA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

6 long time friends met for dinner and it was amazing. The food and service were both top notch. I had the lobster risotto in a baked acorn squash and it was mouth watering. Unfortunately we had theater tickets so we didn't have time for dessert but I'll go back because they looked mouth watering!

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Ventura, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. Absolutely beautiful interior. The ambiance is warm and cozy. The attitude of the server mas indifferent at best. He was somewhat snooty when I inquired about certain menu items. My wife ordered a scallop dish and I had a New York Strip. My steak was small but tasty, and the accompanying... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I ate here on our 10th Anniversary and were treated like royalty. We were greeted warmly, they took our coats and hung them for us, they directed us to the W20 Bar upstairs for a pre-dinner drink and paged us when our meals were about to arrive. We decided we would go back there again someday, and... More 

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Ventura, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Food was good. Service was excellent. Also, enjoyed band and drink upstairs. Polite staff. Small dance floor, but still can dance. Fish tank gorgeous. Do need more seating in rooftop bar

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California
Top Contributor
1,684 reviews 1,684 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
633 helpful votes 633 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Had Sunday brunch/lunch here a while back and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. Pros: the restaurant is really gorgeous! Cons: service was slow and indifferent; food was ordinary; prices were high. Won't be going back.

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Granada, Nicaragua
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A nice old building, the interior lined with wooden walls, and crisp white tablecloths made the place irresistable, and it looked a refreshing change from the hundrum hamburgers-pizza-sandwhich faire in most of Main Street. They offered us the brunch menu and we ordered coffee and orange juice to start. The orange juice was slightly fizzy with a slight alcoholic aftertaste,... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Went for the beer and food pairing evening and had a great time with some really nice food and local beers. Service was good and locals were friendly.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Save this spot for something special . The atmosphere is superb, service is outstanding . Did I mention the food? Presentation alone increases the anticipation of what lies ahead . Do not skip desert, wait no don't skip the gelato, I truly felt I was back in Rome outside the Trevi. Although we had reservations we had not made any... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of friends to celebrate a BIG birthday. I told the hostess when I made the reservation that it was a special evening. We arrived and loved the venue, classic and elegant with beautiful architecture. They had what looked like a jazz trio for dinner entertainment. We went upstairs to a private balcony just beyond the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ventura, CA
    (Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?