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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Lovely

I always feel special when I come into Watermark - Daisy Buchanan special. The beautiful building - Art Deco meets Ventura Mission - makes me swoon every time. Even after many years, No matter what meal or time of day, I love being in the Watermark. Mark Hartley & crew have done a wonderful job... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I always feel special when I come into Watermark - Daisy Buchanan special. The beautiful building - Art Deco meets Ventura Mission - makes me swoon every time. Even after many years, No matter what meal or time of day, I love being in the Watermark. Mark Hartley & crew have done a wonderful job. And Chef Gary does a... More 

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CA, USA
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We managed to sneak in at the end of Happy Hour and were glad we did. It is a very nice place (which is not the norm around this area) with murals on the walls, high ceilings, a great service staff (even if I had to push them a little) and great food and drinks. While we just did the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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326 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went for happy hour and it was well worth it. 4 dollar well drinks and 3 dollar bottles. Best part though - 5 dollar calamari. We actually end up getting it twice, ha. View from the third floor was cool too. G Man

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Ventura
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food is average at best, and quite overpriced for Ventura. The best part is the location, and the upstairs bar and local talent. It's fun on a date or before a concert however, the downstairs dinners aren't for me.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ambiance- excellent. Used To be a bank. Buiding well renovated. Live music a nice touch. Crab cakes - excellent Ribeye - needs more aging and or seasoning. lacking flavor . Watermarks steak sauce excellent Signature salad fresh Sea salt crepe brûlée one of the best I've ever er had Service Linda G. Server. Very professional & knowegable.

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Watermark

Address: Ventura, CA
Phone Number: 805-643-6800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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?