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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Has the nicest upstairs bar and view of downtown

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Rachel R
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Ventura
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Ventura
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
790 helpful votes 790 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 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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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, 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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