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Ventura, CA
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Ranked #40 of 389 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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Top Contributor
1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
535 helpful votes 535 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Beverly Hills
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This establishment, housed in a landmark building in beautiful, historical downtown Ventura, will please the most discriminating customer. Aesthetically the place is a pleasure to just look at those beautiful ceilings, and imagine that you are entered a bygone era. The food is superb although it is on the pricey side. One lamentable thing is their limited hours of operation... More 

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Ventura, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Owner Mark Hartley insists Watermark dining offers great food at reasonable prices and compared to Los Angeles or nearby Santa Barbara that's true. Elegant setting and excellent food remarkable ambiance makes this great for your special evening out. But by the time I had a main course., (scallops) a salad and a glass of Sauvignon blanc my bill was getting... More 

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Humble, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went to the watermark on a Wednesday night with a large group of people. The restaraunt is beautiful on the inside (wooden spanish misson style) and the steaks were excellent. Good place to go.

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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

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