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The Cave

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4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003
805-642-9449
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff
Description: Wine Bar

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wow visited the Cave while home for the holidays. Very impressed. Loved the food the service was great and great value. If in Ventura the Cave is a must experience if you love great wine and great food in a casual yet beautiful setting a fun place not to be missed

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
venturawino1
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los angeles california
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los angeles california
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wow visited the Cave while home for the holidays. Very impressed. Loved the food the service was great and great value. If in Ventura the Cave is a must experience if you love great wine and great food in a casual yet beautiful setting a fun place not to be missed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I just love, love, love The Cave 😍 Small bites that really aren't that small. I mean really they are the right size in my opinion. I had The Cave and substituted Turkey along with sweet potato French fries. Both were delicious. The fries the best I've had anywhere. Of course I needed to order dessert. Flourless Chocolate cake. Alexis... More 

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Thank Wineoslady
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Last Thursday we visited the Cave. We have been their numerous times. The chefs continue to leave, as does the quality of the good. As usual the place was packed, but this made it hard for our server to find our table.

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Thank john a
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We LOVE this place. Great wine, small plates, excellent sauces, great use of vegetables, something for everyone!! They have insanely good French fries, and the banana salted caramel bread pudding is the best in town!!!! The Cave has the best wine prices in town!!!!!! It is also fun to sit at the counter and watch the chefs in action!

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Thank pauline a
Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The burgers and pizza here are out-of-this-world. The wines are always great and we always take a few bottles home.

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Oxnard, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have enjoyed The Cave for the past few years and both the food and ambiance has gotten better and I do mean quite good, the wine selections have always been good! With the Enomatic wine dispenser it is a great way to sample just a little of various wines or a little more of one. It is a nice... More 

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Thank Suzanne B
Ventura, California
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had the first Pumpkin Tiramesu of the season! It was beyond fantastic. Add the Biker Zin....($15 for a bottIe and no corkage during the week, $24+ at Bevmo). The perfect dessert.

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Thank George R
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Just a great place to enjoy good food, wine, friends and a cave experience. I lived in Napa and this gives me the closest feel of being there. You can sample wines before you buy from their retail store at a reasonable cost and enjoy it with your lunch! It has been our regular lunch spot for a couple of... More 

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Thank cindym907
Oxnard California
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435 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We have been told by many friends that we need try The Cave since it is so close to our work. So we did. We got there about 6:40 on Friday night and we got seated fairly quickly. They explained the wine card, apparently used to buy your self serve wines in machines scattered throughout the cave dining area. We... More 

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Thank John R
Ventura, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

What a fun night! The Cave is an eclectic trip for food and wine. Wonderful atmosphere here at this eatery, friends have been here frequently with "never a bad meal". Food was great and wine apparatus makes wine tasting and selection a blasts!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-642-9449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Wine Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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