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Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
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Description: Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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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
A slice of Europe

With a euro owner- Can't help but feel like your in a wine bar down a cobblestone street nestled in Italy or France N'est pas? Norbert ,33's charismatic owner, Is full of charm and devilish humor Highly knowledged in the art of good wine, you couldn't ask for a better host. The bar is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

With a euro owner- Can't help but feel like your in a wine bar down a cobblestone street nestled in Italy or France N'est pas? Norbert ,33's charismatic owner, Is full of charm and devilish humor Highly knowledged in the art of good wine, you couldn't ask for a better host. The bar is small and cozy And a perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The wine and food are incredible. Small plates, perfect for a date or night out. Staff make sure your night is well taken care of. Don't pass it up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went here for dinner with friends. The service was great, the atmosphere cozy, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. Great wine selection.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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60 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Picture sitting outside in an enclosed court yard sipping wine under the stars. Noshing on some nice light pizza's all the while laughing with friends. This place is great.! Hidden in plain view in downtown Ventura it is an oasis of cool. There is a small inside bar with deep alcoves than you can disappear into as well as a... More 

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Monterey, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've visited Barrel 33 on several occasions. I appreciate the service, the nice choices of wine, by the glass or bottle, and the food menu. It's a nice place for a romantic, or quiet few hrs. The indoor area is smaller and intimate. I recommend it for these reasons.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We go here on a weekly basis for date night and it is always a great experience. Super great service, great food and wines! Had my birthday party here and they did an exceptional job- we rented out the patio and had a wine tasting party! The owner and staff are awesome and the atmosphere is great! We have referred... More 

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Ventura, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We live in Ventura and recently have gone to Barrel 33 about 4 times as a Friday "wind down". Inside it is fairly small, but it's cozy and comfortable. They have an outdoor seating area with a large fireplace that is nice, if the weather behaves. We've found the place to be quiet and low key. They have good flat... More 

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Top Contributor
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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere nice and is well decorated. The bartender was friendly and he did he best to explain the wine selection. We could not figure out why they did not have any local wines, only imported wine was available. The pizza was ok.

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Ventura, California
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229 reviews 229 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The flaky thin crust on the margherita pizza was amazing, and the Malbec was smooth and delicious. The old Wine Lovers location is a great little spot, and this new owner and menu are vast improvements with a variety of small plates and numerous wines and beers to enjoy in front of the outdoor fireplaces on a hidden patio. The... More 

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Ventura
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30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We discovered this little gem because of the Access Coupon book (fundraiser at the kids school). I so wish we hadn't waited until the end of the year to give it a try! The first time we were out Christmas shopping and it was pouring rain. Our wonderful server, started a fire (we sat right in front of the fireplace)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Description

Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?