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Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
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Dining options: Dinner
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
Small, Quaint, PERRRRFECT!

This place is purely awesome - it's small, charming, and really cozy. The indoor seating is great, but go for the outdoor patio if the weather is good - it's tucked away from the road next door and it feels like you're somewhere in France or Italy. The deck is really well maintained and clean and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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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 beers are fun and the sidewalk atmosphere is super social. The food however, is greasy and heavily breaded. Not my kind of food.

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Denver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is purely awesome - it's small, charming, and really cozy. The indoor seating is great, but go for the outdoor patio if the weather is good - it's tucked away from the road next door and it feels like you're somewhere in France or Italy. The deck is really well maintained and clean and the greenery around adds... More 

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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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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234 reviews 234 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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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?