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71 N Palm St, Ventura, CA 93001-2634
805-653-7222
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great piece of France

I had an amazing dinner. Very French flare no doubt. The service was excellent. The highlight of my meal was the dessert. I had the floating island. Wow super good. If you want some great French food this is the spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Tommy L
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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Tustin, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I had two stunning salad lunches - best we've had in ages. Excellent service, just the perfect place to chill-out following a busy time in the city center close by.

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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 18, 2015

One of my favorite Ventura restaurants. The friendly owner is like a family friend because we have been eating here for years. We love sitting on their porch, but there are nice tables under the local art in the lovely craftsman style home built in 1910. I am addicted to their mac and cheese with a blending of French cheeses,... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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266 reviews 266 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had an amazing dinner. Very French flare no doubt. The service was excellent. The highlight of my meal was the dessert. I had the floating island. Wow super good. If you want some great French food this is the spot.

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Bonita, CA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Right off the very popular California/Main St area of Ventura, but just enough out of the way. A favorite of locals. Very good service, great French Onion Soup, good wine list and reasonable prices. We went there for a party and will definitely return. As always, ask for the daily specials.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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266 reviews 266 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After reading about it here either being great or horrible I took the chance. Glad I did. Food was good service was good. There was only one other table in here while I was there maybe this is the reason but I'll be back.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I have been semi-regulars of 71 Palm for several years. Last night, my wife had a bad case of food poisoning from unsafe fish (Sole in this case). We are both pretty healthy people and are rarely ill. And I have not written a bad review - usually fair and balanced. This is my first. The onset... More 

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California
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545 restaurant reviews
729 helpful votes 729 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The chef here has s following, but I don't get it. The restaurant itself is located in a beautifully restored craftsman mansion, but the service is haphazard and theafgood uneven. There are far better options in twenty-first century Ventura.

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Califonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In a lovely restored Craftsman bungalow, my food was excellent and so was the service. Even the restroom was great!

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Santa Paula, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a restaurant with nice setting, good crew of waiters and overpriced food made with low quality ingredients. Take, for example, their "Tiger Prawns" made with diminutive shrimp, or Lila's salad made not with fresh mozzarella, but a so called "low moisture mozzarella" - the cheapest, mozzarella-like substitute, which has nothing to do with its real namesake. Kids are... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

They seated us and our dogs on the patio 15 mins before closing on a Saturday night. Always risky that service or food will be bad as a result. Our server was excellent. We had a delicious lobster ravioli appetizer -really great. Chicken ravioli with a similar decadent sauce was great as well as the salmon entree Very happy with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 N Palm St, Ventura, CA 93001-2634
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-653-7222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?