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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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Ranked #8 of 382 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Californian, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Osage Beach, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Found Cafe Nouveau on Trip Advisor - good but not great place - innovative menu and cute setting - ok service and prices - not a bad place for a nicer than average road trip dinner

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Palm Springs, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We absolutely loved this place. We both selected entrees from their "Specialties" menu and were very very pleased. The seafood baked in parchment was to die for. I recommended it to a nearby table and they agreed. The menu is packed with imaginative dishes and they are all served beautifully--and piping hot. We ordered one berry crumble to share for... More

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san diego
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love visiting our son who lives in Ventura and every time we come to Ventura we have Sunday breakfast at Café Nouveau. There is always a line waiting but they have free coffee and the manager even brought my husband one of their fabulous cornbread/blueberry muffins because he thought my husband looked hungry! The outdoor patio is so charming... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My friends and I have had lunch here and will return. Fun old house with a cute patio where we dined both times. The food is fresh and delicious. Having a gluten allergy it was not a problem since they prepare everything in house. We have tried the Cobb Salad, Spicy Jambalaya, Spicy Chicken Poblano, and sandwiches. The food tastes... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I and parents went here after reading all the good reviews. It did not disappoint! I had a wonderful ahi avocado wrap with a delicious mild wasabi dip. A wonderful combination of flavors. My wife had the chicken enchiladas and she thought they were really yummy. Prior to the entree we had a really good focaccia bread... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pancakes were excellent, served hot with caramel butter sauce. A bit sweet for me, but my sister and brother in law really enjoyed them. We ordered the huevos rancheros that came with your choice of tortillas, flour or corn, potatoes, and refried beans. The sauce was great, the eggs done right, and we got extra corn tortillas. All in all,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was very good - a nice menu with both familiar dishes and some things unique. We had the Napa chicken for lunch and it was great. The ambiance is also adorable - the patio is wonderful and very comfortable even in the middle of the day and they allow dogs.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The place is quaint and the server knew everything about the menu! A plus when ordering. Get there early though as there is always a line to get in. Super fresh and great service done right!

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hey Ventura! Wake up! You've got a first rate dinner restaurant in your midst and it was all but empty at 7PM last Saturday night. A return for brunch on Sunday and the place was packed with a 20 minute wait. What do you do on Saturday night? Call out for third rate pizza? Six of us had a splendid... More

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Calabasas, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a delicious breakfast here and loved the charming setting. It is clearly a renovated old home so seating is in various rooms. We opted for the outdoor patio area which is surrounded by plants that keep it private from the street. Loved this area. The breakfast menu was varied. In our group we had the Brioche French toast, the... More

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