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Cafe Zack

1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
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Ranked #4 of 378 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Amherst, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Quaint establishment and greeted warmly as soon as we entered. Seated promptly, greeted warmly, and introduced to the evenings menu. Started with the house special ravioli with truffles and cheese. Exceptional. My wife had the filet which was delicious. An excellent cut, cooked perfectly, and the reduction sauce was perfect. I had the sea bass which was generous and again... More

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Every time we go to Cafe Zack (more than a decade ), we always try to order something else other than the filet and New York pepper steaks. But when you find the most wonderful pepper steak on the So. California coast, you have no choice but to give in and order them and their beyond good sauce. They will... More

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Kuwait
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My daughter and I came upon this restaurant by chance, and we were happy that we did. The food was very good, well-presented and well-served. the wine list isn't bad, and the deserts are great I recommend the creme brûlée. They have Gruet champagne on the wine list--if you like champagne, give it a try. It's very inexpensive for its... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

First, let me tell you it was GREAT food, 3 of 4 of us LOVED the meal. I had a seafood pasta curry dish and it was wonderful. It's interesting that often a place that's NOT busy has less than great service. With only four other diners we waited for the waiter while he and the maitre d were both... More

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Golden, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great little restaurant made from a cottage just off Thompson Boulevard. The waiters purchased this restaurant from the previous owners and made it what it is today. They never forget your name and always hug patrons on the way in. The food is extraordinary and the service impeccable! The cost is less than most restaurants of this caliber and it... More

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Ventura, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was by far one of the best meals I have eaten in the last year at one of my own hometown restaurants. I do not know why we have not tried this place before. It may be the size. This place is tiny; a old converted home with only two rooms. It also always seems busy. I am glad... More

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Bonita, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We visited Oxnard and asked a friend for a recommendation and he did not hesitate. In fact, he joined us! The service is outstanding and the owners are onsite and very attentive. A diverse menu and the pork was so tender. Try the lobster and corn salad! Good wine list and prices. Make sure to ask your server for recommendations.... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Cafe Zach is consistently exceptional in its friendly reception, attentive service and food preparation. While never being disappointed with a selection from the menu, as a frequent Zach diner a few more options would be desirable. Overall, one of our very favorite dining establishments in west county.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I would definitely eat here more often. CZ is not going to win its awards for any single aspect of its business -- the food was very good but wouldn't stand up next to real current foodie cuisine,;the service is humble and homey and not at all incompetent, but not five stars either; and the atmosphere... well, that may be... More

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Ventura, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hidden away a bit in downtown Ventura is this intimate steakhouse. Excllent filet mignon....worht the $$$. Creme Brulee exceptional. Combine a great meal here with an evening at the Rubicon Theatre Company nearby.

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