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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Great meals, good wine selection and friendly excellent service

This is a very small intimate restaurant that is a converted house. It is high on our list for a place to go when we have friends to take out or special occasions to celebrate such as anniversaries. The chef is excellent and his take on standard and European type dishes are always a delight. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kent E
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Ventura, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ventura, California, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very small intimate restaurant that is a converted house. It is high on our list for a place to go when we have friends to take out or special occasions to celebrate such as anniversaries. The chef is excellent and his take on standard and European type dishes are always a delight. The service is top notch... More 

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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cafe Zach has a warm, friendly atmosphere and is perfect for a quiet night out. The food is always top notch. My favorites are the filet with mushroom sauce, curry seafood, Cafe Zach's salad and the chocolate hazelnut tart is fairly irresistible with coffee. It is best to make reservations.

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Ventura, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cafe Zach is consistently good. The food is terrific, service is great and the wine list is very friendly price wise. So often fine dining establishments gut you on the wine prices and it feels nice when they don't. I would recommend this place for anything from a lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two.

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Ventura, California
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a high quality meal at a locally owned, quiet place with friendly professional service, this is it. Local art lines the walls of the small main restaurant, and there is an annex as well for busy evenings. Starting with a reasonably priced extensive wine list (loved the Malbec), moving on to delicious mussels in a... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small place, intimate. Not cheap, but worth the price. The food is well thought out and always tastes and looks even better than you would imagine. Service is friendly and professional. Personal attention from the owners is the norm. No place in Ventura comes close for an overall dining experience.

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Ojai, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Zack is our "go to" place when dining in Ventura. While there is nothing special about the ambiance, the food and service is always terrific. Hector and Alfonso are gracious hosts and always make sure that everything is to our satisfaction. Highly recommend!

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Ojai, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I live locally, and have dined several times at Cafe Zack over the years. Recently we hosted a coworkers going away and what a great send-off!! The wait staff pay close attention to detail and ensure a memorable time. Main dining ambiance is fancy, yet comfortable and a great selection of classic French-American dishes. Along with the exceptional service, simply... More 

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Ventura, CA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I seem to forget about how wonderful the food is here. We need to go more often. The atmosphere is not so great; but, the service is amazing, as is the food. There seems to be local "regulars", that seem to get preferred treatment; but... A great dining experience. The lobster curry app is AMAZING!!!! And my... More 

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is what I called an "Internet Adventure" week end. I wanted to spend the night in Ventura to be close to our Sunday's event in Camarillo. We stayed at the Inn On The Beach, I already wrote a review on it. Cafe Zack is the second part of the adventure. According to my online research, it was one of... More 

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Ventura, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Café Zack is an intimate and special place. the food is always consistent, simple, and outstanding. I've had several people tell me that the peppercorn filet is the best steak they have ever had. It is one of the very few places that consistently has a duck dish and sometimes TWO lamb dishes on the menu. The service is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-9445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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