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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Tucked away cottage restaurant.

Solid food and intimate wine dinners. Usually good and sometimes very good... watch for chef's specials.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Sam D
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Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Ventura, California
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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Solid food and intimate wine dinners. Usually good and sometimes very good... watch for chef's specials.

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Ventura
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and efficient and friendly service. Varied menu with reasonable prices. Great dinner Bedford attending a Rubicon Theater production.

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Ventura
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Over priced and over rated. The chef is tooooo creative. The spices and textures are always a guessing game called pass that yuck around the table. The atmosphere is nice, but that's all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pleasant environment, excellent food and service. I think of it as our secret spot when we visit Ventura and want to have a romantic dinner.

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Ventura, California
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great filet mignon. My group had four eight oz filets and all were cooked to our liking. Space is tight. Small restaurant with excellent food and service.

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Fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our meal boar for 2 and 1 appetizer scallops, was fine, no wine, no drinks cost with tip $94. WOW.. The food was good, but the ambience is terrible, terrible, terrible. This is a broken down house with virtually no overhead. Wouldn't you rather have a water view? Hey this is in a city on the Pacific Ocean. The chairs... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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8 reviews
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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
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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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Additional Information about Cafe Zack

Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
Phone Number: 805-643-9445
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Californian

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?