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“A Real Gem On The Entire Central Coast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SeaVenture Restaurant

SeaVenture Restaurant
100 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
805.773.3463
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Ranked #10 of 93 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Californian, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dolliver
Description: SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Casey Walcott's contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Real Gem On The Entire Central Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The Sea Venture Restaurant located in the Sea Venture Resort Hotel in Pismo Beach is one of the best on the Central Coast by offering a very enjoyable and top value dining experience. We have eaten dinner at this restaurant numerous times, including taking visiting family and friends, and never had a bad experience--it's definitely one of our favorites.

First, the full service menu offers a good selection of seafood, fish, meat and poultry and accompanying items. The food is very tasty, well-prepared and nicely presented all at a fair price--whether ordering from the menu in the normal restaurant area, from the tapas style menu when sitting at the well-designed bar or from either menu when seated at a table in the area with live music and a modest dance floor. The restaurant's wine menu offers a decent selection of well-chosen varietals at reasonable prices.

Second, the service from everyone working at the restaurant is top-notch. The entire staff is professional, cheerful and helpful, including two different chefs--one for the main menu and one for the tapas menu. The friendly and excellent tapas chef prepares the food in the middle of the ample oval-shaped bar which provides for an inviting nice touch to sitting at the bar for dinner or just for drinks.

Third, the restaurant's overall pleasant physical environment is a major element of an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience allowing for normal conversation. Whether seated in the main restaurant area or at the bar, the continuous wall of windows allows customers to appreciate the beautiful beach, ocean and sunset views. The subdued but practical lighting throughout the restaurant and bar is an important element contributing to a non-intrusive relaxed atmosphere. An outside patio dining area is available, as well as access to two separate large rooms for group events, all of which offer the aforementioned gorgeous views; and, the aquarium near the entrance provides a nice touch.

Wednesday evenings often have a high quality professional jazz quartet performing from 6 to 9 PM at no extra charge, which substantially adds to the overall value when dining at the Sea Venture Restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morro Bay, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant on the California central coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

All tables in the 3rd floor dining room have a view of the ocean in this hotel restaurant. For more formal dining ask for a booth, a step up from the wooden tables and chairs along the windows. All entrees are tasty and well presented here, and the menu has varied offerings, including chicken, meat, and fish. The wine list is reasonable, with many choices priced by the glass. We have dined here over a dozen times and have never been disappointed with our meal. The bar also offers appetizers and happy hour specials.

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Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
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190 reviews 190 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Amazing Rehearsal Dinner/Wedding Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

My husband and I got married in September at the SeaVenture. We held our rehearsal dinner at the restaurant and the restaurant catered our wedding dinner. The rehearsal dinner was fantastic, Simon was so easy to work with and helped us put together a menu for our family/friends to choose from. The service was outstanding that night! As far as our wedding menu, I had several people tell me that the food was the best wedding food they have ever had! This place is not the cheapest but it is really good and absolutely worth every penny and then some.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arroyo Grande, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good food and Great sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

The service is excellent, the food is great and the sunsets spectacular.

Visited December 2011
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Hollister
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Their menu has some great items!! Appetizers are unique and quite delicious! Live band on night we were there was really quite good!

Visited October 2011
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