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The Cave

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American, Wine Bar
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4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
805-642-9449
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oxnard, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend recommended that we meet here for dinner. What a great experience. The unassuming entry of the wine shop hides the gem of a restaurant in back. I love the self serve wine tasting and the food is delicious. Their latest special of a basket of fries with a small bottle of champagne thrilled my friend as these are... More 

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Oxnard, California
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends and found the whole thing a bit confusing. You have to buy a "wine card" in order to swipe the card for your chosen wine....in my opinion it was all very expensive. Small plates for large prices.....

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Thank Anna B
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on Saturday night. The place was packed..as usual. We had to wait 20 minutes for our table (after 9) but it was all worth the wait. The place is inside a wine store, looks like a cave with great energy. You can choose your wine from a wine machine approx. 20-30 different bottles. The food was very good. I... More 

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Thank Elie C
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I was going to retire this summer and had to be near home to make certain my paperwork was in order. Usually my husband and I go away to celebrate our birthdays and anniversary. He did not want to do a staycation. So we traveled up to Ventura and Santa Barbara. As dinner approached and we settled our suitcases into... More 

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Thank Caren R
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109 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

It may not look like much on the outside, but inside, you feel like you're in a cave. They have these cool fountains for wine, kinda like a soda fountain. Their small plates were delicious. Get the scallops dish.

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Thank Tina N
Missoula, Montana, United States
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212 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The Cave is basically a wine store, but one with an excellent kitchen and dining room with lots of "by the ounce" wine. You can buy a card for "x bucks" and use it for a variety of wine selections. The food is surprisingly good and the portions generous. Don't miss this for a fun and fine night of food... More 

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Thank Larry M
Northampton, Massachusetts
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330 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The Cave is known for its unique "by the glass" automated pouring system. It's a little contrived, but it works. Wines by the glass are pricey, but generally are interesting selections. We (two couples) enjoyed a number of small plates shared. The very best item we tried was a mild stuffed pepper appetizer - just a little heat, but oh... More 

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Thank SkyKingBoston
los angeles california
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wow visited the Cave while home for the holidays. Very impressed. Loved the food the service was great and great value. If in Ventura the Cave is a must experience if you love great wine and great food in a casual yet beautiful setting a fun place not to be missed

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Thank venturawino1
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I just love, love, love The Cave 😍 Small bites that really aren't that small. I mean really they are the right size in my opinion. I had The Cave and substituted Turkey along with sweet potato French fries. Both were delicious. The fries the best I've had anywhere. Of course I needed to order dessert. Flourless Chocolate cake. Alexis... More 

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Thank Wineoslady
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Last Thursday we visited the Cave. We have been their numerous times. The chefs continue to leave, as does the quality of the good. As usual the place was packed, but this made it hard for our server to find our table.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-642-9449
Description
Wine Bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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