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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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Caren R
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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.

Thank Tina N
Missoula, Montana, United States
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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 

Thank Larry M
Northampton, Massachusetts
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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 

Thank SkyKingBoston
los angeles california
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3 reviews
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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

Thank venturawino1
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Wineoslady
Ventura, California
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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.

Thank john a
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We LOVE this place. Great wine, small plates, excellent sauces, great use of vegetables, something for everyone!! They have insanely good French fries, and the banana salted caramel bread pudding is the best in town!!!! The Cave has the best wine prices in town!!!!!! It is also fun to sit at the counter and watch the chefs in action!

Thank pauline a
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The burgers and pizza here are out-of-this-world. The wines are always great and we always take a few bottles home.

2 Thank OneOrchidLover
Oxnard, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have enjoyed The Cave for the past few years and both the food and ambiance has gotten better and I do mean quite good, the wine selections have always been good! With the Enomatic wine dispenser it is a great way to sample just a little of various wines or a little more of one. It is a nice... More 

Thank Suzanne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-642-9449
Wine Bar

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