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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
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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Ventura, California
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8 reviews
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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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143 reviews
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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
Ventura, California
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had the first Pumpkin Tiramesu of the season! It was beyond fantastic. Add the Biker Zin....($15 for a bottIe and no corkage during the week, $24+ at Bevmo). The perfect dessert.

Thank George R
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Just a great place to enjoy good food, wine, friends and a cave experience. I lived in Napa and this gives me the closest feel of being there. You can sample wines before you buy from their retail store at a reasonable cost and enjoy it with your lunch! It has been our regular lunch spot for a couple of... More 

Thank cindym907
Oxnard California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We have been told by many friends that we need try The Cave since it is so close to our work. So we did. We got there about 6:40 on Friday night and we got seated fairly quickly. They explained the wine card, apparently used to buy your self serve wines in machines scattered throughout the cave dining area. We... More 

1 Thank John R
Ventura, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

What a fun night! The Cave is an eclectic trip for food and wine. Wonderful atmosphere here at this eatery, friends have been here frequently with "never a bad meal". Food was great and wine apparatus makes wine tasting and selection a blasts!

1 Thank Tamera K
cagayan de oro city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

My first time to visit the Cave.. From the outside its a building wherein one thinks that it would be the typical liquor shop where one would just buy a bottle of wine. Very warm welcome of the staff. We bought a debit card where you get to taste the different wine bottles from different vineyards in the Cave. You... More 

1 Thank mapawa
loomis ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved the ability to do small tastings. Works like a debit card. Pricing for one ounce glass of wine from $1-3 approx. You can also opt for 2 and 3 ounce tastings for more money. Food was tasty and unusual, but very small portions. Sharing a small pizza is reasonable, but some of the other menu items a little pricey.... More 

1 Thank ernieLoomisCa
Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have visited this site a few times; we enjoy the setting and the choices of wine. (You can purchase bottles in the adjacent store). They have a limited dinner selection, and it works fine for us. It does get very busy at times.

Thank palmercottage

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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 93003-7736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-642-9449
Wine Bar

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