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“Yay - they're back! An institution resurrected!”
Review of Cafe Nouveau

Cafe Nouveau
Ranked #4 of 437 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just a great place. Funky artsy vibe, passionate staff, fun menu, and great tasty vittles. Recommend for sure!

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Bang for the buck, this may well be the best restaurant in Ventura.

The food is consistently excellent. We shared a brie and mango quesedilla which was worth the whole experience right there. I had the lamb chops and my wife had a steak. Both perfectly cooked, covered with a delicious sauce all sitting on a bed of perfect risotto and served on a hot plate. My son had an ahi tuna plate that was spot on. For three of us, the food cost was $90. A deal in this town. One entree on the menu was only $15.

The wine list is somewhat small, but well rounded and very reasonably priced. My only "complaint" is the red wine is way too warm.

There is nothing fancy about this place. The restaurant was shut down for months after a fire. The inside is freshly done but they kept the formica kitchen tables and the outsized posters on the walls. The patio is the place to be on a warm afternoon or evening.

This place just keeps getting better. Go there. Now. Tonight.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

After an 8 month closure due to a fire, Cafe Nouvea is open again, and it's better than ever. Try the Pork Tenderloin at dinner or the 3 x 3 (or just about anything else) for breakfast. Friendly staff, great service, fantastic food.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were recently in Ventura unexpectedly and looking for a place to have a relaxing dinner. We had eaten at this restaurant before a fire closed it down for months, so decided to give it a try again. While our first experience was ok, our meal this time was excellent! I had the Southwest Wrap and the shredded beef was moist and flavorful. My husband had the Chicken Enchiladas, with a nice green chile sauce, rice and vegetables...he was quite happy with his choice. My daughter opted for one of the burgers served on grilled bread with very fresh French fries - what is not to like? Service was professional and they were out of the wine we ordered but substituted and excellent wine for the same price. A very good recommendation.
Ventura is an early dinner town so don't plan on a late evening. We were the last ones there about 8:30.

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2  Thank CAKath2
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

pros:
good price.
have many vegetarian variety
superb ambience
friendly staff

cons:
ordered grain pancake and wasnt that great.Coffee too was ok.

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Thank Dhananhay
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