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Oceanview Restaurant
Oceanview Restaurant

Oceanview Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovbargrill.com
  • Phone: (818) 248-2722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast & Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Edward Banuelos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For off-site catering please call Alyce Russell @ 818-248-2722
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate your special event with superb food, an extensive wine/cocktail list and excellent service. OV Bistro offers our private dining room for 35-50 people, as well as our charming outdoor patio for 20-25 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Alyce Russell (818) 248-2722
  • Entertainment: We offer live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Florencita
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a private lot, as well as plenty of street and public parking.
A word from Oceanview Restaurant
Located in charming Old Town Montrose, we cordially invite you to join us at Oceanview Restaurant. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just stopping by, expect to be wined and dined. We hope you will join us to dine on classically prepared fare in an atmosphere that is luxurious and relaxed. We offer a full bar, a beautiful outdoor patio, and a private dining room for private parties.

A California Grill with classic charm, Oceanview Bar & Grill focuses on great food as much as the experience. The restaurant features upscale regional gourmet fare that is authentic, flavorful and fun. Oceanview brings the ultimate dining experience to Montrose.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious, with so many options. Our server Patricia was great. Have been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and would come back again for all. We hadn't been here in a while because service wasn't so great (even though the food was). It was nice to see all new staff with better service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "this is a dog friendy place. they have a nice outside seating area that provides great treats for your pets as you eat a scrumptious meal!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy Ocean View Bar & Grill. The service is always very good, and the everyday menu is more than unique and appetizing. Unfortunately, the only reservation we could get for six for Mother's Day was at 1:30 p.m. By then the Mothers Day buffet (one could not order from the menu that day) was pretty well picked over. The Caesar salad was limp and mushy. The potato salad had gobs of extra mayo. Some other offerings in roll top warmers I could not readily identify. The prime rib was ok. The one saving grace was the made-to-order omelets, although my daughters thought too much oil was used. Overall, we were disappointed. As I said, we love this place. We'll continue going there, just not on mid-afternoon on Mother's Day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " The place is lovely, great location & easy parking. The staff is friendly & semi attentive. Drink & wine prices reasonable. We shared the sizeable salmon & ahi tuna appetizer to start & it was beautifully plated with avocado & eel sauce crispy rice crackers, a good amount of food. We also had the classic burger which was juicy & exactly what you'd expect at a nice bistro. Great atmosphere & fun place. Music in the bar is just the right volume. A talented guitarist was playing with backing tracks & a mannequin side kick; performing a wide selection of classic rock favorites that had the place singing along. Fun & good quality..... we'll be back !!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant a couple of times before and always left happy this time was no different. Went with another couple food was good everyone enjoyed their meal. The servers were very attentive and the manager (i think) poured our wine and thanked us for choosing to visit. My only complaint is that we received our salads and about one minute later our entrees were being served. I like to visit and enjoy the meal and not feel like we are in a race to eat. So slow down and let us enjoy the food with a small break in between courses would be better. We will be back again and next time I'll remind the server not to put in the order all at once."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We really liked this place the first few times we went. Food was great, service was good. Not sure what's happened, but I don't think we'll be going back. Pancakes were rubbery and bacon was soft. Too bad."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was Forced to choose from a set menu. I was not pleased with any of the choices. I ordered a $70.00 Lobster tail that I could have received from the red lobster for 3/4 the price. I think that it would have tasted better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Would have never expected such great food from this place. The Ambience is below par, but the food is way better than some of the 5 star restaurants. I had the roast duck and it tasted like high quality filet."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If your going to a restaurant to eat, this is the place. Great food, always fresh"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. A perfect Christmas Eve dinner!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My husband's Birthday ! I placed an order for a special dessert on Open Table and two days ego I went to this restaurant to be sure they would do it.(with candles) ... No dessert ! Only the bill after the main course ... and ... to my husband who was invited ! Wonderful surprised ! Asking for " my" dessert (whose they didn't know about !), we received an ice cream and a cookie with a small, small, small candle on top. They gave me a discount, it's ok but ... Our first table was close to the kitchen's space, noisy with a lot withe lamps : Not very ROMANTIC ! Skip this restaurant for a special occasion !"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My family has come here many times and we've always left very happy and satisfied. Their menu items are unique, delicious, and very fresh. And they have a very cute outdoor patio to enjoy on a beautiful sunny day."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We have had brunch at the Oceanview Bar & Grill many times, and we have always been pleased. Especially since we can bring our dog and sit outside. But, this time, we believe they had a new server working for them, and the service was terrible. It took over 45 minutes, from the time of our arrival, to get our food. Also, I ordered the special Bloody Mary, and it was more like Bloody water. We hope they work out the service issues, and improve the bloody Mary. The food was very good, once it got to us."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "On a recent 10-day trip to LA I ate at Oceanview I think four times. Love it. Great food, lovely people, excellent service, and a pretty outside seating area. And a bowl of shredded white chicken meat for the dogs. Love the breakfast menu -- yummy omelet and excellent coffee, great start to the day. Thanks as always."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I have never had a beet salad like this one!!! Service was perfect. GM came to our table personally to welcome us. Totally redecorated interior. Very classy. Only wish they had blue cheese olives for our martinis. Go there! You will love it!!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "4th time here this year and it's a winner. Seafood Is fresh and the service is great.. Really enjoyed the salmon this time."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Pur second time here and we really enjoyed it. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Generous wine pourings were an added bonus:) Jimmy Buffet cover band was well... Interesting...."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Didn't realize Mother's day was going to be a brunch. On a gluten free, no egg diet I couldn't eat lots of dishes BUT they do great salad, a huge choice of veg, and lots of fruit. All of which was very good."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We hadn't been here for a long time, no reason. They have changed hands a few times since we first went there. Well, were we surprised! Food was great, LOVED the grilled cheese sandwich! Service was super friendly and efficient. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "The Shellfish Trio with shrimp, scallop and lobster tail was beautifully presented cooked to the point of just being done. Delicious!"
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "First time here. Had the crusty salmon was very well prepared."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "We love this local (to us) spot. The food is always freshly prepared, except for the cookies on this particular day. There were lots of vegetarian options for my daughter, and plenty of the things you'd expect from a more expensive brunch. The omelette station was a big hit with us, and the grilled veggies were excellent. My only grievance, they charged for coffee. I expect that to be included at a set brunch price."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter. The food, service and place were great! Thanks for the memories!"
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "Always love breakfast at the Oceanview. Great coffee, great food; attentive pleasant service, and they are very dog-friendly! Their outside area fills up fast on a pleasant sunny day such as the Sunday morning we were there. Still, it doesn't seem to get as full as other places in Montrose, which always surprises me. This place is a cut above; high-quality food and service, a friendly vibe, and also reasonable prices. This was my third visit in a week!"
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Three of us had a lovely Friday evening dinner here. Great service, excellent food, not too expensive. Warm friendly environment. I've been here for brunch several times recently but this was my first time for dinner. We all thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Chef Eddie continues to hit the mark with his unique and incredible creations."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "I went here for brunch once with my brother and dad. They both said that it didn't taste good considering the price. We went for dinner this time w/ mom and the food was salty, steak was not cooked to our desire, there were rocks in the scallop, ran out of 2 side dishes we wanted AND the dessert! We went for V-Day dinner (15th instead 14th) but my reso was at 8 pm and the restaurant was not packed so I don't see how they were so low on ingredients. One plus: they took the scallop risotto dish off our bill because I mentioned that there were rocks in it."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "The Parmesan encrusted escolar was superb--it melted in the mouth and was wonderfully flavorful. Side dishes were excellent as well. And, through their loyalty program, we bought one entree and got one free. The food is always delicious at Oceanview."
    Dined on 1/22/2013
  • "We were a party of four celebrating one of our member's birthday. Drinks were fine, and served very promptly by the bartender. Two of us had the hangar steak, one had scallops with mushroom risotto, and one had the beef stroganoff. All the food was outstanding. I have never had a bad meal here. We were provided with two birthday desserts to share and a good time was had by all."
    Dined on 1/10/2013
  • "Christmas Eve salmon was especially good, as was the butternut squash soup. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals. Service was attentive for a busy night. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/24/2012
  • "Enjoyed most of the meal, nice and attentive service, great beighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 12/16/2012
  • "Lighting was a little dim which made it hard to read menu. I suggest more and larger votives on tables. Caesar salad is always bland and although crisp and fresh it needs more garlic and lemon. Great sides they are offering now."
    Dined on 10/12/2012
  • "Never disappointed at the Ocean View. Great food, beautifully presented and graciously served. The ambiance is excellent but the fifth star above wouldn't light up."
    Dined on 10/10/2012
  • "Opening comment -- this is absolutely the best place in town to go if you want to bring your dog when you go out to eat! Lovely outside seating area, and they bring the dogs white shredded chicken breast! On to the restaurant. Great service; friendly and attentive but not invasive. Great food. Not a very broad dinner menu, but very tasty. I went with my daughter and we both very much enjoyed our meal. Very relaxing. Great coffee, too. I've been several times for breakfast -- love their breakfast menu -- but haven't been for dinner before. For some reason this place never seems as busy as restaurants on Honolulu though it's far, far better."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "The hangar steak was plentiful, tender and delicious. The fish of the day, escolar, was cooked to perfection as well."
    Dined on 9/6/2012
  • "I usually have dinner at this restaurant several times a month. However, I won't be continuing this practice. On Saturday August 18th we had a very bad experience. I ordered the New York Steak Medium Rare in came Well Done. The shrimp on the shrimp dinners were considerable smaller than those offered previously. Out of five people only one was satisfied with their dinner. Better alternative exist locally and I will use them in the future."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "The menu offers a wide variety of items, however, the pricing seems very high."
    Dined on 8/23/2012
  • "Great Resto in Montrose. Tasty food at reasonable prices, with great service. I love their patio. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/28/2012
  • "Local favorite for delicious brunch. Attentive staff , fresh ingredients, delicious food."
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "We really enjoyed our brunch...spinach scramble and the breakfast quesadilla--with French Pressed LA Mill coffee! Super -- all of it."
    Dined on 8/19/2012