Oceanview Restaurant
Oceanview Restaurant

Oceanview Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovbargrill.com/
  • Phone: 8182482722
  • 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 8182482722
  • 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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Oceanview Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating2.9
  • Food3.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
40% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Oceanview
    MaestraK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was looking forward to their short ribs and they did not disappoint. Despite its name there is not a view of the ocean but there is plenty of parking. It's very close to the quaint main street in Montrose which was used in a few Sons of Anarchy episodes last year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was ok - Food was horrible
    SylvieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This should be a neighborhood gem but we have seen it deteriorate for the past few years. We had breakfast this past Saturday and while the pressed coffee never disappoints, we make better omelets at home without the $13.00 per, plus tip price tag. Can't see how it can continue to skimp on what makes a restaurant great - THE FOOD, and continue in business.
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  • overpriced for Average food
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wanna be restaurant with average tasting foods and high school level service. Example: Hawaiian bbq, beets salad taste like they're from a can. Cioppo broth tastes like Ragu sauce..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oceanview
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our second time eating at Oceanview. There is little ambiance. The appetizers were good as was the salad. Our entrees were disappointing. Both were said to be popular dishes. I ordered sesame crusted tuna. It was nicely cooked, however there was no flavor to the fish or rice that accompanied it. I could not eat the cabbage/slaw as it contained red peppers. The second dish was called "baseball," a large round of steak in a mound of potatoes and gravy with a couple of asparagus under the potatoes and gravy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    thevidiot
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I live fairly close to this restaurant but had not had the opportunity to try it until this week. A Groupon deal motivated me and the results were spectacular. The meals were excellent, delicious and well-presented. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. I WILL be returning more often and am regretting that I missed this gem for so long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Won't return
    LadybergVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've tried this place a few times. Since it's nearby, we wanted it to be a go to place. They try too hard to "elevate" the food. On this visit my seared Ahi had a breaded crust that was awful. We would enjoy simple, well prepared quality food over the dressed up, but not so tasty food we've had.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is a neighborhood gem.
    Cellies15
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SPOT AND GREAT FOOD
    BrunchatMalbec
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Oceanview Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day buffet
    Larry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food, wine & music too
    Zeda
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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 !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food....
    scar27
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill...
    BrunchLoverVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    ROBERT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
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  • Would have never expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    BobboVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    If your going to a restaurant to eat, this is the place. Great food, always fresh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great food and service. A perfect Christmas Eve dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sadness
    Therese
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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 !
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  • Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
    Muhammad
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and pet friendly, but...
    GrrrrrrrrlfVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Montrose breakfast with dogs!
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great Lunch
    GreatlunchVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty as always
    Luv2grubVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    4th time here this year and it's a winner. Seafood Is fresh and the service is great.. Really enjoyed the salmon this time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit delicious
    Luv2grubVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    tweed47
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch!
    GreatlunchVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    DholmesVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    The Shellfish Trio with shrimp, scallop and lobster tail was beautifully presented cooked to the point of just being done. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here. Had the crusty
    Luv2grubVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    First time here. Had the crusty salmon was very well prepared.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Easter brunch without the masses!
    LadybergVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter. The food, service and place were great! Thanks for the memories!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great for Sunday brunch
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great place for dinner
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went here for brunch once
    jane
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef Eddie continues to hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Chef Eddie continues to hit the mark with his unique and incredible creations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't be better
    DholmesVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We were a party of four celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Eve salmon was especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed most of the meal,
    GrrrrrrrrlfVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Enjoyed most of the meal, nice and attentive service, great beighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lighting was a little dim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Montrose: great food, great service
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet