I like this restaurant. It's
I like this restaurant. It's at the harbor, and you can watch the boats going in and out. Piano bar-type dining area in part of the restaurant. Sometimes live music. Good service, and the people who work there are very nice. I've only eaten here for dinner, but heard that the brunch/lunch is good.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasantly surprised with
Pleasantly surprised with my second visit. The clam chowder was very good, as was the sandwich. I would like to see more of a selection of breads, as I'm trying to stay away from white bread. All-in-all, a very nice lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday! She also was happy with her choice.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to eat and enjoy
Great place on the Ventura harbor. Sunset view was nice and the food and service were great. I do plan in returning!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with some friends
We went with some friends and were impressed by the quality of the food, the ocean view and the sunset. Our server was friendly and enthusiastic.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great location overlooking
Great location overlooking the harbor. The sea bass was flavorful, moist, and cooked per my request instead of blackened as stated on the menu. The chef came out onto the floor to check diners for feedback. The entire staff worked to insure guest satisfaction. We'll be back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our group of four were very
Our group of four were very pleasantly surprised at how nice an experience we had. My salmon was fabulous and my husband's steak delicious. We watched the sun go down, talked and laughed and left very satisfied.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Rhumb line
I have been to Rhumb line several times and the location is great along with the service. This time we went to dinner and I had sea bass over polenta that had great flavor but I felt the seabass was slightly overcooked. My boyfriend and I loved the his filet mignon especially the sauce. The appetizers of ceviche and crabcakes were okay and actually both agreed the crabcakes felt mushy.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where's the Fish?
Where's the fish?
Our reservations were honored, and we sat at a lovely table overlooking the harbor. Service was very good, too. However, we all ordered the evening's special: paella. There was one clam, two shrimp, two pieces of salmon, and lots of rice in ours. The andouille sausage was missing altogether. While the dish was tasty, it lacked the main ingredient: more seafood, especially from a restaurant that specializes in seafood.
We'd all eaten paella in Spain last year, and it contained abundant amounts of fish and sausage. Rhumb Line missed on this dish.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
GOOD FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE
This was an early Sunday dinner... When we first sat down there was a piano player banging on the keyboard verrry loud, and verrry bad... It was AWFUL!!!... but.. Our excellent server, Brad, assured us that "the concert" would end at 5pm, and it did (thank God...or we would have cut our dinner short)... We had a fabulous corner table, with a gorgeous view of sunset over the harbor... I started with a properly prepared classic French onion soup, followed by a huge bowl of succulent mussels... My husband had a big hearty bowl of New England clam chowder followed by crab cakes... We shared a yummy beet salad and wine with the latter course... The entire meal consisted of appetizer courses, but it was plenty... We'll definitely be back!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second visit to Rhumb Line,
Second visit to Rhumb Line, and was a little disappointed that the menu has some items crossed off - the Raw Bar apparently no longer has lobster or crab. The oysters were good. The scallop entree was good, but the saffron jasmine rice was dry, and seemed like it had been sitting on the stove all day. The grilled salmon and mashed potatoes were excellent. Dessert was a homemade berry granola bar, which was average. The "pain killer" cocktail was good, as was my husband's martini. It was a Tuesday night and only a few tables filled, so the service should have been excellent, but it was average. I'm hoping that this restaurant intends to stay in business, as my first visit there about 6 months ago was excellent.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day weekend
I had made reservations & called to request a window seat. We were placed at very small table in center of restaurant & even though we offered to wait we were told that seat was our only option. There were 4 tables at the window that nobody ever sat at the entire evening.
The staff was very nice & friendly but needed more help. It was not properly staffed for a busy weekend.
The food was okay. My beet salad was not great, I wanted to return it but our waitress was too busy. She was a doll but too overloaded to serve us properly. Not her fault.
The music was wonderful & The entree was delicious. But I will not return during a busy weekend or for a special occasion.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at the rhumb
I have eaten at the rhumb line several times and it has been good. When we went Saturday I had the best meal ever, please try their double pork chop, excellent meal. I brought over half of it home, the most moist cooked to order chop ever.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little out of the way
This restaurant has the b est location, but we seem to forget about it because it is on the other side of the harbor from all of the other restaurants. I love the view! I like that it is family owned and run. The people are from New York, I think. Nice family.
The food is good. I usually get whatever the special fish of the day is.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Harbor Find
So happy this restaurant started up and could take us on a Saturday evening. Dietary foibles were well-addressed, and we were allowed to stay at our table until the "slow eaters" could finally finish. I do think the papperdelle was advertised as being "with vegetables", but the pasta did not have vegetables, and the (mushroom) sauce seemed to have only the mushrooms. However, it was very tasty. The (stuffed) pork chop one of us ordered was huge---enough for a large left-over meal. Fish tacos looked yummy. If we are in the docks area again, we will return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't be in a hurry
We had a great waiter who made sure our glasses were never empty. The food was great. The wait was unusually long (I'd estimate 45-55 min for our entree) but we weren't in a hurry and enjoyed the view and conversation as we waited. If you're pressed for time I would go elsewhere.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The kitchen was slow but the server
made up for it. She let us know that the kitchen was running slow and bought us a drink. That made all the difference in the world. Otherwise, we would have been frustrated. The view of the harbor is worth the price of admission. Great for drinks and to entertain friends. The shrimp cocktail was the best we've had in Ventura County. The dinners, sea bass and salmon, were fine but nothing extraordinary. It was our first visit to this restaurant and thanks to a good waitress, and amazing shrimp cocktail, we'll be back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing restaurant with a view
We went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and it was great. The view of the marina was amazing, you have great view from every table, verry good service. The oyster rockefeller was delish, the linguini with sea bass and clams excellent, and what a way to end the night with cheesecake creme brulee for dessert, were defintely coming back again soon!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the brunch at Rhumb Line. My wife had the eggs benedict with crab, and she loved it. I had the French toast, which was among the best I've ever had. The toast was dipped properly so that there were no dry areas, and yet it wasn't soggy. The restaurant has one of the best harbor views in Ventura. The new makeover made the restaurant feel modern, clean, and stylish. This is not one of those all-you-can-eat extravaganza brunch buffets, where you feel stuffed all day and the prices are truly "extravaganza." The individual plates satisfy the appetite without making you feel sluggish. We will definitely return.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were staying at the timeshare nearby so we were able to walk to this wonderful venue. We sat at table right by the window with a view of the boats and a magnificent sunset. I had a delicious lemon drop martini. It was so good that I later asked the bartender what the recipe was. The server was very nice but seemed to be a bit too busy at first. Maybe we all hit at once. Once we were served our cocktails (about 15 minutes), all was perfect. The food was amazing - I had the pan seared halibut, and my husband had a delicious penne pasta with chicken and spinach. My halibut was moist and flavorful and perfectly cooked. We had Caesar salads to start, and I I have never had a better one! We will definitely return to Rhumb Line.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the view, food and owner's
Love the view, food and owner's personality. Great place!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant dining experience.
Very pleasant dining experience. One of my favorite finds for a relaxed meal
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Fantastic Evening
Stunning water and sunset views while dining on exquisitely prepared meals! Could not have asked for a more perfect birthday celebration. The Rhumb Line is by far the best for waterside dining in Ventura.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter, Ryan, was excellent.
Our waiter, Ryan, was excellent. He took care of a slight problem we had with our order immediately.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great clam chowder
The clam chowder was the best thing we had. We'd like to go back again just for that!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find at Ventura Harbor
Rhumb Line is a great find at the Harbor in Ventura. Fresh seafood and organic meats and vegtables are a real find and are excellent. The owner knows food and how to present a very nice restaurant experience. The scenic harbor with the boats coming in and going out are great to watch and with their dockside presence and large windows there is not a bad seat in the house... A real winner!!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is an escape from the hum-drum dining experiences. A captive scene of Ventura harbor set a wonderful ambience for any gourmet. However the four star rating is only to show a bid for improvement. Service is excellent. Wine selection, adequate. The menu choices give reason in itself to return. A tad pricey but you pay for what you get.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a bit skeptical that this place was so well rated when I first drove by. It is so close to my house I just had to try it. We were not disappointed. The food and service was very good. The atmosphere is very pleasant with a view out to the harbor.
The oysters Rockefeller and the scallops and risotto were excellent.
I think the restaurant bills itself as something like, "The best place to watch the sunset in Ventura." I'm not sure I would agree with that as it faces more south-east than west with with side windows exposed to the west. Nonetheless, we were there at sunset and it was very nice.
We'll be back.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were given the scenic view we asked for and it was very scenic. The food selection was great, a lot of choices, and everything looked very interesting. The server agreed with the choice of wine was a good chardonay. The clam chowder was great, rich and thick. The heirloom Tuscan salad with calamari was very large but very tasty. Sea Bass and Halibit were the entree choices and very good ones. The sides were included and all the pairings were excellent. Dessert was a selection of cakes which after such a large dinner, seemed a bit on the heavy side. We had coffee and enjoyed the view. We would definately recommend the Rhumb Line for a memorable dinner.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday Night Gem
As we were having guests in from Holland, we decided to take them here Sunday nite. We ate late (for Oxnard) at 8pm and it was nearly empty but we had a nice table by the window thanks to Open Table/my request. They also acknowledged my husband's birthday (tastefully). We all had different dishes and all were superb. Our filets were cooked perfectly, with yummy mashed potatoes. The shrimp scampi was piping hot and very tasteful. Fish and chips were crispy and there was plenty. Our guests raved. Unfortunately the sunset was not visible due to low clouds but the setting was nice anyway. The staff were very friendly/helpful. The live piano was very pleasant and truly enhanced our evening, never overpowering. All in all, a wonderful evening.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
getting close to perfect
We appreciated the attention to customer satisfaction the restaurant staff provided.
The only thing (brought to the attention of the new manager) was that the menu on the website did not coincide with the menu at the restaurant. They were kind enough to offer to make a meal that was on the website but the outcome was not what was served. We also waited awhile for our food but they were attentive to our drink re-fills. I just assume the issues are with the cooking staff.
Other than that, it was a place we would recommend.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening out
Enjoyed a great meal, wonderful service and a spectacular view of the harbor! What more could I have asked for! Love this place!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought out-of-town guests to this restaurant because they were curious and we could walk to dinner. We had a delightful meal, welcoming staff, great steaks and scampi entrees, wonderful service, appropriate and enjoyable live music. We will be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very happy with this restaurant. Food excellent, service good, atmosphere good, price moderate. Bar on other side of the room was noisy, but not obtrusive. Great view of the harbor. Setting sun was blinding and there were no shades to block it - we had to get another table.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
So far we have dined at Rhumb line about 6 times. We have enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere on every visit.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read several reviews that commented about slow service, but that definitely was not the case with us. We were seated promptly and received excellent service from our waitress. We had a great corner table with a sunset view as well as views of dolphins and seals in the harbor. The food was very tasty and moderately priced. We will definitely return.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
This was our first visit to this location since it reopened as Rhumb Line. It was outstanding. We split the onion soup...delicious...and had the swordfish special and the scallops entrees. Both were terrific. No dessert! Our server Kimmie was very attentive as was her helpers. WE had a window seat and a lovely view of the harbor and sunset. There was a small combo playing music, and the volume was perfect. Highly recommend.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The server was great, polite
The server was great, polite and attentive. So I put 5 stars. But it took a hour to get the food and it did not seem that busy, so that was a bit of a drag. But I will be back!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joyce on Rhumb Line experience
I enjoy going to Rhumb line very much. The food is good and so is the service. I have brought many friends there and they all have enjoyed it very much. I recently brought two friends from Germany there for dinner and they loved it. It is so nice to have a good restaurant so close to home. I live in the mobil home park across the street so it is really convenient. We walked thee and back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends suggested we meet there. We loved it. Views of the harbor, great food, wonderful service, good prices.
We will be back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant with a view
Rhumb Line is a restaurant with a great view of the Ventura Harbor. Friendly and helpful servers and delicious food.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Sunset Dinner
We had a perfect table to watch the sunset and enjoy top quality seafood MTV sea bass and my wife's salmon were both prepared perfectly service was attentive and friendly and they had live music made our dinner even more pleasant Only complaint was a long wait for drinks as the bartender was busy taking care of the crowded bar and neglected our waiter's Oder for about 15 minutes.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took some Time
We were driving down the coast, returning home from our vacation and thought we would be in Ventura around time for dinner. We got stuck in traffic and had to change our time 3 times. Thank goodness Rhumb line was understanding and worked with Open Table. We had a wonderful dinner. The appetizer of Sticky Calamari was suggested by our server, Alexander and was delicious. We then had a wonderful halibut dinner and fish and chips. Excellent service and the food was some of the best we've ever had. Looking forward to returning soon!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good dinner for Thanksgiving with just a couple of gliches. The owners wife leaves you standing and is not a good hostess. She also insisted the door be left open creating a massive draft that was unpleasant. I was disappointed that when i made the reservation i was told it was turkey and or ham with prime rib $10 extra. We were given a slip that stated $7 extra if you wanted turkey and ham. I found that very misleading.
The new chef has made massive improvements to the food and out waiter was fantastic. The owners just need to make a few little changes
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM