Rhumb Line
Rhumb Line

Rhumb Line

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rhumblineventura.com/
  • Phone: 8056421200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday -Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday:10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday- Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Mandel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Amazing dishes, tasty cocktails, and an incredible happy hour in one of the most picturesque locations in the Ventura Harbor. We proudly introduce Rhumb Line, the Sunset Restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen Fitzpatrick 8056427482
  • Entertainment: Piano Bar and live music. Please call for schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Schooner Drive
  • Public Transit: Ventura Harbor water taxi.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking in large well-lit private lot adjacent to restaurant. Self park.
A word from Rhumb Line
Newly remodeled water front restaurant with incredible views of Ventura Harbor and the most stunning sunsets anywhere in Southern California. Fresh seafood from the fishing boats to our kitchens and moderately priced for our customers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Rhumb Line reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)special occasion (25)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (11)great for brunch (9)good for groups (9)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Excellent view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The restaurant has a harbor view. Love it. The food was well season, entire party loved their food. Only thing is no kid's menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JDF
    enjoy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was a good thing they weren't busy when we arrived, because they didn't have our reservation. We were seated by the window to watch the beautiful sunset, but without a shade, we had to wear sunglasses and cover our eyes until the sun went down. BUT, the food was very good. The waitress allowed us to enjoy our conversation and served us. My suggestion, which I appreciate in other restaurants, have a dessert that has a taste of several choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as always
    PrettyperkypeggyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We so enjoy an evening at Rhumb Line. Whether it is a special occasion or just a relaxed evening out. The food and service are so consistent and the setting is superb. The mushroom soup is a a standard favorite - very rich and full of succulent mushroom flavor. I had the gazpacho knowing the season is ending soon, and it was fresh and flavorful. My sea bass melted in my mouth and they were very nice about substituting brussel sprouts for the risotto that was to have come with the dish. Our two guests raved about the filet. That it is a little off the beaten path makes it a nice quiet getaway.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Dining Experien
    1sttimedinner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was a little overcooked, although had reservations for window seating, was unable to get window seating. Enjoyed my first dining experience, this time wasn't so great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch at Ventura Harbor
    Harborviews
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great view, excellent food and great desserts. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. We were served our food timely. No hassle about substitutions either. Truly an enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant experience
    IC80
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We maid reservation for Sunday 2 pm. What a surprise it was a call from the restaurant letting us know that if we come 15 minutes earlier we can still order from brunch menu which is good from 11 to 2. We did order $3.50 Bloody Mary and Mimosa that were pretty good. Fluffy pancakes were a little dry unless you put plenty butter and sirop. Fry potatoes are excellent. My favorite was a bowl of claim chowder - yumm!!!! The view... Wonderful! We also liked bar area that is facing windows. Next time might do just that. Service was excellent, our waiter Jennifer was very attentive. And of course thanks a lot to the young lady who maid that phone call to us, unfortunately I didn't ask her name. All together we had very pleasant experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    steveg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    far exceeded our expectations, these folks know how to cook seafood, service, view, and food were excellent. Prices were very reasonable. I plan to recommend it to others and also eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great view
    RMHD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has a beautiful view and allow a dog's on the patio, but the highlight was the food. The mussels in browned butter sauce and the swordfish were divine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to Rhumb Line based on the menu we looked at on-line. When we get there we found the menu had changed. When we mentioned it to the waitress she said something like the website says "menu items may change" The prices were very different too. Do not go to this restaurant basd on their website menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bartender not friendly
    HarborGuy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Music was way too loud. Soup had too much bacon in the New England chowder. Waitress was very nice and competent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had high hopes.
    Lindalc
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Rhumb Line, had high hopes that it would be as good as the former restaurant, Scotch and Sirloin had been. Nice views but Service was very slow. Our server was pleasant enough when she was at our table but we had to wait unusually long times for a bottle of wine once ordered, a glass of water, had to chase server down to process our bill and had to wait even longer to get our guests' take home boxes brought to us before we could leave. It was a Monday evening so was not busy. Steak and duck were lean and decent quality but with no seasoning so had no taste. The chicken penne pasta dish seemed to be the winner. This was our anniversary dinner so although not unpleasant was rather disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music
    Music
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great..music was too loud and we could not hear our conversation with our friends at the same table. Loud music made everyone talk louder which was annoying.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable evening!
    njfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beautiful setting with a great view of the harbor at Sunset. Nice wine list with reasonable prices. We both had the grilled swordfish, i thought it was great, my husband thought it was over-grilled (mainly he thought he cooks it better. But we both cleaned our plates.)
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    2quietdiners
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our second time dining at Rhumb Line. We wanted to take our visiting daughter and son-in-law to a special dining place. The first time at Rhumb Line was quiet and a great dinner (our anniversary) and it was in the middle of the week. We wanted to share the same experience the second time. If you want a quiet dining experience, I would recommend any other night than a weekend. The noise level made it difficult to have a conversation; however, the food was excellent. I made the reservation a couple of days in advance (on-line) and requested a window table. The view was amazing. I might mention that all of the tables have a harbor view; however, we wanted one right by a window.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A rare time that we have been disappointed here. Neither food, service nor attentiveness were up to par. Chalk it up to a bad evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try The Crab Cake Benedict
    Cactuspal
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First time I had the opportunity to try Eggs Benedict with a crab cake rather than plain crab on the english muffin. Also the option to have different sauces is a nice touch. The o'brian potatoes and grilled asparagus on the side were very good. A very nice brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining find!
    lunarose47
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our first time at Rhumb Line and we were most pleasantly surprised. The service was outstanding -- I had called ahead and asked for special preparation on 2 of 4 meals and they were happy to accommodate. The quality of the food was great, ranging from vegetarian to various fish dishes. The Sangria was fabulous! There was a nice live singer who's voice did not overwhelm the dining experience and we were able to catch up with our friends over dinner without needing to shout. The waitress, Coco, was more than happy to go the extra mile for us. An added plus is the ability to ask for a booth overlooking the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So So
    SoSo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The quality of food has diminished over the past year or so. We looked at the lunch menu on their web site and found the prices to be inconsistent. The web site prices are cheaper for the lunch menu, so noticeably so that we asked if we had the lunch menu. Nobody is going to continue going there to pay $5 for a glass of tea. Same with other items. Salmon was not cooked properly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view-Nothing More
    Keyslover
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Cannot recommend, even for appetizer and glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rhumb Line-Review
    eatmorefish
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service is always great from hostess to bus person to waiter. The food taste good, wish the cook didn't change the clam chowder also would be nice if there were a few more entrée to select from. Wonderful views of the harbor from any seat in the restaurant. Like the live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Also Loves Dogs
    Mezlo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love this place outside dining by the harbor and they took just as good of care of our dogs as they did of us. See you soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter was slow
    Vacation
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We sat down then had to wait 10 minutes before they even asked use what we wanted to drink. Then another 13 before we got our drinks. our experince was a waiting game. At the end of the day the Food was exceptional, we were glade we stayed. We almost left since the service was taking so long and the restaurant was not busy at all. The bar however was full because of Happy Hour but they had a differnet server.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite places to go!
    Coco
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I live just down the street and were thrilled to discover this place. The food is so good and the service is always excellent. We've been to Rhumb Line several times and have never had a bad experience. I would and have recommend this place to all my friends and family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Dinner
    1sttimedinner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I made online reservations for 6:00pm for Father’s day. The Rhumb Line Restaurant host called confirming our reservations and she also asked if we had a seating preference. She stated that since we were first time patrons she recommended a table by the window where we would have a great view of the harbor and the sunset, and still be able to listen to their lounge entertainer. The entertainer had a great repertoire of music that was perfect while dining and being able to hold conversations without being overwhelmed with loud music. The food was great. Ribeye and Filet Mignon was outstanding, but cornmeal mush we did not care for. The asparagus was wonderful. Best steaks I had in years. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Father's Day Dinner
    Elia
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was excellent. Enjoyed the amazing view of the harbor and food. Definetily going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad we discovered it
    smartnsavvyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for father's day and had the perfect meal outside with view of boats and waittress bringing ice water and doggie treats to our parent's little dog who was with them. The food was good and the ambiance fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left feeling unloved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary at Rhumb Line. Host was a very nice man. Our waitress left much to be desired. Food prices were extremely high, I remember there being a different menu but may be they changed since we last came. Waitress was not as friendly as we hoped, we ended up just ordering appetizers and then going to dinner elsewhere. Waitress did not even offer us dessert. We may return in the future, but it was definitely a waste of our time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab. Loved it!
    Zumbanut
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great place for that special occasion. Were there all time for happy hour. One of my favorite places. We bring friends there from out of town all the time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fave
    HBcook
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great all around experience only one complaint - entree came out while we were still eating our salads. That is a big turn of. In my book.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    NateVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent food and service. I wish we found it earlier in our trip. We had the sticky calamari to start. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass and I had the Halibut. Fantastic food preparation. Nicole P was our server and was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 228 reviews are from the Rhumb Line reviews archive.
  • Outstanding
    BeachDocVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was excellent as was the service. We went for lunch and now can't wait to go for dinner in the near future. They also have an outstanding Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 to 7 pm. I highly recommend this place. It also has a beautiful view particularly at sunset.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Got to try it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    After reading some negative reviewson Yelp,we were reluctant to try the restaurant. We were extremely happy with the food,service and,atmosphere We will return and I hope other people will try this great find
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Relatives from LA and Santa Barbara met up here to celebrate Mother's Day, and Rhumb Line accommodated us perfectly at a roomy long table with padded bench seating along one side. Our waitress was upbeat and enthusiastic, even though she must have served numerous other customers on this busy holiday. This set the tone for our entire visit, in which we indulged for over 2 hours, without feeling rushed or nudged along. The musician was enjoyable, and helped to offset the cheerful noise offered by my granddaughter, who was well behaved but full of energy after her one hour in the car... The food was good, but what I really appreciated was the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Thanks so much, Kim, for your wonderful service on Mother's Day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food MEDIOCRE wait staff
    Yaya
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The waitress helped the tables around us and would look at us with disdain one of the hostesses served our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Even locals, such as myself, forget Rhumb Line is open. Its location is tucked into the quiet side of the Harbor, almost in the small neighborhood even tho its on the water. The staff is good and the food consistent. I enjoy coming here with friends. This visit was for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not that good
    mjc611
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch. Food was marginal at best. Hash browns were terrible.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GG Argos
    GGargos
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My 3 friends from high school all traveled quite a distance to meet up for a day in Ventura. Someone at Chamber of Commerce suggested your restaurant. Our server ( young girl with beautiful red hair) was excellent and extremely accommodating. We ended up spending a lot of time at our table ( about 3 hours) and we never felt rushed, In fact, it was quite the contrary. We enjoyed our beautiful window seats and food. We plan to make this a regular event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Chowder & Crab Cakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were hesitant at first to try this place as we read some negative reviews about noise. We had a party of six and wanted to be able to talk and understand what was said. The noise level at 6 PM on a Friday happy hour night was moderate and we had a very nice table away from the HH crowd. We enjoyed the Clam Chowder and Crab Cakes so much we came back again two nights later for a repeat! Our four guests had swordfish and salmon entrees and they were very satisfied with their choices. Loved the view of harbor and activity on the docks. All in all, a fine experience! We'll return when in the area again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always GREAT !
    stonesABC
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We eat at the Rhumb Line quite often and we have had nothing but great meals and great service since we've been eating there. We'd recommend it highly. Great view, great food, and great management !
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet