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Sea Venture
Sea Venture

Sea Venture Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://seaventurerestaurant.com
  • Email: simon@seaventure.com
  • Phone: (805) 773-3463
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Casey Walcott
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm
    Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: The SeaVenture Restaurant provides full service catering and space for 20-200 guests. Each space provides floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows for sweeping views of the Pacific. Our private and semi private banquet rooms offer intimate areas for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, brunches, baby showers and more. We also host meetings, corporate events, workshops and seminars in a location sure to refresh your staff or impress your clients. SeaVenture staff will work personally with you to create the custom event you envision.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dolliver
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant
A word from Sea Venture
SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Casey Walcott's contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We had dinner here twice and each time our service was attentive and the food was excellent. Very accomodating staff and pretty views of the ocean from the dining room also. One of our favorites in the Pismo area! :)"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Very accommodating service, beautiful views and excellent food! :)."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had a lovely ocean view table at sunset. The food was very good and the service was great. All I had hoped for! Will plan to visit again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "One diner was loudly 'dropping F-Bombs' and the management did nothing about it. When they were finally forced to intervene they pandered to the patron. Very poorly played. We will never be back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We made a dinner reservation for our Anniversary. We were seated as soon as we walked in. We ordered the couples steak and lobster. It was great! We asked for a table with a nice view, which we got. We were able to watch the sun set. Very nice! The waiter was nice could have been a little more attentive. We were presented with a complimentary dessert to share. Over all it was a pleasant experience. I would recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was a great find at the last minute. The service was great by everyone. I am glad I went their."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was the 2nd night in a row eating here. Wish we could go tonight too!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It was so good that we decided to eat there two nights in a row. First night was with adults only, second as family night with our kiddos."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "A nice surprise. Great views. Excellent food and outstanding service. Ashley and Chelsea did a great job and worked together like a precision machine. Yes the decor is dated but if it were remodeled their prices would be twice as much and I like funky dated places. I am more concerned about the food and service... and u can't beat the ocean views! Great find!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Well presented plates. Good service. We went on a Sunday night, so it was not very crowded. Beautiful view."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "we enjoyed delicious healthy food and the spectacular view at sunset, there was no waiting we walked in at our reservation time and our table right by the window was ready immediately"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing, but it was ruined with bad service and outdated decor. Our server rarely paid attention to us, and other patrons who came in after us were actually eating their meals before ours arrived. Other than that, it was really nice."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I are locals, but had never been to the Sea Venture. The view of the beach and ocean were beautiful. We could not have had a better view. Although we dined inside, there was ample room to dine outside. My husband and I shared a dinner for two consisting of lobster and a filet. The lobster was excellent and the filet was good. Wait staff very attentive and service was great. It is an older establishment, but perfect for our liking. I don't mind eating at a restaurant that could use a little updating if it is clean and the food and service is good. I think kids would like it as long as they don't have the " let me run all over the place" type of manners. I will definitely go back and take friends."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Took a date her for our first date, went very well, food was excellent, service was great, not much to say but over all outstanding"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our server Chris is an awesome guy. Excellent people person and new the menu front to back. All areas of the restaurant are great but Chris made our night special"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went with some friends of ours so we were a table of four. Chris our waiter did a wonderful job, gave us lots of time to chat with one another and that is what we were looking for. Food was delicious and wine fights were generous. I spent a little more money than I was expecting but overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The SeaVenture has amazing views and great ambiance for a romantic evening. I had the 3-course dinner and everything was amazing from appetizer to dessert. The portions are a bit small (was fine with me), but if you're looking for lots of food, you might be disappointed. The service was very good and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wow, we expected so much more from our Valentine's Day dinners. The food was just OK, very bland, lots of fat on the steak. The meal was WAY over priced. The dessert was just OK also. We won't do the Valentine's Day dinner again. I'd prefer to sit at at the bar and get appetizers and save lots of money. The server, Ashley was awesome, she was the best thing about the meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine menu was a little limited but the food was great. Ocean view table was great and the ambience was great. Went back the next night had different entries and those were great too. We stay at the Sea Venture hotel which is our favorite place to stay on the coast which was a plus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The view on Feb 13, 2014 was fantastic! We ordered appetizers as the sun started to set. Enjoyed a GOOD bottle of wine & ordered dinner & swooned at the beautiful colors in the sky. Food was delicious! Service was great, we wanted for nothing more. Before we knew it 3 hours had passed. We were never rushed. VERY SPECIAL NIGHT. We will go back again!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I took my wife to Sea Venture for her Birthday. The view at sunset was perfect and the food and service were outstanding. They also did a great job giving my wife special attention, giving her a special dessert and even singing to her! A great night!!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our dinning expericence was really enhanced by our server Chris."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "All tables and booths at Sea Venture have a great view right as it is right on the ocean. It had been many years since we had been there, but went at the suggestion of some friends. My husband and I both ordered the Pacific Trio and both of us were disappointed. Only a few pieces of shrimp and small scallops and lots of brussels sprouts. The crab cake tasted odd and neither of us finished it. This was $25 per person, plus $11 to split a small salad. Our friend ordered from the January Restaurant Month Menu and was happy with the short ribs and risotto. This also came with soup and dessert for $30. Service overall was excellent and staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our waiter Chris was excellent. The food was superb, we enjoyed spending our anniversary there!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went as part of SLO January restaurant month. Selected based on a menu offering braised short ribs. When we went to order we were told they were substituting swordfish for the short ribs. Tried the dish anyway. Fish was on the dry side, surely did not meet expectations. Butternut squash tart was VERY good. Dessert of dark chocolate bread pudding was ok. Wine pairings were very good. Given other choices and the price, most likely will not return"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "It is always a special treat to visit this place. We tried the three for thirty special. The short ribs were very tasty, but a little dry. The risotto was excellent. The bread pudding was also dry. I believe that these were prepared well in advance and had just dried out. We will go back again."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The $ 30 three course restaurant month offerings were great!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Spectacular views ... definitely go at sunset!! Thursday nights are free corkage nights so our favorite night to go there... so many great wineries and wine tasting rooms around... pick up a bottle and then enjoy an awesome dinner at Sea Venture. I had the Pacific Trio... shrimp, scallops, and a crabcake.. with brussel sprouts and pancetta.... SO good! Hubby had the Seared Ahi tuna...not my thing, but he Loved it!! Just an awesome experience!!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "After a busy night the previous night, the staff hung in to prepare good food with attentive service. Spectacular view of the ocean with a lively band. We will plan to return."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Very disappointing. We have been there many times before. The food was always good $65.00 a person was not worth the food. Service was very poor. Extremely disappointing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at Sea Venture. We went in December so it was too cold to sit outside on their lovely patio. And it was too dark to enjoy the wonderful view of the ocean from their panoramic windows in the dining room. But, do go in the summer to enjoy this view. The dining selections were very good and the food was perfectly prepared. This was a very nice place for dinner. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We'd read a review of th SV in the local paper of Pismo B. Nothing was up to the standard, depicted, except, perhaps, Chris the server who was over the hill in all his servility. Sorry, SV, will never go again. And as for the reporter of the paper - well, she's not very particular or she's not telling the truth"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Dinner was good, but small portions. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "What a stunning meal we had on Christmas Day. Our waitress Ellie was wonderful and lovely. The menu was great as well as the presentation. The wine list was local and worked for our group. No rush out the door which I appreciated as family gathered from afar. The only suggestion I have was directed towards the dessert buffet. The flavored were lacking and the only pie Available was pumpkin. I think a cheesecake or a Noel log or pecan pie would have been a better choice. Or an aperitif. Happy New Year. We will be back. You are our new favorite."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Hostess couldn't find our reservation. She seemed to be new. Had to repeat my name three times. They usually know us by name when they see us. We love going there and will continue. We have shared many good times with friends and family at the Sea Venture and always look forward to our next visit. Hotel and restaurant staff have been good to us."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We went for our wedding anniversary and plan to diner here once a month."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Had never heard of this restaurant, but it had some good reviews so we decided to try it. View and food were excellent. We shared the salmon and the prime rib. Both were great. The salmon came with a potato cake and broccolini which all complimented each other. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. Even more impressive was the service. Everything served in a timely manner and with a waiter that has a great personality. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "After reading several reviews I thought we would try this place for my mother's birthday I had the Ahi tuna which was over cooked and lacked flavor, it came with a cold and mostly unseasoned grain dish. My husband scallops were also cold and lacked seasoning. The service was slow even though the place was less than half full I have yet to find a restaurant in Pismo Beach that is exceptional. If you want a nice dinner, try a place in San Luis"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving dinner at Sea Venture. Beautiful view of the ocean, delicious food, prompt service. I appreciated how both the bartender and waiter knew their wines. I'm not a fan of turkey but it was Thanksgiving after all so I went for it. Everything on the plate was nicely done and the dessert bar was fantastic. We will make this a holiday tradition!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great prix fix Holiday menu with several choices including traditional turkey dinner. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013