The Sidecar Restaurant
Great restaurantI've driven by this restaurant countless times and always told myself I would bring my wife there someday. Finally on Mother's Day I made reservations and had an excellent experience. I wish I would have come here sooner, it is defenitly going to be a place we eat at more often.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks!Thank you for having an excellent menu for Mother's Day! It was delicious n fun!
It was awesome to know that the chef picks ingredients that are fresh n local! Wish you guys were staying open!! Hopefull a new space comes soon!! :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMlast daysIt's ashame this restuarant is closing. Lease is up! the service was great. the setting was even better, you felt relaxed with the piano playing and the ambiance of the resturant. organic, local food. can't ask for much more. wish we discovered this place sooner. hopefully the Chef will open another restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodbye to a local gemWe have loved the Sidecar since moving to Ventura 10 years ago. The food is excellent (possibly the best gourmet burger on the planet) and the ambience reflects the retro 60s look we love so much. We love you Sidecar, and we will miss you.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLast HurrahGreat to finally check this restaurant out before they close. Great food, quiet, and great service at a reasonable price. I hope they find a new location to open up a restaurant with a similar organic, local theme!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgood bye Sidecarso sad to hear the hospital is buying the land and displacing this historic and adoravble diner4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is great! Local farmFood is great! Local farm to table....great menu...Sunday brunch fantastic....just delicious food and reasonable priced...lovely old school charm..mellow relaxed atmosphere....we love it!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe grilled cheese night isThe grilled cheese night is way worth making the reservation for. My boyfriend and I couldnt decide two of the three gourmet grilled cheeses and choose to get all three. Sad to see this place go, the train car adds a lot to the ambiance4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI am so sorry that SidecarI am so sorry that Sidecar is closing. It has been one of my favorite restaurants for a number of years.
I hope they find a new location and I will follow the chef wherever he goes!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Sidecar Restaurant hasThe Sidecar Restaurant has quickly grown to be one of our favorite places to dine. Their food is fresh and true culinary experiences.
Great for dates, small parties, GREAT FOOD, and an active bar. T. I've had the deviled eggs, grass fed burger, abalone and pork belly in a spicy blood orange sauce to duck, and an incredible lamb dish on Valentine's day. The butter scotch pudding is pretty darn good as is the bread pudding.
The only other restaurant I can think of that may be of this caliber is Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, which is run by a 2x Top Chef candidate. Enjoy enjoy enjoy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one fabulous restaurant,This is one fabulous restaurant, but unfortunately it is closing in May 2013 due to lease/developer issues. We hope that Tim opens a new place and continues the tradition of exceptional food offerings at a realistic and affordable price.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSo sad that this restaurantSo sad that this restaurant is closing. It is a wondeful place!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good, however,Food is always good, however, more vegetarian dishes would be desirable. Great customer service. Love the 'grilled cheese / music' Tuesdays.....again, a vegetable (onion, mushroom, etc.) cheese sandwich option on the special menu would be appreciated. (The white cheddar sandwich with parmesan crust was very good, though.)3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter City of Ventura VenuesGrass fed beef; attempts sustainable agriculture, which is a major plus in this "reviewers" opinion; ambiance unique and much better than any chain restaurant; poor beer selection; average wine selection: one of the better venues in the City of Ventura. Probably not good for low fat or sodium., eg., salads are very good and fresh and not low fat/low sodium (might order dressings on the side to compensate).3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFab., as always. EspeciallyFab., as always. Especially enjoyed the lobster bisque!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff is always friendly,The staff is always friendly, professional, and accommodating. Although the entrees range between $18 and $32, the food is delicious, unique, and expertly prepared. If you dislike great food then stay away from The Sidecar.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)We enjoy the food at this quality Ventura restaurant. On a Sunday evening, we had beef rib nachos for an appetizer--excellent! For entrees, we had a great tasting hamburger with my wife enjoying her fried chicken and waffle special. Fine service added to the enjoyment of the food. I recommend The Sidecar for a nice, casual dinner in a lovely room.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTim does an outstanding jobTim does an outstanding job of putting together a small but gourmet menu of items that are fresh, local, and expertly prepared. The menu changes with the seasons and is reasonably priced with items that cover a broad spectrum. On the current menu for dinner is a 50/50 burger that is 1/2 ground sirloin and 1/2 ground bacon as the hamburger patty. A fabulous item and on the dinner menu. The best sweet potatoe fries and the best blood orange martini's around.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the focus on local, seasonalLove the focus on local, seasonal foods. Good quality and presentation was nice. However, would love if the current menu was updated and current on the web.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM