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Oceanview Restaurant

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162 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(818) 248-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Edward Banuelos
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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.
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Private party contact
Alyce Russell: (818) 248-2722
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Catering
For off-site catering please call Alyce Russell @ 818-248-2722
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Florencita
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Parking details
We offer a private lot, as well as plenty of street and public parking.
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Entertainment
We offer live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
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3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on October 11, 2014

Oceanview has been a favorite of mine every time I go back to LA for at least three years now; my go-to place for dining with friends in the La Crescenta area. However, definitely not so hot on the service this time. We went twice, once for Friday dinner and then again for breakfast the next day. Friday night the waitress forgot to put in our order and even after that it was another half-hour wait. Breakfast the next day the food was awfully slow too. And someone at the table next to us commented on it also, so I know it wasn't just us.

However, the food was good when it came. We had a great burger and I forget what else for dinner, tasty, the wine was good, breakfast was good, and they serve good coffee here also.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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2.0Dined on August 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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1.0Dined on August 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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1.0Dined on August 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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5.0Dined on July 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!

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2.0Dined on July 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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4.0Dined on June 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.

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3.0Dined on June 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!

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2.0Dined on May 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.

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4.0Dined on May 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 !!!

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4.0Dined on April 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.

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2.0Dined on April 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.

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1.0Dined on February 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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4.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2014

If your going to a restaurant to eat, this is the place. Great food, always fresh

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2013

Great food and service. A perfect Christmas Eve dinner!

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1.0Dined on December 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)
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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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4.0Dined on November 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.

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3.0Dined on October 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.

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5.0Dined on October 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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5.0Dined on October 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!!

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5.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on July 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....

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4.0Dined on May 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.

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5.0Dined on May 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!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2013

The Shellfish Trio with shrimp, scallop and lobster tail was beautifully presented cooked to the point of just being done. Delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2013

First time here. Had the crusty salmon was very
well prepared.

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4.0Dined on March 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.

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5.0Dined on March 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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5.0Dined on March 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!

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5.0Dined on March 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.

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2.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Chef Eddie continues to hit the mark with his unique and incredible creations.

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5.0Dined on January 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.

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5.0Dined on January 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.

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5.0Dined on December 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!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2012

Enjoyed most of the meal, nice and attentive service, great beighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2012

Relaxed and pleasant, a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on October 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.

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