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Water's Edge, Ventura, CA

Water's Edge

4.0
4
1231 Reviews
$31 to $50
American


At Water Edge, we strive to provide an experience with cultural favorites redefined.
We pride ourselves on locally sourcing our ingredients whenever possible to provide the freshest product to our guests while supporting our local fisherman, farmers, and ranchers. Whether you join us for a cold beer on our pet-friendly patio or in our picturesque dining room we want you to feel as if it is home away from home. Welcome to our family. Thank you for joining us. Come for the food, stay for the view we will keep you on the edge.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 642-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Montoya

  • 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

    our Private Event Coordinator: (805) 642-1200

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Cross street

    Schooner Drive

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in large well-lit private lot adjacent to restaurant. Self park.

  • Entertainment

    Piano Bar and live music. Please call for schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,231 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ventura County

    Great for Lunch

  • Ventura County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Ventura County

    Romantic

  • Ventura County

    Most Booked

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  1. JO

    JulienO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very good food and great service

  2. BH

    BillH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were met as if we were old friends and given a seat of our choice. Our server, Brandon, was especially congenial and attentive.

  3. JS

    JoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server, Hannah, was very pleasant, knowledgeable. And very helpful. I would ask for her when my wife and I visit again. And we will.

  4. CC

    CaroleC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Decided to try Water's Edge based on location to the Ventura Harbor Village and a search online. It will definitely become a favorite. Can't wait to go back and try some more items, especially all the great sides listed. The food was delicious with a varied menu. Loved the Red & White (Beet) salad. Delicious side of roasted green beans. Garlic Shrimp Fettuccini and Halibut Fish and Chips were our main courses and they were delicious as well. Especially appreciated the friendly and attentive server-even though it was a very busy Father's Day meal. THANK YOU Brandon H.! I was a little worried because of some unfavorable Yelp reviews, however, this was a delicious meal, with a great view and great service. We will definitely go back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The host was really rude, the server was sweet and the food was okay

  6. LB

    LouisaB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The dinning atmosphere was lovely, great views of the marina. The food was just okay. The potatoes were salty and over seasoned and the salad was drenched in dressing, so overpowering I couldn’t finish it. And there were supposed to be beets and pears but I only got two colored beets. Service was good.

  7. LW

    LizW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    If you have time, the staff is leisurely but attentive. They hope to let you feel welcome and unhurried. It can occasionally mean slow service. But they are kind and knowledgeable

  8. CC

    CCRjr

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very nice meal sitting on the patio with a view of the harbor.

  9. MG

    MargaretG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 of us had brunch on Sunday, to celebrate my birthday. We had fun, the service was excellent, the food was very good. The owner stopped by twice to ask us if we needed anything, and comped us their house made peach ice cream. Yum. We will be back!

  10. JR

    JesusR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    Had resev 445 seated at 615 girl at the front was annoyed the customers were walking in… place was empty did understand the wait.. waitress was very good though…

  11. m

    mennah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Food isnt the best at all

  12. RH

    RobH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hannah our server was amazing and very friendly. Our table over looked the harbor and the food looked great and tasted wonderful. Will be back!

  13. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant and friendly, helpful staff. We had reservations but had to increase our party right before we came in and they were happy to accommodate us. Beautiful views from the windows and the food was excellent. A nice place to take someone that you want to impress.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dine here somewhat regularly. They gave great food and beautiful location. We had a new server named Brandon whom too excellent care of us.

  15. L

    Libby

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us went on Sunday for the brunch. The selections were varied and everyone was able to order something different. We went at 1:00 pm and it wasn’t crowded. They seated us even though we were early. I had the Lox Supreme which was excellent. It was on Everything bread instead of a bagel and I liked it much better. My husband had the crab cake Benedict that had crab, shrimp and lobster. It too came on the Everything bread. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and the order was absolutely correct for everyone. The restaurant did fill up during our stay there, but the service remained excellent. We sat out on the patio because the weather was so nice. Neither hot nor cold. The view is of the harbor and is very relaxing. It is a family oriented place. They also had burgers and halibut fish and chips. The seasoned fries were delicious. A great place for a family celebration. They have a huge parking lot, so parking is easy. The area is a great place to walk around after brunch - clean, safe and beautiful.

  16. HW

    HeathW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Had clam chowder, ceviche, calamari and drinks. The clam chowder was the worst I have ever had. Couldn’t eat it. It was like pudding and had trouble locating the tiny pieces of clam. The ceviche was more like a tuna salad that you would use in a sandwich. Calamari was ok. Waitress was nice enough to take the 4 cups of clam chowder we ordered off our bill. Location and staff were fine.

  17. CB

    CourtneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous view and very clean patio. The service was amazing and the sounds of the harbor were so nice in the background. The steak was insanely good. Highly recommend.

  18. p

    philipg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Water’s Edge was a great dining experience. Abraham did an excellent job as our waiter. My husband and I were seated next to a window and we could see a large group of fishermen preparing for a night fishing trip. The dinner was fresh and well prepared.

  19. AL

    AaronL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    Horrible experience. The host was condescending and passed us off to staff that was over apologetic. We were unable to stay so no comment regarding the food. The loud drunk that was seated above me made for the worst ambiance ever! My request to be seated elsewhere seemed too much of a burden for the staff.

  20. DB

    DakotaBea

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view, great food, great service the only negative was a loud man at the bar

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday for two of four of us. First time visit. Food was great and plentiful. Price was reasonable. Great location on the water.

  22. DS

    DonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for an anniversary dinner- beautiful restaurant and location. Excellent service and food.

  23. N

    Nursepract

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ate outside on a Sunday early evening. Not busy. Food was good but considering price, I've had better. Appetizer ribs could have been tastier. Everything is al la carte.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    We love this place and the food and view is always great! However the service was poor, the host sat us down and told us our waiter would come shortly. Well that turned into over 10 minutes just setting there and then when she finally came took our order it’s was a delay in trying to make my drink , which was about another 10 plus minutes. Then she she finally came back again with our drink and we just wanted to order because we were starving, so my husband and I ordered and I asked for a clam chowder in a bread bowl and fish and chips for my husband, well when then food came another 20 minutes later my order was wrong. she came back with a regular bowl of chowder. So I told her my order was order and another 15 minutes later sitting there waiting for my bread bowl to finally came, and mind you it was the smallest bread bowl I’ve seen! And when looking around the rooms other who ordered that same bread bowl was so much bigger then the joke I received! So it was very disappointing! And…. To top it off when we tried cashing out to leave the waitress was no where to be found and probably went of break so we sat there for another 10 minutes!!!! We were there for almost over 2 hours with just one drink and a very delayed lunch!!!

  25. J

    Jeff

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    TL;DR - waited half an hour and didn't get water or our order taken; we just left without anything. Made a reservation for brunch at 10:30am via OpenTable. Arrived 10:35am or so (well within 15min grace period, and we weren't told it was an issue), the maitre'd checked us in and gave us menus. Not too busy - 3 other tables ongoing when we were seated, and they were well into their meals. Great view of the harbor - even saw a harbor seal! No water, no wait staff came by. Kept waiting for someone to come by to take our order - nothing. Staff seemed nice - to their tables' guests. Menu seemed good and we were pretty excited. We started to turn our heads around to look at the staff coming by - they didn't look at us - maybe because we were not their tables, fine. Additional tables came in - 3 other parties were seated and a queue was building up. The other 3 tables that arrived after us were all offered water, one party had at least drink and appetizer orders taken, and soup was coming out. Meanwhile, nobody came by. At this point, my wife and I just didn't want to keep waiting or make a fuss and who knows what would happen, and we just left at 11. We told the maitre'd that we waited for 25 minutes without any water or service from wait staff, and are leaving. No apologies, seemed a bit surprised/befuddled. It seems like maybe some kind of front-of-house logistical issue, but it wasn't that busy that management shouldn't have noticed/corrected. YMMV

  26. T

    Talia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The service and the food was subpar. Took forever, hostess barely acknowledged us, waiter wasn’t overly attentive either, food quality wasn’t even that great. The place seems really nice but it’s below average

  27. TM

    TraciM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was super nice, the restaurant was beautiful, the harbor view was to die for and the food was beyond my expectations. 5 star dining in a causal environment.

  28. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very lovely experience Upscale restaurant Best in town Lovely people

  29. JB

    JeromeB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The host was very courteous and greeted us right away. He gave us a good seat with the view of the harbor. However, our server took a while to come to us to take our initial order. He then told us that they were out of the lamb and the short ribs. So, we ordered appetizers that took over 30 minutes for an order of calamari, a bowl of clam chowder and iceberg lettuce salad. There 2 tables that were seated after us that got their food before us. While waiting for our food to be served, another server came to our table and asked us if we needed to go boxes!!! We haven't even gotten our food and she was already asking us how many to go boxes we needed. To cut the long story short, our party decided to leave and not wait any longer for our food, which by the way it has been 1-1/2 hour already. Sorry, I don't usually post negative reviews because I would like to support local business especially after the shut down the past couple of years. But I think the management needs a lot of improvement and this post was meant to be that.

  30. S

    Sandy

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    When we first arrived. We were helped right away. The gentleman who seated us took care to ask us to choose between two different tables. I thought that was really nice. It took a while to have someone come to our table once we were seated. The drink selection was fine. We, at our table were less than wowed with the main course. They were out of tartar sauce to have with the fish and chips ( very odd)my husband ordered. I ordered the halibut and the presentation was unremarkable. My mother in-law enjoyed her house ribs. My son liked his salmon The view was definitely the highlight of our visit. However, sunshades would have been ideal. We didn’t make a big deal out of the shortcomings. It was Mother’s Day! The flowers that were brought to the table were a very nice touch I would go back and go to the bar and have drinks and pupus!

  31. LA

    LeeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience. I had reservations for Mothers' Day well in advance of the date. We showed up on time, but unfortunately, my daughters got stuck in a major traffic jam and were about an hour late. I informed the manager and hoped for the best. The manager was wonderful (sorry I didn't get his name) and told me not to worry. We were taken to our table and told not to worry. Our server, Kimberly, was also fantastic. We ordered drinks and appetizers while we waited. Again, fortunately for me, the restaurant wasn't too crowded. Eventually everyone got there and we ordered. Good food...good atmosphere...great customer service. The Water's Edge is definitely a go to restaurant if you're in the Ventura area.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional as always. We did the Mother’s Day Brunch and LOVED the lobster mac n cheese, clam chowder, and omelette station! Everything was great. Alex is a great chef and I always look forward to what innovative food he’ll create next. Also, the Mother’s Day cocktail with gin and rose syrup was AMAZING! I forgot the server’s name who came up with it (Kaylin?) but props to her! My mom doesn’t even like gin and she loved it!

  34. RB

    RonB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Mother's Day brunch was superb and the view was breathtaking.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch was wonderful! We do wish there was a salad bar as apart of the brunch Buffett and we also felt for $50 per person standard drinks should have been apart of the price . Other than that, the view, the service , the food and drinks were great. Have to mention how amazing those honey Brussels sprouts were, may have to return just for some more of those. Lastly we were very impressed their executive chef took the time to come to our table to wish us all a happy Mother’s Day and make sure everything was too our satisfaction.

  36. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Very overpriced for the Mother’s Day brunch served. Disorganized, waffles took forever, biscuits were taken away and not brought out again. Shrimp cocktail was out constantly. Not worth $55/person. Would not recommend for a brunch.

  37. CR

    ChristinaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    The buffet brunch for Mother’s Day was probably the worst brunch I’ve ever had. We waited at least 10 minutes for waffles and when the biscuits came out they were raw in the center. Not to mention the gravy was awful. There were so few options and the options they did have were not breakfast items. They had cherry glazed ham but the ham was spongy like it came from a can and the glaze was purple, not resembling cherries at all. I will never eat at this establishment again.

  38. CP

    CP805

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    It all started with a call I received on Wednesday before Mother’s Day to TELL me it was buffet only. This was NOT advertised on their website. By then everything else was booked and we were stuck going here. I had read great reviews about the restaurant and was excited to try it. Not excited over buffet. When we arrived, the food wasn’t all set out. The waffle makers power malfunctioned. The food was mediocre. Then we get the bill and on top of paying $55 per person we are charged for coffee and tea! Ridiculous! I didn’t complain when I was there because I didn’t want to ruin the day for my family.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was outstanding. The view was incredible. The service was okay.

  40. CB

    CB805

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    We had high hopes for this restaurant because other reviews were so stellar. The food was just okay, nothing to write home about. The beignets were doused in strawberry something and kind of chewy. The Hollandaise sauce was bland. And the home potatoes were cold. The menu was pretty limited, even for brunch. We probably won’t go back because, although the location and ambience were nice, we were just not impressed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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You can order delivery directly from Water's Edge using the Order Online button. Water's Edge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 642-1200.

Water's Edge is rated 4 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Water's Edge

1510 Anchors Way Dr Ventura, CA 93001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Schooner Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in large well-lit private lot adjacent to restaurant. Self park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Montoya

  • Entertainment

    Piano Bar and live music. Please call for schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 642-1200

  • 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

    our Private Event Coordinator: (805) 642-1200

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