Water's Edge

4.2
1132 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.

Support Water's Edge during COVID-19

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
What 1132 people are saying
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asally
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The location and view is great! If you are looking for somewhere to dine by the water - this is great. You have a beautiful view of the harbor and all the boats. There's outdoor seating and you can watch the sunset as you eat. The food however was so-so, definitely did not match the view. But other than that, the service was nice and I would go again.

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DiningQueen
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I chose Water's Edge because I needed a place near the Marina hat would take a reservation, and have a dog-friendly patio. I had been to this restaurant when it was Rhumbline, but not since it changed management. The food had always been very good, and it was delicious this time as well.
I miss the basket of bread they used to bring out, and it seems they have a smaller menu and fewer servers. While the staff was friendly and tried to be efficient, there was often a long wait for water refills or extra drink orders. We were a party of 6, and it seemed the other party of 6-8 people on the same patio had much more attention to their needs than we did.
They definitely need more dessert choices than the single "signature cheesecake".
I would recommend Water's Edge to a friend, while stating the issues and exceptions I have stated above. The Harbor fee is a stupid surcharge, but I did appreciate the warning about it on your website.

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vipDaisy
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Because there is a shortage of help, we waited a long time to sit down and get food and drinks. Some of the food was cold. I give the restaurant the higher overall rating because of the ambience sitting next to the harbor.

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Gypsy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a reservation at 6:15 and our table wasn't ready when we arrived so we ordered drinks at the bar. They didn't have the brand of whiskey my mom requested. Our server and the bartender were both wonderful but the restaurant was out of parmesan and only had two desserts available, plain or mango cheesecake.

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JonathanS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Clearly emerging from COVID. Service was slow and inconsistent. New menu with good selection but higher prices overall. Menu selections do not always include sides that now are offered separately. Kitchen is clearly still working on preparation and timing. Food came to the table slowly and cold.
Managers did come to the table and elicited feedback and were understanding apologetic.
I am going to be optimistic that they will be able to work out the kinks. We are going to give the another chance and hopefully upgrade our rating

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Denise
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Best we've had in a long time. The food is just ok. We went because there were scallops on the online menu but the real menu had changed a couple of days before. The halibut was good though. No bread or anything was offered. The ambiance was great, of course. It's pretty noisy after it fills up which makes it hard to talk. The manager was super sweet to turn down the music, which was also very loud. We will go back because we like to meet friends from TH and we live in SB so it's great. We probably will try sitting outside for a more quiet experience hopefully.

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SimiGal
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was excellent, even though they are short-staffed, like the rest of the food service industry. Seated outside on their patio, watching the birds and boats go by...very relaxing. Their Gilroy Fries are not to be missed!!

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LarryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was very good, service was outstanding!

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vipAlecK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

With great views and inviting space, I was hoping the service and food would offer an alternative place to eat in Ventura. Sadly, with cold crab cakes, flavorless steaks, and lackluster service, the price point didn't match the overall offerings. A woman constantly came over to verbally offer refills on water glasses that were already filled, the filet a flavorless and soaked in sauce, the used appetizer plates (empty) sat on the table the entire time even after the entrees arrived, silverware came much later AFTER the food arrived. Having spent $175 for two people (without cocktails or dessert) felt egregious given the quality of the food and subpar staff. It has so much potential; was sad they didn't take advantage of that.

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MarianaA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food was ill prepared. The halibut was dry- shoe leather dry, the asparagus was woody and chewy and inedible. The fillet mignon was ordinary and the side that we ordered were banal. A dish was forgotten- so in all the experience was NOT worth the cost and drive. We will not recommend this restaurant.

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DAVIDS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great views of the water. Our server Brian was very attentive and kind, and he knew the menu well. I had the salmon which was outstanding and my husband had the pork chop, which was one of the best I’ve ever sampled.We are definitely going back to try the steaks!

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SuriC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The views were really nice. We sat in the patio so it was nice but the food took long to come. We got 2 out of 4 meals and like 5-7 minutes later we got the other 2 meals. So the first 2 meals got cold as they waited for the food to come for the rest.

The food was okay. I felt it was more about the views than the food.

The pineapple mojito and the appetizer were amazing. I may go back but definitely wouldn’t order the Szechuan short ribs again the garlic mashed was really good.

Overall it wasn’t too bad.

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SoSy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

food was below average to just ok. service was severely lacking. but the view was nice.

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AndreaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was disappointing. Expected better. El Capital salad had runny watery blue cheese dressing. Fried chicken sandwich was over breaded and fried. Very heavy fried.
Halibut and chips heavily and greasy battered just like the chicken sandwich

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vipKate
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and cordial and efficient wait staff.

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jerryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner out with friends. Food was good and view of harbor was outstanding. Ambience was pleasing

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trailblazer
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding especially the brussel sprout appetizer

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BonnyG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like royalty. Thanks for taking such great care of us.

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KLKalto
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The location is outstanding. The door was good but not outstanding. We would go back knowing we will get good food with outstanding ambiance.

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DianaM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is amazing and service was great. The food was good but a little bland. Looking forward to coming back for dinner with my partner next time we’re in Ventura.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brian was a great waiter and the rest of the staff was also friendly. Halibut was delicious, the Mac and cheese and shrimp fettuccine were ok. Chardonnay was delicious.

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JaneJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great views, definitely need a reservation, even for a Tuesday

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vipRipley
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anna, our server, was fabulous! Informative & prompt.

Good was very good

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RyanF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal. We were celebrating a huge promotion at work and they gave us a free desert. Overall a great experience for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Views and the drinks were awesome!

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Rini
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Salmon was very good, potato and vegetable sides were good and plentiful. My husband ordered the pork chop which was quite dry. Our server Tiffany was WONDERFUL as we needed to send back pork chop. Tiffany certainly handled the situation very well. We were disappointed that no one from the management came to our table to apologize/compensate. We basically had our dinners separately, which was not what we had in mind ! I regret now that I didn't contact the manager directly. Moral of the story, beware of the pork chop.

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Bend
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating wedding anniversary up in Santa Inez Valley. Stopped by for brunch on our drive up. First trip since Covid.

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KatW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch spot! Especially with the bottomless mimosas. We had a 6 person table and service was a bit slow but there appeared to be a lot of customers per servers, as with many restaurants nowadays. We didn't mind the delay as we were welcoming friends to the area. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food was delicious.Staff was very cordial.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot. Although too many menu items were missing, the food we were able to get were great. Nice view of some charter boats in dock on the bay.

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Venturaresidents
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had not been to this restaurant since it's opening as Water's Edge. The interior has been redecorated and looks very nice. The harbor view is unobstructed. The menu is rather limited and they were out of scallops so we ordered the salmon and special of grilled Mahi Mahi and the $16 side of asparagus. The fish dishes looked very nice but both were quite over cooked. The Mahi Mahi should have been moist, also the salmon, but they were both dry and unpleasant to eat. We left much of it uneaten. Seemed like nice fresh fish but ruined by the preparation. So, we were disappointed, not expecting such a basic mistake from an upscale restaurant. The salad was good and the bread was also. The asparagus was grilled but also dry and tough. The staff didn't ask how we liked it or we would have told them.

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Nana
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice view and great service. The food needs some work. Dry omelet. Tomato hollandaise tasted like canned tomato soup. What they called beignets were more like corn fritters. The bloody Mary was tomato juice with vodka. I would not go back unless I knew that they had improved the food.

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NoahW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my girlfriend for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! I got the filet mignon and got the ahi tuna steak and both were incredible! We also enjoyed wine and beer and had great attentive service. I recommend the lobster mashed potatoes they were divine.

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CarolO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our happy hour meals and drinks. The service was excellent and we look forward to returning again soon.

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vipWendy
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view
Impeccable service
Utterly incredible chef
We really enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the view.

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ElizabethV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers are delicious so as the specialty drinks and wine. Amazing for family gatherings or business meetings as well as for romantic dinners.

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Holly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

i can't say the clam chowder is "award-winning" but the brussells sprouts are!! order 'em - you'll be happy.
nice outdoor vibe - relaxing.
great server - really nice and attentive.

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Slowroller
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out of the few dishes we wanted to order.
Loud acoustics.
Even with the restaurant filled 20%, they were still seating people next to one another

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Sammy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The view was wonderful. That alone is a reason to return. The food was good. The oysters perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back we enjoyed it so much.

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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 4.2 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

Water's Edge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.upserve.com/s/rhumb-line-restaurant-ventura.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.