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Rhumb Line

4.3
584 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

Beautiful water front restaurant with incredible views of Ventura Harbor and the most stunning sunsets anywhere in Southern California. Fresh seafood from the fishing boats to our kitchens and moderately priced for our customers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch/Lunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(805) 642-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richardo Torres
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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.
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Private party contact
Orestis Simos: (805) 642-1200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Schooner Drive
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Parking details
Free Parking in large well-lit private lot adjacent to restaurant. Self park.
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Entertainment
Piano Bar and live music. Please call for schedule.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a delicious Mother's Day Brunch Buffet while enjoying a beautiful harbor view from anywhere in the house! We will feature specialized cocktails, a build your own Omelet Station, Raw Bar, Prime Rib Carving Station and much more!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 584 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Ventura. Great wait staff and bartender. The food is simply outstanding. The wine list is superb with the best of the California plus foreign brands available.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I went there on a recommendation and I was not disappointed. From the hostess who was awesome, our server and management, all wanted to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Also based on a recommendation was the chicken and waffles. Amazing! I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Gorgeous Harbor views, superb food, good bartending, and friendly service with attentive management. I have been quite a few times and have enjoyed all the items I have ordered. The Happy Hour offers great tacos (different kinds), delicious calamari, and tasty ribs (and I'm not normally a rib guy) - plus a nice selection of cocktails. Very reasonable prices - on a warm day, sit out on the patio - it's lovely! Dinner menu that I and my friends have had has all been superb as well: a very nice Mediterranean Sampler Platter (not too garlicky!), Generous portion of Sand Dabs, Perfectly rare yet seared Filet Mignon (as we requested), Large Lobster Tail and yummy deserts (I like the lemon cake). I shall certainly continue to come here and bring friends!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

the food is very good and the service is good! It was a nice view while my family and I were eating lunch. Thank you for the extra soup! we like the soup and many other dishes!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants in Ventura. Right on the marina, the ambiance is perfect. Fantastic food and excellent service. Busy bar but you shouldn't have an issue getting a stool or sitting at the tables nearby. The servers, hosts and General Manager, Orestis, are all impeccable and care a lot about your enjoyment. The waiter was very attentive, the bus boys promptly removed empty dishes, asked if you like more bread and refilled your water and Orestis, stopped by our table several times to make sure we were completely satisfied.

Highly recommended!!!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Ok experience. There for happy hour, and the service in the high top seating area was slow. Our server was friendly but we rarely saw him. Satay appetizer was adequate, and salads were fine. Prices are pretty high but maybe that’s just par for the course. Margarita was a very glowy green for a drink that supposedly only has tequila, lime juice, and agave in it.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Happy hour is not worth it! Chips and guacamole were obviously not made fresh, we ordered the ahi tacos and they had no flavor at all, cocktails were over sweetened. When the menu switched from Happy Hour to Dinner there was no notice in the change of pricing. Our margaritas were full price and ended up being over half our bill. Overall, very disappointing because my brunch experience has always been exceptional.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great views of harbor

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was great. We had reservations and arrived early. We were seated a few mins. early. Service was great. Attentive wait staff and management. Food was delicious. We’ll be Val for Mother’s Day brunch with my mom and brother for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great seafood and fantastic staff. Wonderful place to get together with friends

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The place is amazing, food was fantastic. They accomodated us with the best table/view in the restaurant for our anniversary. I have been recommending this place to everyone I know. Lived here my whole life and I've barely found this gem of a restaurant hidden away in the perfect spot.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service and quality of the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great food ! Great service ! Wonderful specials ! Kids menu available . Waterfront is great !

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great atmosphere on the waterfront. The food was great (we went for brunch) and the wait staff was attentive and professional. Enjoyed ourselves.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food and service.
Noise level high.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Very enjoyable: food excellent, ambiance wonderful, service excellent,staff responsive and amiable..

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Recommend the asian spare rib appetizer. Nice waterside side location with varied menu, however, quite noisy in the dining room making conversation difficult. The staff is very friendly which is a plus. Next time for lunch on the patio when the weather warms up and we can talk to each other.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The service was impeccable. This was our first time here and we will certainly return. Impressive staff and the food was awesome. Great job!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day a day early.
Service was excellent as was the food.
I especially liked the Mango Fuego cocktail.
We will definitely be coming back.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

After calling to adjust the number of people in our party, there was no reservation.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We celebrated my husband's 63rd birthday with a table for six. They put a helium birthday balloon on the table and he got a delicious dessert gratis. The food and drinks were great. We had a table by the window with a view of a spectacular sunset. The only downside was a noisy table for 20 next to us. But we probably would have been that noisy table if they hadn't been there!

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We chose this restaurant because it was pet friendly. We appreciated the patio seating with a nice view. However, not a lot of variety on the menu. We ordered the clams to start and they were a bit fishy and we didn't like the chorizo sausage in it. We left after that. Also quite expensive for two drinks and clams: 50.00 without tip.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We hadn't been here for dinner for a while and it was a pleasant surprise from our last few experiences with sit down dinner dining....have just been stopping for happy hour occasionally. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

great food, very good service, great views. highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner! We put in a comment that it was a birthday dinner and the hostess led us to a table waiting with a balloon! Beautiful nighttime view of the harbor. The seafood risotto under the halibut was amazing, my son had the lamb, daughter the salmon. Coco was our server and was very pleasant and attentive. Both kids loved their dinners and we will be back!!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The beautiful atmosphere was amazing we were there for sunset which can’t be missed! The food was perfection on a plate! Would definitely go again! Our service was top notch and our knowledgeable and absolutely adorable server was polite and personable!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

There were 6 of us for a birthday and we were seated at a table where you almost couldn't talk to the person at the other end. The appetizers were quite good but two of our entrees were almost not edible, one was totally undercooked and the other overcooked and over salted. WE sent one of them back. They took it off the bill but I will not make the trip there again.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great with the exception of our waitress. I'll return but deffinitly won't except that waitress.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

I was extremely satisfied with the service and food! Our Server Coco was GREAT!!! The sunset view was beautiful, my wife and I had a great time celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. I was very glad that I found this hidden gem to celebrate our special day.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Our group of 4 were delighted by our first dining experience at Rhumb Line. We will definitely go back soon to partake of it's abundant happy-hour menu.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Hard to find, but worth the effort. We had the Poke Tuna (delicious), Lobster Mac n Cheese (so yummy), and Sand Dab Filet (the best lemon sauce). The bar overlooks the dining room which increases the noise level. Nice harbor view. A hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We were here for the Thanksgiving set menu, but they had 2 choices for appetizers and 3 choices for dinner and 2 choices for dessert. They handled the crowd very well and our server, Heather, was exceptional. We had brought our own bottle of champagne and she showed up at the table with flutes and an ice bucket before she even said “hello”. Everything was handled better than any other restaurant that we have attended for a holiday dinner and the food was delicious and hot.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

This place might be good on an average day, but I don’t recommend it for thanksgiving dinner. They were totally overwhelmed. An hour and a half past our reservation time and we still didn’t have the first course. Food ended up being pretty good, but way overpriced for what you get. Servers and hostess were doing their best with a frantic manager. Not a good experience and we paid through the nose. Maybe on a date without kids on a non-holiday I would have a different story to tell.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall the food was good however one person in our party ordered a hamburger medium and it was raw the person didn't want to say anything I felt bad because it was the Limited Thanksgiving Day menu and I wanted everybody to have a pleasant experience, very scenic somewhat pricey $260 for 7 people and a $30 bottle of wine

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great. There could have been a few more choices on the menu though. Plus forced valet was annoying.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

My go-to for dining experience and VIEW. Staff superior from the moment I open the door. Managers always quietly observant. Food is everything I want in a fine dining experience and I hosted two groups last week. No one was disappointed. I see young people enjoying the beautiful bar area and the outside (there’s shade) dining options. I’ve been frequenting this building throughout the last 50 years and about the same number of operators. This is the very best and I think a wonderful combination of professional/continental management style and SoCal ambience. And the chef/menu...omg.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was excellent
Service was fine

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We went there for lunch a couple of weeks ago and loved it. So Friday night we took my brother and his wife there for dinner. Dinner was great! Everyone loved their meal and we all had a great time!

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

A little noisy at first but they moved us to a table away from the bar and that was much better. The service and the view were very nice. The food was cooked properly with respect for the ingredients and was well-presented. I felt it could have been seasoned more thoughtfully to bring out the underlying flavors. Quite expensive but good for special occasions.

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