Sea Venture

4.5
1481 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are offering limited indoor dining, patio dining (weather permitting), take out and room service at this time.. The SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Steve Smeets contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1481 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelB
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service with a view of the beach and ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Did not recognize our anniversary. Service very slow. Steak overcooked. Server did compensate by not charging for steak and comping desert.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! That's the word that best describes Sea Venture. Everything was perfect. Our waiter Chris was the best, very attentive,but not intrusive. We had filet and lobster, the best ever. We will definitely be back to dine. Great job Sea Venture!!

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great brunch.. excellent food, bottomless mimosas .. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A date for my husband and I.

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DarrelB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The view was nice. We ordered the couples steak and lobster. It was good.

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StevenC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very, very disappointed. First dined here about 5 years ago and it was great. Not this time around. Taste was bland and prices were high.

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LoriJ
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Put the vegetarian risotto option on the menu. Have another vegetarian option.

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vipKimDSF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

View is spectacular when sitting on their terrace. We received some of the best service I’ve ever had from a restaurant. Food was a mix - my husband loved his dish, my seafood pot pie needed more seafood. Overall, we would definitely come back.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and would definitely recommend

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OCCdiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views, food and service. Would definitely go back

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Auntylynne
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. Chris is a very attentive server. A true professional. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Ncento
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were very good. The seating was odd. I had a 6:15 reservation. Arrived on time. Rather than being seated in the main restaurant, we were seated in a banquet room with a table of 12 people. So just my table for two and a table of 12. The main restaurant had open tables. The table of 12 were talking and laughing loudly. It was annoying. There was no good reason for us to be seated in a banquet room when there were open tables in the restaurant. Later that evening I received an email from Open Table, where I made the reservation stating the restaurant reported me as a no show. I was not a no show just relegated to the banquet room. Not sure what the problem is but the restaurant may want to have someone at the front desk who knows what they are doing.

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ValerieG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the restaurant does not look upscale, the food is delicious and plentiful! We enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller ( a true gem), the beet salad, the salmon, the Vol Au Vent, and for dessert the chocolate lava cake. All were fabulous! We will definitely go back again the next time we are in Pismo Beach!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, fantastic food, phenomenal service!

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Carol
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the coconut shrimp tacos. The view is amazing.

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StanW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our wait staff was superb, the food was outstanding as was the ocean view. It has a very old but elegant (from the 50's or 60's) ambiance. My only disappointment is that the interior looks a bit tired, which is understandable considering the pandemic. I'm sure the funds it would take to update the inside are lacking at this time. I would have loved to have seen white tablecloths and new upholstery on the booths. The bar area could use an updating as well. It would not stop us from returning. All in all a very nice restaurant. Glad to see it is still here. My concern is how it will compete with the newer beach restaurants in the area.

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ParvatiD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good. The terrace has a lovely view and the staff is always friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food, good service, noise level was a little higher than I enjoyed while dining inside just because of the acoustics of the restaurant, but realistically don’t want to say anything bad about the establishment. Best meal I’ve had in a while you pay for it but it is exceptional.

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FoodieBALA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the appetizers. Sitting outside offered great views and a quiet ambience. Service was friendly and very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food

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JulieF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Server was super professional, not that knowledgeable and terribly slow (waited far too long for second drink after requesting twice!)

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vipfoodking
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I love the Sunday brunch, Great Irish Coffee and a special on bloody Marys!
Staff is friendly and accommodating, we have fun when dining at the Sea Venture

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The presentation and temperature of the food was ok. A petit filet mignon on a chipped plate and five speaks of asparagus on another. Looked like no effort to present it nicely. Bert salad was very good. Loved the location but expected a little more with the food. Wait staff was ok but didn’t make an effort to make it special. Still tipped at 20% but it could have been much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was below expectations- which were low to begin with

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We tried about a month ago and had to come back and it was another great experience. Will certainly return in the future.

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vipSharonL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was enjoyable. Our waiter, Chris was great. Beautiful sunset view.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views usually means "just good enough" food and service. Not here, all around great experience after a long day of travel. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday. Had an amazing meal in a beautiful location :)

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JohnF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ocean view! Fantastic service & delicious food.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Sea Venture Restaurant and we were very happy with our choice. Great food and service.

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JenG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The waiters never missed a beat and we never had to wait long for a drink. The food was meh. Over priced for a steak that was over cooked on the outside and ok in the middle. Baked potato just look like a glob of a mess. The calamari rings were exceptional but the tentacles were chewy and inedible. I would probably only go back for apps and drinks and a great view.

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LucinaF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good!! We had the lobster and mignon plus the desserts.Staff was friendly and attentive.

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JimmyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Australian Sea Bass was cooked perfectly for me. They were very flexible and allowed me to substitute mashed potatoes instead of the cauliflower puree. We had a beautiful view of the beach. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal and good atmosphere.

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WhitneyL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was a great and we really enjoyed the view with our delicious meal

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WilliamL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our special occasion restaurant, and we have never been disappointed! The food the drinks the service. Perfect!

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craigc
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place. We went around sunset and the view was very nice. Waiter was attentive and very friendly. Inside is getting a little dated but overall very nice experience and I would go back again.

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KristiG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful. Great service, food, and ambiance! Will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and incredible service. Our waiter Chris did an outstanding job. Some of the best service my wife and I have ever experienced.

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ELISA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We went with appetizers, entrees and dessert and all were delicious! Service was great as well. Chris was our server and was very polite and on top of things.

FAQs

Sea Venture offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-3463.

Sea Venture is rated 4.5 stars by 1481 OpenTable diners.

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.