Sea Venture

4.5
1619 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 1619 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service here!

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TerryD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Amazing food and outstanding service. Chris, our server, was friendly and attentive. The Vol Au Vent is my favorite. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We come here often when we visit Pismo. Love everything about this place but our service sometimes lacks.

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JCon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ate there two nights in a row. Both nights the salads were over dressed. Coconut shrimp tacos, clam chowder, and banana fosters were very good.

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Fotogem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant had a very welcoming ambience with subdued lighting, nice and well-spaced seating. Out of a 5, my sea bass entree was a 4.5 and my husband’s Sea Venture entree was a 4. Staff were friendly, but our waitress was not all that attentive. There were exceedingly long lag times when she would check on us. She never offered us coffee or tea or any other beverage after we were brought waters. She admitted that she made an error in our dinner ticket and supposedly corrected the total, but now our credit card reporting shows two separate charges remain! So much for our complementary anniversary dessert (which was served lukewarm.) Hope we can get the extra charge refunded.
In spite of this experience, we would be willing to return to the Sea Venture someday.

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yummy
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great view. Good food, nice variety with special veggies and sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reservations were easy. Love that we could choose indoor or outdoor seating when making our reservation online (we sat outside for the ocean view). All staff were very friendly. Food and wine were very good. We enjoyed the crab cakes, pork tenderloin and Vol Au Vent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was OUTSTANDING! Food was delicious and we all enjoyed the bottomless mimosas!

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vipRANDS
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the SeaVenture entree. Sort of their paella. Husband enjoyed the pork and actually ate the Brussels sprouts. Lovely ocean view.
A nice evening.

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TheresaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Probably best view in Pismo. Menu looks similar to past years but food quality has greatly improved. Scallops are perfect.

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JohnS
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great views. Show up for lunch or early dinner to catch the sunset. Try to sit outside or by a window. Food selection is good but emphasizes seafood.

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Lindy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Quite a disappointment! Atmosphere was pleasant, but it ended there. They were admittedly short-handed so service was slow. Bread was stale. My whiskey cocktail was so overly sweet I couldn’t drink it. My shrimp salad was ok, but nothing special and my husband wasn’t too happy with his scallop appetizer. By then we decided not to order anything else. I doubt we’ll have go there again.

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Kat49
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at sunset which was beautiful. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding.

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Parkwest
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Zack was awesome. You can tell he loves his job. id come back to this place strictly because of Zack. Food was really good and cant beat the patio dining. but best of all was the service.

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lizo
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on the deck with Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict while watching whales, perfect!

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JIMandJAN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of us thought Clam Chowder was excellent. Shrimp salad was good.
Oysters and Scallops were great. Everything was near perfect. Coming back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg got to try the couples meal it was perfect got mine medium lady got hers well done and both was delicious and the lobster was juicy and perfect and our view was perfect got to see the sunset was a perfect night for our 6 year anniversary

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EjB35HX
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet, great service, comfortable seating, scenic view

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly & welcoming, great view for sunset dining. Decent wine list as well. Food was decent but a little pricey.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to have a wonderful dinner and cocktails while enjoying sunset. Wait staff were attentive and the food superb

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ElaineM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food with professional waiters.

DC
DevonC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible! Overall a great experience and I can’t wait to go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little slow, but very friendly. Otherwise everything else was excellent. Will return sooner rather than later.

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ScorpioGirl
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a double birthday celebration. Absolutely wonderful as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday for my 87 year old friend

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sunsetsforever
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was amazing and cocktail - SLOhatten out of this world. Sunset gorgeous! Can't wait to go again!

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JanetH
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed the vol au vent, and I had the scallops. We first shared the calamari with a glass of wine. All dishes were very good. Chris our waiter is always so attentive snd friendly! We will be back!

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DorisB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good! Also the Service. My Aunts 91st Birthday an she Loved her Lobster!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th anniversary

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JackinSF
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening , outside with a beautiful sunset. Granted, the Sea Venture cannot control the weather! However, they had outside tables that afforded a wonderful view of the sunset. The menu selection was good and the service was excellent.

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vipLarry
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ocean view, excellent menu choices and waiter service all outstanding.

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DianaL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I try to be in Pismo Beach each year for our anniversary and we eat at the Seaventure restaurant which is always amazing.

As usual, the manager, wait staff and the food did not disappoint. I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the filet. Both meals were cooked perfectly. The first night of our stay we had the bar menu which is always wonderful. I also highly recommend the shrimp salad.

Thank you Seaventure for another memorable experience.

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PhilH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Sea Venture was a very pleasant experience. The food was exceptional. I had the salmon and my wife had The chicken breast. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. The beet salad was also very good. Cocktails were great. And topping it off, we had a great ocean view. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and I enjoyed the food. Will visit again in the future

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BenD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful experience. Can't wait to return for another Sunday Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great.

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DavidS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Steak tasteless and tuff. Lobster tasteless too! Placed drink order took 15 minutes. Will not return.

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was amazing. Overall great stay

LH
LarryH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have dinner at Sea Venture when we visit Pismo Beach. Love it!

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ChristineF
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waitress kept bringing us some else’s food. The food service was extremely slow…not sure if it was our waitress.
View beautiful…was not as good as when we were there in July 2020.

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 1619 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.