Sea Venture

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Contemporary American
SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's 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 Casey Walcott's 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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Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always friendly , food is good, view is magnificent ,we always try to make the Sunday brunch

Sea Venture
Responded 7 days ago

Appreciate your kind words!

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TP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner at sunset.

Sea Venture
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time my husband and I went to the restaurant for our anniversary, and they did not disappoint. The service, the food, the ambiance, and THE VIEWS were so amazing. The hotel actually gave us a 50% off our second entree coupon which was super nice of them, but even without it, it’s very much worth every penny. We will be back again!

Sea Venture
Responded 7 days ago

We appreciate the great comments!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vol-En-Vent was delicious and our waiter was really attentive.

Sea Venture
Responded on October 3, 2019

Glad you had a good experience!

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R
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding! The Location is great with ocean views. Overall it was a great value!

Sea Venture
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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KL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter (Chris) was spectacular !!! The food was great and the evening was very enjoyable !!!

Sea Venture
Responded on October 3, 2019

Glad to hear your had an enjoyable visit!

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LG
Sacramento
98 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The setting is lovely and we had a nice view of the ocean and sunset. Our mains were good - all four of us enjoyed them...surf/turf for two, scallops, pork chop (generous portion).

The "strawberry salad" was a disappointment. The presentation was lovely, with the arugula wrapped in a roll with paper-thin cucumber slices. However, the portion was absolutely minuscule - and it was GARNISHED with a sliced half-strawberry - on my "strawberry salad." For $12. We talked about this for days, afterwards. The portion either needed to be doubled, or the price halved.

Also, the wine glasses needed to be polished. With the setting sun streaming in, we could see that the glasses were lined with cloudy streaks.

Sea Venture
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us, appreciate your feedback on ways we can improve!

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SI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb, view spectacular and service faultless. Hope to visit again some day.

GL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We select the Sea Venture base on reviews hoping to enjoy a beautiful California sunset while enjoy some of our favorite foods. Unfortunately, we didn't enjoy the sunset because of the fog, but the ambience, food, and service more than made up for what we missed. Everything from the cocktails to dessert was amazing!

Sea Venture
Responded on October 3, 2019

Glad you had a good time, we will try for a better sunset next time!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Hotel could use a refurbishment.

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

Glad you had a great experience and hope to see you soon!

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LC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had sea scallops and they were cooked perfectly!! My daughter had the best Ceaser Salad. Very happy satisfied customers. And the wait staff were wonderful. Such lovely people. A charming evening in all.

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

We appreciate your great review and hope for your speedy return!

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N
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Amazing view. Delicious food. Fantastic service. Would definitely eat here (& stay here) again.

ML
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like the former television showabout Cheers: everybody knows your name

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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NP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got a full ocean view without even asking for it. Our waiter, Chris was very friendly and attentive.

The Bourbon fries are amazing!

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

Appreciate you kinds words on our food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, the view was excellent. I would recommend friends and family who want to celebrate or just need a good place to eat I would highly recommend to come here. Thank you for making our 25th very special.

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

We are glad you had a wonderful time and congratulations!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seaventure has always been my favorite on the Central Coast. I brought out of town guests and they enjoyed it thoroughly. I knew it was going to be a little noisy, because it was Wednesday night and there was live music and dancing. Who can complain about that? Always reliable and delicious and of course we loved the sunset !

Sea Venture
Responded on September 24, 2019

We appreciate your continued patronage and your kind words!

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n
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was great. Spectacular view of the setting sun over looking the ocean

GS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a nice meal. Friendly staff. We had a late booking so it was dark, but we would expect a great view from the panoramic windows!

OT
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Sunday brunch: Food was cold. Items were left out. I had a patty melt. Beef was two processed patties put together. And we’re dry. Onions were not cooked, processed cheese and pickles that did not belong. Person to my right had cold potatoes The eggs rancheros were good. Denny’s has better food!

This is not the great Sunday brunch this restaurant used to have.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was great, we got a table by the window as we asked as we were celebrating a wedding anniversary and were trying to get a sunset. The fog did roll in but we tried. Coconut shrimp appetizers were great, food good.

GE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and extremely good food. The waiter was attentive yet not hovering. The food was excellent and larger portions. Generous wine pours and wonderful drinks. A must if you want a great dining experience.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The view is wonderful. Would have liked to see more fresh fish offerings on the menu. But enjoyed the meal and the evening.

R
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in the Pismo Beach area is Sea Venture, and Chris is one of our favorite servers.
Our friends wanted Rose's Lime Juice in the Tito's vodka drink and when the bar was out of it, Chris did what any great server should do...make almost an exact replicate from real limes and sugar.

We tried the bacon wrapped pickles for the first time...bacon was good, but you had better LOVE the dill pickle.
The Pork Chops were very good, but were a bit dry inside at the ends. The Vol-au-Vent was tasted as good as always.

Finally, you can never beat the view as the sun sets in the West.

BS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and drink...great servers and view. Amazing happy hour appetizers...our definite go to restaurant with an ocean view

S
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful view. The food was excellent. I recommend the Sea Venture if you are a seafood lover. It was delicious. Staff was also great.

N
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Went there a year ago and everything was so good we decided to go back this year. Less food choices, food not very good and way overpriced. Wait staff was great. A little too loud also.

ML
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood jewel !!! The chef is rock star. Isaac and Roman are great managers

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was good and the view was great, but the food was mediocre. I had the prime rib and was really underwhelmed.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and were very pleased!

w
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have eaten at Sea Venture twice in the last month and both times we were extremely pleased with our meals. The view of the Pacific ocean and the general ambience are very pleasing. The first meal we all had small plates and the second time we had entrees and they were all very appetizing.
I highly recommend the Sea Venture if you are on the central coast of California.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely would recommend. Great food, gorgeous view, great service!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sunday 8/ Server was very good, kitchen was slow. Delicious when arrived.

j
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with service that can't be beat.

TG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS VERY NICE, THERE WERE FOUR OF US. THE GIN MARTINIS WERE EXCELLENT. OUR DRINK ORDER HAD A MIX UP, ONE OF THE PRIME RIB WAS OVERDONE AND THERE WASN'T ANY MORE TO REPLACE IT. HOWEVER THESE ISSUES WERE ADDRESSED PROMPTLY AND PROFESSIONALLY BY OUR SERVER. FOR THE PRICE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION TO DETAIL. WE HAVE EATEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES THIS YEAR, FOR BOTH BRUNCH AND DINNER AND ITS ALWAYS BEEN GOOD . IT'S A BEAUTIFUL VIEW, COMFORTABLE SEATING, WITH GOOD SERVICE. I WOULD DEFINITELY GO AGAIN.

c
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I like going to Sea Venture, usually every 2 months
This visit , all of the food seemed off and could be due to end of night on a Tuesday
I will go back and give them another chance

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Food was excellent

TA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was great. We could hear the singer in the bar. That was very enjoyable.

G
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, and fabulous view!

RI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My wife and I have worked in the restaurant industry for a combined 38 years (most of which were in a steakhouse) so we try very hard not be critical. We're actually easy to please and put up with more than we should. After noting in my reservation that we would be celebrating my wife's birthday, we were impressed when the hostess said happy birthday. No one else mentioned the occasion for the rest of the night. Our server stopped in immediately after we were sat and said he would be right back to open our wine. 20 minutes later, he came back, opened it, and took our drink order. 30 minutes in and we were still waiting for our drinks. It was clear that our server has a planned spiel that he gives ever table about the menu. Which is fine, but he came across as almost condescending to us. We both ordered the fillet medium rare and added a side of grilled ship to share. The fillets came with no shrimp. When I notified someone, it took another 6-7 minutes for the shrimp to come out. It was clear the server forgot to put the order in and the quality of the shrimp reflected that as they were borderline under cooked. Our fillets were cook too the proper temp and were tender, but they lacked flavor and almost seemed dry. The potatoes looked amazing but were under cooked and also lacked flavor. The asparagus was great. During dinner, our server only topped off our wine glasses once. He also didn't pour our first glass. After dinner, he never asked if we wanted desert. I had figured there would something offered or automatically brought out because of my note about it being a birthday but that didn't happened. After our server gave us the bill, we were looking it over and walked to the table and asked us if we needed him to review the bill with us. I have never been asked that, or asked a customer that in my life and it was very belittling. Overall, we were both very, very disappointed with the food and the overall experience in general.

AG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The only thing really outstanding for this restaurant is the view. The steak was just OK. The lobster tail was small and the décor of the restaurant is stuck in the 1970's

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