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Sea Venture, Pismo Beach, CA

Sea Venture

4.6
4.6
2285 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 Eddie Ruiz 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 773-3463
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steven Smeets
  • Private party facilities
    We have two banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We also rent out the entire restaurant for groups up to 225 people.
  • Private party contact
    Simon Kovesdi: (805) 440-6446
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Cross street
    Dolliver
  • Parking details
    Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant
  • Entertainment
    Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $60.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Come enjoy Chef Eddie Ruiz's special 3 course Mother's Day Brunch. Available from 10am-1:30pm

What 2,285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

2,285 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the restaurant so much that we went back for lunch the following day. The Vol-a-vas (spell check please) was made of a giant puff pastry with scrimp, asparagus, sliced finger potatoes covered is this amazing cream sauce. For lunch, I ordered a croissant BLT which included a fried egg and aoli sauce. I split it with my wife and she agreed that it was amazing! This while watching the sunset on the Pismo beach for dinner. Lunch was in the middle booth watching the surfers ride the waves. A very memorable experience!

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  2. AndreaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Gorgeous view. Jim, our waiter was awesome, very personable. One pleasant surprise was not having to pay for parking. Sea Venture created a wonderful birthday memory for my sister.

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  3. BruceS

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you enjoy great food + service along with a fantastic view of the Pismo pier and waves crashing on the shore this is the place to experience it!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had an early reservation because we had to be somewhere else at 7:00. They gave us time to enjoy our drinks before bringing our 10/10 Filet and Lobster Tail for Two. Our server Benji and his trainee Savanna were excellent. Our dinner was followed by a delicious crème brûlée. We had a perfect evening.

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  5. MSlivinske

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Sea Venture restaurant! Been going there for years for cocktails, brunch, dinner, special events, etc. The service is exceptional, the food is always excellent, great bartending, and the views phenomenal 👍

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and views, as always! Dining here is always a great experience.

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  7. LoriD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just came in for a few tapas and a couple of drinks/cocktails, and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We had a beautiful view of the sunset on a gorgeous evening! We shared 2 items from the tapas menu and were very comfortably full hat we had no need to order more. The brussel sprouts blew my mind! The best I’ve ever had!! Very generous portion and absolutely delicious!!

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  8. AGDiners

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The daily selections changed our original options. The service was outstanding along with the sunset view. It’s our favorite destination to celebrate a special occasion.

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  9. GregA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I got a fair value and service was ok.. But, overall I was disapointed. I expected more for the price.

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  10. RichardH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant, located on the third for of a hotel, had a beautiful ocean view. As a vegan, I looked forward to enjoying the Gnocchi Ratatouille which I thought was plant- based. Sadly it was not. The waiter was able to swap out the gnocchi for fingerling potatoes. It was delicious! Every restaurant should have at least 1 to 2 plant-based options!

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  11. NMS53

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here many times. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. Last night the pistachio encrusted halibut was so moist and cooked perfectly. It was served on a bed of shrimp and lobster risotto which took everything to the next level. Our waiter, Chris, was attentive as always. We do request him when making our reservation because he always gives us impeccable service. We will go back again and again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always treated like royalty. They appreciate their customers

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  13. Jank

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tables have an ocean view, the salmon and scallop dinners were excellent and our waiter was very friendly.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible view, great food. Good place for a special occasion.

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  15. Sand

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Easter Sunday Brunch was a long affair for the kitchen and wait-staff, so I suppose that is why I was a bit disappointed, as we came in at the tail end (after 1pm) of their serving. No quibbles on portions as it was almost over-abundant with most folks leaving with heavily-laden doggie bags. However, the quality of kitchen product was a bit weak: the salad under dressed, over cooked eggs in the bennys with ice-cold salmon. Also, we were sorry to see that they no longer offered a "bottomless" mimosa.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Shan

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My mother and I went to SV for brunch on Easter. The view is beautiful, however, for Easter you would think there would be special attention to table decor. No flowers or anything to make it look festive. I asked for the bottomless mimosas and was told they stopped them the day before…hmmmm. Our salad was obviously made up one to two days prior, it was one stinky soggy mess. We ordered the prime rib….it was at best a short half and inch thick and was not the temp we requested. The garlic mashed potato’s were like cold wallpaper paste. The desert was a lemon meringue pie that tasted like it came from a grocery store…. $150 wasted. They have completely lost our patronage indefinitely……

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  17. Thomas

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Jim was very friendly and brought us an amazing dessert for our anniversary. The steak was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend the crispy Brussel sprouts and the loaded baked potato! We will be back! 😋

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  18. Kasey

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location! Beautiful views! Food was wonderful!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time last night for my husband‘s birthday dinner. The gentleman serving our table was excellent. I wish I could remember his name. He deserves a raise. Food was good. View was wonderful service was excellent. We really enjoy coming here. We will definitely be back.

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  20. Andreal

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is nothing to write home about not many choices and everything was just ok. Way overpriced for value . Location great service was good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is always excellent. The view is amazing and the servers are awesome.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great experience. Food and service were excellent.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service and free dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary.

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  24. Luncher

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go there every single time we’re in Pismo Beach, whether it’s for some time off or for business. By far the best food & view experience in Pismo Beach!

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  25. WhitneyW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place to eat when we are in town. The food is always amazing and great service. If you’re looking for a nice dinner with a great bar, this is your spot.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Finished our meal with banana fosters. So yummy!!

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  27. AZDinerBarbR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was just above average at Sea Venture, but the view overlooking the ocean was fantastic! It was sublime to eat brunch while gazing at the ocean below and beyond the restaurant, and our server was excellent. But 2 of the 4 people in our party didn't particularly care for their entrees and only ate half of them, unfortunately.

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  28. Gregg

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The facility is starting to show the wear and tear in the dining area. Needs a face lift. I noticed one of the window seals is bad and the window is collecting condensation - blocked my view for the whole meal.

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  29. KPLA

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view, until it got dark, but that's what happens! Oysters half shell and clam chowder delicious Steak special was very good. The Seaventure seafood platter never fails to satisfy and amaze! A huge plate of different seafood, all very tasty. Excellent service, although the bar was a little slow initially. Great wine by the bottle selection and prices. Second time here and 2 for 2 for excellence.

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  30. Foodiefan

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris did a great job taking care of us. He was attentive and checked in often. After our Brussels sprouts starter without bacon was delivered to our table, he came to check on it and discovered that it had bacon, before we even realized it. He sent it back to the kitchen and returned shortly with the correct dish. He replenished drinks without our asking. He was personable. The food was well prepared as always. The portions were generous. We love this restaurant and staff. It never disappoints.

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  31. GailK

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining atmosphere wonderful just in time for the sun to set over the ocean, food fantastic, service very prompt. Available parking even without staying on the premises. Front desk friendly and helped with assuring us parking was available and safe as long as their pass was displayed on the front windshield. Overall, we were pleased with everything!

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  32. GaryB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hotel is fairly old and dated, and so is the restaurant, but the food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend. For the food we had, we expected to pay far more. Great experience.

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  33. Jerry

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place been going there since 1990. Simon and Craig are Tops. Annd of course you can't beat the view.

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  34. CrystalD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters were attentive and helpful. The food were delicious. I highly recommend the oyster Rockefeller dish.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view, cocktails and dinner! Everything was so good! The only thing that could have been improved was dessert. We shared a bread pudding that was just not good. Other than that everything was law was superb! Definitely will go back!

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  36. Von5

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Brunch on the Bay! Hollandaise made correctly. Omelettes with fresh fillings. Great ocean view. Ham could be a little thinner on the Benedict but everything was cooked perfectly. Plus… bottomless champagne or Mimosas?? What’s not to love!

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  37. RachaelJ

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Zachery was extremely attentive to everything we needed. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and cocktails overlooking the beautiful sunset at the beach. My second Cosmopolitan wasn't consistent with my first but I drank it as anyway. We'll be back!

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  38. JoeH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Selected the "Rice Pudding" dessert. After one bite, I asked to have a different one as it was not as good as I was expecting. The waiter was most accommodating and replaced it with another that was perfect. There was another table nearby that had two 4YO children started playing, running around and screaming at the top of their little lungs. The waiter (Zack) went over to the table and nicely told the mother that playing was fine, but their noise would have to be toned down. That move by Zack saved the evening from being a disaster. It is a shame that some parents think that everyone appreciates the antics of uncontrolled children in an upscale restaurant the same as they do. Am looking forward to returning to the restaurant again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an exceptional restaurant located right in the beach with the pier and Pacific Ocean as your view . The food is amazing . My Fiance and I went for Valentine's Day dinner. I knew after having the Scallop ceviche the restaurant was going to be a top 10 on our long list of culinary adventures. I would go here if you have not and try literally anything on the menu. Chef Ruiz is a true master chef .

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  40. JustinC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an absolute amazing night at the Sea Venture, for a perfect Valentine

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FAQs

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

Sea Venture is rated 4.6 stars by 2285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sea Venture

100 Ocean View Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dolliver
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steven Smeets
  • Entertainment
    Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 773-3463
  • Private party facilities
    We have two banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We also rent out the entire restaurant for groups up to 225 people.
  • Private party contact
    Simon Kovesdi: (805) 440-6446
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