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Sea Venture, Pismo Beach, CA

Sea Venture

4.8
4.8
1953 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

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  1. LS

    LinseyS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was outstanding. Both the hotel and restaurant staff were so accommodating, friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the sunset from our table and were able to order from a limited, fixed menu for restaurant month. The food was incredible; offering fresh, quality ingredients that were indulgent but not pretentious. The cocktails were beautifully handcrafted and the service was top notch. The price was moderate to high, as expected, but was well worth the value. We had the clam chowder, beet salad, Brussel sprouts, pesto risotto, shrimp carbonara, cheesecake and chocolate avocado mousse. We were so full because everything was just so good. Highly recommended.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the Caesar salad and clam chowder and my friend had the Sea Venture omelet. I'm the kind of person who judges a restaurant by their Caesar salad dressing. This dressing was exquisite, which made up for the clam chowder being rather bland. My friend loved her omelette, especially the goat cheese. Shane was our waiter and he was wonderful. I will be going back to Sea Venture.
  3. EQ

    EnaQ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Rachel was absolutely wonderful. You can't beat the view. The $15 bottomless mimosas are worth it!!
  4. H

    Howard

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A large group (8) was seated next to us. They got very loud after the second round of drinks…annoying. Food was good but could have been hotter.
  5. N

    Nipomodiner

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! Grilled Halibut! Great drinks … Pomegranate Margarita!!
  6. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very lovely dinner. Jim, our waiter, was attentive and gave an excellent overview of the menu. We went with his suggestion and were happy we did!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at Sea Venture. No complaints at all. Food was delicious, fairly priced and a lovely location with ocean view. Great service and absolutely would come again!
  8. CP

    CandacePhilG

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Chris, was wonderful as always! January Month menu not the best but okay.
  9. TE

    TiffE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the Dine and Unwind package the hotel offered. The options on the specialized menu were very well presented. I especially enjoyed the beet salad and chocolate avocado mousse. The atmosphere is never disappointing.
  10. J

    Jessjackson18

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service.
  11. BS

    BruceS

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea Venture never disappoints and the food was excellent as usual. The ocean view is always appreciated as always
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The meal was excellent but one of the meals was delayed by 10 minutes. May be a little better time management by the chef. Just a thought.
  13. PS

    PShrn

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great views! Top notch customer service.
  14. JC

    JenniferC

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Non-alcoholic drinks were great. Ambience nice despite the rainy weather.
  15. DS

    DonnaS

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had our Anniversary Dinner. Service was lovely but our table was so dark and the food was fine but not exceptional
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Our striped bass was a large portion and beautifully cooked. The bar tapas menu can also make for a full dinner, as one of our party did. Our server, who has worked there 20 years, was outstanding. We brought our own wine but the wine list features many excellent local choices at very attractive prices. The picture windows overlooking Pismo Beach provide a nicer view in the summer when it is still light out but we could see the lights on the pier at night.
  17. s

    scottg

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sat at a table by the window and watched the waves. Waitstaff was very attentive. Food was good. Although the crab cake sauce was a bit spicy and scallops a bit underwhelming.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Everything about this place is dated.
  19. C

    Charles

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here before, the food, service, drinks , and ambiance is great!
  20. RD

    RDSQRL

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Zach provided great service and the food was excellent. Try the double cut pork chop. Fantastic.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! The view is also great as well.
  22. SC

    ShepherdC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shane is a really good server. He knows a lot about the place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and views! Service is friendly and attentive too
  24. a

    albertd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time eating here. I had the filet and it was probably one of the best I have ever tried. Our server was Shane, he was incredible. Very attentive and personable. I would definitely recommend Sea Venture
  25. CP

    CandacePhilG

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Of course our server, Chris, was wonderful as ever. Just a bit loud last night for some reason.
  26. s

    shilo

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful filets. Perfect!
  27. DF

    DeniseF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Good view of the beach and the sunset. Would recommend this restaurant.
  28. HJ

    HenryJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, attentive service, a nice selection for a brunch menu, and delicious food. All that, and a great view of the ocean!
  29. T

    Torres

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, My husband says it's the best RibEye steak he's ever had, and he tries them all. Good variety on the menu. Everything was delicious. Prices were fair. Beautiful restaurant, great view.
  30. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam was our waiter and he was amazing!!!!!! We had a great time!
  31. BM

    BobM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Due to power outage, restaurant was closed for the day, did not have a meal there that day.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful brunch. The food was delicious. The service was exceptional.
  33. b

    bsfirebird

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love the Sea venture.. beautiful ambience..food and service
  34. AS

    AmberS

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! The Brussel sprouts are the best!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT service!!!! Shane was a wonderful, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable server!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and lovely setting due to sunset at the beach. Timing on service was on point. The food was great. Clam chowder the best and the Lobster puff pastry is one of my favorites. Great wine selection. I’m a local who enjoys this restaurant.
  37. TL

    TomandLa

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, extraordinary view and tasty appetizers. One of our favorite coastal destinations!
  38. AE

    AmeliaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and delicious food. Our server was friendly.
  39. GA

    GARYF

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JIM was our waiter service expert. all was quiet wonderful and we were seated in a great location with the assistance of the first person we encountered, The food was exceptional and the dessert bananas foster was really delightful, all in all a wonderful dine out experience, GARY FREIRE
  40. FD

    FamilyDinnerReview

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful sunset dinner on the balcony overlooking the beach. The brussel sprouts were a highlight, and the coconut shrimp tacos too. Everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommended!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Sea Venture is rated 4.8 stars by 1953 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 19 times today
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

  • 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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