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Sea Venture, Pismo Beach, CA

Sea Venture

4.7
4.7
2251 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

9:30 PM


Booked 18 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

  • Easter Brunch

    $55.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Easter with us here at the SeaVenture. Experience our special 3 course Easter Brunch menu

What 2,251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 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

2,251 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  2. AZDinerBarbR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. Gregg

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  4. KPLA

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  5. Foodiefan

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. BelindaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting for dinner. Great food and service was very helpful.

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  17. sandraanderson

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chris, our waiter, was quite solicitous. Had a nice time. Food didn’t seem as good as in 2023 when we dined there before. The ambience was less than before because we were in kind of a boring room. No windows to the ocean. Overall, good place to dine in Pismo Beach.

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  18. JanetW

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience was wonderful and our server was delightful. The only drawback here was the bar area. There was a raucous group and their loud cackling could be heard everywhere in the restaurant. Very annoying. Other than that it was great.

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  19. OceanDreams

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have wished for drink refills without having to request, but overall it was a lovely experience.

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  20. Swim2win

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a good experience at Sea Venture for dinner, brunch, or at the bar. Good food and the view is exceptional!

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  21. Janet

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sea Venture continues to impress us - it is a modest but upscale casual restaurant with value options for dining. Look forward to returning several times throughout the year!

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  22. Kellyt

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner! Great waiter, too. We had a wonderful evening.

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  23. wendyw

    Orange County

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of the sunset right outside the restaurant. Loved our Restaurant Month dinner. Delicious, beautiful presentation, and creative. Service from Shane & Konnor was friendly, responsive, and attentive. Wonderful evening.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunset was great! Service is very good and timely. Not hurried.

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  25. Marv

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb clam chowder. Amazing Sea Bass. Firm and flaky. Very fresh. Risotto was brimming with shrimp. Lobster tail was good size, prepared perfectly. Service was very attentive.

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  26. ExceptionalDiner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the $50 dinner January dinner special? It was awesome we’ll definitely be back.

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  28. stephenm

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our Anniversary dinner there. Chris was our waited and did a great job. Prices are fair. seaventure dish was excellent.

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  29. BrendaH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, the presentation, preparation and portion size where perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful

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  30. HalB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant on the Central Coast. Good value. Great sunset view. Just right attentive staff.

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  31. CindyC

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, nice views and a special chef. Recommended

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  32. JasonM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak and lobster were very good, with the filet bordering on excellent.

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  33. JaimieM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place for special evenings or just a date night. The service is amazing. All the staff is polite, helpful and attentive.

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  34. Mfoodie

    Los Angeles

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is very good. Kitchen is slow. Dining room is dated. It's a great place if you get there before sunset.

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  35. 4luv2eat

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation for my friend’s birthday. Upon arrival, she was told “happy birthday.” We were seated quickly at a booth. (If I HAD to complain it would be about the booth as it seemed high and tight.) The waiter was excellent and friendly. The food was SO good. Then the waiter surprised my friend with a creme brûlée with a candle. It was also very tasty! I would definitely go back.

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  36. RogerA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and excellent food. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

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  37. James

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, the food was delicious & a beautiful view out the windows!

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  38. OutstandingSeafood

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had visited Sea Venture last November 10th for their wine dinner co-hosted by Wolff Vineyards. That dinner was amazing -- really exceptional -- so we decided to dine there again on our current visit to Pismo Beach. The service and ambiance was very good but our food was disappointing. We both ordered Wedge Salads, which came with just a few fake bacon bits, 2 or 3 chunks of blue cheese, and a drizzle of dressing. The heart was so tough it was hard to cut and eat. My dinner -- The SeaVenture, which is mixed seafood and saffron rice -- was a bit better but mostly Salmon with limited Shrimp and perhaps 1 Scallop. My husband had the Double Cut Pork Chop which was better, but overall not the caliber we expected. We each had a glass of wine which was very good and fairly priced. We'd likely attend another wine dinner but not sure about a repeat trip to the restaurant for regular dining.

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  39. DebraK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want a delicious and refreshing cocktail you have to order their Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini. It is absolutely Devine. The shrimp tacos were excellent, and the chicken wraps ...let's just say there were no leftovers.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was fantastic. Excellent view, food was wonderful and we all felt the quality and quantity to cost was great. Our waitress was Savannah and she provided excellent service and was very friendly and fun.

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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 4.7 stars by 2251 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 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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