Sea Venture

4.4
1635 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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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
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vipKatrina
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to the sea venture in a long time and they were on OpenTable so decided to book. Excellent service, I had MARY‘s chicken which was excellent and my husband had Seabass. I also had a beet salad and he had clam chowder both were very good. Ordered a gin and tonic and not a lot a gin. I told Zack and the second one was better. Definitely will go back again it was a little noisy but it didn’t bother us that much.

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DavidR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining in Pismo Beach!
The Sea Bass is always grilled perfectly. The Salmon is done to perfection as well.
The service is always first rate!!

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Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was a disappointment. Shellfish in puff pastry have very little fish and was mostly potatoes. Sea Bass poor quality.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We were originally seated inside, it was busy inside, every table taken. I saw heater lamps and available tables outside, and asked my date if they were ok with sitting outside. When the waiter returned to the table I mentioned how nice the outdoor seating looked and asked if it would be ok to move outside. He checked with another co worker if that was ok , and he seated us outside at a choice of tables. He continued waiting us from his section inside. Had a great evening with a bottle of wine and great eats. The cheese cake to go was perfect for my midnight snack in the hotel room!! We’ll be back the next time in Pismo.

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BobH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the coffee maker didn’t work and nowhere to get coffee in the morning.

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PatV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waiter was terrific. Would come again

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JennC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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DanMan
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sea Venture was a delightful surprise. Great views of the sunset, wonderful service and the food and drinks were very good.

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EricaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at the Se Venture! The rooms were cozy and the restaurant was delicious! The service was spectacular! Love highly recommend this full experience! Not one complaint from me!

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vipJanetH
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent calamari, prime rib sliders and salmon!

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DynaM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCEPTIONAL!!
We sat on the patio overlooking this gorgeous view when we were pleasantly greeted by our Server. Our entire experience was notable due to the fact the raised level of customer service, friendliness, knowledge, deliciously prepared meals,, cocktails etc seemed to be consistent from the moment we arrived to the moment we left Sea Venture. I highly recommend and know we will return on a more regular basis with friends. Wonderful!!

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Michele
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food , great service , you can’t beat the view!

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HarryW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The location is great. The food isn’t as good as it once was.

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GaryK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For an incredible view, excellent service (thank you Athena), and great food, consider the Sea Venture restaurant. Cocktails were a Krobar Rye Old Fashioned (best ever) for me and Jack Daniels and 7-Up for my wife. I had the Shrimp Salad, then the Sea Venture, which was cioppino with the sauce on the side, and my wife had the Crab Cakes, then Vol Au Vent, a creamy seafood melange on puff pastry. Our server, Athena was friendly and attentive, she gets an "A" on service. This was our anniversary dinner, try yours there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great staff and was great about making sure we’re taken care of

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chipb
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and sunset with a lovely dinner!

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vipluv2dine
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were very disappointed with our dining experience here. Although I had a reservation we were seated in the banquet room which was dark and sparsely furnished as if it was just there for staff to eat before or after their shift. It made no sense to put us there when there were many available tables in the main dining room. The food was mediocre - clam chowder and calamari. The beef tips were awful. The only good about this evening was our server.

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scruffydan
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us were happy with our orders and the service was good. Ocean/sunset view was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service here!

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TerryD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
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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yummy
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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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
55 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
20 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.

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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.

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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!

FAQs

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

Sea Venture is rated 4.4 stars by 1635 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.