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About Sea Venture

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.

100 Ocean View Ave.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Dolliver

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 773-3463

Website:
http://seaventurerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm
Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm

Parking Details:
Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant

Executive Chef:
Casey Walcott

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The SeaVenture Restaurant provides full service catering and space for 20-200 guests. Each space provides floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows for sweeping views of the Pacific. Our private and semi private banquet rooms offer intimate areas for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, brunches, baby showers and more. We also host meetings, corporate events, workshops and seminars in a location sure to refresh your staff or impress your clients. SeaVenture staff will work personally with you to create the custom event you envision.

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

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.

Sea Venture Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (49)
Waterfront (49)
Good for a Date (38)
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Romantic (36)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Worth the Drive (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Casual (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Definitely delicious.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a wonderful treat to dine at the Sea Venture.
The food, the cocktails, the wine list, the wait staff, my friends and myself have always had a great time. Casual fine dining at it's best!! ☆☆☆☆☆

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We took Open Table's recommendation for a romantic and gorgeous sunset sea views and we're not disappointed. We recommend this to you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We visit Pismo a couple of times a year and try to have dinner at Sea Venture on the last night of our trip. Have always been more than satisfied with the food and the service. Chris is a great waiter and always makes it a pleasure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

While we dine out for lunch almost daily...we are very selective when choosing dinner spots.
This is definitely one of the best spots for an occasion or romantic dining. The food, service, and atmosphere are great. NOT a fan of jazz and the band was extremely loud...but otherwise all made for a wonderful experience. Dessert was on the house (cream brûlée) and must add it was MARVALOUS! Will return again and again...as have for years!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our server, Corey, was great. Food was yummy & great whale watching!!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a table with a view of the beach and ocean. Food was good and server was attentive. Would go back again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Not sure if we just hit them on a bad night, but our food was average at best. Overpriced for the quality we received. And the dessert was just weird...we ordered the banana cream pie and it wasn’t creamy at all. It tasted like gelatin had been added to the filling making it rubbery. The view was spectacular, though, and we watched a beautiful sunset. We also saw whales feeding along the shore. Great location.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent value.
Tasty menu with good variety, killer sunset view right on the ocean, very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable serving staff, nice ambiance, all converge to offer my wife and me a memorable anniversary dinner.
The wine list featured good to excellent choices of wines from the region, which is rapidly rising to challenge Napa and Sonoma.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious, and the servers were very nice. Overall SeaVenture was a great experience and I will definitely come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Normally the Osso Bucco is delicious but this one time it was under cooked and tough

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Your Hostess that night was wonderful. We've had her before. She is very professional and accommodating. She always gets us the table we request. The food was best we've had there. The server was professional but we felt like he was a bit in a hurry. We had a great evening as always.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Well, we've hit the Sea Venture bar before on a Jazz Jubilee Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. This year, we got around to having dinner there on a night when they had live music and it was great. The food was fantastic! Prices were inline with first class dining. My only nit was that it was loud. Did I mention that it was loud? That was the people talking at the tables. Not the live music.

We also hit F. McLintocks and Rosas (and a couple of less, expensive venues like Brads and Wooleys) while there this year and the Sea Venture is our new favorite for quality dining and ambiance.

I highly recommend this place for discriminating palates. Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. First time guests. Food was exceptional. First class food and service. Ocean view is worth the cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was special engagement dinner for me and my significant other. The view was amazing watching sunset. Service was awesome as was the food. I really liked the bacon wrapped shrimp as appetizer!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dinner was delicious and the restaurant has a great ambience. Friendly staff. We ate dinner there twice and both were nicely prepared and served.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful service, very accommodating. I will return any time I am looking for a romantic dinner. Servers were accommodating and attentive, hard to beat anywhere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Live music was an additional treat. Server was attentive. Enjoyed the view of the ocean just before it turned dark. Food was delicious. First time at this restaurant. Thanks!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

poor service from waiter, had to get my own drink from the bar,
meal was not prepared as requested so there for did not eat dinner that night,
I am a returning customer to the restaurant and this was the worse experience I have had especially for a Anniversary date night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The VOL-EN-VENT, is outstanding. It's bite size shrimp, lobster, lobster sauce, asparagus, and potatoes in a puff pastry bowl, and is delicious. Excellent restaurant for seaside sunset dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service and ambiance were excellent although when it got dark, we were unable to see the beautiful view. We had a 7:30 p.m. reservation which meant that the sun had already set. If you want a view of the water, go earlier. Kudos to Amanda our waitress for her great service. She was always bustling. The only negative was that the food was a little over salted but that might have been our tastebuds. We would go to the Sea Venture again if we are back in Pismo Beach.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent location, on the beach at Pismo, great sunset at no extra charge, food was very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 20, 2017

They served us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary and the staff was very helpful and kind.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious, the service was very good as well. The restaurant is situated on the beach overlooking the ocean, a beautiful scenic view. Now get this, I don't think I have ever said this about any restaurant I have been too, they are UNDER-priced. The amazing food and views you would think justify an added expense, not here. Keep up the great work Sea Venture, we WILL definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Limited brunch menu but food and service is much better than our last visit.
Miss the build your own omelette !!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

great food and scenic for relaxing dining. the crab and shrimp dish that i cannot pronounce the name of but in a flaky shell was about one of the best dishes i have ever had and i'm picky about seafood. really wonderful.

we had a steak as a side dish to the seafood and it was also wonderful. very tender and great sauce served with it. great drinks. just overall great experience. met lots of nice people at the bar while waiting for table. very fun place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We've been coming to the Sea venture for years. Recently, the servers haven't been the best but the food is still fabulous. This time is also the second time in two weeks we've been there and both times they were out of the special prime rib for a 6:45pm sitting. I also saw a woman at another table complain that she ordered the prime rib medium rare and it came to her table as well done. Just an FYI.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a good meal and a good time here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First time,it was our anniversary so we went all out.My wife had the asparagus salad and loved it. And there was plenty of it,then she got a special prim rib 14 oz and it was ok some tender a lot a little tuffer but still good flavor.I got lobster tail And and extra one for my wife,they were ok and I understand it's hard to cook small tails just right but my wife thought hers was to dry.The vegetables on both dinners were to un cooked,Brussel sprouts were hard and could not eat them.our waiter Chris was great and waited on us and met our needs.They gave us our dessert which was a nice ending to our dinner.The view was great and all in all we had a nice time.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful location, great atmosphere, gorgeous view, excellent food. This evening we had to wait too long to get our meal. There was a problem finding our order. Not happy with that. But we will definitely go back and try again.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 14, 2017

As a local....,
Almost hate to give away this fantastic location.
Killer views, killer food, killer service.....
The best.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner out. Food and service were excellent. Dinner at sunset with ocean view was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Love this restaurant. in walking distance from just about anywhere in Pismo Beach. very classy, great menu, good service, wonderful view. sometimes see the whales passing by. Great for special occasions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The view from the restaurant is beautiful. The sea venture dish was very good and creme brûlée as well as the scallop appetizer but fish entree was ok. We had a nice meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had out of town guests that wanted to see sunset @ the ocean and have great meal. Everything was as we wished great views of ocean outside on patio , great food service was a little slow but they where busy. Server was sweet, very , accommodating. I would go back and I would recommend it to friends.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We chose this restaurant based on good reviews. The food we ordered was good but we struggled to make a choice due to the limited entrees. We basically ordered from the appetizers. The Vol-au-vent was very good and the views were spectacular. We even saw whales.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a great dinner and the staff was very attentive. We will definitely return and pass on the recommendation to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fantastic experience. Restaurant provides great views of the ocean, with the food itself being simply delicious. Service was great too

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Check-in was great. The hostess saved us a good table while we enjoyed cocktails. We ordered beer and a top shelf martini. We saw several being poured and they looked good. When I got mine it was short on the pour. Otherwise dinner was very good. Great date night to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We always enjoy going to Sea Venture for dinner. We try to catch the view at sunset. Their spicy take on ciopinno is delicious. The vol a vent is also a good seafood dish. Staff is always attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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