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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Waterfront (31)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Business Meals (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had the surf n Turf special. The worst cut of meat and no no flavor.
All this restaurant has going is view.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating a delayed Valentines Day. We hadn’t been to the Sea Venture since our son’s wonderful wedding there 4yrs ago. The sunset was beautiful and the food delicious!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Made Valentines reservation, the filet was very tender the rack of lamb was delicious. They presented my wife with a rose. The view was beautiful watched a spectacular sunset,very romantic. Did not feel rushed at all even though it was timed seating. A very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is not quality and is overpriced. My date ordered a Medium Beef Tenderloin and it came out bloody, VERY RARE. We did not get steak removed from bill. Also, the salad and desert was not special and very minimal with flavor and quantity. Do NOT recommend.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service for valentines dinner. Would go again. Great service from Jon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The view was wonderful! The service was spectacular and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

First time in Pismo. Restaurant was recommended for food and view. While weather was uncooperative so no view, the food and service were superb. We plan to return soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was great ! Perfect sunset, tequila shots and great food ! Chris our waiter was stellar 👍👍👍

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We got there just in time for the sunset and there is an awesome view - our waiter was very accommodating and professional.
The Salmon on roasted potatoes and kale was done perfectly - I do think they should offer salad with your dinner and not charge extra.
All in all we enjoyed it altho' it was a little noisy and dark - the darkness would be ok with a date but it was my niece and I.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Had a fantastic seat along the window and a great waiter. Food was delicious!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food tastes great and food presentation was beautiful. The price is reasonable for dinner with fine dining setting and a beautiful view of the ocean and sunset view. It was a birthday celebration & we got a free creame brulee that was delicious. Most of all our server, CHRIST, was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service was fantastic. Jazz band was too loud and made it difficult to have a conversation

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was great but music was overwhelming. Perhaps I picked the wrong night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We went to this restaurant for the SLO Restaurant Month menu. They had a very good offering for restaurant month. I had the potstickers and they were excellent. My husband had the sliders and they were good but not as flavorful as we expected. For the main course, I had salmon which was good but a little dry. The braised beef and mushroom dish was good. Both desserts were very good. One was creme brulee and the other was an apple pastry with ice cream.

The view from the restaurant is beautiful and very relaxing. We would return again, probably for their bar menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The chef is an expert at presentation as well as variety , etc.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing as always! From the food to the service to the view, top shelf. Never miss a chance to go there.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent, and good value. On the beach, nice!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. We had a window seat and got to watch the sunset. We got the filet mignon and lobster tail and it was delicious. Service was good. The waitress and helpers were very attentive and cleared our dirty plates promptly. We'll definitely be back!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We always enjoy the view from the restaurant. The menu is limited but there is always something to enjoy. And the service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This time it was particularly loud at the bar. We sat in a booth and probably should have sat below near a window to be able to talk. The bar and the dining room is one big room, just various levels. Food was great though and so was the incredible view of the ocean.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The apple crostata was my favorite part of the meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It wasn’t bad. The view was stunning and the service was attentive and kind. Our food was nothing to write home about and was a little over priced for the quality. It was a good date night but the place and food could just use a face lift. Chances are we won’t go back since there are other places we prefer in the area for the cost.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Beautiful food and beautiful view.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing views, comfortable surroundings, top shelf service and excellent food set this restaurant apart...our server Sam was an expert with the menu and made some superb recommendations...she was very personable and helped to elevate our overall experience...a definitive highlight of our trip down the Pacific Coast:)

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The 3 course meal is worth the order when it's just the two of you....

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service from Chris W. and a wonderful birthday meal. Highly recommended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Walking in we were not sure, the decor was pretty dark and tired It did not seem like a very nice restaurant. If you arrive before sunset I am sure no one would notice the decor because the views are amazing. The food was excellent. All four of us were really impressed with our meals. We would definitely go back!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Can't beat the location or view. Food is always good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner. Food was delicious. Awesome view. Server was very attentive

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Menu items shrink a bit in the Winter but still a good value. Very good bartenders and waiters but make sure your scallops are cooked the way you want them, as mine were raw.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food service and place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our second meal at Sea Venture. We ordered exactly the same things, since our first visit six months ago was so exceptional. Unfortunately, we noticed a marked difference in the quality of our meals. The portion sizes were much smaller with less attention to detail. Here’s hoping that exceptional cuisine returns .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The view was great and the atmosphere was great. The meat was bland and the entree was huge but the dessert was amazing.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time and awesome dinner New Years Eve. Portions were just right and we did not feel miserable when we left. Music, New York toast with champagne great idea. Thank you for the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch with good friends. Chef is brilliant. Ocean is right there. Sea Venture is a Pismo Beach must.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent but overpriced. We had prime rib and it was cooked to order. There was a large piece of meat but very little vegetables, which was disappointing. The service was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We've always enjoyed the view and the food here. Been coming here for over twenty years and it's a must stop one or two times a visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was greasy and it tasted like oil used on fried items was not clean. We did not finish our meals and left feeling queasy

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful patio table watching the sunset on the ocean. Happy Hour bar menu and drinks reasonably priced and delicious. Great friendly server. Delightful evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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