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The Cave

$$ - $$$American,
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
+1 805-642-9449
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I LOVE this place. What's not to love. The atmosphere is both intimate if you are seated within the "caves" or fantastic at the bar watching the magic happen! ALex is the executive chef and has both a fantastic pallet and a sense of style....More

Thank pamela r
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We wanted to taste wine and have a great meal, but since we're in California, we wanted to try a variety of wines. Relatives suggested the Cave. It feels like a cave, and has a darkened interior. Menu is doesn't have too many items. The...More

Thank hondo59
Reviewed 2 September 2017

When I turned 50 I went to a real cave in Beaune France with traditional French country cuisine. It has now turned into a sushi bar. Naturally, I wanted to duplicate an atmosphere that was cozy, comforting and delicious. The Cave was the #1 choice....More

1  Thank Kac Y
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My business associates and I had lunch here. While it seems like a romantic location, it worked well for business too. I found many menu items that I hope to try as we visit again. Service is good, the food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Brought my brother and wife in from LA for his 80th birthday celebration. We wanted it to be special, memorable and unique. We Chose The Cave. It didn't disappoint. (Except for the fact the waitress brought the birthday cake to us minus the candle!) But...More

Thank Kac Y
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The wine sampling during your meal is a nice feature and can be very fun. But the meals are over priced and the portions are small. We had full caeser salads with salmon and was still hungry! So small!!! Lettuce is cheap! Give a full...More

Thank M9900DHlaurav
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We first came here a couple of years ago and enjoyed the experience. Great selection in the liquor store, unique tasting bar and a happy hour offering. Good selection on the menu. They also have a wine club by the looks of it, well worth...More

Thank Philip A
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great recommendation from a local friend. It has wine and tapas. There is a wine store attached to the restaurant. Inside the restaurant which is called the Cave really live up to its name. Nicely decorated. Staffs are friendly. They are using...More

1  Thank WaegemakersChin
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place started as a wine shop (still a great wine shop) then added the cave, enomatic wine tasting machines and dine-in food. They have become overrun on weekends and don't really have the processes to accommodate. They use the same wacky system that some...More

1  Thank PrimoWoody
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went with our family group of 8 people, two couples, three pre-teen/ teenagers and a grandma. The wine sampling is fantastic for those of us trying to decide what kind of wine we like. BEFORE going to the table purchase a wine card so...More

Thank Kelli C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-642-9449
  • E-mail
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