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The Cave

4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
+1 805-642-9449
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated an early Thanksgiving here with our daughter, visiting from Boston. The wine bar featured outstanding local and far away varietals. The small plates were perfectly paired with the sparkling wine we brought with us. Service was excellent!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hawk4sea
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I have been to the Cave numerous times and have always been pleased. My last visit was for dinner with family. We all loved the food we ordered. I especially enjoy the "wine machine" where I can taste a large variety of wines.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diana5101
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We went in for dinner and glass of wine. Unfortunately, you can't just buy a glass of wine. You have to buy a wine voucher so you can keep sipping from their wine taps. Well, we are not from the area and we really just...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Hanna E
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I hesitate to write this because it is such a find!!!! Delicious food, very reasonably priced, and great atmosphere! I love this place. Needless to say there are many wines from which to choose (it is located in the back of a wine store). Alex...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank pamelarosen
Reviewed February 7, 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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank pamela r
Reviewed October 16, 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank hondo59
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 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.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank RobertMiotti
Reviewed July 14, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kac Y
Reviewed April 26, 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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank M9900DHlaurav
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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