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The Cave

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, American
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4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
+1 805-642-9449
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ventura, CA
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 portion!!! Jeez!

Thank M9900DHlaurav
Bribie Island, Australia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 a visit.

Thank Philip A
The Netherlands
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 anomatics wine serving system whereby you purchase a card that has credit, it charges through... More 

Thank Chin Y
Ventura, CA
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 of the breakfast joints in town use, you call to get a spot on the... More 

Thank PrimoWoody
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 you can visit the wine stations to read about a purchase your 1oz, 3oz or... More 

Thank Kelli C
Camarillo, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've been wanting to try this place and finally went the other night. The staff was friendly and the service was great! They have the machines where you put your card into get a taste or glass. There are many different selections to choose from and prices ranges. The also have small plates. We had the scallops and steak. Both... More 

Thank DawnSunshine805
Ventura, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The atmosphere is great for a group of 4-6, or more, or for a first date! It's cozy, but not too dark, and a very friendly staff. The seating is comfortable and well spaced. The food is delicious and modest proportions, but I had the Filet Mignon and I was very full, I had to take the flour less choc... More 

Thank Robin S
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There's something eclectic and wonderful about The Cave. It's a great little hideout located in the back of a wine shop in a nondescript industrial park that just happens to have great food, charm, and an interesting selection of wines -- perfect ingredients for an evening of fun. The food is terrific, a combination of small plates, burgers, and salads,... More 

Thank Hugh B
Anaheim, California
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! In a world of chain restaurants, suddenly we come upon The Cave. Hidden in an industrial complex, this gem offers excellent, gourmet food accompanied by many great wine choices. Choose 1oz, 3ozs, or 5ozs per pour. Great way to try new wines without too much commitment!!! Forgot to mention the ambience- walk a few steps in and you think... More 

Thank Tara P
Kingwood, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

From table top wine dispensers so you pay as you go, to some of the best and most creative food in town you can't go wrong here! I know when I'm back in town I will be eating here again! Everything we had was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

Thank thelunchlady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
Wine Bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?