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The Cave

$$ - $$$American,
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
+1 805-642-9449
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
“filet mignon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
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11 - 20 of 65 reviews

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...More

Thank Hugh B
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...More

Thank Tara P
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....More

Thank thelunchlady
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The Cave is a classy, delicious night spot best suited for a romantic evening out with your significant other or with a group of adult friends. Enjoy delicious small offerings, and pair them with the numerous wines on tap. Last night we enjoyed braised ice...More

Thank CAWildbill
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Loved this place. It is attached to Ventura Wine. The atmosphere is cozy and classy. You get a card which can be loaded with any amount of $ you choose. They have several podiums which have several wine selections. You can purchase 1, 3 or...More

1  Thank Rollingst1
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The young chef creates unique & tasty small bites which we devoured. I did not know we could make reservations for parties of 6 or more. The website stated no reservations. The restaurant was crowded so we were seated in the area off the kitchen....More

Thank Traveler-Sachi
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us went to the cave on Saturday night and were thoroughly impressed not only by the wine selection but the food was fabulous. This is a quaint spot in the back of a wine store that offers a superb selection of wines...More

1  Thank jdhur65
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My friend recommended that we meet here for dinner. What a great experience. The unassuming entry of the wine shop hides the gem of a restaurant in back. I love the self serve wine tasting and the food is delicious. Their latest special of a...More

Thank beachloversx2
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Went here with friends and found the whole thing a bit confusing. You have to buy a "wine card" in order to swipe the card for your chosen wine....in my opinion it was all very expensive. Small plates for large prices.....

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Went on Saturday night. The place was packed..as usual. We had to wait 20 minutes for our table (after 9) but it was all worth the wait. The place is inside a wine store, looks like a cave with great energy. You can choose your...More

Thank Elie 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 - 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
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