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The Cave

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Wine Bar, American
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4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
+1 805-642-9449
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12:00 - 21:00
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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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank PrimoWoody
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Kelli C
Camarillo, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank DawnSunshine805
Ventura, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Robin S
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Hugh B
Anaheim, California
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Tara P
Kingwood, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Thank thelunchlady
Thousand Oaks, CA
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 tail, shrimp, exotic soup, bruschetta and several other delicacies. Our friend from out of town... More 

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Thank CAWildbill
Tampa, Florida
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325 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 5 ounces. You can try as many as you like with the amount loaded on... More 

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Camarillo, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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. The wine selection was disappointing. You purchase a tasting card & pour your own wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?