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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
+1 805-643-9445
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Newport Beach, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This kind of place is getting hard to find. Was an old house, now a quaint little family owned restaurant, loved it!! We sat in the front of what must have once been a living room and had a good view of everyone coming and going. You could feel the love of this place from the customers. The owner is... More 

Thank Ray L
Malibu, California, United States
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619 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wanted to give Zack's five stars due to the warmth and friendliness of the staff, however they have a few weaknesses, but the filet mignon is not one of them. Excellent steak, vegetables, and appetizer. So what are the weaknesses? The basic things you would expect to be as excellent as the entre lack in presentation and thoughtfulness, mediocre bread,... More 

Thank Thomas S
Camarillo, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here before and that experience was OK. My latest visit was very disappointing. We had the rack a lamb and it was not good. I specifically asked if the lamb was a Colorado rack or from New Zealand, as there is a big difference. The waiter said Colorado. When the Lamb arrived I could tell it was... More 

Thank mote1
Oxnard, California
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258 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Let me preface this by saying we have only been here once. A friend of ours invited a group to dinner here during the holidays. The restaurant is a former house; so dining areas are separated by rooms as in a home. This adds to it's charm, warm and cozy. They offer a full bar as well. The steaks were... More 

Thank jtdanza
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants for a quite meal without kids. The wine is excellent. The servers are exceptional. And the food is amazing! The Zacks pie is our favorite.

Thank Amy T
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cafe Zack is my favorite restaurant in Ventura County, and has been for over 25 years. We love the cozy house and patio, the impeccable and friendly service, the interesting wine list full of local wines and more exotic ones too all well priced. The food is consistently excellent: tasty soup, the best caesar salad I've tasted, tender and flavorful... More 

Thank GwendolynAP
Oxnard Beach, Ca
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Small location ! But big on service ! Xcellent food and ambiance ! The fillet mignon and ribeye steak are top notch ! Xcellent place for romantic dinner !

Thank mexicanbob5150
Burbank, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went to Zack's for my boyfriend's birthday and had a wonderful meal - with caring, attentive service and a happy dinner crowd. It's located a bit away from the "happening" area of Ventura's downtown, but what a great find. Highly recommend.

Thank tammyloans
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very enjoyable anytime but even better when saved for a special occasion. The finest California/Continental cuisine prepared and presented in an elegant but comfortable manner. Gracious welcome and service throughout. Great for a special occasion, Fine small wine selection. Take care to not fall off your chair because of the very thick wallet you'll need upon paying your bill. After... More 

Thank seamusb
Camarillo, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Every meal here is a special meal. Great choices from the interesting menu and delicious specials. Excellent service. Ask for suggestions from their diverse wine list. A good selection of wines from smaller wineries. The peach dumpling is beyond words. At our table we had Osso bucco, halibut, and rd medallions. We were all pleased with out selections. Intimate dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-9445

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