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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 good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
4435 McGrath St, Ste. 301, Ventura, CA 93003-7736
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Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank PrimoWoody
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Kelli C
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank DawnSunshine805
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...More

Thank Robin S
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...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 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....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 6 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
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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 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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