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Sea Venture, Pismo Beach, CA

Sea Venture

4.7
4.7
1804 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are offering limited indoor dining, patio dining (weather permitting), take out and room service at this time.. The SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Steve Smeets contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-3463

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Steven Smeets

  • Private party facilities

    We have two banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We also rent out the entire restaurant for groups up to 225 people.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren McIntyre: (805) 773-3360

  • Area

    Pismo Beach

  • Cross Street

    Dolliver

  • Parking Details

    Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,804 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • California Central Coast

    Contemporary American

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  1. F

    Foodiefan

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had just arrived in Pismo Beach and wanted dinner. We saw the restaurant across the street from our condo and are we glad we did. We made last minute reservations after finding the menu and reading reviews on the restaurant website. The staff was cordial and helpful (my adult son was in a wheelchair). I ordered an Aperol Spritz, which was not on the cocktail menu, and it was perfect. Not too much Aperol so that it was sweet, not bitter. My son and I enjoyed our calamari appetizer and I loved the striped bass and the perfect vegetables that came with it. Usually vegetables are an after-thought with seafood dishes, but these were flavorful and perfectly complemented the fish. Of course the view of the ocean just outside the window added to the ambiance. Our waiter was attentive and my son's drink was always refilled before he had to ask. This was the perfect way to start our Pismo Beach vacation.
  2. H

    Hummingbarb

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The shrimp salad was delicious but wished the shrimp were grilled instead of steamed. Pasta dish with chicken was delicious.
  3. ER

    ERIKAM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an amazing waiter and the view was also amazing. The bartender made a very nice drink called the Tequila Woo Woo, and I would recommend this beverage. The food was also good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed brunch - food was delicious, and the bottomless mimosas were more than generous in size. The server was also the bartender, which kept her busy, but she still made sure to check on us.
  5. S

    Shawna

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal dinner. Everything was exceptional, from cocktails to salads to entrees. Service was lovely. Sit on the patio if you can. The view is to die for.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. Just got a lot of appetizers to share. Everything was delicious especially the Crab Cakes
  7. TB

    TriciaB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was GREAT
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary here while we were traveling. We also brought our two young kids (5 and 2 years old) as well. The staff were all great and the service was excellent. Our daughter (2 year old) spilt a whole cup of milk right after the waiter brought it, and the staff were incredibly understanding and cleaned it up quickly. We were very pleased with our experience and would certainly eat there again.
  9. DP

    DebbieP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and they had the heaters on and it was just wonderful the service Sam was outstanding along with Benji and the rest of the staff just incredible very friendly down-to-earth and superb service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Had a reservation and arrived on time. Host had no smile and seemed unhappy. Not sure if he is the manager but he made no attempt to be friendly to anyone he seated. The restaurant was not crowded but we had to wait to be seated. Overheard servers apologizing to other guests for the wait and thanking them for their patience. Long wait to get drinks. Extra long wait for food. Ordered coffees at end of meal and they arrived cold. Saw other customers leave without eating after waiting for service. Incredible shame because the view is nice. Servers were kind and seemed embarrassed.

    Sea VentureResponded 6 days agoThank you for bringing this to our attention, it was an unfortunate combination of being short staffed and very busy. We will do a better job in future.

  11. KW

    KarenW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is our go to place. Always great views and good food. Service has changed somewhat, no extra steps for a birthday celebration...had to get our own service, just left in a stack at the corner of the table, no bread (although all other diners around us received), rush to take away plates. None of this will, of course, will keep us from coming back or recommending to others...just saying.

    Sea VentureResponded on 22 June 2022Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we always appreciate feedback and hope to see you soon!

  12. AC

    AnthonyC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and made my girlfriends birthday one to remember. Definitely will be back again
  13. CT

    CTfamily

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The setting, the view is spectacular. Try going at sunset. Order an app, Split the ribeye- definitely enough for 2. Very well prepared steak. Meaty, tasty crab cakes.
  14. GT

    GregT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Replace to have dinner in Pismo.
  15. TS

    TonyS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and atmosphere were great. The noise level was a little bit high, but still able to hold a conversation. Our waiter disappeared, and our service was completed by the manager; no explantion why?
  16. ME

    MarkE

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Extremely slow and spotty service from start to finish. Ordered drinks and had to ask server twice to please bring them. My Mojito was the worst I have ever had, probably sat before picked up and ice diluted it! Ordered two appetizers and one came out in about 10 minutes. Had to remind server to please bring the second one. Took another 5 minutes. Ordered wine and another drink (not a mojito this time) and asked they be served with dinner. When dinner finally came, no drinks. Had to ask twice to please bring them. We were 1/3 through our meal before drinks arrived. The Steak and Lobster for two was excellent, but overall a horrible almost $200.00 experience. We eat at Sea Venture probably 6 times a year, and in the past they always exceeded our expectations. NOT THIS TIME!!!

    Sea VentureResponded on 8 June 2022Sorry to hear about your experience and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your feedback to improve our service.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to celebrate a birthday dinner! Food and service was wonderful
  18. DC

    DonC

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the outdoor deck seating. Server (Athena?) helpful, accommodating, and very friendly. Not our first time; won’t be our last!
  19. a

    akgourmand

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific staff with friendly service. Accommodated our party of 6 changing to 8 very nicely. Everyone’s food was delicious as well as being plated quite beautifully. Salads, seafood dishes, and steaks plus desserts and after dinner cocktails were all top notch.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  21. KG

    KristiG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a date night for my husband and I. Food was amazing, service was wonderful, and the scenery was breathtaking
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was outstanding. The view can’t be beat!
  23. VS

    VictoriaS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making us feel like we are home...that is what the staff at Sea Venture does for us. Their consistently high level of service, food quality and ambience makes this restaurant a place we frequent with out of town guests, for special occasions, and just when we need to feel special. I often recommend this restaurant to everyone I know. I thank the manager for doing such a great job with this restaurant and staff.
  24. RB

    RhondaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view can't be beat and we love coming here for breakfast. Everyone was friendly and the service was super. Everything tasted great - even the coffee was excellent!
  25. SE

    SummerE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great beach views, eager staff, tasty and unique cocktails, chef entrees outstanding for price
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jim our server was fantastic very attentive. Our cocktails were excellent and our food even better we will definitely return to Sea Venture again
  27. MB

    MB63

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, views, and super great service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great server Shane!! Views are fantastic and calm vibes. One of the best martinis I’ve ever had! Definitely going back again!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful views of the ocean. Food was excellent!
  30. TK

    TwilaKen

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best Brussel Sprout Appetizer ever! Wait person was very courteous.
  31. g

    gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 4 of us ... Sam our waiter was attentive, sweet and made sure we had everything we needed ...
  32. MD

    MichaelD

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice table with a view of the ocean. Service was good. Waitress was taking care of several tables and apologized by giving us complimentary crème brûlée
  33. LS

    LizS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept secret in Pismo Beach. Great views, service, and quality food at reasonable prices.
  34. S

    Salver

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A very casual setting with a world class view. The food and service were impressive. We will definitely be back.
  35. d

    diversediner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our excellent and attentive server, Jim, to the food and drinks we ordered, everything was great. Our appetizer (brussels sprouts) and mains arrived hot and perfectly cooked. The restaurant fronts the beach and it seems as if you are dining at sea. The sunset was an added bonus.
  36. TH

    TreeH

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing and the view was spectacular.
  37. C

    Catmom

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning view, excellent service, friendly bartenders and delicious food. The only improvement I would recommend is to expand their wine list
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were delicious and service was excellent.
  39. L

    Larry

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding view of ocean. Pleased with the variety offered on the menu. The waitress (Rachel) was friendly and made us feel that she was happy that we were her customers.
  40. J

    Jeana

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our appetizers were absolutely excellent. The entrees were mostly good with the exception of my petite filet was cold. The service was excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sea Venture offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-3463.

Sea Venture is rated 4.7 stars by 1804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Sea Venture

100 Ocean View Ave. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dolliver

  • Area

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Steven Smeets

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-3463

  • Private party facilities

    We have two banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We also rent out the entire restaurant for groups up to 225 people.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren McIntyre: (805) 773-3360

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