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Barrel 33

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Wine Bar, International
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Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93003
+1 805-652-1810
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a cozy dinner on a rainy night beside the fire at Barrel 33. Parfait has recently taken on the restaurant, and he made the evening as personal and delightful as one can expect for first-time guests. The menu is fairly basic, a combination of pastas and pizza, and an extensive wine list to support it.... More 

Thank Hugh B
Santa Monica, CA
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234 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

not a huge menu (just small and quick bites like pizza) but an extensive and good wine list. they have a small outside patio with heaters and fireplaces too.

Thank ferdferd
Los Angeles
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Wonderful and quaint indoor "barrel tasting room" type decor great for dates or small parties, and several bar seats available as well. They have a lovely outdoor patio (bigger than the interior!) that would be great for larger parties as well. Great with wine-food pairing suggestions and food was delish.

1 Thank nhfn
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Parfait is the new owner and he is a wealth of information about wines as well as a delightful host. The whole staff seems to follow his warm approach to his guests, and they are all available to answer any wine or food questions. The food is light and unique and everything is great for sharing. Outdoor patio is perfect... More 

1 Thank Maggie B
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Parfait the new owner of Barrel 33 and his equally wonderful server make you feel like you have entered Brigadoon- a secret hideaway that reveals itself every 100 years and its a big party and the food is delightful and the WINE? Beyond. And better still? It's open in Ventura every night! A great place for a glass of wine,... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the place...intimate wine bar with patio located in Ventura, CA. Friendly staff & great wine to pair up the food. We will return!

Thank Cooky J
Orange County, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a try. I needed my meal to go and that was not a problem at all. I ordered the French Pizza and it was fantastic!!! The staff was very friendly and I loved the ambiance. I can't wait to go back and enjoy a sit down meal.

Thank karfer
Los Barriles, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife and I found this place on Yelp and decided to give a a shot since it had such great reviews. It is located on Thompson Blvd. which is a busy street so you do hear traffic noise when you are on the patio. The patio area is done up very nicely with a couple of fireplaces to set... More 

Thank EastCapeEddie
Ventura, CA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband & I like to visit this old world appointed wine bar often. Norbert, the owner, has offered up a comfy & pleasing atmosphere with his signature pastas (Russian's my favorite), thin crusted pizzas, pleasing salads, and killer chocolate souffle (not a true souffle but delicious just the same). Oh, and don't get me going on the charcuterie plate...It's... More 

Thank PennyJo
Thousand Oaks, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The ambiance is a bit like a European small town restaurant. The staff are all very friendly and helpful in making selections, both wine and food. There are several sets of pre-selected wine/food pairings, making ordering easy, or one can select separately. Two of us shared a salad and pasta dish, which was enough food considering that we weren't especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-652-1810
Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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