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“Yummy small bites”

SeaVenture Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 110 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dolliver
Description: SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's 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 Casey Walcott's 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.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I was at the Sea Venture with a group for a private tasting with small plates of the creations from Chef Casey's menu which were paired with Edna Valley wines.

Great view of the ocean from the room where we were seated, very relaxing to see the sun slip away from the day.

Casey is a humble, approachable Chef who is passionate about fresh, local ingredients - even to the extent of making every sauce, dressing and yummy bacon jam, all in house.

Big fan of the bacon jam, which was served on a seared tender scallop with mushrooms and goat cheese. I could have done without the goat cheese and had more bacon jam!

That dish and the Tuna Poke with wasabi heat and cool cucumber, was a nice pairing with the 2012 Tolosa No Oak Chardonnay - lot's of great citrus and stone fruit notes.

The Oyster Rockefeller Clam Chowder was delish, served in a tender mini-bread bowl which was made just for our group. I hope Chef Casey considers putting the bread bowl on the menu, even as a special on occasion. It was a delicate, almost 'popover' like consistency, not a typical clunky old bread bowl.

The group loved the Kale and Fried Brussels Sprouts salad drizzled with Queso Fresco and house made honey mustard dressing. Scrumptous pairing with the 2012 Stephen Ross Pinot Noir.

We finished the meal with mini bites of apple turnover and a chocolate kiss - if only every day could end that way.

On Thursday nights they have no corkage fee! Great spot to bring your favorite Edna Valley wine and enjoy the sunset.

Thank Patuli
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Reading the reviews on yelp, I initially chose the restaurant mainly because of the location. The view did not let us down, we watched the sunset over the Pismo Pier while enjoying an excellent dinner. IMO, the reviews, especially on Yelp, do not do this restaurant justice. While the food isn't cheap, it is reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant with this kind of location. My wife and I enjoyed the filet mignon which was outstanding. Chris, our server, was one of a kind. He was witty, extremely polite, and accommodating. They had a wedding reception at the time, but it did not bother us at all since the bar / dancing area is kind of set back. I am glad I chose this restaurant as it was an excellent experience overall. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Nice atmosphere and very good clam chowder. But after the soup it was an hour before the main course showed. It appeared we were to see both the sunset and following sunrise. Tough to swallow others coming in after us, enjoying a meal and leaving before we were able to finish. Probably won't visit there again.

Thank Doyle S
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I received a very nice email from the restaurant following up my review. The management was gracious and apologized. Very classy.

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had a booth over looking the ocean although it was just getting dark when we arrived wish we had gone earlier. The food was extremely good, the service was very good. We were recommended to try the restaurant by a local couple and I'm glad we did not to be missed.

Thank Gary B
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