The Raven Tavern
Outdoor dining available overlooking the Sea Bridge Marina.
Following all COVID-19 protocol.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Last minute decision to try The Raven Tavern after seeing an ad on the Open Table app. Used app to make reservation. We were running late, and would arrive after the 15 minute grace period. Called restaurant, and told them we were running behind. Kevin, who answered the phone, said “no problem. I’ll tell the hostess.” We finally arrived 30 minutes late, but we were greeted warmly, and shown to our table in a few minutes.
It was a chilly evening, and we were seated outside next to the fire pit. Good thing. It kept us warm during our visit.
Waitress was friendly and informative when we asked about menu items. She came round a couple of times to check on us during our visit.
There was live music by inside, which we enjoyed from outside, but probably would have been too loud if we were seated inside.
Food turned out to be so-so, which was disappointing. I ordered the Scottish Chicken Pie, which was overcooked. I had added the garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, but had them served on the side, instead of on top of the pie, as described on the menu. The potatoes tasted good, but the gravy was canned, and ruined the potatoes. Skip the gravy in my opinion.
My wife wanted to order the small hand sized veggie pie, but by 8pm, they were sold out for the day. She ordered the small chicken pie, and roasted Brussel Sprouts as an appetizer. The Brussel Sprouts were also over cooked. My wife thought that the pie was too heavy.
We did not partake in any alcohol, though the offerings were plentiful.
We shared the Blondie and Brownie a la mode for dessert. It was OK.
Overall, the service was great. Too bad the food did not measure up to the level of the service. I doubt we will be back.
Comfort food to the max-loved the pies filled with meat and veggies. Excellent all the way around
This was our second visit here in a week. Chances of us going back are slim. Food and drinks took forever. Food was not hot when it arrived. Ordered a cake for dessert to split and had to ask for plates and it was served with spoons no forks. Order an extra dry martini and got a dirty martini. For as much as it cost, it should have been a lot better.
Great service and great food! Short ribs were delicious!
Very nice restaurant. However we sat by the fire pit and the gas smell was so strong we had to move. Would be helpful if somehow you could trap the gas smell so people can enjoy the fire pit.
Decent food limited choices for dinner
We were disappointed at first because when we arrived it took over 10 minutes for anyone to recognize that we were at the restaurant and needed to be seated even though my husband walked around and went to the bar and told several people that we needed to be seated. We were told the Hostess was probably sitting somewhere?? But once we were seated and our waitress arrived everything was fine. She was so personable and attentive. My husband and I have been at the Raven before but our 2 friends had not. The food was great and we had and absolutely lovely afternoon with dear friends that we had not seen since before covid. We live in Santa Clarita which is a bit of a distance from Oxnard but we will return.
Just slow service
But great food and drinks and place to eat.
3rd time here. Last night was by far the best experience. Will definitely return.
The service was great! The food is amazing! Well cooked, beautifully presented and everything was delicious! It’s the new go to.
Great hosting, wait staff, food…happy hour for best appetizers at best price, sat outside so our out of town friends could bring their 2 dogs. Bring layers for windy evenings!
Great tavern! The food was excellent and the overall atmosphere was very fun.
Portions of the charred Brussels sprouts and Caesar salad were ample. The steak and mushroom hand pie was delicious. Service was a little slow, reflecting the challenges following the pandemic. All in all, a good dining experience.
The food was so good and the service was awesome! They are definitely working hard to provide a great dining experience. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the lovely views!
This was my second visit to this relatively new restaurant. The first time the were under-staffed and the service was slow but the food was pretty good. Second time they hit it out of the park, with attentive and consistent service. The menu is really interesting and the burger is excellent. And oh yeah, don't forget about the excellent beer selection, served in cold glasses!
Worked out well with Toddler meal as well as adults
Good food and good menu selection
Everything was great! Katie Shorey was awesome! Only complaint, there was only one waitress in the bar which made the wait for service horrible. She was a total sweetheart, not her fault. They just need more waiters/waitresses in bar area. Still highly recommend & will definitely go again
Joined a friend fighting a terminal cancer for great food and entertainment. We love Katie Shorey. The crowd was fun. Made great memories!
Nice evening, especially the live entertainment!
Food was amazing!
Great entertainment. Wait staff is excellent, food is great!
Our server was wonderful! Love this new addition to the harbor area! Loved the Cornish Chicken Pie with mashed potatoes, yum!
Fantastic selection of wine and beer. Great appetizers and entrees. Our favorite restaurant
Service good, food and price exceptional need to go back to try other dishes. Waiting for weather to warn up so I can have a table by the water
Super slow to get cocktails to table. Service warm but inconsistent timing. Fish and Chips soggy, Yelp was right, change the batter, needs to be crispier, fish was lame. Onion Rings and charred Brussel Sprouts excellent! Pear and apple salad excellent! People remember the negative not positive unfortunately. Improve consistency in service timing and find a better Fish and Chips recipe.
We enjoyed our dinner there. We were graciously seated in a warm area next to the fireplace, thank goodness for Open table for ahead reservations. Delicious Pot pie in Ventura county. We will definitely go back for the potpie.
It’s always a great place for food, drink and friends. But expect to wait a while as service seems to be slow most the times.
Truthfully, the BEST pot pie I have ever eaten in my life! I will think about it every time I walk through the freezer section at the local grocery and sigh as I watch unknowing people settle for subpar frozen pies. I can’t wait for our next beach vacation to eat here again.
Great food, live music was great, service was outstanding, it’s right on the Channel Islands marina, so the view is excellent, (if you choose to sit outside) all in all, a good time with good food and drinks!
Delicious Cornish hen pie. I loved it and portion was big enough for leftovers.
Setting by the water can’t be beat. Food is good .
Right on Channel Islands Harbor; outdoor dining w/ glass wind block. There was even live music from a nearby dock last night. Food was delicious - the steak frites, short ribs and beef or chicken pies are always great. The owners are often there making sure everything is satisfactory.
Had a wonderful evening with friends so excited to be able to sit inside and listen to live music again! Our waitress Sage did a fantastic job taking care of us! Food and drinks were both very good! Looking forward to out next visit soon.
First time there and it checked all of our boxes. Absolutely fantastic food, friendly service, gorgeous view. Best crabcake I've ever had, and the fish and chips and fish sandwich were delicious as well. Can't wait to go back.
Delicious meat pies! Chicken dinner pie is A+! Would definitely come back for their specialty pies you can't get anywhere else!
Happy hour drinks, snacks and good company made the evening great at the Raven Tavern
Great menu options, delicious food, attentive and friendly staff, engaging owner, beautiful views from patio.
Great service, great food, love the location and outside seating
The setting was nice, I was there to hear live music. The service was good, but my food was cold. They took care of it quickly.
You can order delivery directly from The Raven Tavern using the Order Online button. The Raven Tavern also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-7683.
The Raven Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.