The Raven Tavern

4.6
197 reviews
$31 to $50
Pub
The Raven Tavern offers gourmet dining in a casual atmosphere. Try one of our famous Hand Pies (steak n mushroom, Cornish chicken, or veggie pie), fish n chips, or our Cross Town Burger - its so good you will cross town to get one.

Outdoor dining available overlooking the Sea Bridge Marina.

Following all COVID-19 protocol.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 People Are Saying
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vipAkanakagawa
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a lovely patio next to the firepit. There were several occupied tables with available heaters on the patio as well. Our servers were friendly and helpful. The menu was large and included many deli OSU-sounding items including crab cakes and short ribs. There was a full bar with a knowledgeable bartender. We brought our well-behaved dog who was given a water bowl and lots of attention. We will definitely return again as the food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music and great food

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enjoygdfd
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service had to be indoors because of rain. Loud in bar with football but expected. Drinks good and food good too.

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AlondraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Friendly environment and welcoming staff.

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viptanjaS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the place! Food is great and service is always friendly. Outside it’s perfect, however now due to the weather we mostly eat inside. The inside could use a little TLC, especially the area that is not by the bar. The large tables come across a little cafeteria like and could use a little decor . Glasses with tea light or maybe a little vase with flower. The new plastic chairs by the window area behind the bar are terrible and reduce the look of ambience A LOT!! Otherwise the place is great.

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BkStud
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

GREAT food as always! But SUPER NOISY indoors, would not recommend. Try outside.

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JimH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A creative, broad and tasty menu with outdoor and indoor dining. Outdoors is right on the water of Mandalay Bay marina.. Heaters for when its cool.

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dcervz
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Service - lots of fun food choices (still have not tried them all) - food like we got in English pubs - Took our son and family for his birthday - we had a great time -The restaurant was busy but we still had very attentive servicve.

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AngelaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family friendly and delicious! The staff was so nice, and we felt comfortable enjoying a relaxing meal. Don’t miss the hand pies! Get one of each!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great highly recommend

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eatingoutsometimes
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, felt like they put us in the back - there isn't much energy along the back wall outside, but at least there is a view of the water.

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KyDoesSushi
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wait staff not attentive. 30 minute delay for drinks because she forgot…

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vipJeffnev
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Raven is a good place for a drink and some bar food. Their entrees, not so much

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ArdaN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Raven at least twice a month. Great service, happy hour and food! Love their brussel sprouts!! 😍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Raven is always good, but the French Onion Soup is amazing! It’s the best I’ve ever tasted.

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MonicaP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was good the only thing was our waitress offered for us to try a reisling wine we didn’t want to sip out of the same glass so we asked if we can get another glass so me & my friend can taste the wine. We wanted to share a dessert we had to ask for extra utensils & plates & with our appetizers we order the mussels we didn’t want to dip the bread in the broth so we asked for another bowl & spoon -taking more precautions during the surge of Covid

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RyNo
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and a beautiful view of the Harbor. The happy hour prices are a great value for some wonderful food.

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conniek
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor dining was great, in the fresh open air with heaters. Good menu. Love the pies.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place food had great taste and drink were awsome

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was really good. However it took a long time for us to get our food and the service was mediocre.

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vipDabbajay
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location by the marina. Great twists on classic “pub fare”.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waitress not wearing mask.
Shepard’s pie tasted like it came out of a can

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vipMariaS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We had brunch great value great food!

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JohnS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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ValG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort food to the max-loved the pies filled with meat and veggies. Excellent all the way around

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RichardS
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good burgers
Dog friendly

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EricO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipMariaS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Short ribs were delicious!

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LindaB
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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HappyInNewhall
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KellyM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Just slow service
Super slow!!
But great food and drinks and place to eat.

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KennyL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here. Last night was by far the best experience. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food is amazing! Well cooked, beautifully presented and everything was delicious! It’s the new go to.

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Mimi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tavern! The food was excellent and the overall atmosphere was very fun.

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vipSurveyDoc
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRunaway99
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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enjoygdfd
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worked out well with Toddler meal as well as adults

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vipdassya
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good menu selection
Overlooks harbor

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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 4.6 stars by 197 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.