Water's Edge

4.2
1110 reviews
$31 to $50
American

At Water Edge, we strive to provide an experience with cultural favorites redefined.
We pride ourselves on locally sourcing our ingredients whenever possible to provide the freshest product to our guests while supporting our local fisherman, farmers, and ranchers. Whether you join us for a cold beer on our pet-friendly patio or in our picturesque dining room we want you to feel as if it is home away from home. Welcome to our family. Thank you for joining us. Come for the food, stay for the view we will keep you on the edge.

Support Water's Edge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1110 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Venturaresidents
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had not been to this restaurant since it's opening as Water's Edge. The interior has been redecorated and looks very nice. The harbor view is unobstructed. The menu is rather limited and they were out of scallops so we ordered the salmon and special of grilled Mahi Mahi and the $16 side of asparagus. The fish dishes looked very nice but both were quite over cooked. The Mahi Mahi should have been moist, also the salmon, but they were both dry and unpleasant to eat. We left much of it uneaten. Seemed like nice fresh fish but ruined by the preparation. So, we were disappointed, not expecting such a basic mistake from an upscale restaurant. The salad was good and the bread was also. The asparagus was grilled but also dry and tough. The staff didn't ask how we liked it or we would have told them.

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NoahW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my girlfriend for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! I got the filet mignon and got the ahi tuna steak and both were incredible! We also enjoyed wine and beer and had great attentive service. I recommend the lobster mashed potatoes they were divine.

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CarolO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our happy hour meals and drinks. The service was excellent and we look forward to returning again soon.

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vipWendy
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view
Impeccable service
Utterly incredible chef
We really enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the view.

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ElizabethV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers are delicious so as the specialty drinks and wine. Amazing for family gatherings or business meetings as well as for romantic dinners.

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Holly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

i can't say the clam chowder is "award-winning" but the brussells sprouts are!! order 'em - you'll be happy.
nice outdoor vibe - relaxing.
great server - really nice and attentive.

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Slowroller
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out of the few dishes we wanted to order.
Loud acoustics.
Even with the restaurant filled 20%, they were still seating people next to one another

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Sammy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The view was wonderful. That alone is a reason to return. The food was good. The oysters perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back we enjoyed it so much.

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MikaelC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

there was no pork chops so we ordered the pasta bolognese- a bit spicy than we expected.
thank you for having us!

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LisaMD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was the first time at the restaurant. We ordered 2 different vegetables and our waiter did not tell us that some of the same vegetables were in both. Sharing that information would have helped us to make a more informed choice. Waiter told us a dessert was available and then said it wasn't. He did not seem as polished as I would have expected.

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vipYumminess
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A couple of items that we wanted to order had run out so we had to go with back up options. My back up option came with hashbrowns which I asked for extra well done, and even explain that I didn’t mind waiting longer and when they came out they were not even close to well done. The service was great. I ordered a bottomless Mamosa and as soon as my glass was empty they were there to fill it out and it was a very good mix of champagne and orange juice, so well done in that department. As always the ambience is lovely and luckily the noise level was not too loud.

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vipreviewer
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice views, friendly help. overlooking the ocean and marina

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ChrisH
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are so happy that Watersedge is now open for dining!

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vipPhil
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We love the restaurant and have eaten there a lot in the past and enjoyed it. Since they reopened the whole restaurant the service has gone down. Last night we had no less than 5 people wait on is at different times and the service was very slow. After we sat down we waited for 10 minutes before anyone came by to greet us.
We ordered a bottle of wind and it took 20 minutes to deliver and no water while we waited. They all seemed to be backing up the waiter. After our dinner service no one came back to make sure everything was all right. The key waiter needs to be more attenuative and not rely on busboys to do his work.

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cindym
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best halibut ever, the filet was equally exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All together a lovely experience. Highly recommend for inside or outside dining.

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SheriC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with spectacular views. We were served right away with our reservations and given a choice of table. Our children were welcomed and our server was incredible! We will be back!

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DavidR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to brunch near the water in Ventura. Easy parking, pretty views, and nice ambience and menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Searched for the perfect spot for our 15 year wedding anniversary dinner and sure did find it! Everything was delicious!!! Was seated right away, and served in a great timely manner . Will definitely will go again!

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed our outdoor patio table. Our waitress was not masked, kind of surprising. The Capitan salad was terrible, all watery/tasteless but our entrees were very good. We were still eating when waitress brought us our check, didn't even mention dessert which we had to ask for, disappointed we were made to feel rushed. Kind of pricey, especially with sides separate from entrees. Not sure if we would recommend to others at this point but will probably go back to try again down the road.

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StevieB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and management were attentive, kind and polite. The food was amazing and on time. Starters were amazing.

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DanD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we wanted and expected. Even tried some a new Pinot Noir we've never heard of and now it's a favorite.

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Susann23
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! Our waitress was very sweet, and completely patient with how long we took to order. We were loud and having fun, and no one bothered us. The food was perfect, nothing less than stellar all the way around.

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James
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Asked for hot green tea. That was apparently a challenge. Also, the chorizo bolognese dish had no bolognese sauce, just chorizo and pasta. Somewhat disappointing. And, the ahi was served with minimal sides; would have made sense to add more wasabe and side vegetables. And, I would think the restaurant would offer soy sauce. The waiter tried though. He was energetic and attentive.

The view was wonderful. That part... no complaints.

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MaroR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointed in the food, it was not up to par as it used to be.

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CATI
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

glad to be back to indoor dining. The service was a little slower than pre-COVID but food still best quality

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glennt
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Greeted and seated immediately
Great attentiveness by wait staff
Explanations provided when asked about menu items
A tad pricey compared to other harbor establishments

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RonW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was outstanding, Rib Eye cooked to perfectly for me!

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Torres3boys
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Everything tasted so good! We were shocked! Lobster risotto perfect! Perfect lobster mashed potatoes, halibut cooked perfect flavor excellent, scallops awesome, mahi mahi, and filet mignon great! Then the veggies also cooked perfect! Choc covered cheesecake so good! Sides are big to share! We are foodies and couldn’t even find one thing to improve. They had run out of oysters so that was the only negative and not really a negative. Not their fault they sold out at lunch.

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EmmyLu
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The ambience at Water's Edge is lovely, but the food was very disappointing. The clam chowder was mediocre at best, pasta was room temperature and "red & white" salad was just awful. Plus, they ran out of oysters, which is very surprising for a seafood restaurant. We will not be returning.

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WendyD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here. I was looking for a restaurant that felt special but not stuffy. This was our place! The staff were quite attentive. The food was delicious. We ate halibut and mahi mahi, shared both, and there was not a bite left because we loved both so much.
The chef came out to check up on our experience, which was not only attentive but fun, as we could pay our compliments.
At the end our waitperson brought out a delicious dessert with a candle in it.
View are beautiful, right on the water.
Definitely recommend for everything from just dinner out to an occasion.

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Amethyst1
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view. Nice layout and eating environment. Service was excellent.

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vipYARC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We started off waiting over 20 minutes before someone came to our table, but then they got us a new waitress and she was great. The food was not that great. No real flavor to anything so I was disappointed. The ambiance was very nice.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and happy with the election. Great food, service , ambiance and view.
For sure we will comeback

MJ
MarthaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Our waiter was wonderful. We ate appetizers and clam chowder. The chowder was luke warm though good. The 3 appretizers were excellent and plenty of food for the 3 of us.

However, the noise level was horrible. The sound bounces off the walls. The room needs to have sound proofing. There was a table behind us that was noisy and very annoying. I won't be coming back because of the noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was made even more special by Waters Edge. Great food, lovely view & nice atmosphere. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Over food was ok. Could have been better. Ambiance was good beautiful sunset views on water. Service was good and management was accommodating.

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Springmeyer
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I can not recommend Waters Edge restaurant. It lies between poor and mediocre.

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AdrienneP
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views of Ventura harbor . See the boats coming in . Service was great and the food was lovely .

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Water's Edge using the Order Online button. Water's Edge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 642-1200.

Water's Edge is rated 4.2 stars by 1110 OpenTable diners.

Water's Edge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.upserve.com/s/rhumb-line-restaurant-ventura.

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.