Casa Bella 391 E. Main St., Ventura 340-1118 casabellaprime.com $8-49 Steak lovers in Ventura know that one of the best places in town for a good ribeye (and some gourmet mac and cheese) is Prime Steakhouse. Hoping that midtown magic will rub off elsewhere, Prime’s owners are trying their hands at a Downtown Ventura location. This isn’t merely Prime II, however. The recently opened Casa Bella, on the corner of Main and Oak, features surf-n-turf with a Latin twist, promising “a Taste of Mexico City.” It’s very much a fine-dining establishment: dark, romantic interior, black tablecloths and napkins, abstract...Read More
Author: Nancy Shaffer
BierBrats 325 Borchard Drive Ventura @bierbratsventura $4-10 With the demise of Old Vienna years ago and the more recent closure of the German Market and Deli, Ventura’s German-food lovers have had to head south to Newbury Park or north to Santa Barbara to get their spaetzle and wurst fix. The recently opened BierBrats — which appropriately has taken over the German Deli space in the Big Lots shopping center — is gamely trying to fill that gap. Take note that this is a beer hall, not a restaurant. You won’t find any schnitzel, rouladen or sauerbraten here. As the...Read More
Limón y Sal 598 E. Main St. Ventura 628-3868 $3.99-44.99 When fine dining establishment Watermark on Main surprisingly closed its doors in October, the owners, Mark and Kathy Hartley, already had prospects in mind. Almost immediately it was announced that the Ortiz family, owners of the El Pescador chain of restaurants (with one each in Santa Paula and Fillmore), was taking over the large, three-story corner building. A new name (Limón y Sal) and concept (modern gourmet Mexican cuisine) were announced shortly thereafter. It’s taken some months for the new restaurant to get off the ground, but it’s already...Read More
CiCi’s Café 30990 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village 818-874-3391 www.cicis.cafe $11-30 Choices, choices and more choices — that seems to be the vision driving CiCi’s Cafe. The casual chic eatery, recently opened in Westlake Village in the spot formerly occupied by The Counter, offers more than a menu — it offers a veritable tome of breakfast options, with page after page of pancakes (somewhere around 50 choices), waffles, French toast and crepes (a few dozen each) as well as a not-insubstantial selection of eggs, omelets and other protein-rich dishes. “Salt and pepper . . . sugar and cream” is...Read More
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