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About The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar
We are committed to offering our customers classically inspired dishes, prepared using only the finest quality ingredients available locally, from the bounty of the Oxnard Plain and its coastal waters.
We invite you to experience our relaxed- casually elegant atmosphere, with sweeping views of the Channel Islands Harbor. We are sure you'll love what you'll find at the water's edge.....
Oxnard, CA 93035
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday Through Thursday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00pm
Lunch menu served Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 4:00
Dinner Menu served Tuesday through Saturday 4:00 pm to closing
Farmers Brunch: served Sundays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Dinner Specials: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of public parking at The Marine Emporium Landing
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining At The Waterside Restaurant And Wine Bar. Private casually upscale dining in the Channel Islands Harbor
Private Party Contact:
Maria Buenger: (855) 559-0983
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Unfortunately the waiter didn't know the ingredients in the Kansas barbecue sauce and told us that it was more of a sweet based barbecue sauce. when it arrived the meat looked nice and big, however the sauce was so hot my kids and my husband's mouth started to get hot and burning it's was a very spicy BBQ sauce. Both meals were wasted after trying to get through 3 bones they were unable to eat the rest . When we told the waiter he said would you like me to get you a glass of milk...,, rather than take responsibility for not knowing the ingredients and causing a lot of discomfort, so worried about the size of his check he forgot to remember that tips are based on service not the percentage of the total bill! I still left him an 18% tip that he did not deserve. When we got home my sons and husband had to have medicine to calm down the throat, and the lips they felt like they had ballooned up. The waiter should understand that people have allergies and issues when I eat certain types food we did explain this to him before he served as the meal. The waiter did not deliver what was promised you're responsible for our experience and you should've at least offered the price of the meal or one of them or free dessert. Don't think we will be back anytime soon.
I have been to the Waterside many times and gave always enjoyed it. This time not so much. Some of the food served was luke warm. It was hard to get condiments that were requested eith the dinner order. It was a busy night for the restaurant and the sraff may have been a little overwhelmed
A favorite neighborhood haunt. Good bistro type food at reasonable prices and great wine selection. Went for Mothers Day brunch and had a good time but had to wait a bit longer than usual for our food. Worth the wait though; Surf and turf eggs Benedict with filet mignon and crab. Delicious! Great for Happy Hour or Sunday Brunch. Fun lively neighborhood restaurant.
Probably worst food I have had in along time. Made reservations on line requesting patio seating because of the music on the patio. When we arrived we were told online reservations could not be seated on the patio. We then seated way in the back. Waitress was not very attentive. I had to flag here down several times. Menu selections were mediocre for Mothers Day brunch. We ordered eggs benedict, surf and turf benedict and a hamburger. We had to wait at least 45 minutes and two rounds of drinks before the food came. Eggs were cooked hard and had no sauce. The hamburger was well done despite being ordered medium rare. Food was tasteless. We complained to waitress and manager picked up our check. At that point it didn't matter because we didn't have anything to eat and it ruined Mothers Day. Had to go next door to Seafresh to eat. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Had a great experience here last year for Mother's Day and unfortunately this year was a huge disappointment. They seated us inside when I had requested outside on my online reservation (apparently you had to call to get an outside table). Terrible service, a rude waitress, and the food took almost an hour to arrive after ordering. We were not the only table who experienced this. The manager was nice and gave us 30% off the bill, but by that point the meal was ruined. I understand it was a holiday but they were not short staffed and it should have run much smoother.
We went for Mother's Day brunch. We sat inside which was nice. It wasn't too crowded. Waitress was attentive enough. However, it took a long time to get our food, and you could tell some of the dishes sat under a heat lamp for a while and were overcooked on top and cold throughout. We had to send two dishes (out of five) back, both of them the blueberry cheesecake pancakes on the special menu. One came back quickly. The other took a little longer. They brought out some complimentary potatoes while we waited. The remade food was much better. The other dishes were all just ok. Overall not bad but I'm not sure we will return.
We were at the Waterside for West Coast New Years Eve celebration. Started at 9:30 pm, with five-course prix fixe menu (so yummy) and plenty of good liquor options and fantastic live music. We sat out on the patio (with gas heaters going full-blast it was plenty comfortable). Between the music, the festive decorations and the lively other diners, it was a great way to welcome in the new year.
We wanted to see the boat/holiday light parade. When I called, I was informed that it would not be that visible from an interior window seat. So, I ask about the exterior and was told it would be the same problem, but the person neglected to say that there was a band outside... and mentioned that it might be too cold, but failed to inform me that the patio is enclosed with plexiglass. Sadly, I made the reservation for the inside, which by comparison was really pretty dull. There were no available outside seats.
Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar is always great, and the Sunday farmer's market brunch was no exception. Fresh ingredients from the farmer's market next door combined with chef quality presentation and prep are a real treat. Love the dog-friendly patio too, with live music. A bit loud outside, but if that is a problem, tables are available inside as well. Reservations are recommended as this place has been near capacity each time we have been there.
We've been here a few times and the best part is the live entertainment, the view, the music. They need to work on the food and wine list. Plus, $12 for a glass of Hess Chardonnay?? Pretty pricey for a pretty inexpensive, but, good wine! Especially in the harbor🤔
We chose Waterside because we were staying across the harbor and it was close by. Good choice. It was a pleasant evening and we were seated outside. The tables are nothing fancy, it's a bit cluttered on the patio, and the propane heaters they had going were probably not necessary, and with one not offering complete combustion added that natural gas smell. The menu is rather limited but there were two specials, which we opted for, one a spicy linguini with shrimp and the other a scallop dish, they were cooked just right. There was a "band" playing, two guys with a guitar and drum set and a laptop providing backing, their set including mostly late 60s and early 70s standards (Van Morrison, etc) which were appropriate for the demographic that night. We stayed for a couple glasses of wine from a fairly extensive list featuring many local choices. Dog friendly, too.
We frequent the Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar often, and just held a winemaker dinner there for approximately 32 guests - it was wonderful. Food/wine pairing, staff, chef. Everyone enjoyed the evening and meal. Menu's are great, wonderful service and always a nice band to enjoy vs being annoyed by.
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