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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
Made reservation for outside shade. Was seated in the sun. Very cramped where seated. Nice live music, but too loud for our taste. Not the fault of the restaurant, just our mood on a Sunday morning. Moved inside. Breakfast was very slow to arrive and was cold when we finally got it. Everyone at the restaurant was having a good time. Just the wrong venue for us.
We had dinner on a night when there were two women singers. It was loud and the behavior low class. If you like getting drunk and listening to singing and seductive behavior, then this would be your place. The food was okay. I had shrimp scampi which I would say, as someone already said, was more like shrimp Alfredo. My partner was sick the next day from the entree salad he had. We would not return here. It could be good...should be good (pretty good location)...but it wasn't. We'd love to see them take the reviews seriously and clean up their act all the way around.
Always love the food. Love the cocktails. Love the music. Love the location. Service is spotty.
Wait staff needs to be assigned to a more compact area. Out waitress was serving tables all over the place, but due to her table spread, she was not able to keep a proper eye on drinks, refills, etc.
Took overly long to get drink orders taken, and then for the drinks to show up. Suggest a drink runner/ or have bus staff back fill on drink service, especially for non alcoholic. Even took a while to get a couple of waters.
Front of the house never seems to know what is going on... lots of empty tables, yet they turn away guests by telling them overly long wait times. We reserved on open table, and first they were going to seat us right away, but then said we needed to wait until a table opened up (even though there were LOTS of empty tables, inside and outside). They didn't ask which we preferred, in or out. The additional wait wasn't very long, but it is off putting to our guests.
All of these issues seem to be management/ training issues, not staff issues. The intent of the staff is well intended, they are cheerful, and hardworking people... just lacking in training/organization/systems in place to make their jobs easier, and the restaurant more profitable.
This restaurant had very good food. However we had the worst experience in customer service I have ever experienced. We were visiting from out of town. Stopped by for dinner with out reservations. We were told the wait was 30-45 minutes and went to wait in the bar. We sat down at a table we thought was the bar, but the hostess came over and told us the table was for reservations. We got up went up to bar and I thought to try OpenTable. It was 7:45. We were able to get a reservation for 8:00. The table we had set at was still open. There was outside seating. We walked by the hostess to go outside. She said we couldn't. We told her we had a reservation for 8:00. She said to come back at 8:00. We did and she sat us at the same table that had remained open since 7:30. She was very rude. So ,though their food was very good. We would not go back.
Great place, Gastro-pub meets wine bar on the water-front. Doesn't get any better than that! Read reviews were service was slow, ok I get it, its a busy place but really where are you going in a hurry? You are setting on an open-air waterfront patio, watching 200K sailboats go by and listening to good music what's your hurry? This isn't a place for those who feel compelled to be demanding, so sit back and chill. Pet a nearby dog and let the island breezes take you away.
Wine, cocktails, appetizers and really good comfort food and most nights really good music is a great therapy, much cheaper and for me, my wife and friends.
Food very Good, check
Wine, great Oregon Pinot for a fair price, check
Trip-tip barbecue dinner for $12.00, double check
and a 16 oz rib-eye.....life is good. to full to fill out surveys!
Oh yes I forgot, the chocolate panacotta that made the girls happy! Triple check!
Love this place!
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.
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