My two friends and I all had the portabella burger with our choice of side salad. We all agreed mushroom burger didn't have much flavor and was dry...also cold. Salad didn't taste fresh. Best part of the meal was dessert...tira misou, which was the only choice being offered. I thought there should have been more choices, especially since we were there on Valentine's Day. I've been to Waterside before and enjoyed the food, but was disappointed in the meal this time. Waitress was very sweet, but I won't be returning.
As usual, the food and service was excellent. We always enjoy the weekend entertainment, even when it’s a bit cold outside they have plenty of outdoor heaters. It’s a great little place with a nice view of the harbor.
It was wonderful listening to the music.
Alyssa was terrific. Had a great evening.
Good food and view. We will be back to try brunch.
Entertainment and ambiance were very good. The chicken dish we had was overcooked and not very tasty.
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.
Excellent ambience and dining
We arrived at 7PM and sat in the bar watching the World Series on a large screen over the bar.
Fun atmosphere, great cute waitress, really good music on the patio too. We'll go back
The band was good..location is fabulous..
Food not so good and tiny menu list. Service extremely slooowwwwww.
We really love this place. The food is good but we love to come out and listen to the music, that's our priority!
Took two guests. Upon leaving, one said she had out of town guests arriving the next day and planned to take them to Waterside
a tad too expensive for what the portions were. but the music was great and the service was good. it is right on the water so you get a nice view. they allow dogs on the patio.
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.
We have enjoyed both of our visits to the Waterside - good food, good live music, friendly staff, and love their pet friendly patio.
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.
Limited menu on a "Sunday Brunch", long waits for service and food was mediocre. Place sits next to a Marina so view is nice and they played live music.
Pet friendly patio. Slow service, but didn't rush for the table after.
The Waterside is an amazing experience. Sunday Brunch is phenomenal especially the food and service. The entertainment was awesome with the perfect accent to match the meal
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.
This is the best place ever to casually kick back and listen to live music.
This is a great place to relax and enjoy the harbor view
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!
The restaurant is great with great food. The problem is the service. We had to wait 30min just to get waters and place a drink order and that was only because I had to go find the manager/owner and tell her we needed service that we finally got served.
Great location, excellent service and a relaxing location with good music selection. Limited lunch menus as compared to dinner menus but the food is great. Next time will go for dinner to try more food variety
The food is delicious, however the volume of the live music was so loud that my father asked me for cotton balls for his ears. Very uncomfortable to sit there for the full meal and hear such loud music. That is my Only complaint
As much as we enjoy this restaurant, the music is so loud, we can not have a conversation with other couples. We enjoy the groups just not so loud
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.
Food and service was excellent beautiful setting outside near the harbor. Went mainly for the music but it was way too loud and annoying. Single female guitarist just ruined all my favorite songs. But I will go back as they change their music frequently
The Waterside never disappoints. The food was delicious and the waitress pleasant.
This is our favorite place to eat in Oxnard. Nothing beats the view and happy hour specials!
The Waterside is definitely a popular spot, and it is easy to see why. The patio is full of patrons with their puppy babies.
We enjoyed out dinner so much, we went back the next day for lunch. Loved the Duck Tacos and the burgers were delish! Enjoyed the live entertainment and the views. Can't wait to go back!
Everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered. Service was excellent. View of the harbor was very nice. We'll be back.
Staff kinda rude. There was no RESTROOM!!!! Drinks delicious (10$ a drink). Food was ok, nothing special. Outside seating is nice and live music is nice.
Nice place for Happy hour. We sat outside and listened to the live band. Beautiful view of the marina. Food was good, we ordered off the happy hour menu and had lots to eat. Service and kitchen are VERY slow.
Steve and team made everything perfect as always!
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
Went to this restaurant not really knowing what to expect. The food was good, the service was bad. Employees have an opinion and there not afraid to speak up. In my opinion no one cares what you think. I'm here to be served and to eat.
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.