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450 E. Harbor Blvd. (California St.) Send to Phone
Steaks and seafood are the focus of the menu at the waterfront Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED C-Street Restaurant Review

: Located inside Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel, this California-inspired eatery is, literally, just steps from the sand. Inside tables have a view of the busy patio that adjoins the waterfront walkway at the end of California Street. Even though you won't be gazing at it very much, rest assured that the ocean a few feet away provides the kitchen with fresh local fish. Halibut filets are poached with olive oil, drizzled with a lemon beurre blanc and served with spinach, shiitake mushrooms, leeks and asparagus. On the lunch menu, sample the local bounty in fish tacos, fish ā€˜nā€™ chips or the organic California salad. The dinner menu reads more like a chophouse than anything else, with its cuts of steak, buffalo tenderloin, lamb chops and pork chops. While the ingredients are good quality, execution is inconsistent and the service is frequently awkward. For dessert, a tray is brought over as a visual depiction of the sweets menu. The pecan tart with caramel ice cream is a winner.

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Horrid Service!
by firewifey on Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:00 am
I have rarely taken the opportunity to express my feelings over a restaurant, but today is the exception. My husband and I treated ourselves to a rare night out; sans kids. We chose C Street due to the various write- ups in the local mags. and the hype of the chef. We sat and sat and remained seated before our waitress finally asked us if we would like a drink. Ten minutes later she reappeared schlepping our drinks in her hands, of course no tray. Over the course of the 70 minutes we sat at the restaurant, I found myself wondering if the waitress forgot about us and had to get up to ask the hostess to fetch us another drink. All this because our food still had not been delivered (just poor service overall). This is why we were so bummed to have had such a horrid experience at C-Street. We were really wanting to find a decent restaurant in town closer to our home.
The hostess delivered my drink, not the waitress and we rarely did see the lady again. She did drop our bill off, atop all of our dirty plates, bread plates, butter, garlic spread dish, and old water glasses. Never were we asked if we wanted coffee or to see a dessert tray. We both were clamoring to get out of the place as quickly as we had arrived. The food was good. The potato cous cous "squares" served with my husband's stuffed chicken were like two little hockey pucks. Practically burnt.
My advice to this establishment is to severely tighten up the service of the wait staff. It makes every difference to a diner in this economic crunch time as to where one will drop his/her money for a great dining experience. Unfortunately, we now have scratched this establishment off our list and will continue to drive the extra mile for good eats.
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