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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 ‘n’ 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.