I'm a San Francisco Hound who grew up in Ventura and am going home this weekend. Can you please give me dinner recommendations in Ventura for this Saturday night? I'm looking for good, honest food and a pleasant atmosphere for a dinner for my husband and myself; cost isn't an issue and it doesn't have to be fancy (I only half joke that I'll cross police tape for a good meal!). I'm open to all cuisines but Japanese.
I'm looking for something that is to Ventura what Brophy Brothers (lots of character; good food) and Papagallo (delicious cuisine; festive atmosphere) are to Santa Barbara; what Fresca (delicious food; festive atmosphere) and Cafe Maritime (lots of character, good food) are to SF.