Established in 2008 Named after longtime Ventura resident CHARLINE RICE, grandmother of owner Kevin Williams. Given her legendary stash of recipes, it ... More
Charlines Urban Tapas & Wine Bar
Established in 2008 Named after longtime Ventura resident CHARLINE RICE, grandmother of owner Kevin Williams. Given her legendary stash of recipes, it was surprising that Charline Rice never opened a restaurant. Instead, the longtime Ventura resident preferred to cook for members of her family even as she juggled jobs at the JC Penney store in downtown Ventura and as a waitress at the Elks Lodge in Oxnard CA. But when grandson Kevin Williams and his wife, Sarah, decided to open a soul food-tinged eatery of their own in the summer of 2008, Rice gave them her name, her blessing and her recipe for rosemary chicken. And until her death April 22, 2009 of complications from Alzheimer's disease, one of Rice's favorite activities was asking one of her four children to drive her past Charline's Urban Tapas Lounge in Ventura at night, just to see her name up in lights.
I went to Charlenes last night and I can't disagree more to the negative reviews posted. The food was good, not great. The service was great & as the place was packed they were short one waitress, but the service was prompt. The music was GREAT. I am looking forward to my next visit.
All these reviews are written by the owner of this place, he just keeps making new emails and such to promote his business, in fact his place is over priced, the food is awful and the music is cheaply put togeather, if i were you find a nicer place to dine at like the watermark or someplace like that unless you like waterdowned drinks and bland food
This club has the best entertainment around. On April 3rd a girlfriend and I showed up to find a private party going on and did not get turned away. The music was Samba,Brazilian stan Getz like that my parents taught me to listen to on Sundays. I can't say it enough it's a pleasure to have this music brought here. Please keep it coming!!!
Bruce Springsteen, Devo, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns & Roses, George Clinton, and Jesus and Mary Chain are just some
of the legendary artists that have performed at the Ventura Theatre. Hip will have a new meaning to you ...
3 blocks from beach. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Refrigerator. Telephone. Television (Cable/Satellite). Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Daily Maid
Service. Coffee Maker. Hotel Details:37 Rooms / 2 Floors. Built in 1961. Multi lingual Staff. Smoke Alarm in Rooms. ...