Sapphire Restaurant in Camarillo
The Ventura County Star Business Section has an arti cle in the Saturday, April 14 issue about Safire, an American Bistro, that opened Wednesday in Camarillo. The Chef is Michael Muirhead , a veteran of Worfgang Puck's Spago. Hours as of next Wednesday, when different phases are all in place, will be: Happy hour at 4:00 p.m., lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., dinner 5 p.m - 9 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. weekends. Locally grown produce, miso-broiled black cod, Blue Point oysters on the half shell, selection of wood-fired pizzas. Address is 4850 Verdugo Way, immediately off the Santa Rosa offramp from the 101 north in the Mission Oaks Plaza.
A friend dined there Friday evening and said it is lovely and the food was delicious.
My husband and I ate there last weekend. The food was OK, but the service was lackluster for the price we were paying (c'mon -- its STILL Camarillo and it is in a strip mall...!). Our waiter was not at ALL versed on their bar selection and had to return to our table THREE times because he would tell my husband they served a certain liquor/ beer only to come back and say they didn't have it.
Come on -- train your people to be knowledgabe/ service oriented! I don't see us going back any time soon. Would rather go to Maestro's or somewhere in Westlake/ Thousand Oaks for those prices if they are going to offer TGI Friday's-level wait service.