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Selvin’s Brings Michelin-Star Chef to Thousand Oaks

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Selvin’s Restaurant and Lounge will open the weekend of June 21, becoming Conejo Valley’s premiere dining destination for all occasions. 

The  Thousand Oaks dining destination provides a lush interior oasis serving a signature California coastal cuisine menu and mixologist-crafted cocktails. 

It is located in the Palm Garden Hotel, TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s number-one Choice since 2019, fostering a welcoming neighborhood vibe and inviting you to relax, celebrate, and savor the moment. 

At Selvin’s, guests can expect a culinary journey curated by Chef John Vega. With a stellar culinary background from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa, he’s celebrated for his exquisite palate, creative flair, and extensive experience working at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago. Having honed his skills in prestigious kitchens, Chef Vega brings a wealth of experience and a passion for culinary excellence to Selvin’s. 

To celebrate the grand opening and to thank guests for joining, Selvin’s is offering a limited-time tasting menu and complimentary signature cocktails to the first 97 guests. Featuring timeless dishes that exemplify the restaurant’s commitment to freshness, innovation, and American cuisine with a Coastal California twist, the restaurant will showcase the breadth of its culinary ambitions. Featuring tantalizing starters, a variety of shared plates, elegant main courses, and divine desserts, from all of the finest locally sourced ingredients. This is the perfect place for quick meetings, family and friends gatherings, corporate and social private events, and even influencer-friendly content. 

“Our hospitality team isn’t just a group of individuals; we’re a family united by a love for creating memorable experiences. With boundless energy and fresh perspectives, we infuse each dish and every interaction with our passion for hospitality, ensuring that every visit is not just a meal but a memorable experience,” Steven Ortmann, Chief Operating Officer states. 

Selvin’s Restaurant and Lounge is the brainchild of a team that’s passionate about bringing an extraordinary dining experience to Ventura County. Inspired by the rich culinary landscape of coastal California and the contemporary American dining ethos, Selvin’s aims to be a place where every visit is a celebration of the vibrant, diverse flavors that define the community. 

Harry Selvin, owner, and proud partner, is known for his property management company, Selvin Properties of Westlake Village, and for sitting on the Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Commission. “Building a restaurant with a passionate management team is like crafting a symphony; each member brings their unique instrument, but it’s the harmony of our passion that creates the perfect dining experience,” he stated.

Selvin’s is located at 492 N. Ventu Park. For reservations call (805) 864-1169 or visit


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