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Vista Steak and Seafood, Pismo Beach, CA

Vista Steak and Seafood

4.5
4.5
551 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Vista Steak and Seafood is located on the bluffs in Pismo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Featuring all natural hormone free steaks and fresh seafood. This coastal dining one of a kind restaurant has something that will sure to please everyone.

Reservations are highly recommended. We gladly accept reservations for parties of 6 or less via Open Table. Please call the restaurant directly for parties of 7 to 12 ~ 805-556-9000. If you make two separate reservations you will not be seated together. Unfortunately we can not seat parties larger than 12 at this time.
We will do our best to accommodate seating requests however we can not guarantee a specific table. We have no outdoor seating so please leave your fur babies at home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 556-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Douglas MacMillan

What 551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Scenic View

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

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  1. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food and menu selection. Good service. Great views
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and would highly recommend. Our hotel property, Sea Crest, suggested dining at Vista and it was a great choice! Our server did a great job recommending and being attentive.
  3. KH

    KatheyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the sand dabs and every thing on the plate was delicious from the rice pilaf to the vegetable medley to the exquisitely prepared sand dabs. Very generous portions. Also the wedge salad was great with really good blue cheese dressing.

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded todayKathey H. Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful dinner here at Vista Steak and Seafood. We hope you visit again soon!

  4. MS

    MichiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Darcy was our server. She gave us great service. Could not ask for a better experience in a fine dining facility. Would recommend vista steak and seafood to any visitor or local to come here for a wonderful meal and time.
  5. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We have eaten here many times before without mishap. This falls under the law of averages. It was our anniversary and we noted this in the reservation. No mention was made of our anniversary, verbal or otherwise. My food was very good, but my wife's fish sandwich was atrocious. A single long piece of white fish extending 2 inches past the bun on both sides. It was dry and presented an ammonia aroma, characteristic of old frozen fish. The bar pays more attention to the bar patrons than the servers, hence there is a significant lapse in the drink orders coming to the table. We also waited 20 minutes for a server to appear. He was very accommodating and performed well. I feel this was just an off nite, the other approximately 15 occasions have been great.
  6. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I had the Halibut special with rice and mixed vegetables, excellent. My husband had Sea Bass only he wished he asked for rice vs potatoes. Both had 2 G&T’s, mine was with Hendricks, you could taste the gin, ya. I had the Mud pie for desert. The portion was perfect but wished it had nuts.
  7. F

    Fertrn

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and won’t be the last. Service very attentive in seating us, getting our drink order and telling us about the specials. The views out to the ocean are beautiful. I ordered the oysters Rockefeller since it is something I get as a treat when out and if on the menu. I can honestly say these were the best I have had . The topping was done in nice proportion to the oyster and not cheesy and thick like some places make it. I will be back for those. Our service was timely but did not feel rushed. We all had the special risotto and it did not disappoint, though some in my party thought a bit al dente for them.
  8. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent and the service was very good as well. The noise at vista is a little loud when dining with friends. I would come back.
  9. JG

    JoeG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was cooked perfectly... excellent! Unfortunately we got seated not far away from some very loud people.... they didn't care about how annoying they were. But the food, ambiance and the bar were great! Definitely would come back and hopefully the waitstaff will be a little more attentive and the loud, obnoxious people will have stayed home. Again -- overall, a good experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so nice…from beginning to end. Friendly, helpful staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the BBQ ribs for the first time. They were delicious. I was expecting the same old BBQ sauce, instead it was sooo amazing. The food never disappoints.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as ever and the ocean view is amazing. I had the sea bass and it never disappoints me.
  13. N

    Nena831

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the surf & turf, and it was delicious! Great Restaurant

    Vista Steak and SeafoodResponded 5 days agoNena831, Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time here at Vista Steak and Seafood. We hope you visit again soon!!

  14. AG

    AndyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent experience with a view that would be hard to beat!
  15. SM

    SteveM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finally a nice steak house in the 5 Cities area. Everything very tasty. Our only complaint was the over head cooling system was a bit chilly later in the evening.
  16. RL

    RondaL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great evening! Great food!
  17. SH

    SandyH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Server was attentive at first. It took a long time for our food to arrive. We asked why it took so long and he said because they had to cook my chicken??? My chicken was not even cooked through so I sent back the chicken. My husband ordered the ribs and he said they were very fat not lean. The food and service was substandard for the price. Best part was the view.
  18. MR

    MylenaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and the service and view were excellent!
  19. LA

    LupeA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, and of course the view!! This place is a must!
  20. LO

    LauraO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful view and ambience. The service was excellent. The food was good but not great. I think the menu could use more creativity.
  21. B

    Bonbon

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and big portions. Service was excellent and view spectacular! Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My husband always orders the lamb. We travel a lot and he says Vista’s lamb is one of the best. Great ocean view and extremely clean and always a good meal!
  23. C

    Cbatt

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places in Pismo!
  24. VI

    VincentI

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view excellent food.
  25. A

    Andrew

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Pretty good steak, nice view of the ocean. It is very cold in the area, so maybe don't walk there or bring a sweater.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porterhouse was done to perfection, the chef came out and spoke to several patrons to ensure their food was good. Great place, quality food
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only one word….OUTSTANDING
  28. JH

    JHcentralcal

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vista has amazing views and the service is awesome. The food is very good, Fish is always fresh and well prepared. I have been here for both lunch and dinner and you really cannot go wrong wither way.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The view was wonderful. The menu was great. The service was very slow. The experience could have been so much better, if the server was not overworked. She did not advise of specials or offer suggestions. The long wait on food, would not be such a negative if the server had checked in with us more, offered more bread, or explained the wait.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there to celebrate my daughters birthday. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good. We had a very nice time
  31. K

    Kate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Vista is a first class special restaurant . The view of the ocean is one to remember as is the interior area.
  32. L

    Luvwine

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a little disappointed that they didn’t do anything to acknowledge our anniversary other than wish us a happy anniversary.
  33. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Seated at a very small table and requested another one with a better view of the ocean. Told waiter it was our anniversary. Was denied because he said all tables were taken. After a few minutes we saw several tables available and went upfront to request another table again from the hostess. Was accomodated with little hesitation. Ordered a filet mignon & lobster tail for $95. Steak was ordered medium rare and it came back medium to medium well. Waiter agreed and brought another one that was cooked properly and was very good. The lobster was either not fresh or not cooked properly. It had a mushy texture and definately was not worth the extra charge for a 10 ounce tail that appeared to be 6 ounces. The Oysters Rockefeller appetizer was tasty but very small and not worth $20. Overall, not impressive and would not recommend based on our experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared it was a special birthday. Either no one told our server or they don’t do anything at this restaurant. We bought a couple desserts and just didn’t do the candle thing. Otherwise, food, cocktails, service and ambiance and even the desserts were all great. We had two filets both cooked perfectly, salmon dish, and shrimp and scallops which had excellent flavor. On the side we had calamari which comes with two sauces and was good and we also had Lobster Mac n cheese which is outstanding, very rich but excellent flavor.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great and got seated right away and the food was excellent
  38. MS

    MakennaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time. I’ve been here before and reserved a table for 11 for my best friends birthday and it was a good time, good food and good vibes.
  39. k

    karenm

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had sand dabs over mashed potatoes and they were delicious however , the vegetables were disgusting/when they first brought them they were way over cooked and discolored/my husbands looked fresh. Waitress noticed the difference and brought me new veggies/I took one bite of broccoli and spit it out-it was like have some veggies with your salt-way over salted
  40. GF

    GregF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic as always. Dennis and Stacy, you haves real gem in server, Darcy. She was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Vista Steak and Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 556-9000.

Vista Steak and Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Vista Steak and Seafood

1601 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Douglas MacMillan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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