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Vista Steak and Seafood, Pismo Beach, CA

Vista Steak and Seafood

4.5
4.5
456 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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Booked 40 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 456 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great views, food, service. Best steak and seafood in the area.

  2. JS

    JeannieS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    So nice to see this place reopen. Extra good that it's part of the Ada's/Rosa's family. We come to Pismo every year for a family getaway and love these restaurants. The food was good. The atmosphere nice -- like the remodel with the dark blues and opening up the spaces. Minor complaints -- not enough staff and my daughter thought her steak was dry. The host/assistant manager(?) was very friendly and helped out with service. Glad to see this here next to Kon Tiki. Parking lot was full, so hoping it thrives.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening spent with business associates. Everything was perfect!

  4. JF

    JeffF

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    I’m a monthly, at least, patron of Vista and normally make reservations. Twice now I have asked for special requests and both times for no apparent reason the requests fell on deaf ears. The last time was on 6-22-22. I made reservations for 6 at 5:30 a month ahead of time via Open Table. Two weeks prior to the reservation, we were dining at Vista and requested a table by the window for the 6-22 reservation. The hostess indicated she would note it. When we arrived on 6-22-22 for the reservation, we were seated by the bar. A table for 6 by the window was vacant about 4 minutes after we were seated. Bottom line, it appears Vista is not concerned with special requests. Very good food, but I’m finding out customer service is extremely lacking.

  5. l

    likeeatingout

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Great view. Lamb chops excellent. Server and busser worked great as a team. Wonderful mud pie for desert.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Well appointed restaurant with unbeatable ambiance. Great location. Food very good. We ordered light lunch, salad and crab cakes.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second time eating at Vista’s and it did not let us down one bit. Amazing staff from the start with the hostess, the bus boys, and the waiter. I brought my out of town family and they were so delighted by everything. The food is great portions and tasty. Also the manger was check with all the tables making sure everything was to their liking. Great job Vista’s staff, we will differently be coming back.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Father’s Day Dinner

  9. RR

    RodneyR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were 20 minutes late for our dinner reservation and I called to let them know ahead of time. Thankfully it was not a problem though it seemed fairly busy this Father’s Day. Our waitress was super friendly, attentive, and very polite which we both noted afterwards. Kudos to her and the busy bussing staff. I ordered the rack of lamb meal and my wife ordered the shrimp tacos in addition to one of their flatbread offerings which we both shared. The glass of Pinot Noir was nice with a fairly decent pour. The food was very tasty and filling which unfortunately didn’t leave much space for dessert afterwards. It was an enjoyable and memorable dinner experience. We finished shortly before sunset and the panoramic view was one of the best especially if you get a window table. One of our choices when visitors come to town.

  10. NL

    NicoleL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, what a beautiful restaurant with amazing views and ambiance! More importantly, the service and food were top notch! We will be back and we will be sharing our thoughts on this new location with others!

  11. SP

    SteveP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You won't find a more beautiful ocean view at any other restaurant on the Central Coast. The service was well-timed and appropriately friendly. My wife had the lobster risotto with scallops and shrimp and I had the New York steak with gorgonzola sauce. Both were excellent! Can't wait to go back and try other menu items. Great wine selection and a good pour by the glass. Prices are on the high end, but worth every penny!

  12. LH

    LuanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice remodel and everything was just terrific! Thank you for a nice meal with my family

  13. DS

    DeniseS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and great service. The cioppino was wonderful and the clam chowder delicious! Great service and fab views!!

  14. TV

    ToddV

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It’s about as good as you’ll find in Pismo. As for the food, the raw oysters were warm and generally disgusting. The pasta was WAY overcooked to the point it was mush. I suggest the cook look up the term al dente and put it into practice. Otherwise, the food was good enough and the view is spectacular.

  15. LM

    LaurieM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved visiting your steakhouse!! Service was fabulous. Food was delicious. Ambience was wonderful and to top it off we were blessed with tons of whales feeding right out the windows!!! So yes, the VIEW is spectacular!!!!

  16. PV

    PatV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Entrees we ordered were Sanddabs & Fish & Chips. Sanddabs, rice, & veggies were average; Fish & Chips-the fish had too much breading & mushy texture, chips were acceptable. Our expectations were to experience exceptional cuisine for such high $ entrees. Perhaps other entrees on the menu are a higher standard. Vista offers beautiful ocean views but we don't plan to dine there in the future.

  17. AM

    AlyssaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance. Would definitely come back. Dominic was our waiter and did a great job.

  18. S

    Smitty614

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mostly five stars, but only four for ambience in spite of the GORGEOUS view and watching the sunset from a window table-- just because of the noise level. Haven't had this trouble before, but it was so noisy it was hard to converse at our small table. Other than that, this is still our Special Occasion favorite, with excellent service, delicious food (something for all palates and budgets), and that unparalleled view. My husband and sister had wonderful seafood dishes, I had mussels, BIL had BBQ ribs, and we all enjoyed it! It was my birthday night out and was nearly perfect.

  19. GT

    GregT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have dinner in Pismo.

  20. PA

    PollyA

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the seafood is super fresh and beautifully prepared! We had the sea bass, halibut special and the sand dabs. All excellent! Thanks!

  21. S

    Sammay

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Unfortunately, it was late so we couldn’t see the view.

  22. JG

    JenniferG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Took a little bit to be waited on initially. I would definitely return!

  23. J

    Jan673

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The view from Vista is wonderful. One of our guests thought the fish & chips was oily, and another didn't like the bacon bits on the steak salad, as they were hard as a rock with no taste. However, the shrimp tacos that I had were very tasty and the French onion soup very good.

  24. RM

    RhondaM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We had a great meal . Made a reservation online and table was available right on time . Service from the front door to table , wait staff and server Michael were excellent. I just feel like the ambiance falls short and didn’t quite match the exceptional service and high price point.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal, service and ambiance!

  26. T

    Tdubb

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a great meal at Vista so has not disappointed. The buss boy ( we know him) the waitress both excellent. Thanks Doug your restaurant is great !

  27. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent. The view is spectacular. The wait staff is topnotch. And they make the best lemon drop martini in town. My husband is handicapped but the design of the building makes access so easy.

  28. DT

    Dinner4Two

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vista has become our place for celebratory dinners. This visit was in honor of our 43rd wedding anniversary. Andrew was our server and he definitely knows how to make you feel both special and at home. The food here is very good. We started with the Cheese platter just because it was a special night. Probably not worth the $22 but it did have some interesting selections (the salami was great). My wife has the Short Ribs and I had the Sirloin Steak. Both meals were delicious and plentiful. Half of the food came home with us for another meal. Dessert was Chocolate Cake with substituted Coffee Ice Cream. The cake was great...The Coffee ice cream was a little lacking in flavor but had great texture. Andrew and the Bus Boy were both very attentive. Andrew spent a good deal of time talking with the guests. He's been in the business for a while and knows how to make people feel welcome. The manager check with us on the way out to make sure we were happy. Of course the big thing that you go here for in addition to a great meal is the great view. The restuarant sits high on a bluff over looking the sands of Pismo Beach and the blue of the Pacific Ocean. We were there on a "chamber of commerce day" and the view couldn't have been better out the large picture windows. Yes it was a pricey meal, but we sure enjoyed our special day!

  29. LD

    LewisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was once called Steamers - but they folded - This new owner has keep this place to almost its original - great food and ambience and ocean views to die for - you will need a reservation to get into this wonderful place

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Overall the experience was nice however th

  31. GA

    GaryA

    Los Angeles

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    View is spectacular. Smoked salmon flatbread was delicious same with the oyster Rockefeller’s. Steaks was very tasty and presented well. Our server, Michael was on point. We will definitely go back .

  32. AK

    AndyK

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious seared scallops 👍

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing! We became so used to mediocre service after the pandemic that we forgot what good service feels like. The staff at Vista Steak went above and beyond to make us feel special! The view there is amazing - all tables offer a view. Food is very tasty and well prepared and staff is friendly, accommodating and prompt. I definitely will recommend Vista Steak and Seafood to all my friends! This a hidden jewel in Pismo Beach!

  34. DC

    DerekC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to Vista did not disappoint. The service was crisp, the food was both tasty and in good portions. We will definitely be back.

  35. SH

    StevenH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pismo Car Show weekend

  36. SS

    ShirleyS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sons birthday. Everything was awesome ‼️thank you👍🏼👏🏼

  37. MM

    MrsMike

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Beautiful view, but noisy restaurant, which made it not very relaxing. Hostesses could be friendlier, but they are young. Drinks were good.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch spot for business or pleasure

  39. S

    Sand

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    You are paying for the view! So get ready for a pricey meal, and make sure you have secured a table that "drinks in" the best view along that stretch of coastline. For example, the sand dabs at "Ada's", their sister restaurant in Pismo Beach (with no view) are exactly the same as the dabs here at "Vista", but $6 less . . . AND at "Ada's" you can chooses your side dish.

  40. L

    Lizz

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Not the caliber of food and service I was hoping for. Bar service was poor. Cocktail waitress did not even look at us. Dinner service was good. Burrata appetizer did not come with crostini, weird. Entrées and desserts were good, with the exception of the carrot cake, so bland it no one ate it.

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 456 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 40 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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