NOTICE: WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING COUNTER SERVICE VIA OUR TALENTED TEAM OF BARTENDERS.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food was good, I just wish there were more menu items to choose from.
They had no table reserved for us. All the outside tables were full, so we left.
Drinks were good. Just a bit noisy being in the lobby.
It was an odd experience. Go to the bar to order food and they were disorganized and not particularly attentive. Food is delivered to the table but if you want a refill you go back inside to order. The menu was limited but the food was good.
We went for a late lunch and sat outside on the deck. We had a burger (yummy) and a pasta dish (also yummy but rich).
Service was excellent. I ordered the pepperoni pizza and it was good. Drinks were good. Great place for a meet up.
Made a reservation days in advance for an outdoor table. There is a host that does not check reservations, says it’s first come first serve, and there is no server. Not worth the money or experience. We walked out. Disappointing for a preplanned celebration evening. Reservations are obsolete.
Great location & good drinks. Pricey and the menu indicated a happy hour that was not present when I arrived.
Un lugar en donde tienes que atenderte personalmente las bebidas las pides en la barra antes de sentarte
Beautiful setting good food and service was fine given the co-vid related restrictions
The terrace is nice and has beautiful views. The service is good and the food as well but they do not have a great variety.
Had the fish tacos & a beer. The fish was tough and chewy like rubber. It tasted just like it was freezer burned. Yuk. A fitness class was going on below us and their music was competing with the restaurant’s music. Beautiful view though. Outside dining only. It was chilly even with their heaters on. Overall, a disappointment.
Thank you so much Natalie and Eman for making our dinner such a wonderful experience!
Why would you charge 15% for service automatically on the ticket if you offer no service?
I left an additional 20% regardless because Im in the hospitality industry.
Place the order at the bar. No one checked on us after dropping off our food.
$10 for a slice of toast with some avocado spread on it?
$6 black coffee in a leaking paper cup.
I had to pay $12 for parking even though they mentioned 3 first hrs free with validation.
We were there only 2 hrs.
Very Beautiful restaurant with great view, amazing service and delicous food!
Great views and really good food
Good food, but a very limited menu. The service was outstanding.
Obviously the view was worth it, but service and food wasn’t good.
Amazing view ! Great service! Awesome happy hour! Delicious breakfast !! Honestly weather you’re a local or a just visiting SD check it out !!!
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the happy hour, breakfast and received great service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and creating more great experiences for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Excellent service and ambience. The drinks were great and the menu options were pleasing. We were encouraged multiple times to return and were checked on throughout the meal. Overall a fantastic experience and we will be returning for happy hour soon
Hello Juwan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that the drinks were great and you enjoyed the variety on the menu. We look forward to welcoming you back for happy hour soon! Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Excellent food and service!
Our server Diego was amazing!! We will definitely be back just to see him again!
Hello Taylor, Thank you so much for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that Diego created a wonderful experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vistal Bar + Restaurant! Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
The beet and burrata appetizer was a perfect blend of flavors. Everything else was without flavor, which was disappointing. We went on Valentine's Day and the live music was so loud that we couldn't hear each other speak. The outside seating might have been a better experience
Hi Katrina, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that the beet and burrata appetizer you found to be delicious, but we are very sorry about the rest of your experience. We take our guest feedback very seriously and will be reviewing your feedback with our team. Thank you again, we hope in the future we have the opportunity to welcome you back and create a better experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
🧡 has amazing experience! Thank you
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Outdoor seating was great but can be chilly for dinner even with heaters. Great food and sunset view!
Nothing special. Cobb salad was small and had few ingredients. Sandwich beef was greasy and fat. I wouldn’t return. Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52 for example are much better,
Great way to start your day eating breakfast outdoors with a fantastic view.
Hello, Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed starting your day at Vistal Bar + Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Typical hotel menu. Expensive and average. Should have gone downstairs to Del Frisco’s...expensive and great.
The bar staff, however, was great. Friendly and attentive.
Hello Dan, We are sorry to hear that we did not create an exceptional experience for you in our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you did enjoy the bar staff and that they were friendly and attentive. We hope in the future you will give us another chance to impress so that we may create a 5 star experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Food was ok, service was bad
Hello, We are very sorry to hear that we did not create a good experience for you. We are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance, but are disappointed to hear that our service and food did not meet your expectations, nor our own. We hope in the future you will return to Vistal and we have the opportunity to create a better experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
The New Year’s Eve five course meal was horrible. It wasn’t worth the price paid.
Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the New Year's Eve dinner. We hope that in the future we have the opportunity to welcome you back and create a better experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
The New Years Eve 5 course meal was way over priced. It seems like we would be at a very nice restaurant but it was just the place where breakfast is served right next to the bar. I have no problem spending the money. $120 per person and $55 wine plus tip. Almost $400. Our waitress forgot our desserts. We had People sitting behind us kissing at the bar. Again this was postponed as a 5 course NYE dinner up to midnight....rooftop (3rd floor). Food was ok. But for the money go to PF Changs. Staff was all wearing random uniforms. Our waitress was wearing a fleece jacked like she was working at the golf course. The whole thing was just organized. Nowhere on the website said that there was no fireworks on the harbor. The band was mediocre band playing on other side of the bar. We sat at the bar earlier in the night and it took 10-15 minutes to get our first drink. When we showed up to the Vistal the hostess said - it will be a minute -the gal is seating someone else. Another couple showed up behind us and she took them to their table. Why didn't she take us to ours. It was just silly. Overall the Intercontinental is a beautiful hotel but the the staff and the ambiance was just really lacking. I never have written a review but I wouldn't come back.
Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations, nor our own. We take guest feedback very seriously and will be passing along your feedback internally so that we may continue to improve. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review, we hope that you might give us a second chance so that we may create a great experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
This was a marvelous way to ring in the New Year...Excellent 3 course meal with a rich wine pairing and fine service!
Hello Kari, Thank you so much for the great review, and for spending your holiday with us! We are thrilled to hear that you found it to be a marvelous way to ring in the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vistal Bar + Restaurant in the future. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
No one checks the plate when leaving the kitchen to determine if it is up to standards for guest consumption.
We got seated immediately, recommended exquisite cocktails and the service was super friendly! Would definitely recommend for a chill evening out.
We had a table for 12. They were ready for us early. Great service. Felt special.
The restaurant is a bit pricy, but worth it for a special occasion.
Pretty good restaurant option in the area. Great service.
One guest was charged 3 times for 3 different amounts. Food was great. Service was awful this time.
Hello, We are very sorry to hear that you did not receive good service during your time at Vistal. We would like to make things right and ensure that your charges are corrected. We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and create a better experience for you. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
The decor is open and airy. Views are amazing. Service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We loved Brittany.
The food was inventive, seasonal, delicious and flavorful.
We all enjoyed our meals.
Robin, Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our dishes, views, and that Brittany was able to create a great experience. We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Bar + Restaurant
Awesome dinner! Great service! Great view! Creative menu!
Hello Carol, We are thrilled that you enjoyed the service, view, and dinner! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Kendall McCreary Vistal Restaurant + Bar
Vistal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 535-0485.
Vistal is rated 4.3 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.