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Big Bay Boom at Vistal 2021!$125.00 per personPrepaid
Jul 4, 2021 onlyA front-row dining experience to Big Bay Boom 2021! Included with your table is 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, welcome display of California Cheeses and San Diego Charcuturie, Spring Salad Starter, Choice of Entree, and seasonal cheesecake. Additional food or beverage will be handled through the service team per standard restaurant procedure. Price is valid for party of 4. For inquiries over 4, please contact email@example.com. Book early space is extremely limited! All other seating at Vistal (indoor dining) will be available only on a first come, first serve basis.
- 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
If I wanted to eat at a decent place. I better have servers serving me. Instead, you have to literally walk to the bar and the bartender takes your order to hand it out to the kitchen staff. I get it, we’re in Covid times. But that’s NOT the way to serve your guests or customers. The view outside is nice though. Will I ever eat there again? Maybe if they get it together!
Okay, food good but will not return
The worst tasting food I’ve had in the area. Fish tacos were stinking. The fish was not fresh. Chicken was undercooked in the salad wrap. Overall a crappy place for food.
Amazing view, great burger and cocktails
A bit overpriced for having to place our order at the bar and food then brought to the table. Server seemed annoyed when we asked for waters and never once came by to ask how we were doing. Yet, a 15% gratuity was automatically added to the total. it also seemed very short-staffed when we were there. The person who welcomed guests (very friendly & efficient) also took their orders AND had to step aside and make specialty coffees and cocktails. Food and view were good, though!
The best food we had while we were in SD! Would totally go back! Beautiful views, too!
Self seat, self order at bar , cocktail barman looked very experienced I was impressed however martini glass too small so the remains got thrown away ! Fish tacos bland , cheeseboard was terrible - looked like leftovers from my fridge . Little kids running riot on the patio . We were staying at the hotel which was nice but Unf wouldn’t again . No service as such and no one running the show . Friday night and empty restaurant , not surprised we would not recommend or go back
Terrible experience, didnt even eat there, no food just drinks , servers were rude and no help
Overall good. Only critique was that no one served us, we had to ask where to sit, when to order etc as if no one knew what was going on, but not the end of the world. Overall nice food, good view and reasonable price.
This outing was for Mother’s Day. Everything was great until our tables were attacked by a seagull that kept circling around the outside eating area. I had to move my mother inside because she was uncomfortable. I loved the food and service though. Nice staff
Incredible view makes everything a great value on the menu! Service was also on point. Grateful for a solid brunch experience for Mother’s Day!
We picked vístal based on other reviews and photos that made it appear appealing. When we arrived, we were taken to our table outside and told we had to order everything back inside on our own. Really the only thing this place had going for them was the view. It didn’t seem so much a restaurant as it did a hotel bar. The drinks were tasty but the food experience was not great. The burger that I ordered medium rare came out cooked all the way through and when I asked for it to be refired, it took more than 35 minutes before food was brought out. At this point I had already gotten up and asked for our bill and did not want the burger anymore because the party I was with had finished eating much earlier than the 30 min window that had passed.
View at Vistal is awesome. We had apps and drinks, which were pricey, but to be expected with the location. Downside is there really isn't very good signage of building and/or parking. It appears they have two parking options, but they don't. First figure out the correct building and park in that structure. We parked in the building adjacent and learned the hard way they are not connected. Luckily Fabian from ACE Parking was roaming the area as I'm assuming the parking confusion here happens frequently. Fabian helped us get a refund since the validation didn't work where we parked. With the parking validation we saved $18, which makes the Vistal experience a little more manageable.
First impression: the staff - knowledgable and friendly.
Second impression: the view: "An elevated view of San Diego Bay, the USS Midway and sunsets over the Pacific lets you take in the city on your terms.'
Food: Waygu burgers! Amazing salmon. There's something for everyone.
Great view and would be perfect for just-drinks.
Order food however was clumsy with COVID protocols and was far from relaxing. From self-serve water, silverware, and waiting in line to order from a minimally staffed bar... It was time-consuming and not relaxing.
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
Vistal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 535-0485.
Vistal is rated 3.9 stars by 123 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.