Ventana Grill

4.6
1701 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill.
With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach immerses guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world. Dine surrounded by the rhythmic serenade of waves crashing on the beach below. The stylish dining room sits perched on a coastal bluff, treating guests to an endless view of azure blue and rich red sunsets.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Someone in this kitchen knows how to cook!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I ordered the salmon special was kinda cold and bland but over all the whole experience was great.

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WM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Fabulous view. The service was very slow but it was a busy night. Servers were polite and knowledgeable. This was our second visit and the quality of the food this time compared to our last visit - over a year ago - was disappointing. The shrimp and scallops portions were small and not very flavorful. The mole had heat but not much flavor. Maybe it was an off night but we were disappointed.

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GW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Salmon was way over done. Inedible. Very disappointing

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, great view!

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PB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress did not take our order until 45" after we had been served our water and advised, after we had our bills, that Ventana no longer offers a discount to locals (which we mentioned up front). Other staff were accommodating and food delicious as usual.

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OP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way for a lovely lunch with friends. We didn’t feel rushed!

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and enjoy the view of the sea and coast line. Service was on point and atmosphere real nice. People friendly place and clean restaurant. Food was very good and dessert was really good ! Only thing that I can say was the stuffed bell pepper could have had more of the sea food in that they what is was going to have in it. I will go back again for sure.

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DH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ventana Grill never disappoints us !
Sunday Brunch, lunches with friends and best of all romantic dinners with my husband ! The meal is wonderful and the service is so accommodating!

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G
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely meal in the Sunset Room. It was the perfect spot to watch the sunset over San Luis Bay.

The cocktails were very good. The ribeye was excellent.

The prices were very reasonable for good food in a prime seaside location.

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F
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, prompt friendly food and bar service, nice atmosphere underscored by ocean views from all around the restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Ventana Grill! The food was terrific, the waiter was very personable and efficient and the table and ambiance were superb! I love this place!

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l
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place to celebrate a birthday! Great food, service, and ambiance! The food is always fresh and delicious..... be sure to save room for the Mud Pie dessert!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our last night in Pismo and wanted a great place to eat. One of the locals told us about this place so we went! Our server Jeremy was great. His demeanor fit ours very well. We came to Pismo for our honeymoon so he made it special for us. The whole dining experience was awesome. It was the most reasonable of any of the establishments we visited on our trip and the food was excellent. Try this place!

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j
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Ventana Grill exceeds my expectations. My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is always super attentive.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food area was cramped. There was no food/menu information at the table to see what was available. Some food looked as if it had been sat a while. Generally a poor selection and variety. The worst all you can eat brunch I’ve been to.

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C
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch overlooking the ocean

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything and everyone

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B
San Joaquin
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint, we come here for the shrimp cocktail appetizer every time. It is the BEST. The view is spectacular, the staff is always friendly and the food is fantastic.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the location, views and ambience. The food was very good and we would definitely go back. Highly recommend this restaurant to tourists and locals.

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came in for my moms birthday and the server was amazing! His name was christian and he was so sweet and helpful and so kind. We got a beautiful booth table with a view of the ocean and it was so amazing watching the thunder and lightning while celebrating my moms birthday:) it was an amazing experience. All I could say was that my flat iron steak was very salty. But I loved my experience.

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PE
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had an excellent time there and I will return someday to have those halibut fish tacos! 😋

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LB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, was fabulous as usual, have never had a bad meal, even when they are very busy, the service is superb.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were wonderful. Unfortunately, there was a large group of ladies at the table next to us and they were screaming loud the entire dinner. It took away from the gorgeous ambience but I would definitely go back. The house made tortillas were to die for.

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OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Zach was an awesome server and all of his recommendations were awesome!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the most amazing dining experience! From the time we arrived for our reservation we were treated warmly. The server, April, even helped my husband navigate the menu to find the best options for his dietary needs. The food and service were impeccable! We will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The salmon was dry. The sides need some seasoning. The filet was good but should of been great. A dash of salt would been nice. The best thing was the appetizer ahi nachos and coconut margarita.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very flavorfull meal & great view. Highly recommend a drink in the bar with the gorgeous antique" rainn forest oak wood bat top"

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice and outgoing. Everything went well ❤️ Nasa’s Wife

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch. Strongly recommended.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was superb, overall best place I've ate at in Pismo!! Cannot wait to come again

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Zachary, made our dining experience one to remember! He was courteous, helpful, timely and friendly. I would highly recommend Ventana Grill-the food, ambiance and service are at the top of my dining list!

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! We would definitely return and recommend.

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R
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding however I was very disappointed. I had requested a dessert with a candle in the special request area of Open Table and it was totally ignored. This was a special birthday dinner which was not recognized by the restaurant as I requested.

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BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view, great food and excellent friendly service. What more could one ask for?

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waitress - she had descriptions and opinions about each dish. Food was great and interesting! Our table and view was perfection. Only wish we had an earlier reservation to stare at the view longer. It is the best view I've ever seen. Thank you!

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were two couples celebrating two birthdays. I always get fish and chips here and it’s always excellent. With the restaurant being right on the ocean the view is great. The noise level is manageable so we were actually able to carry on a conversation.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ventana is a go to for special occasions for us. Sheri has been are favorite server, and we got to enjoy her
again last night!

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