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.
Fantastic service and great location
Its ok. Food is inconsistent. My fiish was drowned in beurre blanc sauce. Poor waitres over worked, ununder staffed.
Always a great experience and great service
Every staff member was very welcoming and friendly from the moment we walked up to the Reception desk. Our Server explained the layout. This was greatly appreciated. He continued to check back with us regularly. The food was beautifully prepared and very delicious. I am local and will definitely look forward to the next Sunday brunch. We have enjoyed dinner many times. First time for brunch.
The food was amazing. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was excellent. The drinks were delicious, loved the coconut mojito. Will be back soon
We have eaten there twice and both times the meals were fantastic. Highly recommend you get a reservation through open table. We walked in and were seated quickly while others were waiting for a table.
Great place to eat and see the ocean. Food is outstanding.
A must eat at place to go.
Great experience. Great ambiance, stunning water views. Food was better than average. Service was very prompt and friendly.
We made this reservation for the view, but Ventana Grill is so much more. We arrived early and decided to wait at the bar. The bartenders were very friendly and our drinks were excellent. At the time of our reservation they sat us at a beautiful sunset view table. Our server made great suggestions for appetizers, the server also suggested that we step out on the deck for some awesome photos. The Mac and cheese stuffed pepper was delicious. Our entrees were also very enjoyable. This is definitely worth the trip.
Food was excellent. The mud pie was to die for.
Consistent quality, creative specials, lovely atmosphere and great service. I only wish I lived closer!
It was pretty good, I feel like they should have more on their menu though.
We had a great time. Started with Halibut cerveci. Light and delicious. We both had the sea bass. Fabulous with pumpkin seed crust, perfectly cooked. The sauteed spinach with apricots and garlic was outstanding.
Great service, delicious food, best margaritas on the coast and breathtaking ocean views!
As always great place for our Book Club meeting. Service and server were great.
Service was horrible, food was over cooked and tasteless
Great meal and ambience. Watched the sunset over a glass of wine. Had the specials and loved them. Great place for any occasion.
Our evening started with great drinks overlooking the ocean. This was our Wedding Anniversary and it went very well. The food was very good, the service was excellent and we had a wonderful Anniversary celebration. Our server brought champagne and and a nice desert to share. The Ventana Grill made sure our evening was perfect and we want to thank them for all that they did for us! It was all topped off with a beautiful sunset, we could not ask for any more!
You want spicy...then order: Arrachera Steak & Shrimp Molcajete - grilled black tiger shrimp, skirt steak, chorizo, jumbo scallions, shishito peppers, nopalitos, avocado, molcajete salsa, queso panela, corn tortillas.
You want very tasty sea food...then order: Pipián Sea Bass - pumpkin seed crusted, pipián verde, seared spinach, tequila soaked apricots, oven roasted spiced pepitas.
Both were prepared well and served hot and tasty.
Definitely a restaurant to which we shall return!
Sadly, we did not have a good experience and we were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ordered our drinks and fish and chips at the same time. The food was delivered to our table within 3 minutes, before our drinks or the tortillas that are offered. The fish was dry. We're thinking it was left over from lunch time. We heard other wait staff explaining the Specials. We didn't hear anything about the Specials. We had to flag a wait person down to order another round of drinks.
I said Yes to recommending the Ventana Grill because I think it was an isolated case.
Ventana Grill is always a great place to go. The food and service are excellent, and the view is amazing!
Great restaurant right on the oceanfront with fabulous food, wonderful drinks and outstanding service. Came for our brother's birthday, and it was really outstanding. 5 stars
Our first time here, birthday dinner. The food was excellent and our server was superb. Have heard nothing buy good reviews about this restaurant, all true. Will definitely return
Food is great and you cannot beat the wonderful view. Sometimes when you are there you can see the whales! Great place to go for food and views!
My first time here for lunch. The lunch menu is a wonderful and innovative as dinner. Wonderful view during the day and food is top notch as always.
Great and friendly services!
Great views of the ocean and sunset!
Love this place. Great food, drinks and service. Best views in town. And the pelicans💕
Service, location and food was great
Excellent sopes and fish n chips! Perfect dinner and awesome sunset!!!
Whenever we stay in Pismo Beach we eat at Ventana Grill. The food is excellent, service too. The restaurant sits right on the ocean what more could one ask. 5 stars
Food was good, a little pricey for the overall experience. Service started great then tampered off as the food arrived an due needed assistance. So the overall rating was good (not great).
Their view of sunset on the balcony is spectacular! Must book around the sunset time or you'll miss it!
The portion of food is big! I was so surprised to see my "bowl" of chowder served to me~two can't finish it! That was really a good old American size of a "bowl".
The views were stunning and the food was delicious!
Great find on our drive down the coast. We were craving sea food and Ventana Grill delivered! Great food and great service. Also, the view is spectacular!
Go at sunset!! Wonderful drinks and food. Probably the best halibut cerviche we ever sampled. Get the clam chowder too, it’s full of clams.
Need more servers , but we had a very friendly server but she had too many to wait on.
Wife steak top
With crab not so good . Meat was okay and only very small portions of crab. Drinks were great
View was great , my seafood pasta was very good.
I wanted a reservation for 12:30 pm but the app only had noon or 1pm so I selected 1pm and just showed up at 12:30pm. The very friendly hostess was able to seat us immediately. Food was great and we were shocked it was much less than we expected. Going to Red Lobster would have been more expensive and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Beautiful location right on the cliffs of Pismo Beach. We are locals, but haven't gone there in a couple years due to having 1 and 3 year old kids. But EVERYONE was kid friendly. Even the other customers there weren't bothered by the occasional loud sounds coming from our children. I highly recommend this place. We've had the brunch a couple years back and it was great as well. The chimichanga with Pork is out of this world! They put a bunch of cheese and fry it perfectly. The home made Chocolate Pie thing was divine, but it must have been 1,000 calories alone!
The Ventana Grill truly has a lot going for it. The location is amazing, the food is fantastic, and our server, April, was great. I highly recommend the Strawberry Limeade.
Was really disappointed in this recent visit. My boyfriend and I have celebrated our anniversary before at Ventana Grill and our anniversary was acknowledged. This visit my notes on the reservation was completely dismissed.
Our server April was outstanding. Very good staff.
Not a long wait for food, which was great.
We highly recommend.