Food was good and plentiful.
Scenery was fantastic.
Birthdays. Everything went quite well. The food was excellent as was the service. And a couple of bowls of ice cream as a surprise for the birthdays. They tasted as good as they looked.
Our favorite restaurant and they always do it well.
We try to get to Brunch every other month. We take our time and are never rushed. Service is always exceptional. For small groups this restaurant ROCKS!
Most amazing view with great food! Everyone in our family of 7 was thoroughly pleased!
Fantastic gem of the central California coast. Sometimes it seems like there's no where left to absorb the beauty of our beaches, then you come up on a restaurant like Ventana. The service was excellent and accommodated my elderly parents with some mobility issues by giving us the closest table in a corner with spectacular ocean views.
Highly recommend for a family / friends gathering for brunch or lunch.
The ceviche was completely, ridiculously delicious.
Scenic place with very good and fresh Mexican food :)
Arrived in time to watch sunset from the deck, it's an amazing view. Had a drink at the bar while waiting for my table. This place is popular, so definitely book ahead via OpenTable. Was waited on by one of the most friendly and attentive waiters I've had in a long time. The Ahi poke was generously sized and delicious. In fact all the portions were generous, come hungry or plan to take some extra home. Will be coming back here again next time I'm in Pismo.
Would recommend for an evening out. Service was great and food very good. They recognized our request for a window table seating and it was a great view of the sunset.
A little loud for a business dinner, but the food quality and detailed service of our waiter Nathan was worth it. With a few customers nearby, we'll definitely be back.
to offer more fish fillets for lunch...i.e. offer dinner menu items (some anyway) during the lunch shift
Essen ok, Service unorganisiert
Ventana Grill is located above the cliff at Pismo Beach with a beautiful ocean view. The dining room has a nice warm and cozy feeling. The host/hostes were very nice when greeting customers and our server did a wonderful job for recommendations of meals. We were able to sit by the window as requested when I made the reservation. We were able to watch the beautiful sunset during our dinner. It was a very memorable dinner for sure.
Food was not good. Service was blah.
Great experience, fantastic food and drink.
Had an amazing dinner at Ventana Grill! Our waitress, April was extremely professional, attentive and friendly. Will be back soon!
The staff was more than happy to take part in my request to make my boyfriend's birthday dinner special. They made sure to wish him a Happy Birthday as soon as we were seated and also brought a special birthday desert (candle and all) for him at the end of the meal. Our cocktails were delicious and the fresh tortillas with salsas and cinnamon sugar butter sides were great starters. We will be back.
amazing view. great service.
some dishes are excellent (molcajete is a must try, flat iron steak is good), some are just ok (tuna tartar). overall good value.
The service was absolutely great. Our waitress went out of her way to insure everything was great. The view was magnificent and the food was great. I would definitely go back and recommend it to someone else.
Views were amazing. Server was awesome. Food choices were a mixed bag. Crab encrusted Mahi was lacking crab. Appetizers were awesome.
Food and atmosphere were very good. The server left a bit to be desired.
It was another great experience! Beautiful view, and great food. We love the halibut fish and chips, halibut tacos, and mud pie. Marcus was a wonderful server, as usual.
We have visited Ventana Grill a handful of times. A bit disappointed that there were no crayons or kid friendly activity menu this time. The waitress also neglected to offer any type of dessert in honor of my 40th Birthday. Perhaps restaurants do not offer this type of service anymore. Otherwise the Coconut Mojito, seabass entree, and view of the ocean do not compare to anywhere else! It was a Monday night and the place was booked solid - be sure to reserve your seats early if you plan to visit.
Our server, Cristian was excellent. Food was delicious!
Amazing the food is immaculate, and the service as well. For the price I don’t think you can get better than this place. Best seafood pasta I’ve ever had, and it was under 20.00. Great place
We were placed on the table right by the kitchen doors and had to ask twice to be moved even though there were open tables. The girl was very reluctant to move us. I had to send my salmon main course back as it was over cooked and cold. On a positive note our waiter and the other staff were excellent and very attentive and the ribs and nachos were pretty good. I think a complimentary drink or dessert would have been a nice touch to make up for the terrible main course.
Wonderful experience. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable about the items on the menu and gave helpful advice. The food was presented in an appealing manner and tasted so good. I did not feel rushed. I will definitely be back again.
Did not get the table we expected because one person in our party cancelled in the last minute. Service was not terrific but they were clearly short staffed. Food was great.
I was not happy with the service I received with our group of 9. First off two of us arrived early and wanted to sit at the bar and have a drink while we waited for our group. They told me they would let me know when the rest of the group arrived but they did not. I waited at the bar for an additional 15 minutes before asking reception. At that point they told me they forgot to let me know they arrived. Another small annoyance was that I couldn't transfer my bar tab to my dinner bill. My biggest issue is that the server was rude when she cam to take our order I asked her to start at the other end of the table. She said "I'll be back" and walked away. I asked for a wine menu and it took her a really long time to come back and get my order. Another person asked for another beer and waited a long time as well and then had to remind her about it. To which she replied rudely "I didn't know you wanted another beer". No apology. Once we received our food we didn't see her again until long after the tables had been cleared. She never came back to check on us. It is a pity because the location is epic and the food is good however I think it is too highly priced for what it is. If the service was great the price wouldn't even be an issue thought because it would have been worth the experience. Too bad.
Great view with dinner. Go slightly early to get a window booth. And bring sunglasses. Menu has changed to include more of a Caribbean feel. Tasty. Halibut ceviche was good. If you stay next door at the ShoreCliff Hotel, show you room key for a 10-percent discount. Can be crowded so get reservations.
What a wonderful place to stop for lunch on the coast! Food was amazing, even though we didn’t order the best things on the menu. The views were unparalleled! Highly recommend
Always my favorite place to take friends for Happy Hour, watch sunset,Lunch or fancy Dinner,food always great,as well as service.
Delicious food! Can’t wait to go back on our next getaway!
Are dinner was excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection.
we'd love to see the dinner menu offered for lunch as well.
This was our second trip to Ventana grill. We were very impressed for the second. Everything was delicious and unique. Our server Colton was the best. Their philosophy is obviously to serve and delight at every level. Can't wait to go back
Great meal, as usual. Ashley was a fantastic server, and Lauren, the manager on duty, has such a wonderful personality. Going to Ventana Grill is a highlight for my wife and I. The staff makes you feel like family.
Everything was excellent. Great location with magnificent sunset views. Outstanding food and service.
Just celebrating spring break along with my daughter and her little friend we decided to take them to enjoy the views in the food we personally have been there before many times it’s hit and miss as far as service the food is always consistent very very delicious. Our server I believe her name was Jessica I’m not that sure that we sat in the table next to the windows facing the ocean. She was let’s say just there for a paycheck and a tip. The table in front of the table in the back and the table to the side of or told about the daily specials we weren’t I don’t know why. She was just nonchalant no WOW factor about the service at the food like I say is hands-down exceptional from the soup to the wine to the main course and not to mention the homemade corn and flour tortillas to die for. This place would be simply just amazing and just focus on treating everybody equally the same with exceptional exceptional service. Our reservations were at 4:30 PM for for the restaurant was not busy and we enjoyed as well of the girls eating next to the Pacific ocean. I wish we would’ve had the waitress next to us she was very talkative and bubbly.
I have been to Ventana grill several times. I love the views. This particular time was not my best experience. The waitress basically ignored us. I had to flag her down several times. I don’t feel like she was just having a bad day. She was very attentive to the table next to us even offering a locals discount and champagne. I’m sure I’ll go back for the view but I sure hope I never get her as a waitress again.
Ventana Grill has the best view of the water. You can see from Pismo to Avila. Be sure to ask for a window seat near sunset. The food is consistently fantastic. We have had everything from seafood to steak to enchiladas and loved every dish. The homemade tortillas and honey butter are delicious. The bar is spectacular and the wine list is plentiful. You can take your favorite bottle (up to 2 and no corkage fee)! Make sure to bet a reservation.