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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Halibut Fish Tacos
grilled alaskan halibut, flour tortillas, jalapeño crema, green and red shredded cabbage, pico de gallo salsa
new england style, grilled parmesan ciabatta roll
tomato citrus coulis, cilantro, corn chips, cucumber avocado relish
Good food and great service
We would definitely go back again.
Excellent dining as always with amazing views
Loved the view and the food was amazing! We will be back!
We requested an outside table amd were pleasantly surprised to be seated at a corner table so close the the cliffs - the sounds of the waves and the sunset were exquisite.
Food delicious and nice service by Eric. Will go back, good job.
Really enjoyed our nice server Laura, beautiful view, and the sopa Aztecs, pork chop, sopes and the fresh made tortillas. Beware that the clams are in a very spicy broth.
The views at Ventana Grill cannot be beat. Service and food were great. We visited to celebrate our college graduate, and all our expectations were met. I'd recommend Ventana Grill as a place to celebrate any occasion.
Great at a great price. Excellent ocean and beach views.
Fantastic view, superb service, great food and phenomenal bar!
Great food and service. Had a reservation for 11:30, we requested an ocean view booth on the reservation.
When we arrived, the hostess acknowledged our reservation and then proceeded to seat us as far away from our requested booth.
I told her we requested a booth in front, it was on our reservation. As she looked around and we looked a round,
there was an open booth exactly where I requested.
We got that table after her arguing it was reserved!
I said again that's my reserved booth.
After this, as I have indicated, everything was fabulous...
View is wonderful. Enjoyed watching pelicans flying by. We will return.
Location: phenomenal views. Food was spectacular- unique blend of Latin and Mexican flavors. Service was attentive, informative and timely. Molcajete was outstanding- smoky and tangy. Would definitely return and recommend to others.
Best restaurant in pismo! Our server was awesome, the view was amazing and food was fab. I highly recommend this place!! We will definitely be back when back at the coast. Thank you!
Lunch menu was so reduced, little choice
We had a corner booth with the best view in the house. The coconut mojitos were incredible and our entrees were good for a reasonable price. We will be back!
—- can’t wait to come back
The only negative was there were some bones in the chorizo in the moljacete and the amaretto flan didn’t taste at all like amaretto— but was tasty
Always great food!
The whole experience was unbelievable, from the shrimp cocktail , coconut halibut, and the chimichanga steak to the fresh tortillas and salsa. Jake our waiter was very attentive and did an excellent job. To top it all off the owner came by our table to check on us! Thank you Ventana grill
Food tasty, service good. No lower priced dinner salads to accompany main course
The food we received was presented beautifully and tasted delicious1
Everything was amazing. Service was great the food was awesome and the view is unbelievable. It was a birthday dinner I will never forget
Great food as always. Was disappointed they didn’t acknowledge our Anniversary.
It’s all about that view!!!! Service was very pleasant but did not check back often enough. Food was good.
Fabulous! I've been waiting for a year to get back to the Ventana Grill. I sat in the back for the first time and loved it as much as the front. The view is spectacular there also. All tables have a wonderful view in this restaurant. Food is great and service is always wonderful!
This was our first visit to Ventana Grill based on other reviews, so we were expecting something very good. We were not disappointed. With this also being our first inside dining experience since the beginning of the pandemic, we felt very comfortable that the staff were keeping the guests safety at the forefront. Then the service was above par and the food delicious with very interesting and enticing offerings to choose from. Started by sharing the corn dusted calamari moving to our main meal of the coconut halibut and pumpkin seed coated sea bass. We were delighted with the cook on the fish and delicious accompaniments as well. We couldn’t decide on one so ordered both the amaretto flan and strawberry banana cheesecake wrap for dessert. Both unique and completely satisfying finishes to a wonderful dinner! We will be back and bring more family to enjoy the experience.
This is our favorite restaurant! The food is always great. Our waiter was like a wine steward, explaining each dish as he served it. Always a good time.
The food was sooooo good! Surprisingly good! And the view was just the cherry on top! I truly hope I can come back to this place.
We got seated quickly then we were asked if we’d like to move, to which we said no. Host came back again and asked us to move because she made a mistake. Then after we were reseated the people that took our original seats got served before us...
However our server was awesome, food was excellent.
We have missed dining here during COVID time. We so enjoyed the ocean view from a window booth, delicious food, and great service by Christian. Looking forward to our next visit.
We had a great table and the view was incredible. Pelicans flying overhead. The food was delicious.
Great food and service and overlooking the ocean. Highly recommend.
AMAZING VIEW. Great food. Really enjoyed the patio view, were able to bring our pups too.
We stopped into Ventana Grill on our way back to the Bay Area from Palm Springs. We sat in the bar as tables were booked. The gentleman sitting beside us had the most delicious looking plate so we asked what it was "Fish 'n Chips". We ordered two and it was great! And the view can't be beat! The restaurant (and bar) overlook Pelican Point - simply breathtaking! Covid-cauceous, friendly staff. Will definitely be back!!
Very good service and food was incredible. Beautiful ocean views. Definitely will come back.
This is our favorite spot on the coast !!! Great ambiance , friendly service and amazing food and cocktails . This is truely a TOPSHELF spot and a must visit . The view is the best ever 💯❤️
Incredible food and service. With awesome ocean views atmosphere. Will definitely be returning soon.
Fabulous! Food and the view. We were recommended this place by two friends and we are so glad we went.
The clam chowder was delicious, but nobody enjoyed the filet mignon, meat was tough and chewy, not of quality you would expect from a higher end restaurant but more like something you would get at TGIF or Sizzler, side potato wasn’t good either, we left most of it. The host and server were very nice and friendly. Our experience would have been 5 stars, but the filet kind of soured it.
Wonderful dinner. Went back a few days later for lunch - had to have more of the halibut ceviche!
Loved the clams with button mushrooms! I wanted to drink the broth! The treatment of the spinach with trills soaked apricots and toasted pumpkin seeds was sooo good. Sea bass a little dry but great treatment with seeded crust. My date had the shrimp. He loved the rice and spinach as well and shrimp were perfectly cooked. The piece of mud pie was amazing and a portion for 4. Look forward to my next visit. Lovely ambiance with a great ocean view.
Ventana Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-0000.
Ventana Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2336 OpenTable diners.
Ventana Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ochgroupcares.com/.
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.