Ventana Grill

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our server/waitress whose name is Brandi was very robotic and mostly non personable. This was a special occasion as my son just asked his girlfriend to marry him earlier in the day.
She was to much by the book and and process oriented. She seemed to be just doing a job rather than being friendly and personable.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. The food was great and our waiter was very helpful. We did feel we were rushed out. Everything came out so quickly from our app to the main course. Would of liked some more time to just enjoy the meal and my family time. The food was great. No one was disappointed with their food choice.

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Like it...wish could have had window seat with 5...and graded down due to not being able to order side of Sopas.

JW
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service! The ocean view is one of the best on the central coast.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic dinner atmosphere was great recommend for anyone wanting a great dinnerService was outstanding

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and wonderful service!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty view and terrific service. Very accommodating making a special dish for one person in our group with dietary restrictions.

JM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic. Lissete was our server and she handled us very well for being on edge from a loud obnoxious table. She was fantastic

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to the brunch, which is always amazing

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and venue!

TB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill and Lauren are excellent hosts and run a great restaurant.
Enjoy the excellent service, food and views

K
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view. Delicious halibut tacos! Nice waiter. All in all a great luncheon.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good was ok .... server was great Dan ! Thank you

HC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch!! Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful ambiance!! I wish I could eat here every Sunday!!

HH
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant was understaffed according to our server, but she knocked herself out taking good care of us. My big stone bowl of food was more than ample, and pretty spicy, but that made it more of an adventure, and the Cadillac Margarita was the perfect thing to cool it down. Really like this place. Too bad we live 90 miles away, or we’d be here way more often.

PH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ventana Grill! Celebrated a birthday luncheon with girlfriends!

DP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time at Ventana's. The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The view is amazing and the food exceeded our expectations. We look forward to another meal there in the near future. Our server, April, was very professional and made our special day even better. Thank you.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April, our server, was stellar. So warm, helpful, and kind. We loved the innovative food and the lovely ambiance - it was a perfect place for us to have a family birthday celebration while on our trip to Pismo Beach. Elegant, yet completely kid-friendly. Highly, highly recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was delicious and they made sure to keep the buffet fully stocked. Every person there was wonderful. They were cheerful and helpful. They even took us in early due to a cancellation. Everyone was so nice.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch. Great food and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommend.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We had an inexperienced server who was very attentive at first and then disappeared. We had to summon other staff members to get water, etc. in his defense he did apologize at the end of the evening. Our food was very tasty and innovative. We will give this restaurant another try if we are in Pismo Beach.

EZ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server was not attentive at all, we were not greeted in a friendly way nor did she read the daily specials. When were were served our soft drinks they were flat and did not have carbonation. We were not offered another try at a new soft drink, instead she offered coffee or water. I walked over to the bar and told another waiter myself. Then she came with new soft drinks that were just fine. My cocktail glass was empty for a while and I was never asked if I wanted another. When the food arrived some of the filets we ordered were over cooked, food was somewhat cold. We have been coming to ventana for quite some time and have gradually seen their service fail from time to time. This restaurant has great potential, great location, great view. With a little extra positivity this place could do even better. We miss Hannah, she was an amazing server and always was eager to please and Make us feel welcomed. Overall it’s a decent spot, I would make some changes if I could.

JL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ventana Grill is the place to come for Sunday brunch and to celebrate a good friend’s birthday! Everything was perfect! The receptionist, the waiter, the food and the VIEW was outstanding. I will definitely tell all my friends about this restaurant and come back.

TO
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when I eat here, food was amazing, service fantastic and the view breathtaking!

JW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from our server Lauren. Food was tasty and filling. Would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely!!!

S
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

HT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! Everything is extremely well prepared. The filet mignon was cooked and seasoned perfectly, the scallops were phenomenal, and the sea bass melted in the mouth. It’s hard to find a restaurant that has an incredible ambiance while also serving good food. If you are looking for a well prepared, high quality meal while watching the sun set over the ocean, this is your place!

TG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a fantastic view. Definitely worth the price.

JG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a delicious dinner & celebrate my birthday!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening. Great specials. Attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great view and delicious beverages.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat here when in town. This time it was for my mothers bday. Food and service was great!

N
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ocean view, excellent drinks, and outstanding food.

C
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent innovative cuisine! The poblano pepper stuffed with lobster and shrimp - a featured special - was extraordinary!

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great. Cadillac margarita was especially tasty.

M
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Any chance I get I will continue to go! Always good service and amazing food!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Usually great service. Not tonight! Server was distracted. Food was so so. Such a bummer as we flew in someone from another state.

CG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great waitress, food was very good too. I like the inclination toward/option for spicy food and drinks. A good choice when you want a special night out.