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Ventana Grill, St Pismo, CA

Ventana Grill

4.6
4.6
2758 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A restaurant with ambiance and good food. Menu choices were heavy on seafood, which was fine for me by left my sweetheart searching for something to her taste. Our server was top-notch. She made very good suggestions and made sure we were satisfied throughout our stay. In the end we were both extremely satisfied with our dinner there and will certainly have dinner there again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from the host, our server Crystal and our food. We brought. In our own wine and the corkage fee was very reasonable. All was great including the amazing sunset! Best date night ever!! Cheryl B
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service. Best view of the Pacific Ocean from Pismo to San Simeon!
  4. c

    cafoxxyy47

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love the shrimp cocktail, fish and chips, and clam chowder. These are the best items on the menu; I ve never tried anything else on the menu because I love these three items so much. Also, the mud pie is divine. The best dessert ever❣️
  5. JT

    JohnT

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to Pismo… this is one of our stops Great staff, great food, close to hotel (Shore Cliff)
  6. J

    Janang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding staff!! manager and Ashley 👍🏼💯 Beautiful ocean view especially at sunset
  7. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was very busy and it appeared. You needed an additional bartender and additional servers. There were lots of empty tables and I could only attribute that to the lack of servers since it’s difficult to get a reservation.
  8. BD

    BobbiD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was our server. She was so kind and welcoming. Very attentive. The food was delicious and fresh.
  9. f

    frustratedfoodie

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was just okay. The tortillas made on the spot were good, though. We got great service, though. We went by early to see about outdoor seating, and they didn’t have it (not surprising—it was cold and windy), though they did say we could get take-out and sit on their deck. We didn’t want to sit outside under those circumstances, so the hostess booked our table by a window that could be opened while we were there, which was a great accommodation. When we got there, our server was very helpful and attentive.
  10. P

    Pianoman

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with different takes on Mexican dishes that were very appealing - and all that while overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean - what a romantic location!!
  11. SC

    SassyCal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed my husband's birthday dinner -- comfortable, great food and a most wonderful waiter. April was attentive and even caught that my non alcoholic cosmo had accidentally been made with alcohol before she actually served it. Sea bass, filet mignon, dessert: all wonderful.
  12. VL

    VictorL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Pismo we always make sure to stop and eat at Ventana! Great food great service! Amazing view of the ocean! Definitely recommend this place!
  13. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    There were four of us and we all had the special, sea bass. Was Ok, not as good as when I had the halibut. My husband and I shared a wedge salad and it could have had more blue cheese dressing. We also shared a mud pie for desert which was pretty go. We will definitely come back.
  14. AG

    AlisonG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Wish I remembered our servers name but he couldn’t have been nicer! Perfect balance of presence and responsiveness with leaving us alone to enjoy our evening. Thank you Ventana Grill! It is our third time there and you never disappoint! It is now a must for every time we come to Pismo Beach. ❤️
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New Year’s Eve celebration was fun until the power went out. We were only able to receive half our order since we had not ordered our entrees yet. Not the restaurant’s fault, but it would have been a nice gesture if they would have brought us more tortillas, or offered us a slice of free pie to offset our meal on New Years.
  16. MS

    MarkS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Service was friendly. Tequila list is extensive.
  17. DG

    DeborahG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The shrimp cocktail is full of shrimp in a tasty coulis with tortilla chips to scoop it all up! Delicious! Fish & chips were crispy and hot!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The iceberg lettuce wedge was fabulous And the shrimp steak dish was perfect The waitress was kind And the views are as good as it gets
  19. BJ

    BobJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to say what GREAT service we had from Brianna! Amazing personality, as well as service throughout. Keep her! Bob & Cindy
  20. s

    stevem

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our Christmas Eve family dinner Everything was great
  21. WM

    WillM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We had such a wonderful experience here on my birthday in July that we were excited to share it with my son and his fiancé in celebration of their engagement. Sorry to say that this time around the Ventana let us down on the food. We were disappointed that the seafood pasta was not as we remembered. We had to send back the calamari that was so heavily breaded and chewy. The atmosphere is still lovely and the view sublime but the food was only so so this time. Not sure if we will be back again for the dinner menu.
  22. d

    disneygirl

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places! The food & views are fabulous!!
  23. JV

    JoeyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Staff was incredible. Very attentive, polite and professional. Everything seemed under control and the guests around us all seemed happy. Would definitely recommend.
  24. TG

    TanyaG

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ventana serves consistently excellent meals and great service. We are locals, and this is one of our favorite places. The quality of the ingredients is apparent. This is one of just a few restaurants that serves amazing nachos as well as amazing seafood. I wish more of their lunch menu items were available for dinner, but that's a tiny critique. The view is amazing if you are there during the daytime!
  25. c

    cafoxxyy47

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite of all restaurants. We always have the same meal and love it! We always have the fabulous clam chowder with the little garlic parmesan toast and fish and chips. The fish and chips is the best I have had it anywhere. The service is impeccable and the view is to die for. This is a place that has grown to be our favorite over the years. Everything here is delicious!
  26. LF

    LindaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent great view of the ocean.
  27. RB

    RoelB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, delicious food and excellent service. Worth it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    I do not understand why this place does not let us make a reservation for anything more than 4 people? This is ridiculous!
  29. S

    Special

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ventana Grill is often our choice for special occasions. There is a variety of excellent meals to choose. The setting has sweeping open views with birds and wildlife. Service is always excellent. Ventana Grill is also a great place for dates. My husband and I go as a getaway. Courteous service. Atmosphere conducive to conversation. Beautiful scenery.
  30. SE

    StephenE

    Orange County

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place to dine, but make sure you have a reservation. We showed up earlier this year without one and had to wait almost an hour for a table. This time, we had a reservation. We were seated in a booth with a terrific view of the ocean beyond. Ashley gave us excellent, attentive service. We started with a generous shrimp cocktail, easily enough for two, and cocktails. My entree was the salmon, which was excellently prepared and presented. Dessert was mango sorbet.
  31. R

    Randy

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. My wife had seafood pasta (very good) and I had the pork chop (outstanding)….full of flavors and absolutely delicious. Margaritas topped the meal off!
  32. RH

    RoseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so easy to make reservations through Open Table. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Our food was excellent. We’re looking forward to our next visit.
  33. TT

    TeresaT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good service, great food and beautiful ocean views.
  34. H

    Hodak

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very nice. Food was delicious
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunset view over the ocean. Amazing food outstanding service. Made a perfect date night!
  36. KC

    KeithC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ate early, like old people, because we wanted to see the sunset from our table. That worked out perfectly! It’s a beautiful restaurant with a commanding ocean view high on a bluff. My Sweetheart ordered Seabass and I had the flat iron steak. Sorry to report out that the Seabass was not great. Some of it was good but there was a portion of it that was just soggy and yuck. My flat iron steak was quite good. The service, for the most part, was quite good. It got a little slow after the meal, waiting for dessert to arrive, and then the check, but nothing really to complain about. Overall, it was a nice experience, and I will gladly go back again, but will not be ordering the Seabass. There are so many other succulent choices to try!
  37. KL

    KelleyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Table was filthy. Food was nor very good. I ate maybe 5 bites of my steak salad. Expensive for the low quality food. Staff was in shorts and sweatshirts tied around waist. I will not be returning.
  38. TN

    TraceyN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good service with a great view. So easy to get to on our way up the coast. Will keep coming back.
  39. TN

    TraceyN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    View and ambience is wonderful. Food is very good especially considering location/view/value. We will continue to come when we are in the area.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall experience was good but was not blown away

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ventana Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-0000.

Ventana Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2758 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Ventana Grill

2575 Price St, St Pismo, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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