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
Seafood & Chipotle Penne Pasta
littleneck clams, black tiger prawns, deep sea red crab, seasonal fish, spicy white wine cream sauce, grilled parmesan ciabatta roll
It was great to sit outside with my husband and enjoy a great meal with an exceptional view of the ocean!
Was not able to attend my reservation for my anniversary as it was cancelled due to Covid. However, we were able to make a last minute change and eat somewhere else.
Our server was great!
Fantastic day, and way to send my U.S. Marine son back to his base after a week-long leave. The food was great, so was the service and we can hardly wait to go back.
All waiters had masks and the tables were spaced far apart from each other. There was lots of air flow too. We all felt safe eating here. All the staff were very helpful and nice.
Celebrated our 50th anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants. Covid rules were followed and it was actually the first time we could eat IN and not just take food out. A complimentary dessert in honor of our celebration followed an excellent meal.
We love this restaurant. Ate there 2 times this trip. Great food , great wait staff and service.
Nice views, sanitary precautions, and good distancing practice for restaurant service indoors. Staff very helpful and friendly. Felt safe and great to be dining there. Views at lunch time are amazing.
Not just the best restaurant in Pismo but one of the best in all of CA and the US!
The food was really good, but the service was amazing!! The views are spectacular.
Great food & cocktails with great view of ocean. My new go to restaurant!
Food was good. They made quesadilla at my request that was not on the menu. Mud Pie to die for!
We love the food there. We are enjoying the social distance in the seating as well. Gives more space and privacy
This was one fabulous meal! The ocean view is unparalled. The service was friendly, attentive and timely. But the food was best of all, it was spectacular. Particularly memorable was the clam chowder -- unique, a bit spicy, the cheese toast accompaniment was delicious; and the lobster mac and cheese, never had it better. We'll be back ASAP.
The food was AMAZING!! All tables have a great ocean view. Service was a little slow but still pleasant.
Beautiful views, great food and great service. Can’t wait to come back soon!
everything great except family of 8 ,not from this country thinking face masks are not needed and laughter when we objected
Always a joy!
Ventana Grill never disappoints. We will be coming back again.
We really enjoyed ourselves at Ventana. The restaurant was lovely and the view was beautiful. Lobster Mac n Cheese was delicious!
The food was amazing! Laura our server was too. The mood was a bit somber, possibly because someone had just committed suicide just outside of the restaurant earlier that day. Very sad.
Lovely interior with stunning views.
Everything on menu sounded great.
We went with Canitas. Sopes & Chimichanga!
Both were delicious !
We would definitely return when in the area !
Even under the current circumstances, it was a great experience. Attentive staff, clean restaurant and great food as always.
The view, service and food was wonderful. Our waitress (Mikayla, I believe) was so sweet and personable. We were shocked at how fast our food came out. And the cocktails were divine!
We always enjoy eating at Ventana Grill and the view is excellent. Really fun to watch the pelican flying by just outside our window!
It was a wonderful meal and evening.
Everything was perfect
We went there for drinks and though the bar was full they made accommodations in the dining area near the bar. Host, hostess, etc. were very service oriented with a smile. We went there the following evening for dinner as well. They made sure we had a wonderful table. Again, service was really good. Wouldn't hesitate to come back!
You need to make reservations!!! The place was full both evenings!
Our server Brandy was fantastic and incredible attentive and informed on the menu with recommendations. All of the staff was very considerate and welcoming. The view is unbeatable and the food is as well which is a rare find. This is a place I will continue to recommend to friends when visiting Pismo and will be sure to visit again, hopefully soon!
Missed full menu but totally understand with COVID-19
Service was good, clam chowder delicious, El Jefe margarita also excellent. Bloody Mary wasn't good (didn't finish), and fish & chips were also not good (didn't finish). Beautiful view.
The service was great! The food came out quickly and the waiters were great!
Beautiful views, nice atmosphere, delicious food and great service. Celebrated my mom's birthday, it was her first time there and she loved. She had the fish tacos and really really liked them. That's saying something because the woman is crazy picky when it comes to food. So Kudos Ventana Grill you impressed my mom! We'll be back! :)
Since these times are so difficult for everyone, we understand your concerns or dilemmas. We are local & frequent your restaurant alone & with guests. Thank you for all you did to make our lunch outing enjoyable & still maintaining the rules & regulations. Your staff was patient & kind & that in itself makes for another meal at Ventana Grill. Thank you for making us feel comfortable & a delicious lunch.
First time out since mid-March and it was wonderful. Very professional (as they always are). Very clean and spread out.
Just went to Ventana Grill for a quick lunch. The burger was excellent, the view was terrific and the Covid-19 precautions, masks, spacing, etc. were well done.
Wonderful ambience with great social distancing of tables that worked out nicely. Lovely views of the Pacific Ocean and delicious food with a person making corn and flour tortillas.
I enjoyed the veggie enchiladas and had them made with corn tortillas since I am gluten free.
The food and service was great/ we really enjoyed our food and the service and the location
Birthday celebration for our child
Amazing! Great first experience back at a restaurant
Ventana Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-0000.
Ventana Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2251 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.