Ventana Grill

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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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4.6
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vipFivecitiesdiner
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The restaurant was closed. There is a virus. Why are you asking me if I enjoyed my reservation when I was not allowed into the restaurant?

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vetana was great. Considering everything going on in the world at the time, with resturants are being restricted on how they seat etc etc, the staff was very upbeat and made my daughters birthday special.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited on the first day of the governors Covid 19 recommendations for social distancing. The staff handled it very well and everyone was friendly and accommodating. The only negative was one table with a loudmouth adult and another table with some Loud and active young children. We would have much enjoyed a quieter dining experience.

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Kate
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers, drinks, and seafood entrees with a Mexican flair. The chocolate fondue dessert with churros, fancy marshmallows, bananas, and strawberries was enjoyed by all four of us. Unfortunately, our reservation was too late to enjoy the sunset, but we still had a great time. Our waiter was very attentive and personable.

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vipdiner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to spot in Pismo. Everything about it is excellent. We highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and the husband and I were very pleased with the waitress (April) she really knew here stuff on the menu. Her suggestions for us were EXACTLY what our taste buds were needing. I had a perfectly rare cooked filet mignon with crab butter, and my husband got a seafood pasta which to be honest I couldn’t tell which one was better. Even our appetizers were outstanding. Calamari & clam chowder were some of the best we’ve ever had. Also, we were given a complimentary dessert with champagne to end the night just right. Definitely going to be going back soon. Ventana Grill is our New Happy Place!

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vipdiner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ventana was great and we were especially impressed by all the measures they are taking to combat the virus. They do a super job disinfecting tables, seats and even the menus!

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cardsharksspecial
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and ambience. We appreciated the full wall of mirrors in the bar, even those of us sitting with our backs to the ocean could still experience it.

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vipkceats
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view with wonderful service and food to match. Everything was great.

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SMD445
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views from this restaurant. The food is creative and tasty and the cocktails are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prrfect ocean view table was ready as soon as we arrived. Food was great. Wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a 52 year wedding anniversary celebration. Thank you!!

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vipKAMFAM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We loved the location and the food! Such a great ambiance. My fish was definitely overcooked but otherwise the rest of our food was outstanding! We made this reservation to celebrate my 40th birthday, but sadly the restaurant didn’t acknowledge it or do anything special other than the hostess saying happy birthday when we checked in. We were a little disappointed by this. But overall it’s still a beautiful restaurant with great food and a beautiful view!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual anniversary celebration at Ventana Grill. Great view. Good food. Outstanding service from Dan. Thank you for the great evening!

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JillC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a shame our reservations were after sunset because the view (we discovered the next day) is breathtaking. Our dinners were scrumptious. I had the filet special and my daughter tried the new poke in plantain crisps. We had mud pie for dessert and our dirty martinis were on spot. Our waitress was very personable. The atmosphere is warm and cozy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Outstanding food and incredible service. Christian was awesome

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AnnaB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Normally so much better but our waitress kept
Complaining about how busy it was. I was the only one of 6 that enjoyed their dinners which is unusual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff

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EricaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had to wait 15 minutes for a server to come over for our order, the order (two vegetarian enchiladas) took 30 minutes. The best part of the dinner was a sauce over the enchiladas.
Terrible disappointment. I'd read there were vegan dishes, there were not. One dish.
No ambiance at all.

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Vera
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. The Halibut was huge and very good. Loved the veggie enchiladas!

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stevem
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every tine was great. We had a nice dinner and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement dinner. Everything went off without a hitch. Had some drinks first and sat outside and watched the sunset. Came in to a great dinner.

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WEA51
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal. Good service. Great view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were excellent. Omelette and tortilla bar were good. All the food in the regular Buffett line was cold. Not even mildly warm that turned cold, just cold. Even the trim to order ham and roast beef. Won’t be back for the Buffett but our dinner experience was amazing. We’ll be back for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great Brunch.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, great service and even better view!!!

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DaranV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Birthday for twins going to Cal Poly. Well sized table for four with awesome view. Staff was great with candles on complimentary desert for the birthday boy and girl. Nice after meal walk down to the gazebo for another view of the coastal water.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Incredible ocean view!

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laborpayne
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful! Great dinner.

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AlistairR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little dark where we were sitting, but overall we had a great experience and great time! Service and food were amazing!

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GiorgioSays
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The drinks are outstanding - my wife had a strawberry margarita (can’t go wrong) and I had Smoke in the Water (highly recommend).
For dinner, I had the Arrachera Steak and Shrimp Molcajete - it’s a flavor bomb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was 3-1/2 stars. The view from the restaurant was 5 stars.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the ocean and cliffs. Excellent ambience and professional knowledgeable courteous staff created for a perfect family gathering and birthday event! Highly recommended! Oh, and the food was delicious!

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vipTheMayor
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch Buffet in Cali

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice.Great food- fresh and healthy. Nice staff but a bit inexperienced for the price. High prices but maybe I'm just getting old and cranky.

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JuliaT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive. We got there too late for sunset but the experience was still lovely.

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CathyA
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day & it wasn’t overcrowded . Had a reservation & did not have to wait I was very impressed with that. Food was amazing. Definitely going back.

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ChristaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food and an amazing view for a gorgeous sunset.

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