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.
tomato citrus coulis, cilantro, fresh corn chips, cucumber avocado relish
Peruvian Scallop Salad
sauted baby scallops, tortilla strips, lemon zest, cotija cheese, red caesar dressing, romaine lettuce
Corn Dusted Calamari
cornmeal fried tubes and tentacles, smokey chipotle aioli, citrus cocktail sauce, lemon caper tartar sauce
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?
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.
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.
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.
This is our go to spot in Pismo. Everything about it is excellent. We highly recommend it.
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!
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!
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.
Wonderful view with wonderful service and food to match. Everything was great.
Great views from this restaurant. The food is creative and tasty and the cocktails are delicious.
Prrfect ocean view table was ready as soon as we arrived. Food was great. Wonderful evening
Perfect for a 52 year wedding anniversary celebration. Thank you!!
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!
Casual anniversary celebration at Ventana Grill. Great view. Good food. Outstanding service from Dan. Thank you for the great evening!
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.
Amazing experience. Outstanding food and incredible service. Christian was awesome
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!
Very friendly staff
Great food and service
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.
Everything was very good. The Halibut was huge and very good. Loved the veggie enchiladas!
Every tine was great. We had a nice dinner and service was excellent
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.
Nice meal. Good service. Great view.
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.
Excellent food and service. Great Brunch.
Great food, great service and even better view!!!
Everything was perfect. Great evening!!
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.
Delicious food! Incredible ocean view!
Absolutely beautiful! Great dinner.
It was a little dark where we were sitting, but overall we had a great experience and great time! Service and food were amazing!
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!
Food was mediocre. Service was 3-1/2 stars. The view from the restaurant was 5 stars.
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!
Best Brunch Buffet in Cali
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.
The food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive. We got there too late for sunset but the experience was still lovely.
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.
Wonderful service, delicious food and an amazing view for a gorgeous sunset.
Ventana Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.
Ventana Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ochgroupcares.com/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.