Ventana Grill

4.7
1744 reviews
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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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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! On holidays from Sydney and couldn’t fault the place. Many Thanks

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JW
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever our friends visit us from Sacramento they want to come to Ventana Grill! Great food ,drinks and service every time.

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CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have eaten here before, but it just wasn’t as good. tuna Tartare was overwhelmed by too much avocado, and clam chowder had more potatoes than clams. We shared a main, can’t remember name, but it too was just ok. Beautiful setting and very good service.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, great service from Sergio, fantastic food and cocktails. A perfect date night!

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BL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great place to eat and drink their amazing cocktails. I am a local that brought someone from out of town and he is an expert on meats as he is a broker. He was very pleased! The outside balcony is always a pleasure on nice days and evenings!

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j
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy the food and the view. However, they really should check the reservation messages given through OpenTable. It was a birthday dinner and the server knew nothing about it. I really hate when you have to remind people when the information is readily available to them, shows lack of management controls.

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AJ
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When were in the area, the Ventana Grill is a "must". This last visit did not disappoint in the slightest! We had a great waiter, and despite his warning we were ordering too much food, we plowed ahead with our order. He was right! We had totally forgotten about the portions - but no problem, the salad was boxed up and my husband and I enjoyed it the following day. The food is excellent. You just cannot go wrong here! It's popular...make a reservation!

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JH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistenly delicious food. Service on point.
Wonderful experience!!!!!

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PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic dinner while being well served by Brandi, she was polite, attentive & informative about the specials of the day. We had a beautiful view of the ocean from our table.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view. Great food & excellent service. Affordable price for anyone. What else? That its all what attract people when they are looking for a place to go and have a good time.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have recommended to two other couples from NorCal and the all loved it.

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MS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally prepared, concocted and presented, fresh ingredients masterfully crafted, deliciously seasoned.

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KC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julie was a darling waiter, we had lovely time celebrating a birthday lunch!

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PF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Service is accommodating. Food menu and preparation are rather unique with a good fusion of flavors. The view never fails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service impeccable. Food ( Shrimp and scallops) somewhat lukewarm on arrival. Staff took care of it right away. Flavor was very good

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e
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was great and the molcajete was delicious

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LG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The view is amazing and the food delicious and fresh. On top of that, the prices are more than reasonable. Highly recommended.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Views and Food!
We will be back soon.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always, from the Service to the food it never disappoints. Thanks Lauren and Bill your the beat ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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VT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed everything! Our waiter , Christian was a wonderful server! We enjoyed talking to him! He gave us great tips about the surrounding areas. The food was super yummy...we will definitely return here to enjoy the other great foods on the menu!

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B
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and of course, amazing ambience due to the view of the ocean.

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TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. I think we just got unlucky with an inattentive waiter. Other tables seemed to be served well.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. It took forever between ordering drinks, apps, meal, and dessert. They never came around often to fill waters - huge petpieve. Food was good, but they need to get their s*%t together when it comes to service. Probably would not return for dinner b/c of this.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great food, generous portions, delicious tiramisu
Nice day!

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BF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service, view were all amazing! I’d made a reservation on open table in advance but our party almost doubled in size at the last minute for a surprise bday dinner. Thank you so much to the hostess (Brianna?) & manager for making it work! We’ll definitely be back again soon.

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KN
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere with great views of ocean! Carne Assad’s tacos were fantastic with flavorful mild salsa. Wonderful service too!!

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S
Los Angeles
168 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with scenic views. Excellent food and service.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat in SLO County. Food is always spot on and the views are world class! Spectacular!

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RM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter (sorry, forgot his name..Dan?) was very nice and he took great care of us. We were served in a timely manner, but never felt rushed. One of the best meals I have had in quite some time.

Definitely will return next time I visit the Central Coast.

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived at our reservation time and were immediately seated at the window. Food was good as usual, wine was just OK. Our waiter was unfamiliar with the current list (his admission) so no help there. In addition, we overheard a different waiter describing the evening’s specials to our neighboring table. Our waiter neglected to tell us about them. Although we enjoyed our meals, I would have probably ordered one of the specials. The check was dropped at the table, we paid, and some kind of thank you was muttered when returned for signature. The hostess smiled at us on the way out but no good night, thank you, see you again, etc. Thia was not our first time dining here and the service did not match the food.

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VZ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean and excellent quality food! I couldn't believe how inexpensive the meals were considering the ambiance. Highly recommend if visiting Pismo Beach Ca.

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P
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, April, was so friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager, Lauren, and our waiter, Nolan, made our experience more than memorable. It was one of the top restaurant experiences we have ever had, and we have travelled the world. Don’t miss this gem!

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sea bass was outstanding. Mahi mahi encrusted with crab tasted more like potato than crab but fish was very good. Halibut ceviche is not the best we've had. Ambience is wonderful right on the water and noise level making it possible to have a conversation easily without shouting. Had to wait for water refills, but otherwise service was attentive.

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GP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was a good value. The service was exceptional. The waitress wonderful, kept our glasses full,
allowed us time to finish the abundant appetizers before bringing the food. It was a birthday so our guest received a delicious dessert. Even though the restaurant was busy, we paid our bill and the waitress offered to fill our glasses. Most would rush us off but this staff is wonderful.

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S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready when we arrived. We had added a request for a window booth in our reservation and we were accommodated!The service was fantastic and the food equally so.

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IA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, and reasonable prices.
My wife and I were staying at the Cottage Inn in Pismo Beach next to the Vintana Grill. Vintana was recommended and we’re glad we took the recommendation.

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NJ
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration.we had a great booth with perfect sunset view.service was excellent, food was delicious and an overall fun evening.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Todo exelente la comida el lugar el seevicio

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the host was super accommodating. My new ladies day out spot!

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