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“Great view of the water and good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach
2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Latin, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Boulder, Colorado
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“Great view of the water and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside has great views of the ocean. We sat in the bar area and Mike, the bartender, was great. I ordered the halibut ceviche and was surprised at the presentation. The ceviche and sauce were in individual lettuce cups. The dish was not over powered by lemon like some that I have had. My wife had the sesame seared Ahi salad. The Ahi was cooked perfectly and the salad over all was very good. The restaurant is worth the visit for both the food and the view.

Visited May 2014
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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great 60th bithday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

They were accommodating, provided great service and the food was outstanding. Our group of 11 was a bit noisy as we were celebrating my 60th but they didn't flinch and catered to our every need. Fantastic seafood & menu, even better view.

Visited March 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Surprise !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Walking towards the Ventana we had the impression it was close, dark windows,... but when entering we were surprised to see so much activitiy in the place. We did not have reservation which is a mistake. But after half an hour we were guided to a nice table in the middle of the large place. Service was excellent and food very good. Maybe there a bit too much focus on the fusion and less on the quality of the individual ingredients, but overall a good feeling.
Only minor point that around 9pm with still a third of the tables taken, the staff started cleaning rest of the restaurant and putting chairs on tables., quite disturbing...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. George, Utah
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“Great spot and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our son and family have moved to the area and we now come to this restaurant every time we visit. Staff is friendly and courteous and the food has been very good. Portions are large. The view is like know other. Sunsets are a must.

Visited May 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mmmm Mmmm Great!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The food was fantastic. We were in town for a wedding and the grill catered the reception. Strawberry Walnut salad and one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had at a wedding. The chicken was perfect with a mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes. Yummy.

Visited May 2014
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