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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay at the Shore Cliff Hotel, we walked over to the Ventana Grill. They seated us quickly, on the outside deck overlooking the ocean. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! My husband ordered a Cadillac Margarita and I got their...Sangria. For an appetizer we got their Halibut Civeche, which was so delicious! For the main course we both ordered Fish and Chips. It was a Dos Ecquis beer battered fish, served with potato wedges and dressed greens. The plate contained tarter sauce and cocktail sauce for the fish and ketchup for the wedges. Our drinks paired beautifully with the food. If you’re ever in Pismo Beach we definitely recommend that you visit the Ventana Grill, you will be very happy that you did!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant is right on the ocean. What ambience to watch the waves and listen to the crashing of waves on the rocks! The service was very good and prompt. Eating by the ocean tucked away from the hustle and bustle Pismo area was relaxing.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Food was great and worth the money. View is beautiful. Lots of gluten free options:)

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great lunch at Ventana Grill this past Saturday. The location, setting on the ocean, our server Elizabeth, and the food was excellent. The clam chowder delicious, with an abundance of clams. Usually chowder is filled with potatoes and a few clams. It...was creamy and burst with flavor. We also enjoyed fish and chips (cod) that was fresh, delicate and arrived hot (always a positive in my reviews of a restaurant), as well as a large chicken salad (could be split), which was full of corn, beans, green apple, smoked chicken and tortilla strips. Everything on the menu sounded appealing and it was a difficult decision on what to order. Elizabeth was accommodating, timely and patient with our questions. Other servers who brought our food were helpful as well. We were fortunate to enjoy a warm sunny day on Ventana's outside area that offers ocean view tables. Since the Grill is not offering reservations at this time, we chose to go after the lunch rush. If you intend to dine in the evening, be prepared for a wait. This is a popular restaurant. We'll definitely return when in Pismo. Thank you to Elizabeth and the staff for a delicious lunch, a great ocean setting and overall wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2021 via mobile

Ventana Grill is famous for their breath taking view (simply look it up, i think they are in the list of restaurants with the best views). During Covid, dining in is not allowed. They do provide outside seating but you need to clean up everything...yourselves. We ordered take out as it was already late. It’s very easy to order on their website, all the available modifications are there. They offer contactless pickup. We had halibut ceviche, calamari, lobster mac and cheese with grilled cheese and we absolutely loved everything. They had everything spot on! Will return for both the food and the view.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

We loved their fish and chips. We ate it one day and cane back for more the next day. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2020

During these challenging Covid-19 times, the service team at the Ventana went out of their way to make us comfortable, have a nice experience while keeping us safe. The food was delicious and large helpings. When we return to Pismo Beach we will stop at...Ventana again! Thank youMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

Food was good. The wait was a bit long due to Covid-19. Only outside dining but that was fine. If dining in the evening they have overhead heaters that are enough to keep you warm and comfortable. Sangria was Yumm and wine selection good. Cant...wait to come back when this pandemic is over. The restaurant is beautiful.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2020 via mobile

Have been here before COVID and so glad they were open again. Asked my server to help me choose between two different entrees. He recommended the Coconut-encrusted Halibut. ABSOLUTELY the best halibut I have had on the west coast. The accompanying rice and beans are...excellent. Will be back next month when I return to CA. DO NOT MISS this restaurant. The views are outstanding. Service could not be better.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We found this place on trip advisor. We were looking for an oceanfront place with a view..but wow, this place was amazing on all levels. The place is built right against the cliffs on multiple levels. We came Sunday between lunch and dinner so we...didn’t have to wait too long for an outside table. We had 1 beer in the bar for our wait. Our dinner table for 2 had a breathtaking view both ways and a view of the rocks in the ocean and the waves breaking- and big birds flying at the same level as our deck/ table. The food and the service equally matched the amazing view. We are not big seafood people so we had nachos and the amazing chorizo poblano pepper burger plus the complimentary tortillas and various salsas. We left about 45 minutes before sunset so another couple could enjoy the amazing sunset. As others have noted as well as the restaurant clearly does, it can get cold and windy outside. We bought restaurant hoodies which were inexpensive and perfect. I felt like I was in another country. I’m going to take my mom here when she’s in town in a couple weeks. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from elizabethlascheid | Reviewed this property |
You are right, they don't tend to do that, but just call them and I bet they can split it up, not a bunch of separate checks but being mindful what who owes what. They do take more than one credit card if you want.
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Response from Thowarduck | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall but you can view the menu on line
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March 24, 2017|
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Response from NinaW | Reviewed this property |
Causal or smart causal. I like to dress up on vacation and did not feel uncomfortable doing so here, but likewise casual would have worked. I would suggest not beach wear!
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