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Yanni's Bar & Grill

#249 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
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12015 Scripps Highland Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an eclectic feast. Four old friends went for dinner and sampled and shared from across the very extensive menu. We grazed and sipped wines for hours it seems. The ambiance and service are fine-dining enough for entertaining, and yet relaxed enough to enjoy the evening. Daily specials are prepared as if they were customers' favorites. And there is an... More 

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is lovely. Staff- friendly. Food worth every single dime. I am a Mediterranean fan and I am qualified to say this restaurant sells good food. I love all their salads.

Thank tendai2016
Bear Valley Springs, California
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family had dinner here after a long tournament day. Loved the seafood dinner that I had, and I split my daughters seafood with her. My wife had the pizza and said it was Excellent! Not a place to eat on a budget, but definitely worth it! I think our bill came to over a $110 with tip. Highly recommend.

Thank cold1za
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

What a great find in our daughter's new neighborhood. Great food, service, drinks and dessert. The lamb steak kabobs, beef brochettes and Mediterranean plate were our favorites. We ate there two times in one week!

Thank Deborah W
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Residence Inn and decided to have dinner here. Very convenient location to our hotel. (Next door). While reviews stayed this was a Greek restaurant, it is more Italian and American. There is a full bar and an extensive wine selection and covered outside seating as well as fireplace tables in a landscaped walled enclosure to hide traffic.... More 

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San Diego, California
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155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I was amazed at all the menu choices. the ambiance is great, trendy, classy! We had 2 different salads which were really good... and I'm dying to go back to try their Risotto which I absolutely love, but not for lunch.... impressed!!

Thank Claudia M
Lancaster, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Delicious authentic Greek food, though a little pricey. Service was very good also. They have an extensive wine selection but WAY over priced ($8 for a 4oz house wine).

Thank Tom W
San Diego, CA
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172 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We wanted to avoid the weekend crowds at Seaport Village on Saturday night so looked for an alternative to our favorite Greek restaurant Jerry's Greek Island Café. Yanni's is listed in TripAdvisor as a Greek restaurant, so we called and made a reservation. It looks new and lovely on the outside and inside. After we received our drink order and... More 

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Stateline, Nevada
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376 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

If you are in the area this restaurant is well worth a visit. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food is excellent We have eaten here twice and both times the food was great. This ranks just below my favorite SD restaurant. The food quality is excellent and the portions are ample. We have tried several dishes over our visits and... More 

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Del Mar, California
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566 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Found this restaurant by chance and we were not disappointed with the food. The cuisine is Greek/Mediterranean and everything we tried was quite good. They have a large selection of appetizers and one could make a meal with just those during happy hour, which we did on one of our visits, All in all a very good place for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12015 Scripps Highland Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 18585270011
Yanni's Bar & Grill has fulfilled the need for a great restaurant in the Poway and Scripps Ranch area. A loyal following of guests comes from Rancho Bernardo, Ramona and Escondido, even traveling from as far as Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Julian and Point Loma. Yannis MusselsThe feeling at Yanni's Bar & Grill is elegant and sophisticated without being stuffy. Simplicity is the focus: delicious food served in a comfortable, spotlessly clean environment. Proprietors Yanni & Denise Pihas are veterans in the hospitality industry, and owned a very successful restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Previously they worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in several locations throughout the United States. In keeping with Yanni's and Denise's heritage, the menu reflects a fusion of northern Mediterranean cuisine with predominant influences of Greece and Italy. The open kitchen allows the guests to enjoy the view of the culinary action. A wonderful terrace complements the dining room and is perfect for dining al fresco. A very extensive wine list was designed to complement the menu and has a very good balance between old and new world wines with some hard-to-find wines and vintages from Yanni's private cellar. Yanni features his own wine label called "Grano Greco" (Yanni's nickname), along with a large variety of wines by the glass. Quite often Yanni will open an exceptional wine to make it available by the glass. Come and visit Yanni's Bar & Grill for a gourmet lunch or a memorable dinner! Yanni & Denise

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