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Yanni's Bar & Grill

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
+1 858-527-0011
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first visit in a while. It has not lost any of its charm or the skill to deliver a memorable meal. This was our first meal out on this trip to California. Our friends locally use often. There is a reason why. It’s good...More

Thank aholyman
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Wonderful surprise in this busy intersection off of the 15 highway. Great servers who are willing to customize dishes to guests taste. Quick service and piping hot food.

Thank Brad S
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you so very much for your great review and kind words. Our staff works hard to exceed expectations in food and service. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed March 29, 2018

Clean and inviting, server was very helpful as the menu is large I has great Mussels in linguini, excelllent.

Thank Wayne P
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your good comments. Why are supported by our local community but love it when we have visitors! Looking forward to your return! Cheers Yanni

Reviewed March 13, 2018

Our first night after 6 Hours driving and hungry kids, ran over here. Food came pretty quick, was decent, but nothing special. Very popular spot - fills up. Nice staff, and nice enough spot, just nothing special.

Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Our RPTC ladies tennis group had a lovely luncheon on Yanni’s outdoor patio celebrating our good friend, Carol Musterer’s, 75th birthday! Great food, service & atmosphere! Thank you for accommodating our large group of 13 so comfortably! I have come to your restaurant on many...More

Thank sandiegosuev
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Arrive early to the bar side for happy hour pricing on appetizers and drinks. The tirokafteri, a delectable creation of feta, cream cheese, pepperoncinis, olive oil and spices with pita and vegetables is a must try (you want to lick the plate after, I promise!)....More

Thank Melanie M
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoy the tirokafteri and the other items on the menu that you've tried. The next time you are in please introduce yourself yo our myself, wife Denise or our Manager...More

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

we visited during the week. service was excellent. I went with the servers suggestion of ravioli ramano. excellent meal. I would come again next time I go to California.

Thank carrollkr
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Happy New Year! Please accept my late response, I just wanted to thank you for your kind words and so happy to hear you enjoyed the raviolis you tried when you are in. Looking forward to your return visit! Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed December 28, 2017

I've been here twice and the food was very good both times. The ambiance is nice -- I've dined both inside and on the heated (enclosed) outdoor patio in winter. The service is good and the food tastes fresh. I will return again when in...More

Thank heather j
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes for the New Year!. Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is one of those places, next to mid priced hotels that from a location viewpoint you might miss......don't. Good menu, good service, moderate prices and a place worth returning. Have been there for both lunch and dinner........many good menu choices so will not push...More

Thank fdl1948
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised as the ambience was very nice. You could eat inside or out. The food was delicious and we booked our Christmas Gourmet Group dinner while we were there. Their wine list as well as the food list was very extensive.

Thank eileentx36
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Thank you so very much for your kind words and we look forward to hosting your holiday group! Cheers, Yanni

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Yes, we do allow leashed dogs on the patios.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-527-0011
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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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