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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (9 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Residence Inn in the same parking lot. Hotel staff referred us over. Not kid friendly menu. I had the seafood risotto and it was still crunchy. My husband was very happy with his filet.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The decor is nice. We sat inside. The service was good. The wine was as ordered and fresh. The food was just mediocre. We got a fried calamari as an appetizer and it was slightly soggy. I ordered a Mediterranean dish for an entree and...More

Thank Happyowl97
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant with a couple of lady friends. The food was fantastic. The service was lovely. We all had salads and we each loved the one we selected. I had the gourmet with lamb. The small was a perfect size for lunch....More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with family at a nearby restaurant from our hotel. We sat outside because it was a beautiful evening, but after an hour they lite a propane heater. The lasagna meal was delicious and my spouse had a lamb skew which was...More

Thank jgemza
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Great menu! Service was great. We sat on covered patio and it was nice even on a hot day. Would have given 5 stars but chicken and rice soup was bland. I'd definitely go back!

Thank Kristie D
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Our monthly dining our group of 14 this month met at Yanni's for dinner. Very nice bar with happy hour prices while waiting of the group to arrive. Our large table was ready at the requested time. Very nice restaurant with a large selection of...More

Thank Emory B
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your good review and we look forward to hopefully hosting your group again in the future. Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is an excellent place for family, friends as well as a client meeting. Unpretentious strip mall location has been made into a pleasant Southern Cal oasis with both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is extensive with many vegetarian options and a Mediterranean twist....More

Thank Shankar R
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This place clicks because of it diversified menu, extensive wine list (over a hundred new and old world choices), friendly staff, and ever-present owner (Yanni). You can't do better. Te bar is especially comfortable. Single travelers (man or woman) feel comfortable here. Henry

1  Thank hapgar
Reviewed March 18, 2017

One of the best places to eat excellent food in San Diego. It's all made with fresh ingredients then served in an appetizing manner. The staff is friendly and efficient. The wine and beer choices are extensive. It's obvious the staff is happy as they...More

Thank rilanewman
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your glowing review and your kind words. Our number one priority is our guests, food quality, service and of course our employees. We truly appreciate that you recognize this and look forward to seeing you very soon! Cheers! Yanni

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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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