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Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach, CA

Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

4.2
4.2
149 reviews
$30 and under
American

Somerset Grill evokes the charms of old-world craftsmanship. Panoramic ocean views, breezy patio seating, and elevated comfort fare characterize this timeless destination restaurant. Market-fresh, regionally-inspired, classic seaside cuisine is served all day from the showcase open kitchen, centered with a wood-fired grill. Custom furnishings, plush booths, and subtly sophisticated décor define the newest hub for explorations of California’s Central Coast.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-1011

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

Menu

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What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • California Central Coast

    Brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Child Friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Group Bookings

  • California Central Coast

    Lunch

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  1. BM

    BrendaM

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service with quality ingredients and an unparalleled view.

  3. NO

    NicolO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    I don't like leaving a bad review but... I am sorry the service was not good, especially for the prices we paid. We were very disappointed. Our server would leave for long periods of time and not return to check on us. We asked three times for water. There were not many people in the restaurant, so she was not busy with other tables. I don't know where she was going or what she was doing. The food was not terrible, but the service really needs to be improved. If the management will invest in some customer service training, I think it would benefit them tremendously.

  4. M

    Mark561

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Really great service. My wife's dish wasn't as good as we expected but the wait staff was understanding and took something off the bill (which we didn't ask for). My meal was outstanding. Overall the food was very good (I believe my wife's dish was just a bad night and not a routine issue. I recommend Somerset.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wicklow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Excellent service

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The food was not good at all. Prices are so high for zero taste and quality. Service was really slowly considering it wasn’t that busy.

  7. TB

    ThomasB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Live music was annoying and too loud. Halibut dish was Luke warm and disappointing , overall the prices for drinks and the food is over priced. For the same price go to Ember which delivers excellent food and value every time. We live local and eat out frequently. Will pass on Somerset Grill in the future.

  8. FO

    FOODIELUXE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu with variety of choices for all tastes. Recommend the Salmon and the hamburger. We split items so we could have multiple choices. Excellent!

  9. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Ordered the chicken entree but was severely disappointed when it turned out to be very dry and "hard"; almost inedible.

  10. C

    Casey

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Sat outside on the patio, the manager sat us down and was very nice. There was a lot of children at every table which was not a good vibe for date night which was why we came to this location in the first place. My date lost their wallet the night prior and only had a photo of their ID so was not able to get a drink which is understood but unfortunate. There was only 6 entrees separate from what we had seen online so overall nothing seemed to be in our favor for the night. Ended up leaving after I paid for my drink due to all the factors combined and left disappointed in how the night was expected to go. Hopefully it’s better in the future when we come back.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our anniversary and the dinner did not disappoint!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The manger was amazing! Both waiter and busser were so great and kind, making sure everything was okay and never felt unattended ! Food was delicious 😋

  13. R

    Robert

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1

    The food was good and the service fine, the restaurant I& bar were great … but this was not ocean view dining as stated on OpenTable! The restaurant is set back behind the pool & pool bar, as well as the patio play area. There is no ocean view or decent view of the sunset from the restaurant. It was a nice meal, but I made 5:30pm reservations to be able to watch the sunset with my wife and was disappointed.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was SUPER NICE! Loved every second of our dinner!

  15. H

    Hammy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The food was good, but certainly not worth the price. We were still hungry after leaving and went to in n out afterwords since there wasn’t enough food. The waiting staff was great.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Valentine’s Day dinner

  17. VW

    VWbh

    Los Angeles

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Kind of a hard town to find a good restaurant, but this was ok. If uou care about Covid protection, they really don’t care about it. Even our server had her mask down under her nose the entire time

  18. L

    Luncher

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Musician great, but we were close and thought it would be too loud. Ended up really liking his arrangements and a spectacular voice. Food was ok, but the menu is very limited. We’re by the ocean and only one choice of fish. VERY expensive for what you got.

  19. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went in for January Restaurant month pre-fix, but decided to just pick off the menu. It was a quite night but beautiful. Our server, Lisa, was excellent. Very friendly and we talked about wine and traveling. She recommended Burrata and when my husband heard cheese, said yes. We also had the Halibut and I had a citrus desert. My Central Coast Old Fashion took me through the whole dinner, along with lots of water. After there were some girls from Cal Poly with telescopes. So we looked at the Moon and Jupiter. During the summer downtown Pismo is too crowded so this worked out perfectly for myself and my husband.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Service was really slow even though it wasn't busy (almost an hour before any food arrived). No updates on when the food was coming. Chicken crisp was hard and food generally mediocre. Overpriced and not worth paying the premium for a hotel restaurant.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    An overall good experience. Being a newer restaurant, they definitely have some kinks to work out, but I would go back.

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 13 December 2021

    Thank you for taking a moment to rate your dining experience at Somerset Grill. We value our guest feedback and will continue to improve the service and experience of the restaurant. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great meal experience from starters to dessert! Great service too.

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 13 December 2021

    We appreciate your wonderful rating and review. We are delighted to hear your dining experience at Somerset Grill exceeded expectations. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  23. C

    Cuba

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    They just changed their menu, after season, limited. the staff, the venue, the food were all excellent. Just a limited menu.

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 9 December 2021

    Thank you for sharing your valued feedback with us. We review all guest comments and use them to further improve the dining experience of Somerset Grill. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing… service was awesome.

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 7 December 2021

    We appreciate your wonderful rating and review. We are delighted to hear your experience with Somerset Grill exceeded expectations. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We ate here on Thanksgiving day. Like many other restaurants they had a pre-fix menu. The price was $89 per person and the portions were tiny. Also some items were hit and miss. The soup was great but another choice for app was a sweet potato dish with goat cheese and salad. I got 4 tiny slices of sweet potato, a small handful of greens and two pieces of goat cheese. My husband got a bowl of soup that was huge … made no sense! No way these items should have been considered interchangeable. Bottom line, not worth the price. Portion size is laughable and I left hungry …

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 8 December 2021

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with Thanksgiving Dinner. Our team is committed to constant improvement and evolution and will continue to make changes to improve the overall experience of our restaurant. Please reach out to me directly if there is anything further I can do. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Thanksgiving

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Went for the Prix Fixe dinner on Thanksgiving 2021. Pretentious, over priced and under proportioned. Creative flavor choices, that were not well balanced. While great in concept, it left a lot to be desired in execution. The best part was the sweet potato appetizer. A serving of 1 Oz of roasted turkey was disappointing. The sweet corn cake was flavorful but the cranberry mole’ was bitter and played against the meal as a whole. The room temp water they served finished with a dirt flavor, which was off putting. Great atmosphere and the wine, Pinot Noir was also a highlight. The total came to roughly $233 for a 4 course meal for two, we left hungry, and disappointed. Service was decent, but eating on the patio full of dogs was also off putting. Several were off leash and kept wandering. Not what I expected from a Marriott resort.

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 8 December 2021

    I sincerely apologize that your dining experience thanksgiving did not meet expectations. We value your feedback and will continue to make changes to improve the overall experience of our restaurant. Please reach out to me directly if there is anything further I can do. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  28. AC

    AlleyCat

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Food was good and wait staff pleasant but ambience was quite bad … very bright lighting, cold temps. Not very welcoming

    Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo BeachResponded on 8 December 2021

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with Somerset Grill. Our team is committed to constant improvement and evolution and will continue to make changes to improve the overall experience.. Please reach out to me directly if there is anything further I can do. David Morneau General Manager, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Danielle was so personable and helpful! Thank you for the great food aml d music!

  30. B

    Bubba

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    While the setting was wonderful (sunset at the beach) and the service was great, the portion size of the entree was very much on the small size. The flavors were ok however, limited choices and very overpriced. I understand a new menu is in the works, which is needed.

  31. J

    Jess

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We started out with the truffle fries and fresh burrata and they were good. Although there was just a hint of "truffle" on the fries, the burrata was wonderful. Then my daughter and I shared the Flat Iron Steak and added lobster. The steak was under seasoned and tough and not worth the price at all. The lobster was meat from a whole small lobster and was plane with no drawn butter or lemon to go with. It was just ok. Tasted more like crab. The server was excellent. She was very gracious in helping us find a wine we liked. The ambiance was easily 5 stars. I'd try it again, but wouldn't order steak. They really need to figure that out.

  32. D

    Denise

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience2

    Our server and the manager turned around what could have been a bad experience to a pleasant one. We were very appreciative that they took care of us. Thank you!

  33. s

    shilo

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Food was very disappointing. Truffle fries were truffle-free 😟 Worst of all, I asked for Doc Burnstien’s vanilla bean ice cream for dessert, and they gave me “heavenly vanilla” — boring. We enjoyed sitting outside and meeting wonderful people.

  34. MR

    MichaelR

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Delicious food, coupled with a great place, surpass by the service of the friendly staff makes for a great night.

  35. KO

    KarenO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable venue and ambiance. Food was excellent. Seated outside, but covered - a fine evening meal.

  36. NC

    NoraC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent. Drinks were very good. Overall experience was great 👍

  37. EF

    EricaF

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came to Vespera for a little getaway and decided to have dinner on property at Sommerset Grill, shortly after sunset. The ambiance and views were lovely and Lisa was a standout server-inviting, knowledgeable, great with my three year old, and attentive. And then the food…the burrata appetizer and the chowder are a must! I do wish they had more entree selections, but with covid, all menus have evolved and often less options, so this makes sense. Each dish was creative, delicious, and flavorful.

  38. LL

    LLFOOD

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both had the Mushroom Bologonese. This was delicious and very enjoyable. We are not Vegan or Vegetarian, and this dish was just so flavorful, filling and delicious. This is a must try for all!

  39. H

    Honda

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Food was ok but the portions were tiny and I am not a big person and generally I’m not interested in taking home leftovers but it was ridiculous for the small swordfish steak and minute vegetables and that was $30 Will not be coming back anytime soon

  40. P

    Peter

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    A lovely location. The food was good but the portions were very tiny for the amount of money they were charging. The staff was pleasant but did not work as a team with the kitchen so service could have been much better. After waiting for our desert for 20 minutes we decided to have it removed off the bill and left. For an upscale restaurant with a hefty price attached to the evening , I would have expected the staff to be dressed accordingly. Jeans and plaid shirts are more appropriate for a casual dining experience. Sorry! 😣

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is rated 4.2 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Somerset Grill at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

147 Stimson Ave Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Area

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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