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Vista Steak and Seafood, Pismo Beach, CA

Vista Steak and Seafood

4.5
4.5
399 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Vista Steak and Seafood is located on the bluffs in Pismo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Featuring all natural hormone free steaks and fresh seafood. This coastal dining one of a kind restaurant has something that will sure to please everyone.

Reservations are highly recommended. We gladly accept reservations for parties of 6 or less via Open Table. Please call the restaurant directly for parties of 7 to 12 ~ 805-556-9000. If you make two separate reservations you will not be seated together. Unfortunately we can not seat parties larger than 12 at this time.
We will do our best to accommodate seating requests however we can not guarantee a specific table. We have no outdoor seating so please leave your fur babies at home.

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Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 556-9000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Douglas MacMillan

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

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  1. G

    Garebo

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    wanted a window seating but they would not give us a table at the window. Sat next to bar and was ok. Will request window table next time with your site.

  2. GM

    GreggM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view, great food. Excellent service and prices are good for what you get

  3. BB

    BethanyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were amazing! And the views are priceless

  4. JW

    JohnW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Dinner

  5. s

    slob

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    We had the sand dabs. They were cooked to perfection. We also had a house salad which was very good with a special house dressing. To finish we had the Pina Colda bread pudding which was outstanding. We were seated at a table with a wonderful ocean view for the evening sunset.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Place was great, food was great, service was great. The waiter and waitress were great. Beeing local and eating at the different restaurants that were in the its place befor throught the years were good and this place was a good replacement. Definitely will be back

  7. AD

    ADiner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I have been coming to this location for over 40 years. This is the second best incarnation I have visited. The first being the best. Food is good, some hits a few misses. The fried calamari was excellent, tarter sauce was good, the other sauce was like watered down thousand island. This was how the meal went, parts as good as you could hope for, but the finishing touches just barely off the mark for the rest of the meal. The pricing to the view would be fine, if all the food was spot on. An example of a narrow miss were the crab-cakes, a bit lack luster in flavor/seasoning, but acceptable, could have more crab over filler. I would value them maybe $16 but not $21, only tried once. The group tried several cocktails and each were excellent. The bar and wine list were well presented. And the staff were present, not overly present, except at clearing time, I had to grab my plate back once. I think the restaurant is in the opening / post covid revival phase and will refine nicely. My group went twice over a 5 day weekend and we look forward to visiting again on the next trip to Pismo. fwiw - Ribs, lamb chops, shrimp/crab pasta, sanddabs, halibut, steaks were tried by the group every one enjoyed the meal.

  8. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    One of us enjoyed everything, including very fresh seafood. The other ordered ribs on special, probably not the best dish to order there. They were likely pre-cooked, and blasted with heat before serving. Had to wait at least 5 minutes before they could be handled. They were seriously over-cooked and dry. They did offer to replace the dish. In general the restaurant has potential. Very simple decor, nice ocean views. Just avoid the ribs at this restaurant.

  9. SS

    ShirleyS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday for my sister

  10. MM

    MindyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view. Great food and service. Reasonable price.

  11. CP

    CherylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent selection of steaks and seafood with a variety of price ranges. The view was gorgeous and the service was excellent!

  12. LM

    LoriM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Gorgeous view and lovely service. Food is good, but not stellar. This is my 2 nd visit. Butter sauces for fresh fish are cloying IMO. My tomato sauce for Halibut however was lovely & light. Best thing about this restaurant is the amazing view.

  13. EW

    EricW

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Good food and service. Great windows onto the Pacific Ocean. Only downside was noisy and difficult to hold a conversation.

  14. SP

    SoniaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. My friend who does not eat seafood loved the ahi wonton.

  15. TS

    TSBB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Andrew is an amazing waiter. Food was delicious and all other staff we encountered were very nice and welcoming.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful View! Awesome Food! Fantastic Service!

  17. ER

    EmilyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my boyfriend to Vista for his birthday last night, it was his and I's first time there and they did not disappoint! Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were amazing. We also had a unobstructed view of the ocean and got to watch the sunset during our dinner. We were both very impressed over all.

  18. HC

    HalC

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service great ocean view and the food was good as well, we will come back

  19. B

    Blindsman

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Nice place. Our water totally botched my order. Was not a great birthday celebration.

  20. MC

    MaureenC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Requested a window table without an obstructed view. We were walked right past one such table and were seated at a table with an obstructed view. Ordered oysters on the half shell for an appetizer. They were literally the smallest oysters I’ve ever seen! Roughly the size of a mussel. And way overpriced. I ordered filet mignon medium rare, erring on the side closer to rare than to medium. This was a mistake on my part, as my filet came very rare. Our server was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere just seemed cold and stark. No warmth. No character.

  21. LW

    LucasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire staff was friendly and very attentive. Our waitress Lana was amazing. She was friendly, helpful, and very attentive. We cannot recommend this place enough!

  22. IC

    IreneC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We had a delicious dinner at Vista. The atmosphere was very nice, amazing view.

  23. JV

    JefferyV

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  24. C

    Celena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived early to our reservation and had a cocktail at the bar. Staff came and got us when our table was ready. Service and food was great!

  25. S

    Spartan

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view. Vista is aptly named. Quite busy. Service was a bit slow that night but with a great view time went quickly enough.

  26. GM

    GaMO

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Definitely worth the price. Great staff! Amazing view!

  27. E

    Elaine

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Great food. Service needs improvement Brought bread to table by bus person but did't bring dishes or silverware and napkins or ask if wanted water. Server was very nice and quick We had dinner on two occasions.

  28. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Very inattentive waiter named Phillip on Thursday May 12th. Could not even get his attention for another drink. Very disappointed on our first dinner in Pismo.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had dinner for our anniversary, and this place did NOT disappoint! We arrived early for our reservation, and although the staff would’ve accommodated a table early, we chose to have some drinks at the bar until closer to our reservation time to get a table by the window. The bartender was very friendly and social with our conversation. The drinks were well balanced with the alcohol content. When our table was ready, we were politely greeted by the hostess, and that was still 10 minutes early from our reservation time. The table was by the window and overlooking a beautiful section of the ocean/beach. The servers were all very friendly and polite during our whole dining experience. I was so impressed with how great it was, that I had the manager called over to our table to extend my praise at how amazing the staff was and the food! The food is amazing! My husband requested the rack of lamb not have the pistachio rub (because of a nut allergy) and the meal was prepared perfectly! My beef short ribs were delicious as well! The portions were a decent size too. I was so full after finishing my meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!

  30. LG

    LisaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down our new favorite restaurant in town. Great food to accompany the great view. We actually are locals and have chosen to eat there four times in the past two weeks!

  31. SH

    SHARONO

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice!!!!

  32. DM

    DeniseM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    The only THUD in a perfect trip to the Central Coast two nights ago. I noted in my reservation it was a 25th anniversary. The view is breathtaking, the food good, yet when the Server spilled a Coke all over my husband before the first course, it was treated like we were at Chuck E. Cheese. Within 30 minutes we had drinks, appetizer & dinner entrees! When he came back & asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu, I could see we were getting no consideration for either the spilled drink or the Anniversary. I approached the Manager & she said with a dripping attitude "We don't do anything for anniversaries." When I mentioned my husband's shoes were filled with Coke & his clothes were sticky, she said "I can comp you a dessert, cheesecake." No apology or and acted like I was trying to pick her pocket! For a $200 dinner, I need a $7 slice of Sysco cheesecake & a giant serving of attitude?

  33. K

    Kerik

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, top notch cocktails and great service. Will be back!

  34. L

    Lb1651

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food was reasonably priced and very tasty. Nice touches with warm bread and a flower on Mother’s Day. The view can’t be beat. Would come back for sure!

  35. AS

    AnnS

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We had been to Vista twice for a weekday lunch and had a nice experience but this was Mother’s Day so they were very busy. It seemed that they were understaffed and overwhelmed. It took us more than two hours to get through dinner. It took a long time to get our food and when it did arrive, it was lukewarm. My pasta with shrimp and crab was bland and somewhat congealed. We had two small children with us and the younger one’s pizza finally came out when the rest of us had almost finished our dinners. One person ordered the filet and she enjoyed her dinner. The rest of us weren’t impressed, especially considering the price of the meals.

  36. DM

    DavidM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We asked for a table by the window in order to see the ocean during sunset, and that is exactly what we got. The view was amazing. The service was great, the food was great. We never felt pressured to hurry and leave. Once the waitress took our bill she said just sit and enjoy the sunset. One on the better places to eat in Pismo Beach.

  37. CM

    ColetteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a view! Thoroughly enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch!

  38. g

    grovertom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Prices on menu items and drinks about 15-20% too high, but I guess that’s the biz. One of the best dining experiences in a long time. I’ll save my pennies and go again.

  39. AH

    AngiH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    This restaurant replaced a family friendly restaurant with a more upscale vibe. The food was on par with the former establishment but we paid more for it. I used to enjoy bringing my kids, but the new kids menu is too sophisticated and expensive to bring them back. So while it’s a nice upscale restaurant, there are plenty of those in Pismo. I’m disappointed that we’ve lost another place that was enjoyable for the whole family.

  40. SK

    SherryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent but a little pricey. However, it's expected for seems like classy restaurant. There was two of us and we asked for a table near the beach view and the hostess was very accommodating. Hence, we didn't mind spent almost $200 in there. It's a Mother's Day weekend so it's ok to spend a little. 😍🥰😍

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Vista Steak and Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 556-9000.

Vista Steak and Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Vista Steak and Seafood

1601 Price St Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2229

Additional information

  • Area

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Douglas MacMillan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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