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Yanni's Bar & Grill

#231 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
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12015 Scripps Highland Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
+1 858-527-0011
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i never would have expected to like saganaki without the flame, but it set the stage for the rest of the meal being so tasty. The atmosphere is modern and relaxing and the staff is wonderful. The owner was observant and friendly. The entrees: perfect! Vegetable risotto, Bouillabaisse, shrimp linguini and perfect sea scallops. The bar made two off-menu drinks... More 

Thank Toolooze
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful and amiable staff. Abundant, tasty, healthy food and reasonably priced. Clean and not noisy.

Thank Saul Z
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Good selection of Mediterranean and Greek dishes. Great service. Awesome wine list. Helpful tip: Make a reservation. This place is popular and busy.

Thank SoftwareCEO
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have dined at Yanni's many times for lunch and the food, service and atmosphere is fantastic! Love their salads and appetizers...try the calamari or Yanni's salad with Romaine and grilled shrimp, 2 of my favorites. Always relaxing and I love the outdoor covered patio on a warm day! Highly recommend trying this spot!

Thank Vicky R
Mira Mesa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Mediterranean Cuisine is my FAVORITE comfort food. I have visited this restaurant 3 or 4 times, and they have consistantly delivered high quality service, delicious food, and it's PRESENTATIONS have been TOP NOTCH each and every time. As a "Foody" and frequent traveler, this is very reassuring.

Thank Erica D
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your glowing review, we truly appreciate your business and taking he time from your schedule to write this. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Yanni More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Extended warm welcome for large (>20) person group booked on short notice. Shared appetizers enjoyed by all. Bouillabaisse and lamb chops were standout main courses. Deserts also noteworthy! Total check reasonable, less then expected for quality and presentation of meal.

Thank markbN1062UT
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your glowing remarks! We were happy to accommodate your group and hope you will join us again soon! Cheers! Yanni More 

San Diego, Ca
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is just wonderful! This is our go-to place for lunch and dinner. They have a very wide ranging menu so anyone with any diet/food preferences can find something delicious. They do offer gluten free options and have many healthy options. They are happy to customize dishes as well. The wait staff is always attentive and pleasant. I highly... More 

Thank KerryM911
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your complimentary review we truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! Yanni More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Last weekend I was in San Diego for my sisters wedding. We reserved the patio at Yanni's for a rehearsal dinner but I went their a couple times in the same trip, one with my mom and friend to try the place out before the day of the dinner. The interior was beautiful. There were wine bottles in the walls,... More 

Thank getabite
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent dining experience with us and we are so happy to hear your kind words. We hope that if you find yourself in San Diego again that you will stop by again! Cheers! Yanni More 

Traverse City MI
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205 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Varied menu, sea food, pasta, red meat, Greek food. All good. Nice drink menu w/prices. The Scallops were a little salty maybe because of the wrap.

Thank Wayne P
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review of our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Yes, the scallops are wrapped in prosciutto so it can make the scallops salty. If in the future you would like them with out the prosciutto just let your server know and we would be happy to prepare them... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The atmosphere is nice, the food is light and really good tasting. the prices for the drinks are high, but the food price is reasonable

Thank dougazevedo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12015 Scripps Highland Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-527-0011
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?