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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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Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 9 November 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 11 November 2017

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

Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 13 September 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 29 August 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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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