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Yanni's Bar & Grill

#217 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
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12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
+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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Stateline, Nevada
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420 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you are in the area this restaurant is well worth a visit. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food is excellent We have eaten here twice and both times the food was great. This ranks just below my favorite SD restaurant. The food quality is excellent and the portions are ample. We have tried several dishes over our visits and... More 

Thank sunnski
Del Mar, California
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604 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Found this restaurant by chance and we were not disappointed with the food. The cuisine is Greek/Mediterranean and everything we tried was quite good. They have a large selection of appetizers and one could make a meal with just those during happy hour, which we did on one of our visits, All in all a very good place for a... More 

Thank Michael D
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Yanni's is consistently a very good choice for lunch or dinner. The staff is friendly and the service is good. There are plenty of menu choices - from healthy salads to hearty Mediterranean dishes. They have a nice bar, for a before dinner cocktail or glass of wine. The bread is so delicious it can be hard to pass up... More 

Thank dkms15
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The food was soooo good and the wait staff is super friendly. They have an awesome wine list and it is very extensive. That is a plus! I ordered a chicken sandwich with garlic Parmesan fries and it was a huge portion, very tasty and the fries were to die for. My friend ordered the ravioli and it looked so... More 

Thank frogkag
Washington, D.C.
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253 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was staying at Spring Hill Marriott next door. Walked over for dinner after a long day. The customer service was great. Very attentive but not "too much" service. Excellent menu for a varying number of tastes (burgers, salads, lengthy pasta selection, etc). Was very busy and excellent outdoor seating as well. Drink and wine menu too was very good.... More 

Thank rmc1971
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Yanni's has a great menu. We have never been disappointed by a meal. Their new location (although they have probably been there over a year now) is larger yet more comfortable. They are always busy but well worth the wait. Both the wait and host staff are friendly and attentive. We have a great experience every time we go.

Thank John J
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

The quality of the food, service, and wine is beyond any other five star restaurant and at a 3 star pricetag. Highly recommend. Sea Scallops, Pork Chop, are incredible. Great Happy hour too. The ambiance is perfect for meeting friends, dinner parties. A great enclosed patio with heaters, also firepits. A bar area, and a separate room with tables and... More 

Thank LeoEgo22
Newbury, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Straight off the plane and into Yanni's. My first visit to the new venue. I have been coming to the old restaurant off and on based on my visits to SD for over 10 years. Gosh, the place is busy and really well laid out. Food is still very good, not easy to keep the consistency when you step up... More 

Thank aholyman
San Diego, California
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I have been dinning at Yanni's for over a decade. The service is always great and the food magnificent. This is the neighborhood restaurant we should all be lucky to have. Their menu accommodates all types of palates and dietary needs. They use great fresh ingredients to prepare some nice Greek classic dishes.

Thank agg2011
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The expansion into the new location has only improved Yanni's. The food here is always very high quality, and tastes incredible. This is where we bring clients - where after everyone RAVES about it!

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
  • 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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