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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12:00 - 20:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek
€€ - €€€
12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

I was amazed at all the menu choices. the ambiance is great, trendy, classy! We had 2 different salads which were really good... and I'm dying to go back to try their Risotto which I absolutely love, but not for lunch.... impressed!!

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Delicious authentic Greek food, though a little pricey. Service was very good also. They have an extensive wine selection but WAY over priced ($8 for a 4oz house wine).

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We wanted to avoid the weekend crowds at Seaport Village on Saturday night so looked for an alternative to our favorite Greek restaurant Jerry's Greek Island Café. Yanni's is listed in TripAdvisor as a Greek restaurant, so we called and made a reservation. It looks...More

Thank parkinsd
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...More

Thank sunnski
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Michael D
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...More

Thank dkms15
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...More

Thank frogkag
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...More

Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank John J
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...More

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Karen W
4 March 2015|
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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