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“Food good but service inflexible”
Review of Ocean Grill

Ocean Grill
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ocean Grill is ocean front dining just steps away from the sand in beautiful Avila Beach! Stop in today and try some of the most delicious and creatively prepared cuisine in San Luis Obispo county!
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Menu interesting but very large portions offered, when we asked if two of us could share one main dish this was only possible if we paid extra, allegedly because of presentation - how pretentious!
Meals we then decided on were very good if not our first choice.
You pay a lot for the location.

1  Thank TrellisMW
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were at Avila Beach for Memorial Day weekend. Had a party of four late Friday night and they were very full, but service after short wait for a table was exceptional.
The food was fresh, presentation outstanding and portions were more than adequate.
We are seafood lovers and have nothing but praise for the cuisine at Ocean Grill.
The Mahi Mahi was excellent and their scallops were superb.
Will definitely be back for more. 9 out of 10 because only give tens after two or three consistent experiences. Noticed some past bad reviews but they must have solved chef problem. No problems here now.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Oh dear! We expected a wonderful dinner with a great view at this newer Avila Beach, CA restaurant. Invited some friends and got there early on a hot evening. Restaurant is only partially air conditioned and gets the direct afternoon and setting sun and blinding views. No shades were available.

Expected a great sea food dinner and I was disappointed with a cold fish dinner and cold grains. My friends each ordered the scallops which were large and I guess well prepared. However the presentation for this $35.00 plus dinner was on a appetizer plate. At least the chef could spread it out and make it look like $35.00 rather than from the appetizer list. The service was fine and the view and setting was beautiful. Next time I might try lunch to see if it was just an off night.

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2  Thank mariposa67
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Eric K, General Manager at Ocean Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Hello and thank you for dining with us here at Ocean Grill. While trying to listen to all of the feedback of our customers we are happy to let you know that your opinions were heard loud and clear! Since your visit we have brought in a new chef and a completely new menu that is sure to please! Though our restaurant is an open air concept, we do run our air conditioning inside at the 3 upper tables which does bring down the temperature for those not looking for the open air dining experience on the rare occasion that the temperature climbs above the average coastal norm. We also have blinds for the sunset hour when the sun gets a little bright, just be sure to ask and we are always happy to lower them for you! :) Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Had dinner at Ocean Grill on a Saturday evening with a group of friends. Food was very good, view amazing and service excellent, however, it was very difficult to hear each other talk. We ended out moving to the patio area so we could visit.

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1  Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We walked into the attractive dining room and were seated by the window, with a great view of the bay. Brian, our waiter, was friendly (without overdoing it) and very helpful -- he steered me to the pan roasted rockfish, which I enjoyed greatly, and recommended a Firestone DBA to go with it. When my wife said she felt like a split of champagne, he advised her to pair it with the halibut, a great combination. We also enjoyed the flat breads and the little gem salad. No huge plates with huge portions: the food was just right both in size and in flavor. Pricey, but good.

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Thank FamilyManDD
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