The day I discovered Two Blocks, I knew I had found a second home. This restaurant is more like an upscale little spot to take out-of-town friends, business associates, or just chill on the couches with the family. The service is always very personable and professional. If you're in a rush, try a fast food place, because the luxuriant time your food takes to arrive is because everything is fresh, and well put together.
Every professional food critic who has been to this place raves about it - especially the prime rib, which is finished off by being smoked over the staves of the local winery's cabernet oak barrels. There are many quaint touches like this, with the best, freshest ingredients available in the area. The coffee is from a local roaster, and served French pressed at table side with shaved chocolate, cinnamon, raw sugar and dishes of other goodies.
There is also an impressive array of probably 20+ open bottles of wine to try by the glass, filled out by a bunch of local wines ranging from the affordable to the very best around. Desserts here, too, are inspired - tiramisu, choco-peanut butter cheesecake (TRY this one), chocolate cake, and more.
When not in the mood for a nice sit-down meal, we often breeze in for a lunch of fresh grilled panninis or shared from the bruschetta with 9 different topping choices, and beef carpacio (a personal favorite). The bruschetta comes on a wood plank, split, and heaping with ingredients like Tuscan bean with smoked gouda, fig and prosciutto, caprese, italian salamis, and a bunch of other too-good stuff. This is one dish my vegetarian friends also enjoy immensely.
In short, this is a place I would take anyone to enjoy - whether coming fresh from a day at the beach with the kids or for a more formal business meeting. And its easy parking right in the middle of the action at Pismo makes it really convenient.
You're really missing out if you don't check out Two Blocks.