Dauphin Grille at the Berkeley
Next to the OceanWe sat in the Garden which is right next to the ocean. It was great, very unexpected. Homemade unique food, I loved it!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood great; service not so muchWe went to celebrate my husband's birthday on May 18, 2013. The food was wonderful, especially the New Zealand cockle clam appetizer, a special that evening. The broth was so flavorful that we ate the last of it with a spoon! The only item at our table which we would not get again was the paella. Overall, it lacked flavor. I should have followed the server's recommendation to get the Chioppino special. Wine list was varied and affordable. Overall, the service was a bit disappointing. For example, even though we mentioned when ordering dessert that it was my husband's birthday, no recognition was given in the form of a candle on his dessert or anything at all. Live Jazz in the dining room a very nice treat.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGive this place a chance!Great tasting food and a few unique dishes. Friendly wait staff that are not pushy but are very helpful. They don't rush you
out either.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dininng and serviceService very good and food well prepared.
A great evening out5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food!This was my first time at Dauphin; the experience could have been better...however this is not due to the food. The foold was good. I made a reservation for Saturday night for 4 people. Dauphin Grill, however failed to mention that their dining room was closed for a private party. When we arrived they placed us at a small bar table in the bar. NOT the evening I had expected and I should have been notified ahead of time so that I had the option of changing our plans earlier in the day. I will go again....let's see what happens.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, service,Outstanding food, service, and ambience, as always!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly Suprised!We were pleasantly suprised when we made a last minute decision to eat at the Dauphin Grille. Food was good, Enjoyed live Dinner Music playing in the backround on small stage, atmosphere was good, service was good, my girlfriend and I went into the seperate bar area after dinner to meet our friends and enjoy a live band playing music. Although the bar crowd that night(Saturday) was a little too young (20's) for our style we still enjoyed the night. Maybe if the pool table was removed and replaced with lounge chairs/couches it would attract a slightly older more sophisticated crowd ranging 30-60 years old?? This could become a fun hot spot.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of us had the scallopsThree of us had the scallops which were amazing, (5 stars.) Regrettably the fourth dish, overcooked chicken swimming in what looked like cream of tomato soup, (2 stars) was a huge disappointment. However, that would not stop us from giving a great review because the service was the best we seen in years. We were made to feel as though we were their favorite customers even though this is our first visit. Attentive, genuinely warm, well versed and there when you needed them, but not suffocating. Our server,(Niki)got particularly high praise from my aunt, (a retired waitress with 40 years of experience.)
The cocktail menu and the mixologists who prepare these heavenly concoctions are also worthy of respect and high praise.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery satisfied - even the veganWe were looking for a good restaurant that could accommodate my vegan husband. We were not disappointed, either in the food, the service or the ambiance. Located in the art deco Berkeley Carteret Hotel and facing the boardwalk, it was convenient and attractive. The choices were excellent & they even had a vegan chocolate mousse.
We limited ourselves to one glass of wine each, but they had a fairly large choice of wines by the glass.
Service was very good - not too intrusive, but attentive - and the entertainment was an excellent jazz quartet that provided music loud enough to hear well but not so loud as to be annoying. So, good food, service, entertainment and ambiance at a fair price. With appetizer shared, $75 before tip. Thumbs up!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall my experiance at theOverall my experiance at the Dauphin Grille has been good if not great, but Easter Brunch was so so. Service was great drinks were great, but the food was not as good as it normally is.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been there countlessWe have been there countless times....best dining experience to date. Salads were excellent and the short ribs as well as pot roast were excellent. Large portions that we had to take home.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM