We've been there 3 times and
We've been there 3 times and travel an hour to get there. The wait staff is always great and the food is delicious and presented well. We enjoy the band and dancing!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Good Find
This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had seen varying reviews, but we found the service friendly, attentive and efficient. The decor was pleasant and the food was excellent. For our taste, the music was far too loud. We took refuge on the patio which has effective heaters for cooler evenings and is quieter. This is certainly a place we will return.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always feel at home when
We always feel at home when we go to Brio, they make you feel special from the beginning to the end.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Easter dinner!
We went for an Early Easter dinner and it was delicious! Noticed they had done some nice added remodeling improvements as well! Service was good all around.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Sunday easter brunch was
The Sunday easter brunch was outstanding, We enjoyed it immensly. looking forward to a Mothers day repeat.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We found this while traveling
We found this while traveling for a friend's wedding. We went early, like 5:30, and the place started out fairly empty, but was hopping by the time we left at 7:30 on a Friday. If you go before 6:30 they have some "early bird" options. My parents both ordered off that menu, one had the scallops they other the filet mignon medallions. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. I had the pappardelle bolognese, which was not as expected, the menu said "our version of a bolognese". I asked the server wheat that meant, what was different than a traditional bolognese. She didn't have an answer really...however the answer was apparent when I tried it....it's SPICY! I'm thinking that's what the waitress should have told me was different!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
wish we had found this earlier!
My husband and I and another couple who love to try new restaurants went to Brio last night and it was terrific! We definitely will go back. The menu is varied and quite reasonable (given the fact that it's only blocks from the St. Regis!), the food was delicious, and there was live music and entertainment (we found out there is every night from Tuesday through Saturday). The place was full mid-week, so better make reservations. If you get there before 6:30, their early bird prices are even better!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant revival
Haven't been here in quite awhile. Food was much better than last time, much better early bird dining and Much better chef. Will be back ver soon. Extremely please with the changes.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, umbiance, service
We had the 5 course dinner, first time at Brio. The food was great and our server was even better. He remembered every personal request, attended to us just right amount of timing, got food to us on a timely manner yet you can really see his caresmatic personality that just made our night very enjoyable. He was the best server I had in many years of dinning out. In fact, his service was better than many of the high class restaurants that we've paid more than $300 for two. The 5 course meal was perfect combination and pairing. We will definitely come back again.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had heard the food is mediocre; but it was better than that. Nice diversified menu and attentive management.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very romantic place with fabulous food & music to get cozy on your date.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Today we had lunch there at 1:30PM to celebrate my cousin's birthday tomorrow. We each had a panino and it was excellent.
My only criticism is the bread. It was very difficult to pick up the sandwich as the inside would fall out. There was 2 separate pieces of bread and was not attached to the other.
I suggest they get better quality bread with a crusty outside. Il Fornaio's bread comes to my mind.
The Grille is in a very small shopping center on Rte. 1 on the sea side. Take down the address and building number and you should find it easily.
Upon entering, there are chairs and then a big basket of rolled up papers. Take one - it's the menu for your next visit.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thumbs Up from the Latin Educator..
Vibrant and energetic atmosphere was experienced in this gem of a place in Dana Point. Brio was able to infuse good food with a great ambiance. The Santiago Salsa Band was a hit and the company of salsa dancers was the topping on the cake!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special spot that we look forward to visiting on our summer vacations.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Delightful Find
We read a myriad of reviews on Brio, several that contained negative comments, but we wanted to dine there because it's so close to our summer rental. We finally went on a Saturday evening and were quite pleased with the experience. Very prompt greeting at the door, options as to where to sit, good explanation of specials, great martinis, fabulous food. It was a delight.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place is a gem
always, without fail, great food and service. My ONLY complaint , and its small, but the indoors is very warm and stuffy. They could use either some ceiling fans or turn the a/c on stronger.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Brio but it won't be our last. Brio is a little gem for both food and service. We really enjoyed our time there.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my wife were celebrating our 1st anniversary for which we picked up an Amazon Local coupon for this place. While the exterior was less than vibrant, the interior was amazing. We were quickly seated, both because we had a reservation and also it was a wednesday night, meaning there was no crowd, and were provided with a special menu that went with out coupon. Unlike many other places that try to trick you into spending money beyond the coupon, our server stuck to it and we got exactly what we paid for. He was on time, frequently checked in, professional, very humorous and made us feel very welcome. And the food was phenomenal; we got plenty of variety due to our coupon being for 5 courses. I've already recommended it to friends!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our experience. The service was terrific and the food was great. We enjoyed the Wedge salad, the veal picatta and the Chilean sea bass. The drinks were terrific from the bar. It was a great evening.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Local Bistro
We visit Brio often. The food is good and the service very good. Nice atmosphere and plenty of close parking.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Service
Rather than fixing a Turkey dinner we decided to go to Brio. The food was excellent and our server Jose was outstanding.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM