Our favorite spot in Pismo
Our favorite spot in Pismo Beach for brunch. The view is awesome to go along with the delicious food and drink.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful view from the patio.
Beautiful view from the patio. Great service and delicious food.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The marks I gave in rating
The marks I gave in rating the various aspects of the brunch are descriptive. If the brunch had been any less impressive, my ratings would reflect it.
However, if you are looking for bargain basement prices, look elsewhere. The old saying hold true here: "you get what you pay for".
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
KaLe salad a must relaxed
KaLe salad a must
relaxed atmoshphere with stunning ocean view
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We can count on consistently good meals at Marisol. As I wrote in a previous review, the chef, Gregg Wingard (sp?) has been there for a long time as chefs go and he seems to have a good team with him. The waiters are professional and David, maitre d', is the most friendly, helpful man possible. He is their secret weapon!
For us, it is our neighborhood gem since we are fortunate to live on the beautiful Central Coast within walking distance.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I picked the restaurant to
I picked the restaurant to celebrate my birthday with friends. It was a very enjoyable experience! I will recommend the restaurant! I will return!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was outstanding,
The service was outstanding, the selection was vast and the view was spectacular. We had a beautiful table outside and never once felt like someone forgot us. My compliments to your entire team. We will be back.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
There was a band playing on
There was a band playing on the patio and the noise level in the bar was loud. But we moved into the dining room for dinner and had a great view and quiet surroundings. The Prix Fixe menu was delightful and the wine pairings were right on.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing time! The
We had an amazing time! The food was great! something for everyone, even if you are a vegitarian.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch easy reservations
Great brunch ... Loved making the reservations on line and they actually worked without any problems. Immediate feedback .
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was GREAT!
We were there celebrating a birthday, and it was the perfect spot!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
While the restaurant itself was very beautiful and the wait staff were very cordial, I was left wanting more after the brunch buffet. It seemed like an odd combination of foods with not nearly enough variety to justify the price we paid. There was no sort of direction in the room, which left me wandering around trying to figure out what to get. However, the desserts were lovely. If the menu were to be slightly updated, I would not hesitate to visit again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I chose Marisol for our most recent date night. We were familiar with the bar area, but this was our first time eating at the restaurant. Our table was away from the window, but we still had a nice view of the Pacific. My wife and I both had Alaskan Halibut (different preps and platings), which was excellent. The wine list is complete. We shared a bottle of Orin Swift Papillon (pricy, but not excessive). Service was attentive, but not overbearing. A great experience!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Girls' Weekend
We stayed at the Cliffs Resort for three days and had wonderful meals at the Marisol and the staff was very accommodating.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top notch with a beach view!!!!
My wife took me to Marisol for drinks and appetizers on my 50th B-day[had dinner reservations at another place later]. Everything was world class. And the beach view was spectacular. We lucked out with blue skies on the day we went. I would definitely go back again for a complete meal. Bring your camera to capture the sunset if the weather cooperates.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service and great food
We had a group of 9. Everyone was pleased with their food. The salmon and braised ribs were most popular. Eric was a great server and ocean view was perfect.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best brunches in the central coast. Nice selection, especially the desert.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife , toddler & I , just came back from a trip to pismo beach. We stayed at the cliffs resort where this restaurant is located within, and we ate here every morning for breakfast and a couple of evenings for dinner. Very busy spot, service was slow in the evenings & the menu is slightly different if you sit outside, ( not as expensive) more like comfort food, but still pretty good. Staff are very helpful & friendly , I would go back for sure, so check it out folks if your in the area !
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed dining at Marisol. The service is great! Able to choose from the lounge or dining menu when sitting outside or in the lounge. Big wine list, vast variety.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great experience. The food was delicious, our server was excellent. He let us take our time with out bugging us to death. He made excellent recommendations and was professional with out being stuffy. We had a nice window view and a very relaxing and enjoyabe evening, especially for being on the 4th of July.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE had a very enjoyable dinner. Great food and service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the location and staff, we will consider next staying at the resort.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice seaside spot
The food at Marisol was good, though not excellent, and the menu seemed pretty limited, but the view and outdoor dinning made up for that -- gorgeous cliff-side patio, very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and a great walking path just steps away from the restaurant for after dinner.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal every time
I have not been disappointed yet. From the food to the service, it is a winner. Ocean views worth your time and your dollars but then the food is excellent too. It is quite the foodies paradise. The concierge is a wonderful gentleman who always checks to make sure all is right as often as his wait staff. I highly recommend if the price is no option as it is a bit pricey. Every time I have gone, it has been an unforgettable experience. It is my go to spot for special occasions or to impress visitors to our area.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at marisols
Great brunch spot. Great food choices. Excellent view.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marisol is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays! We had a perfect evening outside. Eric, our waiter, did an excellent job making sure we were taken care of. The food was wonderful, as always. Thanks for another fabulous time at Marisol!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing with
The food was amazing with just the right melding of flavor and the presentation was beautiful!!! Our waiter Eric was superb, attentive and made sure everything was to our liking. The view was spectacular and we had such a great time. Would not even hesitate to come back again!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
ambiance: pacific ocean
Unbelievable evening w perfect weather and poor service.
Perhaps he had a bad day.
Other than that, all was good.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shell Beach Restaurant
Marisol was a perfect place for a wonderful dinner overlooking the ocean on Shell Beach. The menus was excellent. The choice of appetizers are scrumptious...The tomato avocado soup was so good accompanied by small grilled cheese sandwiches...A meal by itself. ...My family loved the oysters. They ordered a half a dozen and quickly added to that...The salmon was superb as was the halibut...The server was great! My daughter has a severe dairy allergy and he made sure everything she ordered was dairy free...The ambience was lovely...
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Brunch!
Superb Sunday Brunch has something for every palate, from sushi to a carvery, omelettes to waffles and soup to nuts.Fresh fruits also excellent as was service. Just wish I had more time to appreciate all of it.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was pretty bomb and they were cool with us bringing a puppy with us in and it's also a nice romance place.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Great Company and Service
We traveled with our small dog to the Coast and found Marisol to be most accommodating. The Maitre D' went out of his way to make us feel welcome, seat perfectly to both enjoy the beautiful view yet not be disruptive and ensure a good meal. We had fried chicken, halibut and a "doggie" meal. I enjoyed the fried chicken, the breading was a little sweet (yes, believe it or not) and peppery at the same time, the Mrs. enjoyed her simply grilled halibut and the dog buried its face in its own dish, whatever that means. Diners with dogs will find a perfect experience, those without will find their own privacy indoors and apart from the canine crowd and all will find a great view, experience and good enough fresh locally food to ensure a comeback.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good tastes, small portions,$$$
Nice ambiance, fair service, good tastes, high prices eg: 5 normal sized ravioli for $28.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
Excellent food and wine selection! Ask for a wine expert as our waiter didn't have a ton of knowledge on the wine selection and the list is rather large. He promptly sent someone over and we couldn't have been more pleased. The pumpkin ravioli is one of the best selections on the menu.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us dined here and selected different entrees. Potato layered salmon, pumpkin pasta and buttermilk chicken were absolutely excellent!
Our server was fairly new but well-trained and competent. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced. The atmosphere was vibrant given it was a Sunday night with fewer customers. The restaurant is large but the fact that diners occupied only the lower level enhanced the ambiance. There was a cozy feeling with the lit fireplace.
We couldn't manage dessert unfortunately but the selections looked great.
We come to Shell Beach every year and have always experienced excellent food and service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice environment. Food was
Nice environment. Food was good. The tomato soup was delicious. Had the fried chicken with mash potatoes and husband had the halibut. Potatoes on the little salty side. Overall it was nice and would likely to return. It is a bit pricey, but you are dining at a nice resort.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a girls' weekend and enjoyed the hotel and wonderful restaurant. We will be back!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a view of the Pacific. Service was outstanding food was even better. Ig staying is Pisimo Beach this is a must stop
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Fun, Celebratory Meal
We had friends down from the bay area for a get together the Weds before Thanksgiving. We were surprised to see the dining room virtually empty most of the evening with only 6-8 table occupied all night. However, the wait staff was awesome! Waiter was friendly and the bread girl and bus boy were attentive and kind. I don't know if it was the way they normally operate or if it was due to a slow night, but they did a nice job in being friendly and chatty without intruding on our experience. The menu was slightly limited but entrees were well presented and tasty, if a little pricey. 4 people, 1 bottle of wine, 4 cocktails was north of $250...you decide.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food in Loud Dining Experience
Went here for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner, hoping for a cozy and quiet fine dining experience. Food was good, not great and not worth the price, which I hoped would be justified by the ambience of the room. It was not. Wonderful guitarist/singer didn't need her amplifier at all in a large room in which every dinner plate clatter echoed around the room. We sat with another couple by the fireplace, trying to adjust to the noise level, which was very high. Even when the singer took a break the sound from other tables carried like a concert hall. We both had the Braised Spare Ribs, carrots, and pureed potatoes, which was good but not worth the cost, even though well presented. Great wine list but overpriced by 50% or more.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM