Wonderful view of the Pacific
Wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean while dining on delicious food. The eggs Benedict are wonderful with homemade toasted brioche bread.
3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a wonderful dining
It was a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent, as we enjoyed a cocktail before dining and they were so accomodating. The dinner itself was Excellent. The staff was very friendly as well as management and the executive chef even took time out from the kitchen to visit with some of the guests.
We would definitely recommend The Lido to anyone for fine dining whether a guest of the resort or not it would be a dining experience to be remembered.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved it! Our first time
We loved it! Our first time in the area...food, ambiance and view were fabulous! We will be back!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
My college roommate and I
My college roommate and I live in nearby villages, but after having Fish Friday recently, we have a pact that we will start coming weekly to experience the daily special lunches. A salmon sandwich did not sound good to me, but it was a surprisingly delicious treat...cooked and seasoned really well. The price was more than affordable, the ambience was a quiet elegance; we were able to have a nice conversation without blaring music and nearby noisy diners.
What really impressed us was the waiter, Brandon, who was friendly, available though not hovering, and knowledgable about the menu. The manager also dropped by briefly and showed a sincere interest in our dining experience.
(We were roomies in 1957.)
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The abalone appetizer was great, the size was small. Not sure if that's normal. The scallops were my favorite, sweet. The halibut was cooked just perfect not overdone. The pork chop was a good size piece of meat, season crust great but almost borderline too salty. The filet mignon was good, the side whipped mashers with truffle was another favorite part of the meal. The mint gelato was refreshing, almost had a gelatin texture and not as icy. The muse was a nice gesture but not really doing anything for the taste buds. I liked te live guitar player but it was kinda too loud. Overall would come back again & refer to friends. Brunch looks like lots of options on the menu. Oh yeah, the service notably prompt and great!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a special
Great place for a special occasion, overlooking the ocean.
Wish we could have had the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert, but did not want to wait the 20minute prep time.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, service and patio!
Everything was nice! Portion sizes are small and menus is generally limited.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice resturaunt of choice
Lido is my wife and i's go-to restaurant of choice in the area. The food is great and the atmosphere is relaxing.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place to dine in Shell/Pismo
The quality of the food, ocean view, exceptional staffing makes this my top choice to dine breakfast, lunch or dinner!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great view in SLO
The food at Lido is outstanding, as is the service. We always ask for a table outdoors overlooking the ocean.
Wait staff is excellent and make good recommendations for wine pairings.
A real winner!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience w/ view
This was my first time to this restaurant. What an outstanding experience. Great food. Awesome view. Fantastic service.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in every way
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. The ambience was romantic, the service was excellent, and the food was some of the best I've had. The sunset, full moon, heaters, waves splashing.......incredible. I've never been served salmon so fresh it was too hot to eat right away yet perfectly cooked. We also ordered the scallions and steak- which were amazing as well. I also appreciated their (non-charge) willingness to serve the bottle of wine we'd brought from Grizzly Republic in Paso Robles that day. I look forward to a future visit.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
UNSTOPABLE ONCE AGAIN!
The service and the food win hands down every time. The ambiance in the dining room is very calm and casual with a flare of sophistication. The view is stunning. I recommend dinning out on the patio for an even more casual experience (as long as the wind is not blowing). The service and the food quality are great no matter where you sit. The portions are small and bursting with flavor. I recommend sharing several starters and the share an entrée. The food is so scrumptious; you will want to try everything on the menu,
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal and fantastic
We had a great meal and fantastic service. (The caterer was serving as a waiter that night). The resort was packed with families and kids which made for an exuberant--at times noisy--meal but the food was fantastic and the view of the ocean outstanding.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sunset view, nice wine
Great sunset view, nice wine list featuring some nice local selections. We had the halibut, filet and fig pizza as well as some oysters to start, all were very good. Staff was attentive, service tiniest bit slow in getting drinks to table.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience!
We had a window table with a fantastic ocean view. The food and service were both superb!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect to celebrate
We choose lido for dinner while we were away to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We found it through a search of the area we were staying and thought their menu looked the tastiest and location was close... We were not disappointed and extremely happy with our choice. The food was delicious, the wine was much better than we would have thought and the service was outstanding. They were very accommodating when we requested to sit outside, only because it was so beautiful out. We mentioned in our reservation that it was or anniversary and every person that came to our take wished us a happy anniversary AND treated us to dessert :) We would definitely recommend this to friends and would go again when were are in the area.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night
We had an outstanding experience at Lido. We went for an anniversary celebration and had the chef's tasting menu. The flavors were creative and delicious, but not gimmicky. The portions were ideal. The wait staff was appropriately attentive. The meal was served at just the right pace. It was a great experience. We'll be back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The indoor/outdoor seating options change this place from a 3 star to a 5 star experience. Great view of the sunset. Make sure you don't get outside seating facing the pool, still better than inside, but request outside with sunset/ocean view. We had a really lovely time. Pismo doesn't offer a whole lot of fine dining (at all) so we consider this place a real gem. Service and staff were very friendly and professional (again, not common in these parts) and we were never rushed.
We will be going back for our second meal within our three day stay.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing gorgeous view
The restaurant was lovely, the food excellent, the outside view of the ocean gorgeous. The staff attentive but not overbearing. What more could one ask.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and ambiance
The food, service and ambiance match the million dollar sunset view, which in many way is better than what you see in Hawaii. The manager of this restaurant does an outstanding job.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really friendly place with wonderfu
Service was splendid -- very friendly yet professional. Food was very good -- not great -- but excellent value. Excellent wine list plus no corkage if you bring bottles of local wine. We sat outdoors overlooking the Pacific; great ambiance. We will return next time we are in Pismo Beach
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Time Patron
I have been following Lido restaurant on Facebook for several months. I was so looking forward to visiting this restaurant on my birthday. It did not disappoint! We were treated like royalty and the food was fabulous!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and the service was fairly attentive. Restaurant has some high energy and so is good for a group of 4 or more.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
After doing a bit of research
After doing a bit of research on fine dining in Pismo Beach, Lido seemed to be the only real choice. Despite lack of other options, the staff works hard to cater and the food is legitimately delicious. Loved the place. The restaurant is more beatiful in person than it is in pictures online, the view is outstanding and the food was great. Would definitley go back.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful anniversary
We went to the Lido Restaurant to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. It was a quiet night, for it was a Monday during the low season, but that suited us well. It was very pretty, and our food was delicious - the carpaccio was the best we've ever had! Our waiter, John, was very friendly and helpful. He advised us knowledgeably on wine, and we enjoyed it very much! And he treated us to a delicious dessert to celebrate our anniversary! We had a wonderful breakfast there the next morning as well - delicious roasted wild mushroom omelets with fruit and either potatoes or spinach, and the fresh orange juice was really yummy!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great setting, a nice selection,
Great setting, a nice selection, nice ambiance, great staff but would NOT rush back because it is just ridiculous expensive. They had a "special" that was "surf and turf"- and it was priced at $90 !! When they didn't have the rib eye they came back and said they could do it with a filet but for $10 more!!! So that means the special was $100 -Really?? It wasn't even that good. The asparagus was over cooked, the potatoes were silly tasteless, and the sauce on the spiney lobster was mediocre. There are just so many other places to go that I have a hard time recommending to someone that wants to feel like they really got what they paid for. Perhaps a drink at sunset before going somewhere else
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect food + greeat service
We had a wonderful evening with great food and great service. The only set back was the noise level. We were seated next to a four top that was very loud. After they left, when we were about help way through our dinner, the noise level was much more tolerable but still loud. If it were not for the noise I would rate this restaurant a 10 out of 10.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
Lido is one of the best restaurants on the area. The food is great. The location and view can't be beat. The service is a always top notch. The manager even stops by every time to make sure everything is good. I highly recommend if you are in the area. Main courses run $30-40, so it may be on the pricey side. They don't charge a corkage fee though, so that keeps costs reasonable.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Birthday at Lido's
This was my first dinner at Lido's and it was an exceptional experience. The swordfish entree was outstanding, and the autumn lasagna immediately became a favorite comfort food. Our server, Rita, was friendly, well informed and attentive. And our party very much enjoyed the perfectly attenuated music of the jazz trio, "Three Martini Lunch," as it wafted from the bar through the dining room.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as usual!
Four of us dined here last Friday. Place was packed and had a very vibrant atmosphere. We all had the Caesar Salad - very creative presentation. My husband and I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked (we had 5!). Our friends chose one each of the steak options. So tender and the vegetables were delicious.
Had brunch here last Sunday. You can't beat the prix fixe! 3 courses for $29. Bottomless mimosas (and they use real Champagne). Very relaxing with great service!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lido continues to amaze me!
The food is always very tasty and well presented. I love sharing with the person I am dining with. This way you get to taste more foods. Always save room for desert.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Lido Restaurant for the first time for Thanksgiving. Everything was lovely ... the view, the food, the staff, the wine (in no particular order). We were a little troubled that while the food was quite plentiful for one of the entrees (the beef), it was almost skimpy for another (the vegetarian pasta). No matter: we traded plates halfway through and no one left hungry! But if your family isn't into shifting plates around mid-meal, check out neighboring tables before deciding. It was all excellent, so having an excuse to share was a bonus.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional holiday dining
Very happy with our Thanksgiving Day dining experience. Sunset view was an added perk!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving family dinner
Loved the prix fixe menu rather than a grand buffet where food is eh. We all, 8 of us, ordered different items on the extensive fixed price menu--turkey, beef and salmon. Everyone was happy. I'm from Seattle and ordered the salmon--it was the best! Served with perfectly cooked haricot verts and my first try of forbidden black rice! All was wonderful! Would come to Lido again hands down. Perfect Thanksgiving dinner--and no cleanup!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place
We stopped for lunch on our way to Santa Barbara. Very convenient as 101 is 1/4 mile away. Lauren, our waitress, did a great job. The scallops were delicious but I would have preferred less salt on the salad (easy to add yourself if you want to). The bowl of brown rice with shrimp and asparagus was more copious than we thought at first. Very good too and beautifully presented. Didn't have any dessert, so can't say anything on that but delicious no doubt. Nice grounds to go for a walk before or after with easy access to the beach.
We went early (11:30) and didn't get any bread until we were half way finished with the main course, so way too late. It was fresh from the oven, though.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
We live close to Lido and love having such quality dining in our neighborhood. Whether we go in for happy hour or for a complete meal, we always are gratified.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM