The Marisol
The Marisol

The Marisol

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themarisol.com/
  • Phone: 3368523303
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, International
  • Executive Chef: Tim Thompson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We feature Mike Evans on the piano Friday and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacKay Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Marisol
"Marisol" has become a landmark on the map of fine dining in North Carolina. We specialize in using the freshest seasonal foods prepared in creative ways. During our 15 years, we have garnered the respect of a faithful clientele as well as high marks from Triad critics.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Marisol reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)fit for foodies (22)romantic (18)notable wine list (12)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • datenights
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Has quickly become a favorite of ours! Last week our two top table near the restrooms has been our only dislike. Food, wine, service is absolutely one of the BEST in the triad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Ronald
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Have head lots about this "fine" dining place. Extremely disappointing and way too expensive. I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was my first visit back in approximately 5 years. This place truly is remarkable for the quality of food and service. It is quite simply the best restaurant in Greensboro and quite possibly on some days - probably in the State. Thank goodness this little gem has yet to be discovered by all those not in the know around Sedgefield.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Greensboro!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Marisol never disappoints. We have been coming here for over 10 years and it's always outstanding. Scott and Heather bring service to a new level of excellence and Trina is the best bartender around. Last year we brought some friends from Cleveland here and they loved it. When they came into town last week they specifically asked that we go to Marisol again for dinner. The only downside is that its very pricey. Plan on about $100 per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb cuisine in an odd location
    NYCtravVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Despite the road construction and odd location, the meal was truly outstanding! Friendly and accomodating service and a true desire to provide a great experience. I'll be back the next time I'm in Greensboro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable quisine and service
    Rosebud
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Even though the furniture and decor is outdated, the exquisite food and attentive service makes up for it. And even though most of us don't eat bread anymore, do not skip the sour dough bread. It's worth the carbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marisol
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    While the food was quite good the setting is mediocre to poor. Too loud, too cramped and somewhat dated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I drive from Pennsylvania just to eat here, it is the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food
    DrJohn1943
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My food was expertly prepared, nicely served, and most enjoyable. The rack of lamb I had was the very best I've ever had and I just got back from New Zealand where that's all they eat. The meat was ordered and came medium rare; could be cut with a fork and was served with a balsamic reduction sauce that was far better that a mint jelly-syled condiment. Everything was thoroughly enjoyable. The restaurant was small and intimate, quiet and just perfect for a dinner for two. It is on the pricery side, but worth it. I'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bjos
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We were in Greensboro for a business meeting and happened upon Marisol through Opentable.com. The entire experience was fabulous. The food was incredible and the service provided by Heather was second to none. We also enjoyed a bottle of very nice red wine with our meal. Totally gourmet, fresh, not the least bit stuffy or intimidating. A really perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not even close - Best in Triad
    PCHFamily
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Returning to Marisol for our anniversary had me a little nervous thinking there was no way they could live up to our expectations after our last experience. However, it was even better! I would have never guessed that I would have one of the best, if not THE best, meals of my life in Greensboro, NC. My wife and I will be back again and again and again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Excellence
    Mario2B
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I dine at Marisol each year on our anniversary, as it is our favorite restaurant in the Piedmont Triad. The service is always spectacular and Scott usually takes care of us, and is one of the most accomplished waiters we have ever experienced. Friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. A true gentleman. And he knows his wine. The food at Marisol is always perfectly seasoned, perfectly prepared, and creative. The sauces for each dish, whether seafood or meat, are always wonderful. Dessert never disappoints, it is always a nice compliment to the meal. We have been there for at least the last 5 years, probably longer, and it will remain our special occasion dining choice. Always 5 stars at the Marisol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the The Marisol reviews archive.
  • Best in the Triad
    PGtheRealtor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed a fabulous evening at Marisol recently with two other couples. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was first rate. Could not have had a finer meal at any price. My guests were very impressed and say they will definitely return with their other friends. Only problem is trying to get a taxi back from Marisol late night but well worth the hassle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to it's reputation
    xcjohnny
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I have heard this was a great restaurant, and I was not disappointed. The swordfish and striped bass were very fresh and perfectly prepared. The crab soup was perfection. Can't wait to check out the piano bar (and another bowl of soup).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by this wonderful place. Food was top notch, among the best in this area. I've been fortunate enough to dine in great restaurants in major cities in New York, DC, California and Florida over many years. The Marisol ranks right up there. Expensive, especially for this area, but you do get what you pay for. Don't let the small strip mall location scare you off. Highly recommended and will be my new first choice for special occasion dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE GREATEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    had to cancel the reservation & didn't go but I've been there 3or 4 times & it is my favorite restuarant anywhere! I will rate it anyway!!! Heather is the most professional, most pleasant---best server I have EVER had!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    RobinTomVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    A group of 4 of us dined here and enjoyed every single minute of our experience. The bread is the best I have ever had. The gnocchi appetizer was fresh and surprisingly light. The soup sounded incredible, but we did not try it. We all had fish dinner. It was fresh and paired with exquisite sauces. The banana dessert was rich and delicious. Definitely a 5 star dining experience and we can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over the top
    fantastic
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    they did a great job.our server went over the top. put this one at the top of your list for excellent service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marisol
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I have eaten at Marisol and always have found excellent service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    4foodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The Marisol is our favorite restaurant in the area. The menu options, food preparation, presentation, and service have never disappointed. Our oyster appetizer, baked on the half shell, was shared among four and the perfect starter for our meal. Other favorite selections enjoyed were clam chowder, duck, salmon, and the bread pudding dessert option. Scott and Heather are there to make the evening special and they do not fail. I highly recommend The Marisol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Expectaions
    Roadtriprob
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have high expectaions when going to a noteable fine dining eatery. Marisol not only met but exceeded those expectaions of professioonalism, quality in food. and great service. Scott was very knowledgable, I was impressed he knew ALL the "secret" menu items and how there were prepared as well as items that have been a signature dish. I have visited the Marisol before and decided to return- both experiences were equal in satisfaction. Well worth repeated visits, especially for a romantic dinner out or special occassion. But hey, you can go just because too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Incredible food and service! The staff's priority was that guests have an amazing experience, not feel rushed, and are able to enjoy the moment and savor the food. we will definitely be making ourselves regulars here. Somewhat pricey but most definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal...will come back
    Bill
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our first visit. We were visiting the triad area and discovered Marisol reviewing Open Table reviews. The reviews were both positive, and accurate. My wife had a delicious salmon and I had the rabbit special, and both we're very tasty. Excellent salads and good desert topped off an exceptional dinner. I would expect marisol to always be above average and occasionally great! Plan to find out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A High End Restaurant
    Carol
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Excellent food and service. The food is very fresh and the menu changes daily. The menu was given orally, but, except for the daily appetizer specials, a written menu was available. I thought the prices were high but they were reasonable for the quality of the food. Alcoholic beverages and wine were good but over-priced. The waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. He was there when we needed him, but not intrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or the occasional treat. Be prepared for the cost and then just enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it!
    carrie61
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I was visiting from out of town, but was told of this restaurant by a local. Everything was delicious, from the escargot appetizer, to the organic salad, and the trout was in a wonderful garlic butter sauce. Yum. We were too full for dessert. The prices are very high for this area, but I think reflect the quality of the food here. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food!
    THolder
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I had not had the pleasure of dining at Marisol in a number of years so was delighted to find it was the same outstanding experience as before. The dishes were creative and delicious and the service was impeccable. I do have to agree with the other reviewers that I do wish the owners would work on the atmosphere a bit. It is a shame that the ambience doesn't do justice to the excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner. Best in
    Docman
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Excellent dinner. Best in Greensboro. Brought our 2 month old infant ( who fortunately slept!), and the staff made us all feel welcome. Server was extremely well informed on the menu and food choices. The food was to die for. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good restaurant
    JhonnyVVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Food was good however I set up my expectations too high based on the prices. Service was good and very particular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent experience
    celebrating
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    not for the thrifty - I suppose there are people who would dine here regularly, I can't afford that luxury, but it was outstanding for celebrating an important event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here
    Cocobean620VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My husband and I are still talking about our fantastic dinner at Marisol. I'm not sure how we've never eaten here before but I know we can't wait to go back. He had the filet and I had the rabbit and both were excellent as was the wine which was recommended by our server. Our server was amazing! She was friendly and knowledgable. She had great suggestions for each course and like I said the wine was her suggestion as well. The place doesn't look super fancy but I didn't mind and frankly with food (and service) like that I don't really care what the place looks like. The only bad thing I can say is that my stomach is too small. Everything sounded so good I wanted a little bit of everything! Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good enough to go again
    Robby
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    My wife and I visited Greensboro recently. We found Marisol and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The next night, we were trying to decide which of the other great restaurants in Greensboro we should visit. Rather than go to a new restaurant, we wnet right back to Marisol the next night as well. The food is outstanding. The wait staff is knowledgeable. The piano bar is a great. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I flew in from SF for an event
    LaRay
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I flew in from SF for an event and wanted to have a special dinner. Local area friends suggested Marisol, calling it the best in Greensboro. I have nothing to compare it with in town but it was one of the most delicious dinners I have had in years. The service was excellent. I have dined at some of the country's most noted restaurants and I think Marisol would hold its own if dropped in San Francisco or Miami or Chicago. Forget about the bill and just enjoy the food. The French-style gnocchi will bring me back. The dessert, some kind of chocolate cake, is worth saving room for and fine wines that no one else will dare serve by the glass made the meal perfect. I like to try new places but when in Greensboro, i will always return to Marisol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    Kelly
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Marisol was more than dinner, it was an experience. This was my second visit and everything about the night was extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME & always special!
    MDef
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Consistently inspired and ever changing menu!! Great service, relaxing and fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delish. My only
    foodie4life
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The food was delish. My only complaints are. No written menu. Limited selection of entree with no prices mentions. The decor needs some real help! Very pricy meal. Should be beyond perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York Food Right Here at Home
    Catd
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    My husband and I travel quite a but and always seek out premium dining experiences. We have eaten at restaurants owned by Top Chef winners, famous chefs, and the hottest up and comers. Marisol is easily on par with any of these experiences. Being able to watch Tim and staff prepare the dishes adds to the fun and enjoyment of the amazing food. I hope this restaurant thrives - not only because it deserves to, but because I want to eat there for many years to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    tesoro27
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Excellent and delicious food extravaganza. The dinner to celebrate our anniversary was fabulous. We highly recommend this place with an excellent and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just for special occasions
    NYtansplant
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Outstanding, This is where you go to understand the difference between dining and 'eating out'.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service the way it should be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    The service was superb! The food was delicious. The atmosphere is nice, perhaps not as upscale as the menu & service might suggest. There is an open kitchen, but not noisy at all. Yes, it is expensive, but the experience is well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This was possibly the best meal I have ever had. It was defiantly the best service. We went there for our anniversary and were treated like kings. Everything was spectacular! I only wish it were closer to downtown so more people could experience this delight. It was expensive but you would pay the same for a dinner at Morton's or Flemmings and this blows both out of the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.