If you want a quiet place to eat with an extensive menu of high quality items and attentive service, consider dining at this local Marriott restaurant.
We chose the Bishop Grill at the San Ramon Marriott for a family party because it about a 1 hour drive from both our daughter's house (N) and our house (S). We were a party of 7 ranging in age from 4 to 93. The hotel and its grounds are nice, but we never ate at the restaurant before. We were greeted by name when we arrived and promptly seated in an area that gave us both room and privacy - a win for both us and the other diners.
The menu was interesting and diverse, with vegetarian as well as seafood and meat items. The children's menu is a kid pleaser. Everything we ordered was quite good, with some ordinarily standard items prepared in an unusual way. Desert and coffee were a perfect finish to the meal. Everybody enjoyed themselves.
Though not a "destination" restaurant for foodies, I recommend this restaurant for everyday dining and for family-oriented special occasions.
This is barely decent as a "hotel restaurant" and definitely not a destination restaurant. The food was marginal at best. The prawn salad had a tasteless and sparse dressing that no amount of salt could fix. The bread had clearly been microwaved before being served - it was warm and then turned into little bricks. The "prawns" were tiny salad shrimp. The service was lackluster. Skip it.
Our family was coming from all directions and we needed a central place to meet for Saturday brunch. No one had any suggestions until I found the Marriott and the Bishop Grill.
It is located in an easy access and quiet setting. The dining room was slow at that time and therefore comfortably quiet. We had great conversational flow and were able to speak at a normal talking level. Our drinks and food were served quickly, with the Eggs Benedict receiving great reviews. Our female server was very attentive & pleasant throughout our meal and did not rush us at all. We lingered while finishing our champagne and our conversation.
I would like to check out the Marriott for a little weekend getaway with my wife and two small dogs, but the $100 dog fee seems a little steep for one night. Does $100 cover all nights stayed, or is it a nightly charge??
Third time we've come to Mothers Day Brunch here and this year things were a bit disorganized. We were five minutes early and the hostess told us to sit and wait to be called. Soon after a line formed behind the hostess podium. About five minutes after our reservation time they started letting about six families in line go in. Eventually, the hostess looked over at the three families that arrived early in the seating area and started calling our names. It's not the end of the world but we hated to see people being rewarded for arriving late. Add to this that some food items weren't ready and some hot items had been out long enough to start getting cold. It was nice enough, just could have been better. We may not be back for a fourth.
Although the food and service were basically satisfactory, when we mentined Open Table, the wait staff and the manager on duty said they had never heard of Open Table. Another manager said she had heard of the organizayion when the manager on duty asked around the hotel, but said tthat the restaurant had no business connection with Open Table, and would not think of giving any information about a customer to any organization. Apparently someone at the Bishop Grill knows about Open Table or you would not have asked me about our experiene, strange as it was. We enjoyed our food and left with a smile and thank you.
We had an enjoyable business lunch here. The room was quiet (practically empty) so we were able to communicate easily which isn't always the case at some places during the lunch hour.
Attended as a business lunch. Very nicely appointed since its remodeling. Good menu selection at reasonable prices. The entree could have been warmer temperature-wise (bbq chicken flatberad) but other wise tasted good, as were the shoestring fires (the lemon aioli was very good).
A very casual atmosphere that is suited for casual meals and business meetings.
Went on a quiet day but the service was personable and attentive. Food was fantastic - want to go back to try other things. Would recommend for a pleasant lunch in a underserved area. Sit down meal to take your time and enjoy.
Fantastic food and service. The place to grab a bite to eat and drink when visiting San Ramon, CA.