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About Lido Restaurant @ Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Lido Restaurant and Lounge offers breathtaking views of the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Lido features coastal wine country cuisine showcasing local ingredients prepared with world-class culinary style.The menu changes quarterly with the arrival of each new season.
An extensive wine list features local appellations as well as selections from all over the globe. Lido has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for six years in a row. For an evening to remember, we offer a 4-6 course Chef's Tasting menu expertly paired with a diverse selection of wines.
Visit us each weekday for Sunset Happy Hour featuring appetizer and drink specials from 3-6pm or weekends for our Champagne Brunch. Private events are available for groups of 2-250 guests.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 2pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm
Bistro: Monday - Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wine Tasting Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm. Sip on some of our local, award winning wines and enjoy live music and gourmet pizzettas... all for only $12 per guest.
Live Music every Thursday and Friday from 6-9pm
Sunset Happy Hour offered Weekdays 3-6pm.
Weekend Champagne Brunch features bottomless Champagne/Mimosas along with a 3 course plated meal.
Complimentary Valet or Self Parking is available
Private Party Facilities:
The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa's Oceanfront property is the perfect setting to host any type of event. From executive meetings to weddings and birthday or anniversary celebrations, our team will customize your special event to your exceed your every expectation!
Private Party Contact:
Denai Vine: (877) 624-1961
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer event venues that can accommodate groups up to 150 indoors as well as large tent events, for up to 250 guests, overlooking the Ocean. All of our venues offer spectacular views as well as world class cuisine and service.
Lido Restaurant @ Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews
This restaurants prices are extortionate with very little choice, considering it is part of a hotel which it's rooms have kitchen facilities, it does not make you want to return there. 2 of our 5 meals had to be sent back as they were way undercooked and we were made to feel that we were being fussy for not wanting to eat salmon that was raw in the middle. There was no apology or even an offer of any form of compensation although by the time we received the new meals, the rest of us had long finished and they had even cleared the majority of the table , which made us feel even more awkward. Such a shame as it is such a picturesque part of the world, with much more inviting and reasonably priced restaurants minutes away.
We arrived at 11:30 for a Birthday lunch, including grown daughters who needed to get back to work by 1pm. They didn't seem quite ready for the lunch service yet and were just finishing breakfast service. But they quickly set up the table for 6 of us and let us order drinks. Since the kitchen wasn't quite ready for lunch trade, they apologized that it might take a few extra minutes for the food. But it didn't take long. The food was exquisite. We had a WONDERFUL birthday lunch. It was quiet enough for all of us to talk together around and across the table. We will definitely go back! Other folks can sit outside, we enjoyed the quiet inside. The birthday dessert with "Happy Birthday" in choclate on the rim of the dish was beautiful.
It surprised me how long it took (30 minutes) to get a glass of wine. Maybe because I was waiting for my friend who was late? But this should not exclude me from receiving service, should it? For the high class restaurant The Lido projects itself to be I would think that service would be number one, and it was not. Everyone was friendly, just not responsive.
Went to Lido for my wedding anniversary, party of five. I understand it's "fine" dining , but as a sous chef The portions are extremely petite to say the least. And neither of our ribeyes were cooked medium rare they were both medium, but the server never checked on us until the meal was completed so we have no way to correct it. And they brought me a happy birthday ice cream at the end... did I mention it was my anniversary ?
We stopped here on our drive home from Paso Robles and it was very nice. The outdoor seating was great because you're by the ocean. The good was great and so were the endless mimosas they offer for brunch. The service was a bit slow, but it didn't hinder our time there.
We have visited Lido everytime we are in the area!! We have loved it !! This time the food was OK but not special, we were seated in an out of the way space even with reservations and the cost was very high for the quality of the food!! We will find somewhere else to eat. Maybe the changes are do to the Restaurant Manager Colin Tharp leaving??
We showed up for our 8pm reservation and were told the wait would be 1 hour to get our food and it was our choice if we wanted to stay... subtle hostess... real subtle. Basically was telling us to leave unless we wanted to wait all night. This is after hearing another guest complain about waiting an hour to receive a drink and pleading for service. Really bad overall and not excusable for a place that claims to be fine dining.
We made a reservation and still had to wait to be seated upon arrival. A little, irritating, but not a huge deal. Once seated, however, we waited around at least 15 minutes and no one had come by to our table or even acknowledged our presence. (And this is supposed to be a "fine dining" establishment?!) We had plenty of time to stare at our menus but nothing looked remotely appealing. Disgusted, we got up and left. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We have eaten here many times and have always had a great experience. This time the food took FOREVER, we waited over an hour between the clearing of our starters and our main course. When we finally got the main it was below average. It was quite expensive for mediocre food and service. Waiter was very nice, attentive and apologetic, this was out of his control, something very wrong in the kitchen.
This was the worst dining experience of my life. Had the reservation for a week but was sat an hour after my reservation. After being seated we waited 20 minutes before one of my group decided to go in and ask for drinks. Someone finally came and took our first drink order, but another 20 minutes later we had to go ask where the drinks were. Finally drinks came out and the waiter dumped a whole glass of mimosa down my friend's back. We cleaned it up and changed out the tables ourselves since they disappeared again. So a few of us had drinks and we had to ask again for someone to bring the rest of us drinks... We were sitting for almost an hour before he took our food order. Waiter kept complaining about his job as to why he couldn't service our table properly. Manager gave us an eye roll apology, tried to make it up to us with free bloodies but she seemed super annoyed to have to apologize to us. Food was mediocre, potatoes overdone, my oysters were literally the size of a dime. I've been here before several times and had great experiences, not sure what was going on this day, but it absolutely ruined my birthday. I was so embarrassed to take my friends there. Most of us are in the food/wine/service industry so we know that there are bad days, but this was completely unacceptable start to finish. I won't be back.
We have dined here many time for lunch and dinner on our yearly trips to this area. We were visiting with a friend we hadn't seen in a year, and also we were staying at the resort for 2 nights. Big mistake to choose brunch.
We had no idea that the "3-course, bottomless mimosa brunch" would be so popular, as it was packed with several large groups and the noise was deafening. We had a great table by the window with an ocean view, but regretted not asking to dine outside to escape the noise, but those tables were full.
Our order was taken quickly, but it was downhill after that. Our waitress disappeared as we saw every other table get served, including tables that had been filled after we had been seated. Because we were enjoying visiting our friend and concentrating on hearing above the noise, we lost track of time. Suddenly we saw that many tables had emptied, and it had been 75 minutes since we had arrived-- but STILL no food. We motioned to the waitress who looked stressed at our angry look, and she came over to say our order was next. I don't recall how much longer it was but we still waited even longer. Finally we were served, but there was no apology.
At the end, we received the bill which incorrectly overcharged us by $50. We called this to her attention, and said we felt that in addition to correcting the bill, we felt there should be some type of adjustment. She removed the charge on our friend's one glass of champagne.
The food was fine-- good salad with beets/goat cheese, great eggs benedict, duck hash, eggs florentine, and creme brulee.
Things could have gone better if there had been an explanation and apology.
Limited menu but as long as everyone in the party can find something he/she likes you'll be fine. Priced well/fair for the area and location- prime spot for a sunset, patio heaters for outside. We enjoyed ourselves. Excellent for date night, special occasions - wouldn't be able to afford on a regular basis. Had the trout- delicious and friends had the rib eye- also delicious.
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