Blonde Restaurant

3.9
14 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
You're invited to Blonde Restaurant and Bar, where guests mix, mingle, and dine in style. Our downtown Pismo Beach restaurant offers an expansive menu and superior service for a truly memorable dining experience. Vintage surfer girl vibes, balmy ocean breezes, and sparkling sunshine set the scene from the moment you arrive.

Sip on a signature cocktail handcrafted to perfection and mingle with your fellow traveler at the Lobby Bar. Savor a fresh, contemporary take on traditional beach fare from locally-sourced seafood to classic All-American burgers al fresco on our patio. Dine with new friends at one of our communal tables, or reserve a quiet table for two. From date night, to a celebration for the whole family, to your next must-have brunch, this is your classic California moment. Revel in it.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast - Daily: 7:00 am-11:00 am
Bistro Dining - Daily: 11:00am-5:00pm
Happy Hour - Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $2 off all items
Dinner - Sun - Thurs - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Fri & Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 295-6313
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Elijah Blackburn
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Parking details
Carpinteria's only Valet Parking - Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30pm. Turn onto 7th Street off of Linden.The bonded, insured valet will meet you along the side of Sly's yellow brick building.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 14 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We went there for brunch. We arrived for our reservation at 11:00 am on a Sunday there was 2 tables seated and no one else there. We were given breaksfast menus. I asked if I could see the lunch menu and was told they weren’t serving lunch yet. There website specifically mentioned Sunday brunch. Waitress expressed she was busy. I would not go back.

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgiving dinner there and the food was outstanding. It was served family style. There was enough to feed four for the two of us. All of dishes were prepared perfectly. The staff was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. I would recommend giving Blonde's a try.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good Food but pricey. Pictures on Yelp were deceiving, not as great of a setting as hoped. Restuarant right off the hotel lobby.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Needs more staff to bus tables and should not spray table cleaner while guest are eating.

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D
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate here as a family. Nice tomato heirloom salad Korean beef too.

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HH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent Service, our server Matty was excellent. Food was okay.

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MM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family for the 1st
for dinner and we were greeted by a very friendly host and the service was fantastic. They were very attentive and the food was absolutely amazing! We had the kale salad the tacos, octopus and Tomahawk Ribeye steak we will definitely be going back soon.

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had two brunch reservations. One for a party of 10-12 and another for a party of 17. Maybe Blonde shouldn't accept reservations for large parties, because this was more like a coffee shop setting. Even though Blonde knew in advance, and the dining room had ZERO customers that morning, the staff was not prepared for our brunch reservation(s) for two large parties. It was all sorted out eventually, but one would think that IF there was a restaurant manager, there would have been a game plan in place to have an adequate staff, have the tables arranged, set, and ready for seating. It worked out after awhile. I feel that the kitchen staff was not alerted / prepared as well for our two large parties. Not surprisingly, our food took about 30 minutes to be served. The wait staff was cordial in trying to do their job and accommodate us. The food was good for a morning brunch (except the fries were so overly salted that we couldn't eat them).

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e
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

All we had were starter salads, very good (especially the beet salad, but was supposed to have goat cheese as featured ingredient, but only had about 1/2 tsp of cheese sprinkled on top, very skimpy). Portions are very small, especially the fruit cobbler dessert. Was about 4 bites of fruit with virtually no topping (where was the cobbler part), so it was fruit and a tiny scoop of ice cream dessert. At $10 this was not a good buy.

Restaurant had 3 tables of people, very slow for Sat night in Pismo Beach. Restaurant is very new.

Good potential though !

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j
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the food very much. Great menu items, including a kale Caesar salad. Service was outstanding, but then we were the only table for about half of our meal.

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R
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our first visit was late lunch - no one in the dining room and the attendant said there was someone to serve at the patio on top. We wanted to check out the view (which had been recommended). The pool / bar patio up top does have a nice view of the city parking lot, the pier and the beach. Good place to sun if you don't mind constant rap background - and a half dozen tables (none with any shade). Had to order at the bar, and the attendant there was up for drinks but seemed disinterested in diners. He did deliver the order to the table (no napkins or condiments) but never checked to see if we needed anything else. I went to the bar to pay when ready to leave. The sandwiches and fries were good, but lacking service and shade, I wouldn't recommend it as an eating option to anyone.

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CW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork chops with smoked apple habanero sauce was to die for. Service was warm and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was good but the food fell fa

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Not kid friendly. Prices were too high for the experience.

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