Blonde Restaurant

3.2
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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.

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3.2based on recent ratings
3.1
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3.6
service
2.8
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2.6
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Mardi
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Given that this is a restaurant that is fairly new, the service was good...the waiter was very attentive but just seemed a little nervous or unsure of himself. E did a good job. There was a real cold draft in the room and we asked if the air system could be adjusted. We ended up eating dinner with our jackets on. The Caesar salad was nice, and we had butternut squash gnocchi. That was ok...I thought it sat in a little too much butter (or olive oil?) but otherwise was tasty. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. It was Valentine’s Day so they had a special menu. I will go back and try the regular menu.

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JoannA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We went with another couple andvwe all agreed the food was extremely bland. All of our meals were bland. Expensive also. We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre and service was slo

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Juhls
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

You should always try a place more than once. A very slow night so had good service. The food was good but I felt it was quite overpriced for what you got. If you ordered just the entree there was no vegetable at all and the portion was moderate. For the price there should have been vegetables included. Some of the sides ordered were very good though high in calories. They need to definitely make some adjustments.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing to turn up to our booking only to get turned away because the restaurant was having a New Years Eve function that our booking did not apply to. So we were left with no dining options within the Hotel on New Years Eve.

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vipteachermom1954
Central Coast
77 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our service was wonderful. The kitchen was slower than dirt. This was Christmas Eve and the place was not crowded yet it took over an hr to get our food. There were only 6 entries and 2 of them were out so really only 4 thing available. Will not go back again. When they first opened the restaurant was really good but they couldn’t leave good alone and messed with something that was great. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it!!

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Sudeep
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not so great food or service. Not worth visiting

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

While the food and service were very good, the room has harsh lighting and is uninviting.

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iluvpepper
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was terrific. His name was Matty. Loved the live music.

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vipVickieC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linda was very knowledgeable of my dietary restrictions (gluten free, dairy free) and the menu entrees!!

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Shway
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

QUIET and QUAINT ROOF TOP ON SATURDAY FOR CHITCHATTING BY FIREPLACE.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Terrible coffees, nice servers, decent food.

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vipVictorG
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for the day. Came across it on OpenTable. Tried it and definitely would go back again when I go back up that way!

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TimM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The ad is misleading, this is nothing more than a decent motel café. The service was very slow despite very few patrons for Sunday lunch. Appetizers were brought to the table immediately followed by our main dishes ... all after waiting about 25 minutes after ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Restaurant and service were great. Risotto and chicken sandwich were mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Read other reviews about poor service and mixed feelings on food. Decided to try my luck for breakfast. Unfortunately it was a very disappointing experience. First off, I will say our server did a great job and was attentive to our needs. That is where the experience declined. Our party ordered several orders of French toast with fruit topping. The fruit topping was laughable. Basically one strawberry and a couple blueberries. French toast tasted alright but was pretty pricey considering it was super basic and something even the most amateur home cook could’ve thrown together with a couple slices of sandwich bread. My wife ordered the lobster eggs Benedict. It was awful. The lobster came
In small pieces. They were drenched in oil and were SO TOUGH - like rubber. A few of the pieces had shell parts still attached. The English muffin was soaked with whatever grease they cooked the lobster in, and the poached eggs were the only edible thing on the plate, aside from some bland potatoes. My son got the waffles which he ate but also said they weren’t very good. Our party also ordered a side of sausage which tasted ok but shouldn’t have been served for breakfast as it was more suited to a pasta. The restraint did comp the lobster Benedict, but I was still pretty disappointed in the whole experience. Will not be returning.

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Austin
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and food excellent. They do not validate customers. Poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Salad was good

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vipDeniseG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was overall ok, but service was lacking. They were very nice but extremely slow!

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I got charged $14 for 2 eggs, bacon and hash browns. It was meh. The service was ridiculously slow.
I will add that my wife had the crab cake eggs benedict which was very good. But for how slow the service was (easily 15 minutes before anyone came to our table - and it wasn't busy), I'd find better places for breakfast.

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JohnR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was an unexpected surprise in that our server was really over the top in all categories, and the food was great, and we will probably start having breakfasts and lunches there as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience

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JerryJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food and service were very good; however the decor and ambiance were poor, resembling Denny's. Tablecloths and decent tables and chairs would make a huge difference, and make the high prices more tolerable.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I totally enjoyed the food and experience. Will definitely come back for dinner. The live entertainment was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took forever for someone to seat us even though we had reservations. Food was excellent.

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vipDAVIDB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming staff and son very comforting! This was a great stop for a lovely brunch on our journey. They went out of their way to make us Hollandaise sauced even after brunch was over, we arrived late and they were happy to seta us and went above and beyond. The crab cake was phenomenal...very happy we found this great boutique spot.

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Logan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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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viptraveler
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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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JDRs
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipDawg
Sacramento
53 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipHHZH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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

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vipMsMJ
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipBabaloo
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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vipelliebellie
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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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vipjonesdljsf
Central Coast
44 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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Rick
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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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vipCWonDaRoad
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was good but the food fell fa

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