We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dishes Bistro & Grill

330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3286
831-883-1207
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 49 restaurants in Marina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French, Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
    33
    16
    6
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

You don't usually expect to find a great restaurant tucked into an unassuming shopping area in a town near a former military base. The restaurant offers a wide variety of continental dishes (you can't narrow it down to a particular nationality), as well as drinks. Very laid back, not formal, but they focus on dining and providing an environment conducive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

as we were just passing through Marina on a quick overnight stop didn't think we would find such a good place .We stayed at the Ramada and they recommended it and although first impressions weren't promising ,once inside the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the cooking made it a great recommendation .All the Mediterranean type food was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mariposa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a funky little place in a strip mall. I wouldn't have chosen it myself, but the staff at our hotel recommended it. You're always at their mercy in a strange town. Anyway, movie posters on the walls, our tea was served out of a can, which made me laugh, but the food was delicious (a bit over priced).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant was close to our hotel, Howard Johnson, so we were able to walk there. The bar tender & servers were friendly, the mojitos very yummy yet fairly priced, and the appetizer - bruschetta - was delicious! As a side note - they are closed Sunday so we only went there Saturday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yucaipa, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We came to Dishes when the other place we wanted to eat was closed. The food was very good and the gentleman who waited on us, I believe he is the owner, was so friendly. We enjoyed our food and the conversation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodland Hills, CA
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved the food; I had the Monterey Sand Dabs dinner which came with grilled vegetables and rice. The sauce on the sand dabs was delicious to me and I loved loved loved the grilled assorted vegetables - YUM! My daughter had the pesto, goat cheese and sun-dried tomato pizza. She loves basil, pesto and goat cheese! The pizza crust reminded... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We ate here for dinner at the recommendation of the locals when we stayed in Marina. We were not disappointed. Homey and warm, the atmosphere is gracious and friendly. The husband and wife owners were our servers and made every effort to make our meal enjoyable. They were charming and attentive, although busy. The food was delicious and authentic. Mediterranean... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
So Cal
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I'll keep this short and to the point. Terrific appetizers, entrees, and deserts with excellent service. What else could you want? If you are in Monterey, it is worth the trip to Marina just for this restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This has long been one of my favorite restaurants - whether just for lunch, or for dinner. I've always enjoyed good food, reasonable proportions, and good service. They have a full bar and a delightful wine list. It is described as "casual yet intimate" and I agree with that!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England.
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice resteraunt and good food but expensive drinks given the location. One meal split between two without any problem. Staff were very pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dishes Bistro & Grill also viewed

 

Been to Dishes Bistro & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dishes Bistro & Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing